STORAGE

April 2nd, 2013

Seagate Constellation ES.3 4TB Hard Drive Review

Seagate’s new ES.3 series is their latest salvo in the enterprise hard drive market.  With a capacity of up to 4TB, incredible performance, increased longevity over standard drives and a five year comprehensive warranty, it sets a new high water mark in this increasingly critical storage segment.


March 18th, 2013

Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD Review

Intel’s new 335 Series 180GB offers something for everyone.  From performance, to efficiency, to longevity this new SSD incorporates features normally seen on high end drives but it is wrapped up into a package which comes in under the $175 mark.  For anyone who wants lightning fast boot times on a budget, it doesn’t get [...]


February 27th, 2013

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review

SanDisk’s Ultra Plus 256GB is a different type of SSD.  It uses a new Marvell Van Gogh controller and advanced 19nm NAND which combine to make an extremely advanced design with a price of under $215.  But it needs to overcome some serious competition in order to make any headway in this cut throat market.


February 7th, 2013

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

The value-oriented SSD market is currently filled with similar drives but Kingston’s new SSDNow V300 dares to be a bit different.  It may use the same SF2281 as many of its competitors but it runs a custom firmware and ONFI NAND which allows for excellent performance despite its relatively low price.


January 28th, 2013

Intel DC S3700 SSD Review; Home User Edition

Intel’s new DC S3700 SSD series is absolutely perfect for a datacenter environment but it relatively low cost virtually guarantees that home users will take these drive seriously as well.   But how do they actually perform against some of today’s most popular enthusiast level SSDs?


January 23rd, 2013

Intel DC S3700 200GB & 800GB, Enterprise SSD Review

Intel’s DC S3700 series is the pinnacle of modern datacenter SSD design.  It incorporates  advanced data protection features, an adaptable design, great performance and a surprisingly affordable pricing structure.  This is also the first look we’re getting at Intel’s third generation X25 controller.


December 11th, 2012

AMD Radeon RAMDisk Review

With memory prices on the decline and Intel’s RST caching offering a great solution for budget conscious buyers,  AMD is reviving the idea of memory-based application acceleration.  Called Radeon RAMDisk, it promises to reduce load times to mere seconds on even the most basic of systems.


December 3rd, 2012

Western Digital Black 4TB Hard Drive Review

In the never ending quest to cram the maximum amount of storage capacity into a single drive, Western Digital’s new Black Edition 4TB stands as a unique device.  While other 4TB drives are already available, this is the only one which successfully combines performance and capacity with a surprisingly low price of under $350.


November 27th, 2012

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review

With the competition slowly overtaking their high-end Vertex 4, it was high time for OCZ to make introduce a revamped high end SSD lineup.  That starts today with the Vector series. OCZ’s. By incorporating an in-house designed Barefoot 3 controller and fast NAND, this could be drive which puts OCZ back on the enthusiast map.


November 25th, 2012

Western Digital RE 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review

Western Digital may have faced adversity throughout the last year but if the new RE 4TB is any indication, they are back with a vengeance.  This drive is geared towards the enterprise market segment and is one of the largest capacity HDDs around but has its narrow focus sacrificed features that would appeal to enthusiasts?