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Seagate 600 240GB SATA III 6Gbps SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Jul 08 2013 | 9:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate is certainly one of the titans when it comes to PC storage options - both consumer and enterprise. It makes sense for them to use their considerable infrastructure to make their mark on the SSD market segment - something they`ve been slow to do. We found performance on our Seagate 600 240GB drive to be very good with the Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD) LM87800 controller handling all the heavy lifting. The specifications of 550MB/s reads and 450MB/s writes were hit without a problem and even on incompressible data, speeds were solid. IOPS performance was very good as well, exceeding the 80,000/70,000 reads/writes by a bit to place in the upper portion of the comparison list..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

OCZ Vertex 450 SSD review
     Sun, Jul 07 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we test, benchmark and review the all new OCZ Vertex 450 SSD. Armed with the new Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller this is the fifth incarnation of the popular OCZ Vertex series. Will it be as fast and competitive as it's predecessors ? Well let's see and find out shall we ?
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Crucial M500 480GB SSD
     Fri, Jul 05 2013 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Crucial M500 SSD is a major step forward for Crucial and Micron, as the new SSD is much faster than the previous Crucial m4 SSD and also brings key new features such as 20nm NAND Flash, hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption, TCG Opal 2.0-compliant firmware, along with data integrity and temperature control features."
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

Plextor M5M 256GB mSATA SSD review
     Fri, Jul 05 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we test, benchmark and review the Plextor M5M 256GB mSATA SSD. The mini-me version of the SSD was developed alongside a Marvel controller tied to 256GB of NAND flash memory, and as small as it is, it is amongst the fastest drives we have ever tested. We sure have lots to talk about alright.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Corsair Neutron GTX 19nm 2013 Edition SSD (120GB 240GB and 480GB) Review
     Thu, Jul 04 2013 | 1:15P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not long ago, we wrote about the Corsair Neutron base model with new 22nm SK Hynix flash. Today Chris walks us through the flagship GTX model that now features new 19nm Toggle flash from Toshiba."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ Vertex 450 SSD Review: Vector-like Performance
     Thu, Jul 04 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The battle between the Vector and the Samsung SSD 840 Pro has been closely contested ever since the Indilinx-based drive arrived late last year, though when push comes to shove OCZ could be on the losing end. Meet the Vertex 450, OCZ's latest addition to the Vertex SSD series based on a slightly modified version of the Barefoot 3 controller that is designed to be more cost effective. So how does the new Vertex drive fare against the best SSDs in the market including OCZ's own?
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Stinky Gaming Footboard Foot Controller Review
     Thu, Jul 04 2013 | 10:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the mood for an unusual peripheral device? Then we suggest you have a look at the new Stinky Gaming Footboard."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
SanDisk Extreme II Series 120GB 240GB and 480GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Jul 04 2013 | 9:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk has done a really nice job on the Marvell 88SS9187 controller firmware by squeezing out some great performance. Of course SanDisk has a great deal of expertise when it comes to flash memory storage solutions and holds over 4,500 patents. We saw sequential reads hit a touch over 520MB/s and writes clear the 520MB/s mark on the larger SanDisk Extreme II drives..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Intel DC S3500 480GB SSD Review
     Thu, Jul 04 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Intel DC S3500 480GB SSD, an enterprise drive aimed at delivering high read speeds for a relatively low price.
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

Intel Solid State Drive DC S3500 Series Review
     Thu, Jul 04 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel is updating its line of enterprise-class solid state storage offerings today, with a new more cost-effective drive that targets datacenter and cloud-computing applications. The Intel SSD DC S3500 as it is known, is similar in a number of ways to the SSD DC S3700 we evaluated a few months back. The new drives, however, are built around more affordable NAND flash memory than the previously released DC S3700-series drives. Regardless, data integrity and consistent performance remain key differentiators for Intel's datacenter-targeted "DC"-branded drives, but the SSD DC S3500 will do so at much more mainstream price points than the higher-end DC S3700-series drives. The Intel SSD DC S3500 will be offered in 80GB - 800GB capacities in both 2.5" and 1.8" form factors, but a number of capacities, like the 120GB, 160GB, 300GB, and 600GB drives, will only be offered in 2.5" versions. We've got a 480GB, 2.5" drive on deck for you here...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB review: 2.5-inch
     Wed, Jul 03 2013 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD is indeed faster than conventional hard disks in the PCMark real-life benchmarks, but doesn't reach the level of SSD performance.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

HGST Travelstar 7K1000 1TB 2.5" Hard Drive Review
     Wed, Jul 03 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Class leading shock protection ushers in the new generation of mobile hard drives from HGST. Today we're reviewing the Travelstar 7K1000 1TB model."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB External HDD Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Jul 03 2013 | 10:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Backup Plus 1 TB is an external hard disk drive from Seagate. It comes with a USB 3.0 interface, which can be replaced by Thunderbolt or FireWire interfaces. Lets test it!"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

SanDisk Extreme II 240 GB SSD Review
     Wed, Jul 03 2013 | 9:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`ve read through the results pages you probably already know what I`m going to say here. At a very reasonable (in SSD terms) price of around 95 cents per GB, the Extreme II offers extreme value for the performance-minded enthusiast. In nearly every test the SanDisk Extreme II not only beat the field but in more times than expected it simply annihilated the competition! Clearly SanDisk has hit a home run here with its nCache system that utilizes the pseudo-SLC behavior of newer MLC flash dies. This does bring the cost up from very slightly over budget MLC-only drives from other manufacturers but the performance you get from the Extreme II more than makes up for that increase."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

SilverStone DS322 RAID HDD Enclosure
     Tue, Jul 02 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SilverStone is known for some of the highest quality PC products on the market, and they continue to meet and exceed all expectations for quality, craftsmanship, and performance. Today I have with me one of SilverStone’s newest external hard drive enclosures: the DS322. The DS322 has dual 3.5" SATA hard drive bays with RAID support and a USB 3.0 interface for the fastest data transfer speeds possible. So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at this great new HDD enclosure from SilverStone.
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS

Samsung 840 Pro and Samsung 840 Solid State Drives Review
     Tue, Jul 02 2013 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung currently offers very interesting solid state drives. Some boast outstanding performance, others – are built with inexpensive TLC NAND and come with a very appealing price tag. And our tests prove all of this: we are ready to discuss what we saw when we got our hands on a Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB and Samsung 840 250 GB drives.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

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