The Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB hard drive is the industry’s first drive to support the new SATA 3.0 specification, which supports speeds up to 6Gb/s. We also have the SATA 6Gb/s ready, ASUS P7P55D-E Premium motherboard for benchmarking. Read on to see LR’s first look at SATA 6Gb/s to see what it is all about!
Intel today announced the availability of the Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Toolbox, with Intel SSD Optimizer and a firmware update to enable TRIM and to boost performance on select 34nm Intel X25-M Mainstream SATA SSDs. Read on to see how the Intel X25-M Mainstream 160GB Generation 2 SATA SSD does with the new firmware!
Kingston today announced the release of the SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive, the latest addition to its V (Value) family of solid-state drives (SSD). This drive will cost a mere $84.99 after rebates when it is launched on November 9, 2009. You’ll be shocked to learn that inside this drive is an Intel 2nd Generation controller and 34nm MLC NAND! This might be the bargain of the year when it comes to storage.
The Kingston SSDNow V+ Solid State Drive (SSD) series features sequential read speeds of up to 220MB/sec. and write speeds of up to 180MB/sec. This makes it nearly twice as fast as the original SSDNow V series of drives, so be sure to read on to check out Kingston’s latest mainstream SSD offering!
Patriot’s Torqx 128GB Solid State Drive boasts impressive specifications and a 10 year warranty that definitely catches your eye. We take a closer look and put it through some benchmarks to see if it’s a performer or a pretender.
Legit Reviews has the new Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB (model WD2001FASS) hard drive and will be comparing it to the WD Caviar Green 2 TB (model WD20EADS) hard drive. How big of a difference will be seen between the Caviar Black and Caviar Green drives? Read on to find out and you might just be shocked!
With the ARTiGO A2000 storage server, VIA aims to attract a wider audience to the idea of network attached storage by offering this small, low-power network storage server. A barebones system based on the VIA C7-D processor and a custom Nano-ITX motherboard, the ARTiGO A2000 was designed from top to bottom to be an easy, long-lasting solution for the average user’s storage requirements.
The Thecus M3800 NAS device was designed to be your total media storage and playback solution. Featuring HDMI, component, and AV out, the M3800 can play digital content directly through your existing home theater system. The M3800 supports multiple file formats including WMV9 and VC-1, and even supports 1080P for playback on today’s high-definition displays.
Is the stock SSD in your netbook so slow it’s driving you nuts? Well, Super Talent has the cure with their new SATA Mini 2 PCIe SSD. Their new line of SSDs were designed to be a drop in replacement for the ASUS Eee PC S101,900, 900A and 901 netbook PCs. Join us as we take a look at the 64GB MLC version and how it performs in an ASUS Eee PC 900 netbook.
Adding an SSD to a desktop or notebook that uses a traditional hard disk drive is a smart and efficient way to upgrade your PC. The Kingston SSDNow V Series is an entry level SSD that comes with all the software needed to clone your old HDD over to the new SSD. Read on to see if this drive goes down stuttering or if it stands fast and survives our testing.
The new My Book World Edition II network storage systems came out today and we have the 2TB model (WDH2NC20000) on the test bench to see how it performs. Read on to see how to map the drive, configure the backup software, and to see how fast files can transfer on a gigabit network.
On Monday, when we published our OCZ Vertex EX 120GB SLC solid state drive (SSD) review things started out great, but by the end our testing had clearly degraded the performance of the drive. Read on as we upgrade the firmware from version 1.11 to 1.20 and run wiper.exe to restore performance on the Vertex EX.
The OCZ Vertex EX 2.5” Solid State Drives use SLC NAND Flash and are designed to meet the stringent demands of server environments and enterprise applications. As a result these next-generation drives feature speeds of up to a 260MB/s read and 210MB/s write to bring you insane system responsiveness and data access!
The UltraDrive ME series of Solid State Drives are the fifth-generation of MLC SSDs to be released by Super Talent. These drives have read speeds up to 260MB/Sec and write speeds up to 200MB/Sec thanks to the fact that they use the Indilinx barefoot controller and 64MB of cache. Read on to see how this drive does against nine other 2.5″ storage devices.