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.
The Kingston SSDNow M Series Bundle kit includes the SSDNow M Series drive, cloning software, installation guide CD, and everything needed to make the move to a Solid State Drive quickly and easily. Read on to see how our drive upgrade went on a notebook from 2006!
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 hard drives are the fourth generation of Seagate’s laptop storage family and are said to be one of the fastest notebook hard drives on the market. Read on to see how the Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB hard drive (ST9500420AS) does against eight other 2.5″ drives to see how fast it really is.
Kingston’s line of SSDNow solid-state drives (SSD) rounds out its suite of enterprise products. The SSDNow M Series uses Intel solid-state drives, which are said to be the best-performing drives on the market. Read on to see how the Kingston SNM125-S2/80GB does against seven other 2.5″ drives!
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.