Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Plus Network Storage Server Review

Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Plus Network Storage Server Review

Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Plus is a Prosumer NAS with a wide array of features that position itself well to compete with other entries in the NAS Field. Featuring a Dual Core Intel Storage Processor, DLNA Certifications allowing streaming to all your favorite devices, the ReadyNAS could be a very popular NAS. Read the full article to see if it lives up to its potential.

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Crucial M4 / Micron C400 256GB SSD Review

Crucial M4 / Micron C400 256GB SSD Review

Crucial, best known for their memory products, was the first to put an SSD on the market with a 6Gbps interface way back in early 2010 with the C300 drive. Back then, we ran some tests and found it to be impressive when compared with what was on the market at the time. Since then, a lot has changed and there are a number of 6Gbps interface drives on the market now so competition is definitely stiffer this time around. Will it hit the mark using the same controller with firmware and NAND updates? Read on and see.

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Seagate GoFlex Slim 320GB USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review

Seagate GoFlex Slim 320GB USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review

Seagate announced the availability of its new GoFlex Slim portable hard drive this morning and we have been lucky enough to take one for a test drive! The Seagate GoFlex Slim 320GB features a 7200RPM 2.5-inch notebook hard drive that connects to your PC through the USB 3.0 interface. Read on to see how the drive performs and what you get for $99.99!

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Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD Review w/ 25nm Flash!

Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD Review w/ 25nm Flash!

As a follow-up to their very successful X25-M series of drives, Intel has launched their 320 Series drives which feature a host of new features while being driven by their own proprietary controller. With the SATA 3Gbps SSD market being so crowded, can Intel tempt consumers to look their way? See the outcome of the testing and judge for yourself.

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Corsair Performance 3 Series 128GB SSD Review in RAID 0

Corsair Performance 3 Series 128GB SSD Review in RAID 0

Corsair jumps feet first into the 6Gbps equipped SSD race with latest installment of their Performance series drives. This time, they put a Marvell controller at the heart of their Performance 3 Series. With multiple manufacturers using the Marvell controller and others using SandForce, how will these drives measure up? Read on to see.

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Intel 510 Series 250GB SSDs Reviewed in RAID 0

Intel 510 Series 250GB SSDs Reviewed in RAID 0

Intel really kicked the SSD world in high gear when they released their X-25 series of drives last year. Their performance was the benchmark that all other drives were measured against for quite some time. Many have wondered what Intel would bring to the table in 2011. The time is finally here and Intel sent us over a pair of their new 510 Series 250GB drives to have a look at their performance. Take a look to see how they matched up with the new SandForce drives.

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Plextor M2 Series 128GB SATA 6Gbps Marvell SSD Review

Plextor M2 Series 128GB SATA 6Gbps Marvell SSD Review

Plextor is probably best known for their optical drives so it may come as a surprise to some that they also offer SSDs in their product line. Their most recent line is the M2 series which features a Marvell controller and a 6Gbps interface. We’ve got our hands on the 128GB version and we’ll see how it stacks up against the newest SandForce based drives.

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Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB SSD Review

Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB SSD Review

Kingston’s SSDNow series of solid state drives has done very well in the marketplace due to their range of value to performance oriented drives which cover the needs of just about any user. Available since the end of 2010, the V100 products land in the middle of the SSDNow lineup with excellent performance without needing a second mortgage to finance the purchase. Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition.

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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SATA 3 6Gbps SandForce SSD Preview  (SF-2281)

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SATA 3 6Gbps SandForce SSD Preview (SF-2281)

Since the inception of the line, the Vertex name has been synonymous with performance and helped propel OCZ to a prominent position in the SSD market. Not resting on their laurels, OCZ has jumped out in front again with the Vertex 3 to be the first to launch a line featuring the latest SandForce controllers paired with a SATA III 6Gbps interface and 25nm NAND, while others ostensibly seem a little more conservative in their speed to market. Just how high has the bar been set? Read on to see.

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OCZ Vertex 3 Pro SandForce SF-2582 200GB SSD Preview

OCZ Vertex 3 Pro SandForce SF-2582 200GB SSD Preview

Now that we’ve had some time with the Vertex 3 Pro SSD carrying the new SandForce SF-2000 series controller, we can say that we’re impressed with the performance. That comes with a bit of a caveat for those not on the Sandy Bridge P67 platform. Curious? Those interested in buying any next-gen SandForce drive might want to read what we found so you don’t buy something you may regret.

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RunCore Pro V 120GB Solid-State Drive Review

RunCore Pro V 120GB Solid-State Drive Review

RunCore may not be a household name but they sure know how to make a quality SSD. We put their SandForce SF-1200 based 120GB Pro V drive through our battery of tests to see just how it fared against others we have tested. Have they managed to eke out more performance than others using the same controller? Take a look and see.

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LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 300GB PCI Express SSD Review

LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 300GB PCI Express SSD Review

Cram six SandForce SF-1500 controllers in a RAID 0 array with 384GB of SLC NAND and one high-end RAID controller on one device and what do you have? A $11,500 MSRP solid state drive that blazes up to 240k IOPs and calls your SSD a sissy. Yeah, its like that. Read on to see how the LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 performs in our test system!

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Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review

Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review

Samsung has released their 470 Series line of SSDs which feature Samsung components exclusively. This is a refreshing change from the legions of SandForce clones out there but can they compete with the best drives we’ve tested and how will they stand up over time? We’ll answer one and unveil our plan for the other in our review.

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Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review

Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review

The Patriot Extreme Performance Xporter XT Rage is a USB Flash Drive with both performance and functionality. Featuring an innovative Quad Channel configuration, data is intelligently managed and transferred simultaneously to 4 NAND chips resulting in vastly enhanced performance, particularly write speeds: Rage improves on traditional USB 2.0 Flash Drives to offer up to 27MB/s read and 25MB/s write transfer speeds. Read on to see how it performs!

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