WD today announced its first new enthusiast-oriented VelociRaptor hard drive (HDD) in nearly two years with the launch of the 450GB and 600GB capacity drives this morning. These new drives not only double the capacity available for this 10,000 RPM enterprise storage drives, but they also introduce support of the SATA 6Gbps interface and increase the drives’ cache from 16MB to 32MB!
Last July, Legit Reviews had a go at Kingston’s first generation SSDNow V Series SSD and awarded it the Legit Reviews Value Award. Just six short months later, the second generation of this entry-level SSD is on our test bench – but will it earn similar honors? The new Kingston SSDNow V Series is said to offer higher performance than its predecessor and supports Windows 7 TRIM functionality!
Western Digital (WD) today announced its first consumer-oriented solid state drive (SSD) with the new WD SiliconEdge 2.5-inch SSD family. With sequential read speeds up to 250 megabytes per second (MB/s) and sequential write transfer rates up to 170 MB/s could this be your next SSD? Read on to found out what we think when we give it an in-depth performance review!
Toshiba’s HG2 series of SSD’s uses their own multi-channel MLC controller in conjunction with 43nm Toshiba MLC NAND to create a mainstream drive that has a maximum sequential read speed of 230MB/s and 180MB/s write. Read on to see how the Toshiba HG2 compares to other popular drives like the OCZ Vertex, Intel X25-M G2 and Crucial C300!
The TS-459 Pro is a powerful 4-bay network attached storage (NAS) server, which is designed to provide an affordable and easy-to-manage solution with iSCSI support. The QNAP TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS also incorporates the next-generation Intel Atom D510 1.66GHz Dual-Core processor and 1GB DDR2 memory for performance that is second to none according to QNAP!
Last month Micron raised the performance bar for SSDs by announcing its RealSSD C300 SSD. Today, the company announced that the drive would be coming to the retail market next month under the Crucial product name. Legit Reviews got to personally see what the retail drive will look like today and even got a demo that we recorded to show you!
Hard drive enclosures seem to be a dime a dozen lately as storage prices continue to drop and users have more data than ever to backup. In Win, however, has an enclosure that stands out from the crowd in a couple of ways. Read on to find out more about this ammo cartridge-shaped enclosure with RFID encryption technology.
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is just now beginning to transition from Hi-Speed USB 2.0 to SuperSpeed USB 3.0, which has been a long time coming. SuperSpeed USB 3.0, as it is officially called, is touted as being the next generation in bus interfaces and full backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 1.1. Read on to see how it performs!
The Thermaltake BlacX Duet is a budget friendly dual drive SATA HDD docking station that provides fast, convenient access to 2.5” or 3.5″ SATA or SATA II (SATA /300) hard drive contents through either USB or eSATA connections. The best part about this product is that you never need to open a computer case or mount hard drives in an enclosure.
The QNAP TS-419P Turbo NAS features space for 4 hot-swappable SATA hard drives with up to 8TB of total capacity and supports 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard drives. The QNAP TS-419P is also fairly powerful as it uses a Marvell 1.2GHz CPU and 512MB DDRII memory. Read on to see how it does!
Today, we will be taking a look at the performance of two Kingston 40GB V Series Boot Drive SSDs. Two of these drives can be bought today for $115 each, which at $230. You can put them into RAID 0 and have a nice little 80GB data array. This is also slightly less expensive than a Kingston SSDNow M Series SNM225-S2/80GB drive as they cost $245.
Don’t let its small size fool you – the Thecus N0204 miniNAS comes with RAID 0, 1, and JBOD support, which means that you can optimize your storage for speed or security. Never before has there been a NAS storage device this small that can be purchased for under $150. Read on to see how it does with a pair of Kingston SSDNow 40GB V Series 2.5″ drives in RAID 0!
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!