Intel’s ‘Cherryville’ 520 Series SSDs are here, packing heat with SandForce SF-2281 controllers and custom firmware. We received a pair of 240GB drives to throw on our test bench and report our findings. With nearly a year to develop the firmware, will the 520 Series become the new gold standard for SSDs or just another drive in the SandForce pile? Read on to see.
The Thecus N5500 is equipped with five hot-swappable SATA 3.5″ hard disk bays for up to 15TB of total storage capacity if you use 3TB hard drives. To protect this data, the N5500 lets you choose from a wide selection of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and JBOD. Read on to see how the 1.86GHz Celeron M processor does in the Thecus N5500 when paired with five 1TB WD Caviar Green hard drives.
Corsair has been putting out SSDs for awhile now and we have the chance to give some of their best drives a side-by-side test run to flush out any differences that may help with your purchasing decision. Featuring both Marvell and SandForce controllers, the Performance Pro and Force GT drives out up some impressive numbers but which one, if either, stand out? Read on and see.
The Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 external drive provides portable storage for all your photos, movies, music and documents. Are you also looking for cloud storage for your most critical files? If you grab a new Touro Mobile Pro external drive from Hitachi you get 3GB of free cloud storage! Legit Reviews plugged in the 750GB sleek USB 3.0 drive into one of our test rigs to see how well it performs.
Samsung has joined the ranks of SATA III SSDs with their new 830 Series drives, following up on their impressive 470 Series. They’re sleek and black with performance that will grab your attention and a nice bundle to boot. Will it be enought to stave off the likes of SandForce, Marvell and Indilinx? Check out the article to find out.
OCZ forges their own path again with their homebrew Indilinx Everest controller featured in their new line of Octane drives. With up to 1TB of storage and read write specifications of up to 560MB/s and 400MB/s, will OCZ shake up the market and take the title of top SSD? Read on to see how this SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive does on the benchmarks!
The SilverStone RAVEN RVS02 is an external 2.5-inch hard drive housing that is designed to be portable and fast thanks to the Super Speed USB 3.0 connectivity. The enclosure is also screwless, so you can quickly and easily swap out hard drives. Read on to see how this affordable portable drive enclosure performs when we put it to the test!
What happens when you take a large handful of mechanical hard drive and add a pinch of solid state hardware? For Seagate, this formula produces their latest generation of Momentus XT hybrid drives that bring the capacity and price of a traditional spinning platter drive with some of the speed benefits of a solid state drive. Could this make the SSD makers nervous? Check out the article to find out.
While not as glamorous as some of the exotic SSDs we have looked at lately, there’s still heavy interested in spinning platter drives and we had a chance to spend some quality time with the largest Seagate Momentus 2.5″ drive boasting an impressive 750GB capacity. How well will some of the new features increase performance? Read on to see.
With the rise of SSDs, many notebook computers lack the plethora of storage they once had so G-Technologies offers their G-DRIVE Mini 750GB external drive for expansion. While more Mac oriented in design and function with its FireWire 800 connectors, it’s just as at home on a Windows machine through FireWire or USB 2.0 connections. How well does it perform? Read on to see.
The SilverStone TS07 is a portable external 3.5-inch hard drive enclosure that features a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data interface for blazing fast file transfer speeds. SilverStone says that since this enclosure uses USB 3.0 technology that the TS07 the best choice for taking important data on the go. Read on to see what this product is all about and if this sub $40 HDD housing is worth it.
The SilverStone EC03 is an internal expansion card uses a single lane PCI Express slot on the motherboard to provide SuperSpeed USB 3.0 functionality. Its single USB 3.0 internal connector offers output for dual front port USB 3.0 support. Is this a good solution to update your aging PC so it can support USB 3.0 devices? Read on to see what this inexpensive solution is and how it performs in our test system.
What happens when you take the screamingly fast, PCI-E based OCZ RevoDrive and physically pair it with a 1TB hard drive? You get the best of both storage worlds with both high speed and high capacity. But can the RevoDrive Hybrid compare favorably to a traditional SSD/HDD setup or even the Intel SRT technology in terms of performance and value? We do the grunt work to find out!
We’ve already had a look at the Corsair 120GB Force 3 GT drive and now it’s time to give the non-GT version a go on our test bench. These drives are virtually identical save for the type of NAND flash employed and a paint job. Will that make much of a performance difference? Have a read and see how this drive with asynchronous 25nm NAND Flash performs on our test system against tons of other SSDs!