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Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD Review @ RWLabs
     Fri, Jan 04 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
".Samsung is the only company able to deliver a drive to the consumer that is completely manufactured in house. Samsung manufactures their own exclusive tri-core “MDX” controller and writes the firmware for it. Samsung is the world’s largest producer of NAND flash memory which enables them to keep the largest cost component in house as well. All this puts Samsung in a unique position giving them the ability to produce the product for less than any other drive manufacturer"
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Intel 330 Series SSD 180 GB @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Jan 04 2013 | 5:47A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s 330 Series SSD is available in a capacity of 180 GB, which could be the new sweet spot size for users who need more than 120 GB of storage. Being based on the Sandforce SF-2281 controller it offers good performance at a very competitive cost per Gigabyte."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

News: OCZ SSD RevoDrive 1 X2 480 GB for ... 32000057 Euros @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Jan 04 2013 | 5:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just saw that the OCZ SSD RevoDrive X2 480 GB OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0480 is listed on amazon.fr for 320`000,57 Euros :D"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Western Digital Red 4TB HDD @ TechwareLabs.com
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 3:09P | 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.COM

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD VTX3-25SAT3-240G Review
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 12:01P | 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! 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"
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Samsung 840 Series 500GB TLC SSD Review
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung has released the first TLC NAND equipped SSDs into the market, creating the lowest price points we have witnessed for SSDs bringing large capacity SSDs within reach for average users. Today we test the 500GB TLC Samsung 840 Series SSD to test the performance in steady state of a large capacity TLC Solid State Drive.
  FULL STORY @ SAMSUNG

Western Digital WD RE 4TB review: first 4TB disk
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After more than six months there are finally some more options among 4 TB disks. With the Western Digital WD RE 4TB, WD has created a high-performance 4TB for servers. If you're looking to fill a server with as much storage capacity as possible, then the Western Digital WD RE 4TB is your hard disk.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITAL

 
Silicon Power Slim S70 120GB 7mm SSD Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This review will mark our first foray into the 7mm SSD market. Sporting 120GB of capacity from an advertised Toggle MLC based memory, while making use of the SandForce SF-2281 controller, read on to know more about the Silicon Power brand, and what you can expect from their SSD products."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

WD Black 4TB Hard Drive Review @ Techgage
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 3:09P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WDs Black 4TB is the sort of product that doesnt need much of an introduction it speaks for itself. Were dealing with a standard-sized desktop hard drive that sports a market-leading 4TB of storage. Thats 4,000GB, for those not paying enough attention. Its impressive on paper, so lets see how it fares in our benchmarks."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Crucial M4 256GB SATA III SSD Review
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 1:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial's M4 solid state drive supports RAID, SMART, NCQ, TRIM, self monitoring and self analysis. Average access times are less than 0.1ms. Peak power consumption is 0.15W, idle is a scant 65mW so this puppy can certainly help extend the battery life of any notebook by replacing a spindle'd hard drive. The 1.2 million hours MTBF rating on Crucial's M4 SSD is slightly lower than other solid state drives PCSTATS recently tested, most of which have averaged 2M hours. It's backed by a 3 year limited warranty. Crucial's 2.5" M4 256GB SSD (CT256M4SSD2) retails for around $210 USD/CDN at Crucial.com, or about $0.82/GB. The M4 SSD family includes models ranging from 120GB all the way up to 480GB capacity. The Crucial M4 is priced per gigabyte between the 240GB SanDisk Extreme which runs about $0.91/GB and the 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 which is pegged at $0.78/GB.
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD VTX3-25SAT3-240G Review
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 1:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

The OCZ 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. Hard drives are great for storing massive amounts of data, don't get me wrong there, it's just when it comes to your PCs operating system, a Solid State Drive increases responsiveness dramatically.

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Sandisk Extreme SSD 120GB/240GB review
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With these Extreme SSDs, SanDisk has proven it can make quality SSDs with reasonable performance. Unlike the SanDisk U100 SSDs from its OEM division that perform more like USB sticks in 2.5-inch format, the Extreme SSDs do perform well. And when an important party like SanDisk enters the consumer SSD market, that's only good news for both competition and innovation.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

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

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