QNAP TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS with Intel Atom D510 Review

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!

By Legit Staff

CES 2010: Crucial RealSSD C300 6Gbps SATA SSD Demo

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

In Win Ammo 2.5-inch HDD RFID Enclosure

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.

By jw

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 on the ASUS P7P55D-E Premium

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

Thermaltake BlacX Duet HDD Docking Station

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.

By Joe Evans

QNAP TS-419P Turbo NAS 4-Bay Network Storage Review

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!

By Legit Staff

Two Kingston 40GB V Series Boot Drive SSDs in RAID 0

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.

By Nathan Kirsch

Thecus N0204 miniNAS Pocket RAID Storage Review

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

Seagate XT 2TB SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive Testing

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

Intel Launches TRIM Firmware For 34nm SSDs

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

Kingston 40GB V Series Boot Drive SSD Review

Kingston today announced the release of the SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive, the latest addition to its V (Value) family of solid-state drives (SSD). This drive will cost a mere $84.99 after rebates when it is launched on November 9, 2009. You’ll be shocked to learn that inside this drive is an Intel 2nd Generation controller and 34nm MLC NAND! This might be the bargain of the year when it comes to storage.

By Nathan Kirsch

Kingston 256GB SSDNow V+ Series SSD Review

The Kingston SSDNow V+ Solid State Drive (SSD) series features sequential read speeds of up to 220MB/sec. and write speeds of up to 180MB/sec. This makes it nearly twice as fast as the original SSDNow V series of drives, so be sure to read on to check out Kingston’s latest mainstream SSD offering!

By Nathan Kirsch

Patriot Torqx 128GB MLC SSD Review

Patriot’s Torqx 128GB Solid State Drive boasts impressive specifications and a 10 year warranty that definitely catches your eye. We take a closer look and put it through some benchmarks to see if it’s a performer or a pretender.

By Joe Evans

Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green and Black Hard Drives

Legit Reviews has the new Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB (model WD2001FASS) hard drive and will be comparing it to the WD Caviar Green 2 TB (model WD20EADS) hard drive. How big of a difference will be seen between the Caviar Black and Caviar Green drives? Read on to find out and you might just be shocked!

By Nathan Kirsch

VIA ARTiGO A2000 Barebone Storage Server

With the ARTiGO A2000 storage server, VIA aims to attract a wider audience to the idea of network attached storage by offering this small, low-power network storage server. A barebones system based on the VIA C7-D processor and a custom Nano-ITX motherboard, the ARTiGO A2000 was designed from top to bottom to be an easy, long-lasting solution for the average user’s storage requirements.

By mcollins