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!
The Western Digital 500GB My Passport Essential portable hard drive features a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port for fast file transfers along with data backup software called WD SmartWare that helps keep your data safe. Read on to see how the WD My Passport Essential performs and how the backup software actually works as we put this external drive to the test!
When we first tested the M4 drive, we found the performance to be decent but it lacked some of the performance of the similarly equipped Intel 510 Series drive. Crucial has released a new firmware update that claims to make significant performance enhancements. Exactly how much improvement will it elicit? Have a look at our test to see the performance now versus then.
Seagate recently announced the 4TB GoFlex Desk external hard drive – the highest capacity hard drive in the industry. The Seagate 4TB GoFlex Desk uses a single 3.5″ SATA 6Gbps hard drive that has five 800GB platters spinning at 7200RPM. Seagate offers this drive with either USB 3.0 or FireWire 800 data connections as you’ll want a fast connection to move that much information. Read on to see how the 4TB GoFlex Desk with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection performs!
Super Talent is offering another line of drives bearing the TeraDrive name and the designation of CT3. Featuring a SATA III interface and the well respected SandForce SF-2281 controller, they plug a hole in the Super Talent lineup. We give the 64 GB version a run on our test bench to see how well it performs.
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!