With a 7200 RPM spin speed, 16 MB cache, and capacities up to 320 GB, the Western Digital Scorpio Black series of 2.5″ notebook hard drives should send fear down the heads and to the platters of competing hard drives. Read on to see how the WD Scorpio Black 320GB hard drive (WD3200BJKT) does against six other 2.5″ drives!
The OCZ Vertex Series is the result of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including new Indilinix barefoot controller, 64MB of onboard cache and insane read and write speeds. Read on to see if we can hit the rated read speeds of up to 250MB/s and write speeds of up to 180MB/s.
The Corsair P256 Solid State Drive uses Samsung Multi-Layer Cell (MLC) flash chips along with a 128MB DDR cache chip and the new 2nd generation Samsung controller to deliver 214MB/s read and 190MB/s write speeds! This means that the Corsair P256 is one of the fastest SSDs on the market today, so sit back and check this new bad boy out!
The TS-439 Pro Turbo is the lastest 4-bay NAS from QNAP and it provides a platform for massive data sharing, all-in-one business server features, advanced RAID data protection, built-in iSCSI target service, AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, and the ability to hot-swap hard drives. Read on as we share experiences with it on our home network using the PlayStation 3, Mac OS, Windows Vista, and Ubuntu Linux on Gigabit ethernet.
The Western Digital Scorpio Blue series of hard drives was designed to offer high-performance, low power consumption, and cool operation. The Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB hard drive is one of the largest on the market, which makes it perfect for your storage needs. Read on to see how this 5400 RPM drive performs when LR puts it to the test.
The Seagate Momentus 7200.2, 200GB hard drive offers 7200 RPM performance, 200GB of storage capacity, and mobility in a 2.5″ form factor. With a price tag under $55 this notebook hard drive is a quick and easy way to boost storage space and improve performance on older notebooks.
Solid state drives are starting to become more affordable and offer better performance than their spinning disk hard drive cousins, but will their performance justify the current prices? OCZ has come out with a new design that just may be what people have been waiting for. Take a look at the article and see what we think.
With more and more mainstream people making the move to an almost pure digital world, central storage and data backup is becoming more and more of an issue. Businesses have used Network Attached Storage or NAS boxes for some time now, but now the everyday home user is starting to look at NAS solutions for data storage and backup. Join us as we look at the N4100PRO NAS box from Thecus and see what this little box can do.
Today we look at the Thermaltake BlacX external USB2.0 docking station for 2.5″/3.5″ SATA hard drives. The SATA to USB 2.0 interface provides up to 480Mbps data transfer rate for quick and easy data backup. The Thermaltake BlacX supports all 2.5” & 3.5” SATA HDDs up to 1TB and is hot-swap capable for those wanting to change drives on the go. Join us as we take a closer look at the Thermaltake BlacX.
Solid State Drives (SSD) have been around for over 25 years, but only recently have SSDs started to prove ready for the mainstream computing market now that performance is getting better and the price is coming down. It’s been no secret that Intel has been working on a SSD for some time now and today they have finally released the new drives! Read on to see the X25-M in action!
Are you looking for a five-bay hot swappable network attached storage server that can handle RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD arrays? If so, the Thecus N5200BR might be the right server for the job. With a built-in 4 port Gigabit switch with IP sharing and support for 802.3ad based load balancing and failover the N5200BR packs a mean punch to say the least.
Looking for a stylish way to add more storage to your Mac, PC or Linux machine? iStarUSA has you covered with it’s new 3.5″/2.5″ USB HDD docking station for SATA drives. The SATA to USB 2.0 interface provides up to 480Mbps data transfer rate for quick and easy data backup. Take a look at the article and see what our impressions are.
With the prices of Solid State Drives (SSDs) dropping rapidly, how does this new entry level SSD stack up? These drives consume up to 85% less power than a typical spinning hard disk drive so users can enjoy an extended battery life and less heat build-up. MasterDrive MX SSDs use MLC NAND Flash to offer the best possible price/performance value to mobile enthusiasts. Read on to see how it performs!
The Western Digital 300GB VelociRaptor is the newest member of WD’s 10,000 RPM SATA hard drive series for enthusiasts and gamers. The VelociRaptor still has the same DNA as the Raptor series, but it offers a whole new level of performance. WD also has something new called the IcePAK that helps keep the drive temperatures down and still allow this 2.5″ HDA drive to mount in a standard case.