Western Digital recently released a 1TB SATA 2.5-inch notebook hard drive in their Scorpio Blue Series that uses the standard 9.5mm height. This means that you can now get a 1TB drive that will fit inside your laptop that offers amazing storage capacity. We take a look at this 1TB monster to see how this 5400 RPM drive with 8 MB of cache performs on the test bench and compare it to a couple other notebook hard drives!
Everyone knows the GT badge on a product means it’s the high performance version. The Corsair Force 3 GT drives are no exception. Corsair even added a red paint job to add to the sporty theme. Will the GT take the checkered flag or will it get lapped? Have a look at our review and find out how it performs against other SandForce SF-2281 driven drives!
Kingston’s HyperX brand is synonymous with high performance which is why they’ve placed that badge prominently on their newest SSD. So when we received their newest and first HyperX SSD, we were very curious to see how it stacked up against other SandForce SF-2281 drives. How will they set their drive apart from the growing SandForce powered SSD crowd? Read on to see.
Odin, the father of the gods, wields a mighty Javelin and so does Patriot Memory with the new Javelin S4 Home Media Server. Who wouldn’t want to keep 38,000 days worth of movies on hand? Odin’s Javelin never missed its mark, can the Patriot Javelin S4 do as well? Legit Reviews brings it into the lab to find out.
Patriot has ramped up their SSD product lines with their WildFire and Pyro lines that each sport the SandForce SF-2281 controllers. We haven’t had a chance to get our hands on the Wildfire but the Pyro has arrived for our evaluation. Specifications of 550MB/s max reads and 515MB/s max writes for the Pyro seem to put it right in line with its competitors but will that hold true across the full spectrum of benchmarks?
Have you filled your 64GB Apple iPad to the max and looking for relief? Kingston to the rescue with a sexy black number you can fit in your pocket! Did I mention you can share your content with three of your buddies as well. Kingston sent us a 32GB Wi-Drive to play with and you should see how performs and if it will be able to solve your storage issues!
The Western Digital Scorpio Black Series are known to be some of the fastest 7200 notebook hard drives that money can buy. The largest capacity drive in the Scorpio Black family is the 750GB drive that goes by model number WD7500BPKT. We take a look at this 750GB monster to see how this 7200 RPM drive with 16 MB of cache performs on the test bench and then in a notebook for some real world testing!
Your iPad is 64GB, your iPhone is 32GB, but your have 300GB of music and videos you want to watch. Seagate to the rescue with the GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage system. Legit Reviews looks at this innovative wireless storage product and shows how well it works with the Apple iPad, iPhone, and a Windows laptop.
OCZ gave everyone a hint of things to come at Computex 2011 with a sneak peak of the third generation of the RevoDrive. We’ve been impressed with our previous encounters with this SSD line and this time is no different as we give the RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB PCI-E SSD a test drive. Is it fast? Well, how does 1500MB/s reads grab you? Oh yeah, there’s TRIM support too!
We recently had a look at the 120 GB version of the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G and found it to be a very capable drive that competed with the top drives in its class. Now we’ve got our hands on the 240 GB version and did our usual tests to determine the overall performance. You might be surprised at the results we received – we were. Have a look at the article to see what we are talking about.
OCZ busts out the big guns with the Max IOPS editions of the Vertex 3 SSDs. From the outside, they pretty much the same as the other Vertex 3 drives save for the “Max IOPS” verbiage on the front sticker. The real difference lies beneath the exterior shell with some hardware changes that have a significant impact on performance. Just how much we’ll bear out in the testing but let’s just say that it does not disappoint.
OCZ continues to release updates of their various SSD lines and the continue right along with the third generation of their Agility line. Housing the SandForce SF-2200 controller and listing read/write specifications that are only 5% off the Vertex 3 specifications, will the small differences in hardware make a big performance difference? We’ll take a look to see how it plays out in the benchmarks and real world tests.
Back in February, we had our first look at the OCZ Vertex 3 drive featuring the newest rendition of the SandForce SF-2200 controllers. While only a beta drive, it put up some impressive numbers as well as being one of the few SATA 6Gbps consumer drives released this year. Instead of the 240 GB version, this time around OCZ sent us over a 120 GB drive and there’s definitely a difference in performance between the two. Have a look at the article to get the details.
Our readers have asked numerous times if we could take a longer term look at an SSD to see how the performance fares over time. We thought the Samsung drive would as good a guinea pig as any. Measurements on a few benchmarks were taken over the course of three months and compared against scores on a fresh drive. General perception is that a noticeable performance loss occurs. Are they right? Read on to see.