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eSATA Drive Enclosure Power Switch Mod
     Sun, Nov 25 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you've ever opened Task Manager in Windows 7 or below, you may have been surprised to see only the graphs of your CPU cores rather than detailed information. You aren't a victim of a virus, but you simply are in a different view.
  FULL STORY @ OCMODSHOP

OWC DIY Kit (Data Doubler + SSD) and SuperSlim USB 2.0 External Enclosure Review @ Madshrimps
     Sat, Nov 24 2012 | 11:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OWC DIY Kit is compatible with the latest Mid-2012 non-Retina Macbook Pros and helps us install an additional disk drive by replacing the Apple SuperDrive. The kit also incorpor"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

SanDisk Extreme 480GB SSD Review
     Sat, Nov 24 2012 | 9:11A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk released firmware R211 and customers celebrated. The 480GB Extreme uses the same philosophy that made the 240GB model so popular. You get a very good SSD with real premium flash at an unbeatable price."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Silicon Power Slim S70 240GB SSD Review
     Sat, Nov 24 2012 | 9:11A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Silicon Power`s Slim S70 is a high performance SSD with Intel 25nm synchronous flash and a 7mm Ultrabook friendly package."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD VTX3-25SAT3-240G Review
     Sat, Nov 24 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"On the test bench today is a speedy little black box called the OCZ Vertex 3. If you haven't spoiled your computer yet with a Solid State Drive (SSD) yet, now's the time -- SSDs have never been more affordable! The Vertex 3 is a great little 240GB SSD and just the right capacity to install Windows 7 along with a bunch of programs onto, without worrying for drive space. Since this SSD is rated for 6Gb/s SATA III, you'll find it quicker than first generation SATA II drives and light years faster than a standard mechanical hard drive when it comes to booting up or launching programs."
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Intel SSD 335 240GB review: 20nm entry-level SSD
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 6:22P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If Intel manages to make the SSD 335 significantly more affordable than the Samsung 830 256GB and the Crucial m4 256GB, then it becomes a potentially interesting entry-level SSD option. With current prices the 335 is a dime-a-dozen SSD, nothing more.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

The Agility 4 SSD gets tested and....
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Agility 4 was designed to sit on the upper tier of the attractive mid-range SSD market, and features Indilinx's Everest 2 controller which should help in preventing performance drop-offs seen in previous drives which also used asynchronous NAND flash. See how the Agility 4 holds up in terms of performance in our latest OCZ SSD review.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

 
Crucial Adrenaline Solid
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Crucial has introduced the Adrenaline Solid State Cache in an attempt to reach SSD read/write speeds without having to replace your current disk drive. Will it be a viable option to get the best of SSD performance with the larger and more inexpensive hard disk drive solution? Let's find out."
  FULL STORY @ TOPREVIEWSHOP

Thecus N5550 NAS with Western Digital Red Drives @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 7:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to storage, there is no question that cloud storage is growing in importance every year. For some this is all that you might need, but if you are like me, you need a lot more than what is available on the cloud. When combined with laptops and multi computer households, adding more storage to just your PC isnt always the best option. This is where Network Attached Storage comes in: you can have almost endless amounts of storage available in your home. Companies like Thecus have built on that with a collection of features like built in antivirus, Bit-Torrent support, and multimedia support. We are going to take a look at Thecuss N5550, a 5-bay NAS with USB 3.0."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

The Best SSD for Less Than $100?
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Computers relying solely on age old hard disk drive technology should be deemed a thing of the past. Mechanical devices suffer from slow response times, so if and when performance matters, spending a small amount of money on upgrading a PC's boot drive could pay off enough to render other potential upgrades useless. But of course, the major issue with SSD adoption over the past few years has been price, the astronomically high price when you are counting in hundreds of gigabytes. In today's comparison review we are going to look at 8 popular SSDs that cost $100 or less and feature capacities of up to 128GB.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

