OCZ RevoDrive 350

OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCIe SSD Review

PCIe For The Masses OCZ Storage Solutions was the first to venture into the PCIe SSD drives for consumer machines back in mid 2010 and the last one we saw was a hybrid version from late 2011. Not many other companies were keen on putting out PCIe drives for consumer applications and back then, most …more

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Samsung XP941 PCIe SSD MZHPU256HCGL

Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD Mini Review

First Look At M.2 PCIe Gen2 x4 SSD Performance One of the most exciting new features of the Intel H97 and Z97 chipsets is the increased data transfer speeds available for storage drives. The new chipsets support the SATA Express specification and the chipsets support two lanes of PCI Express 2.0 to Solid-State Drive speeds …more

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Plextor M6M mSATA 256GB

Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD Review

Form Factor Freedom Plextor has released a number of M6 variants on the market recently, all featuring the Marvell 88SS9188 controller. Their M6S drives are the traditional 2.5″ form factor, the M6e is PCI-e based and we’ll be having a look at the Plextor M6M drive which is of the mSATA variety. There are some …more

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Addonics AD25MSD mSATA Adapter

Addonics AD25MSD mSATA to 2.5-inch SATA Drive Enclosure Review

Addonics Technologies is a company that has been around since 1998 and they have become one of the go to companies for those looking for unique storage products.  If you are ever looking for an adapter to make something work, the Addonics product catalog is one of the first places that you should be looking. …more

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ADATA SP920

ADATA Premier Pro SP920 512GB SSD Review

Your Data on ADATA It’s been awhile since we’ve had an ADATA product on our bench and today we’ll be looking at the ADATA Premiere Pro SP920 512GB SSD that is powered by the Marvell 88SS9189 controller that we’ve seen on a few drives now and know to be very effective. In fact, the Crucial …more

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Intel SSD 730 Series

Intel 730 Series 480GB SSD Review in RAID

By The Power Of Grayskull There once was a time, not so long ago, where an Intel SSD was the gold standard against which all other consumer SSDs were measured. That didn’t last long as other drive makers improved quickly and a handful of third party controllers emerged to level the playing field to anyone …more

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ASUS Hyper Express Enclosure

SATA Express Performance on ASUS Hyper Express Drive

First Look At SATA Express Performance Last week we talked about what makes SATA Express important and showed off some performance benchmarks of the ASUS Hyper Express SATA Express External Enclosure.  We’ve been able to acquire our own ASUS Hyper Express drive and we spent this week trying it out on our own systems to …more

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VisionTek mSATA Mini Drive Enclosure

VisionTek mSATA Mini USB 3.0 SSD Enclosure Review

VisionTek mSATA mini Enclosure Mini-SATA (abbreviated as mSATA) was announced by the Serial ATA International Organization in September 2009 and has been widely popular since being brought to market over the past several years. mSATA devices were big in the mobile market, on Small Form Factor (SFF) PCs and a number of desktop motherboards offered …more

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ASUS Hyper Express SATA Express Drive

ASUS Hyper Express SATA Express Drive Performance Preview

Earlier today we explained what SATA Express is and now we have the opportunity to show off the first 2.5-inch SATA Express drive that we have had the chance to take a look at personally. Our friends at ASUS gave Legit Reviews a chance to see and benchmark the ASUS Hyper Express SATA Express External …more

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Looking closer at SATA Express

What Is SATA Express and Why It Matters

Explaining SATA Express The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) recently announced Serial ATA Revision 3.2 and with that comes the first implementation of SATA Express. You know what SATA Express is right? It is the new specification that blends PCI Express with Serial ATA to come up with a super faster interface that alleviates the …more

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Zalman ZM-VE300 - The Virtual ODD

Zalman ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 External Drive Case Review

Zalman ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 External Drive Case Zalman is probably most widely known for their cooling products but they also have quite a few other product lines that cover quite a few categories, including storage. In that realm, they have quite a useful little tool with their ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 external drive case. As the …more

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Crucial M550 512GB SSD

Crucial M550 512GB SSD Review

We Marvel At Marvell – Crucial M550 SSD In the face of increasingly stout competition, Crucial has again put their faith in a Marvell controller to power their latest flagship drive. Marvell hasn’t had the fastest SSD controllers in the past and was often left on the sidelines with many manufacturers favoring parts from Indilinx, …more

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WD My Cloud EX2

WD My Cloud EX2 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS Review

WD Adds 2-Bay NAS Server To Personal Cloud Series WD’s Personal Cloud Storage devices aimed at home network-attached storage (NAS) users has been steadily growing since the My Cloud was first announced in October 2013. WD followed that up with a 4-Bay model called the My Cloud EX4 in November 2013 for those that were looking …more

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Matsunichi's Low Cost 500GB External Drive

Matsunichi 500GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive Review

Matsunichi 500GB USB 3.0 Portable External Drive Have you ever heard of consumer electronics company called Matsunichi? Matsunichi was established in 1993 in Hong Kong, China and since 2012 they have been slowly moving into the US market with low cost tablets, streaming media players and storage drives. Believe it or not you can find …more

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