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Samsung 840 Series TLC 250GB SSD Review
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung leads the way by introducing the world's first SSD equipped with TLC NAND into the market. The Samsung 250GB 840 Series SSD looks to shake up the market by providing an excellent dollar-to-performance ratio by leveraging low cost NAND and the high-powered MDX controller. Does its performance equal the value expectation?
  FULL STORY @ SAMSUNG

Silicon Power Diamond D03 1TB USB 3.0 HDD
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far as value goes, the Diamond D03 is a winner. We were able to find this 1TB drive online for about $75 USD, which is a great price for a drive with that much capacity (and isn't some cheap no name brand). For the extra few dollars you have to spend to go from the 750GB Diamond D10 drive to the 1TB Diamond D03 drive you will get 25% more storage and faster performance which is really a double win. . .
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Western Digital Red 4TB HDD @ TechwareLabs.com
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the growing popularity of home and small office NAS devices, demand has been growing for a new kind of drive: one that can stand being run all day, every day, but won't break the bank with excessive power draw. Western Digital has developed a new line to fill that role, and today we'll be taking a look at their latest and greatest, the Red 4TB.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Intel Solid-State Drive DC S3700 Review
     Sun, Dec 30 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel set the solid state storage market ablaze when it released the X25-M a few years back. Up until that point, solid state drives had steadily been improving in performance, but there was no real dominant player in the space. When the X25-M arrived though, with its proprietary controller, firmware, and NAND, it blew the doors of the competition and remained “the” drive to own for enthusiasts for quite some time. The X25-M was relatively pricey, but its performance was unrivaled. However, Intel eventually moved away from its proprietary controller technology in the consumer space. But the Intel DC S3700 we’ll be showing you here features a new Intel-built, SATA 6Gbps controller that’s designed to offer more consistent, lower latency performance than previous generation Intel SSDs…
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB review: Toshiba's first 3.5-inch
     Fri, Dec 28 2012 | 10:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are very happy that Toshiba has now become a player in the 3.5-inch hard disk market after its acquisition of Hitachi, so Seagate and Western Digital at least have some competition. However, it's clear that there is room for improvement for Toshiba. Their marketing department needs to think of more memorable and pronounceable product names than DT01ACA100, at least if they want their disks to be sold separately. Their engineers also have their work cut out for them, because while the disk we tested isn't bad, it's more than one years old. It's nothing more than a re-labeled Hitachi 7K1000.D. The more modern Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB is quite a bit faster, costs the same, and is equally quiet. The choice here is obvious.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

SMART Optimus 400GB Enterprise SSD Review
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 1:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SMART Optimus heralds the beginning of a new era for the datacenter, the inclusion of MLC NAND SSDs into roles typically only served via SLC high-endurance SSDs. Providing SLC-like endurance from MLC NAND sounds like a magic trick or marketing hype at its finest."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SuperSSpeed Hyper Gold S301 128GB w/5.03 FW SSD Review
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 1:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve tested SuperSSpeed`s S301 SLC before, but a lot has changed since we said it was the fastest SSD in the world. The competition has caught up a bit, and SuperSSpeed now stocks the drive in the US, and we get a newer TRIM fixing firmware."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
Product Review from RWLabs.com
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 9:32A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It?s time for another look at Vector. A few days ago RWL presented you with the world?s first RAID 0 review featuring OCZ?s newest flagship SSD. Our Vector array proved to be the fastest 2 drive SATA III array we?ve ever tested or have ever seen. Vector is back again today and this time it?s for a Single drive review."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

Review: ADATA XPG SX300 128 GByte mSATA SSD @ Ocaholic
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 9:32A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Based on a SandForce SF-2281 controller and four synchronous 32 Gigabyte NAND flash chips, ADATA has quite a powerful mSATA SSD in its portfolio. This drive should be able to boost notebooks, which feature an mSATA slot or even desktop PC`s which come with the same feature."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Silicon Power S70 7mm SSD for Ultrabook
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 9:32A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silicon Power Slim S70 (SP240GBSS3S70S25) paired the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller with the 25nm Intel synchronous NAND in a slim package of 7mm. Available in capacity ranges from 60GB all the way to 480GB, it is one of the high-end SSDs designed for Ultrabooks."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

KingFast F3 PLUS 120GB KF2510MCF SATA 3 MLC SSD Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Sun, Dec 23 2012 | 8:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sporting 120GB of Intel MLC NAND flash memory while making use of the SandForce SF-2281 controller, read on to know more about the KingFast brand, and what you can expect from their KF2510MCF. With a 3-year warranty, see why it became one of the fastest SSD`s we`ve ever reviewed with the latest fixed SandForce firmware version 5.0.4."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

KingFast K Series K25 Ultra-Cache SSD Review @ Madshrimps
     Sun, Dec 23 2012 | 8:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The KingFast Ultra-Cache solution is composed from a 32GB SATA2 SSD and special software which will boost our storage system performances after the caching procedure has been completed. What is nice about this solution is that we do not have to perform a Windows system reinstallation to make it work."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

DIGISTOR Archive Your Life REWIND Bundle Review
     Fri, Dec 21 2012 | 9:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DIGISTOR is a software maker specializing in data archiving. They also produce all-inclusive packages designed to maximize ease of use."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Western Digital Black 4TB Hard Drive Review
     Thu, Dec 20 2012 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's been a long year of HDD supply shortages and wacky premiums, but things are finally stabilizing and new designs are trickling out of drive makers. Recently WD expanded its flagship Black series with a 4TB model, meant to deliver a balance between speed, capacity and price. At ~$350, a Black 4TB drive is slightly cheaper than a pair of WD Black 2TB drives and much more affordable than the previously released enterprise WD RE 4TB drive. Given that we've been spoiled by SSDs over the last few years, we don't expect to be blown away by the new drive's blistering speed, but it should be fun comparing its performance with other terabyte-plus hard drives if ample capacity is what you're after...
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Dec 20 2012 | 9:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Equipped with Link-A Media Device`s latest controller, the Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB comes in poised to take on not only the competition, but many larger drives as well. The Corsair GTX 120GB SSD doesn`t shy away from incompressible data like many other drives, and keeps its speeds regardless of data type. The speeds of the Neutron GTX 120GB are not shy, either, with 550MB/s read and 330MB/s write. IOPS permance is over 80k at 4k aligned, with no degredation due to data type. To take advantage of the performance, the Neutron GTX 120GB uses a SATA 6.0Gb/s interface and is backwars compatible to SATA I and SATA II. For ultrabook users the Neutron GTX fits into the new 7mm form factor while still offering enthusiast class performance. Corsair backs the Neutron GTX 120GB SSD with a five year warranty."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Patriot Gauntlet 320 Wireless Portable Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Dec 19 2012 | 10:24A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the popularity of smart phones and tablets, the need expanded storage to house numerous large media files has increased. A big problem is, many tablets and phones (Apple devices in particular) lack the functionality to add additional capacity via media cards, etc. and upgrading to larger capacities is very expensive as compared to adding external storage. This leaves many buyers in a quandary of spending less and hoping they don`t need the space, or splurging for the larger capacity models with a premium price tag. Patriot has recognized this dilemma and decided the answer the knock of opportunity by designing a device to give consumers another option. The Patriot Gauntlet 320 wireless portable drive allows users of iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire to access content stored on the drive wirelessly through an app that can be downloaded for free..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

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