SSD NEWS: Kingston 200GB SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD Review - Kingston Gets Back to the Enterprise
     Wed, Nov 21 2012 | 6:30P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston, like other memory manufacturers, wanted to get into the solid state storage game a few years back. At the time they chose to partner with Intel, offering their own label on the chipmaker`s first gen SSDs like enterprise-oriented X25-E. Eventually, they branched out with new controllers from Toshiba and JMicron, resulting in a bewildering array of options. More recently, Kingston switched to second generation SandForce ASICs for the original HyperX, eventually leading to a host of SF-powered offerings for consumer and businesses alike. Part of what made the original HyperX such an interesting product was its use of 5,000PE cycle-rated flash. Due to their longstanding relationship with Intel, Kingston was able to get their hands on Intel`s special stash of 25nm NAND rated at 5K PE cycles for the first HyperX. That drive, and the more value conscious 3K model which followed, went on to become incredibly popular with enthusiasts. Now with the E100, Kingston has come full circle. Unlike Kingston`s first enterprise drive based on the X25-E, there isn`t a trace of Intel flash or controllers to be found. Unlike the client driven SandForce products that make up the rest of Kingston`s solid state drive portfolio, the E100 is targeted strictly at the enterprise market. Using 30,000 PE cycle-rated Toshiba eMLC and an enterprise-class SF-2582 flash storage processor, the E100 brings both endurance and enterprise features to the table."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-3640SU3 USB 3.0 Quad Bay Enclosure Review
     Wed, Nov 21 2012 | 5:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nowadays most people own quite large digital media collections and that is the main reason behind the need we have for large capacity hard disk drives (aside for backup purposes always).However single external HDDs are not really the solution to that since they do take quite a bit of space and if you get more than just one you will also have to use more than just one connection port (if you want to have access to all of them at the same time). External docking stations do work well and in some occasions even better than many enclosures out there but with such solutions your drives are unprotected and again most only have two docks. Now there aren`t really that many external enclosures available currently out there with more than just 2 bays and the ones that are available are quite expensive for consumer use but lucky for us the market grows each day and so RaidSonic decided to release their very own ICY BOX IB-3640SU3 USB 3.0 4 bay JBOD external enclosure."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Solid State Drive Review @ circuitREMIX
     Wed, Nov 21 2012 | 11:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve looked at many SSDs here, and they`ve mostly been implementations of the popular SandForce NAND controller. While this isn`t a bad thing, as the performance offered by those drives have been good, it`s good to see more competition in the growing SSD market. The last generation of drives we looked at from OCZ fit this mould. The Vertex 3 series SSDs used the SF-2280 series of controllers, but with the Vertex 4 series, OCZ chose to go with something different. Fresh off aquisition of Indilinx, the Vertex 4 uses the Everest 2 controller. We`ll see how it performs and if it`s a worthy successor in OCZ`s Vertex series."
  FULL STORY @ CIRCUITREMIX.COM

Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Nov 21 2012 | 9:22A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 840 Series drive comes loaded with TLC NAND - the first one of its kind. As such, its performance is more modest than that of some enthusiast level drives in the writes arena but darn good in reads which, if you had to choose, would be where you`d want to see your top speeds. We found it to be a very consistent performer and no slouch when it comes to real world tasks thanks in part to their 300Mhz triple core controller. Reads were consistently in the vicinity of the 530MB/s mark and writes near 240MB/s..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 7mm 240 GB @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Nov 21 2012 | 8:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To say its been a while since we have taken a look at a Mushkin SSD would be an understatement. The last time we took a look at one of their SSDs it was a SATA 2 drive. Things have moved on to bigger, cheaper, and faster things. Mushkin recently introduced their 7mm version of the Chronos Deluxe, a SATA 3 based SSD with advertised transfer speeds of up to 560MB/sec read and IOPS of 90,000. With numbers like that, I had to get my hands on it to see how it performed. How will it compare to all of the other drives with similar advertised performance numbers? Will this be your next SSD?"
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Icy Dock MB996SP-6SB 6-Bay 2.5 Drive Cage Review
     Wed, Nov 21 2012 | 2:10A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Icy Dock built a solution for installing up to six 2/5 SATA SSDs or HDDs drives in a single 5.25 bay in your case."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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