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Crucial M500 960GB SSD - BCCHardware
     Sat, Feb 22 2014 | 9:48A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`ve been reviewing products long enough that I`m not easy to impress anymore. That being said, there is little to be disappointed with when it comes to the Crucial M500 960GB SSD. It lives up to and exceeds the performance claims and even though the larger block size may make reading and writing smaller files a bit slower than some of the competition, it still delivers excellent performance across the board."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Seagate Desktop HDD 4 TB vs. Western Digital WD Black 4 TB Hard Drive Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Feb 21 2014 | 9:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While SSDs are the best choice in roles that need high speed (mostly boot drives for the home user), many people need large amounts of storage space, and traditional hard drives still give the best value per gigabyte. Four-terabyte drives are the biggest drives available today, and today we will test two of them: the Seagate Desktop HDD 4 TB and the Western Digital WD Black 4 TB."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Seagate Business Storage Windows Server 4-Bay NAS Review - Linux and Intel Atom Powered
     Wed, Feb 19 2014 | 4:20P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate takes NAS storage to another level with Windows Storage Server 2012 and a 4-bay unit that uses Storage Spaces. Chris takes a look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

120GB OCZ Vector 150 SSD - BCCHardware
     Tue, Feb 18 2014 | 9:07A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This drive - although labeled similar to the OCZ Vector, is actually a totally different beast as it now features Toshiba NAND memory instead of Micron or Intel NAND. That is one of the changes we`ll see in OCZ drives going forward - they will all likely have Toshiba NAND and Indilinx controllers."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

QNAP TurboNAS TS-470 NAS Server
     Tue, Feb 18 2014 | 3:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up until roughly 5 years ago whenever i needed to download large chunks of data from the internet i had to use my HTPC system which naturally consumed a lot less power than my Intel Core i7 systems. Still even that used almost 90W at idle and although compared to my other systems this was nothing having it turned on almost 24/7 was not really good for my wallet. That all changed however when i received my very first NAS server and i haven`t looked back ever since. True NAS Servers can`t do everything a small PC can right from the box but currently these little devices can do most of what a PC can without however taking up the same space while at the same time their electrical requirements are many times less something that concerns many people especially those who use such devices nonstop for long periods of time. For the past two weeks we`ve been putting through rigorous testing yet another NAS Server by our friends over at QNAP and more specifically their latest and quite powerful TurboNAS TS-470. "
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Plextor M6e PCI Express SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Feb 17 2014 | 3:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently Plextor released their latest M6 series of drives and like the last generation of drives they are pushing to explore new market segments. In the case of today`s review that means an M2 drive, on PCIe add-in card which allows us to exceed the limitation of the SATA bus. We have the 128 and 512GB version of the M6e on our test bench so let`s see how they perform."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD Review - An SSD with a Good Price and Performance
     Sat, Feb 15 2014 | 4:20P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris gets some time with Samsung`s 500GB 840 EVO SSD. Should this be your next time to consider based on price and performance? Let`s see."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
KingSpec Challenger E3000s 120GB MLC SSD Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Sat, Feb 15 2014 | 1:27P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today will mark my first ever look into what the Shenzhen, China based company offers to consumers. The E3000s makes use of the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller that so many other SSDs use, has Intel NAND flash memory, comes in 7mm height for usage in Ultrabooks, and come in a sleek looking enclosure. Read on to know more about the KingSpec brand, and what you can expect from their SSDs."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

QNAP HS-210 Silent and Fanless 2-bay NAS Review @ Madshrimps
     Fri, Feb 14 2014 | 4:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HS-210 is the new fanless 2-bay NAS from QNAP which supports both 2.5 and 3.5 drives; the top cover acts as a large heatsink and is powered by a 1.6GHz Marvell processor along with 512MB of RAM. Thanks to the QTS 4.1 operating system, the NAS is fully featured but unfortunately it does not have a HDMI port for connecting directly to our HDTV."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Samsung 840 EVO 256GB & 500GB mSATA SSD Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Feb 14 2014 | 4:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We reviewed the SATA version of this SSD back in July of last year and it thoroughly impressed us back then winning both Gold for it`s astonishing performance and also our creative award for the RAPID feature. Today we take a look at a further two models from the EVO range, only this time in mSATA format."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Seagate 1200 STx00FM 12Gb/s SAS Enterprise SSD Review (TweakTown Exclusive)
     Fri, Feb 14 2014 | 4:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate`s cutting-edge 12Gb/s SAS 1200 SSD with dual-port functionality and a wide range of enterprise-class features is under the spotlight today."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Kingfast C-Drive F8 Series 240GB SSD Review - Cheapest tested 240GB drive so far
     Fri, Feb 14 2014 | 1:15P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
JMicron returns with a new controller, JMF667H. Just wait until you see the price of the C-Drive F8 SSD. Follow as Chris tells us all about it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Icy Dock ToughArmor MB992SK-B 3.5 SATA Mobile Rack Review @HiTech Legion
     Fri, Feb 14 2014 | 9:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ICY DOCK MB992SK-B is a SATA backplane cage offers solid aluminum construction that not only protects the hard drives but provides passive cooling. The MB992SK-B is setup with two locking drive bays that will fit 2.5 SSDs or HDDs. The case fits into the space of an external 3.5 drive bay, allowing you to run RAID 0 or RAID 1 configurations in a limited amount of space. Both drives in this case are powered from a single 15-Pin SATA cable and individual SATA data cables. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Hard Drive Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Thu, Feb 13 2014 | 11:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital is a hard drive manufacturer that has built up quite a catalog of complimentary products to make use of their drives. In this review we are going to take a look at the My Passport Ultra 1TB portable hard drive, which is a compact device featuring USB 3.0 connectivity and a handful of additional features available thanks to pre-installed software."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

RAID Report: Native mSATA RAID 0 w/ Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSDs (TweakTown Exclusive)
     Wed, Feb 12 2014 | 4:20P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Taking TLC NAND to new heights, Samsung`s 840 EVO mSATA SSD`s prove good things come in small packages. Let`s see how they perform in RAID 0."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

IntelliProp Hydra SATA Bridge IPA-SA117A-BR Review - Tested with Four Intel DC S3700 SSDs
     Wed, Feb 12 2014 | 12:51P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
IntelliProp`s HYDRA SATA bridge allows manufacturers to cram more density, endurance and performance into a 2.5 slot. Paul investigates it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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