Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter All storage drives fail at some point and there is likely a situation where you wanted to connect a drive to your computer to work on, but couldn’t easily do so. Vantec came up with a nifty little product called the Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter (part number CB-ISATAU2) …more
Introducing the SF3700 Family It’s been a little over three years since we’ve seen a new controller from LSI SandForce and that was before the acquisition of SandForce by LSI. A number of competitors have released controllers that have really ratcheted up the competition so it’s high time LSI answered the call. That answer comes …more
WD’s First 4-Bay NAS Server Western Digital’s My Cloud network-attached storage devices are great for storing your data, but they are single-bay devices that can’t offer capacity benefits or mind assuring redundancy of having a RAID array for your data. Millions of people around the world have relied on single-bay or single-drive devices to backup …more
OCZ Attempts To Vector Back It was this time last year that we wrote about our affinity for the then brand new Vector series drive from OCZ which flaunted their homegrown Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controller. We had high praise not only for the performance but also for OCZ’s persistence with their Indilinx acquisition made …more
Kingston SSDNow mS200 120GB SMS200S3/120G Now that mSATA drives are really starting to grow in popularity, we are seeing more models pop up from various SSD manufacturers. Kingston has the latest one we’ve received powered by a SandForce controller paired with Toshiba NAND. The SSDNow mS200 line is part of their ‘System Builders’ series which …more
ADATA Adds Mystique to External Storage OptionsCompany’s New DashDrive Choice HC630 HDD Shimmers with Allure Taipei, Taiwan – October 8, 2013 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has added another attractive storage gadget to the company’s popular DashDrive Choice family. With a USB 3.0 interface, the …more
The Force Is With You – Again There have been a number of incarnations of the Force Series drives from Corsair with the first having the SandForce 1200 series controller. Hence the name. Most have been performance focused and were the Corsair flagship drives for a time, a title currently held by their Neutron GTX …more
Hassle Free Drive Duplication. We’ve seen our share of hard drive docks and even a few from Vantec, but this time they have something a little different. The NexStar HDD Duplicator also does as its name implies, it can duplicate drives on a sector-by-sector basis. The beautiful part is that it can do it independently, …more
WD Gives The My Passport A High-End Luxury Makeover Chances are you have an external portable hard drive that uses the USB interface to backup your personal data. Devices like this have been around for over a decade and we are finding that most companies are having a hard time bringing new features and concepts …more
The Intel Developer Forum is next month and on the agenda is a workshop on SSD Overclocking with a new prototype Intel SSD! We were expecting to learn all about that next month, but it appears that Intel wanted to get some community feedback before IDF and they are showing off SSD Overclocking right now …more
Samsung Continues To Exert Pressure Samsung has boldly inserted themselves into the forefront of the consumer SSD market with apparent ease thanks to some innovation and a few outstanding drives. Just a few years ago, no one would have even mentioned their name in the same sentence with ‘SSD’ but now they are very much …more
An Affordable Portable USB 3.0 Drive For Back To School HGST, formerly Hitachi GST and now a Western Digital company, isn’t a brand that we often look at here on Legit Reviews, so we jumped at the opportunity to take a look at the Touro Mobile Pro 500GB USB 3.0 external storage solution. Inside this …more
Not too long ago, Plextor stepped out of their comfort zone and added SSD storage to their list of products. Now they’re one of the few manufacturers to delve into the mSATA SSD space which should help them get a good foothold into this market space. Of course, performance and price will have a significant influence on sales so have a look at our review of their M5M series of drives to see if they have what it takes.
Most find the speed of a single SSD to be plenty for their needs but there are some whose expectations go a little higher. For those, a pair of Corsair Neutron GTX drives in a RAID 0 array is probably more what they have in mind. We throw a couple on our test bench to see just how fast we can push them. Have a look at the article to see the results!