STORAGE

February 20th, 2012

Intel 520 240GB SSD RAID 0 Performance Review

In many ways Intel’s new 520 240GB is one of the best SSDs currently on the market but with a price of about $500, many will likely overlook it.  However, for those that can afford the fastest solution possible, combining two of these drives together in a RAID 0 setup could potentially result in stratospheric [...]


February 6th, 2012

Intel 520 240GB Cherryville SSD Review

We’ve been hearing about and anticipating new Intel’s Cherryville SSDs for some time now they are finally being released in the guise of the 520 series.  They are built around the same SandForce SF2281 controller we have come to know from numerous other SSDs but Intel has taken it upon themselves to equip these drives [...]


January 23rd, 2012

Seagate Barracuda 3TB in RAID 0: Performance Unleashed

Seagate’s new Barracuda 3TB is one of the fastest hard drives currently available and it come with plenty of storage space for a reasonable price.   What it can’t do is compete on a level performance footing with SSDs but when two of these drives are paired up, the results speak for themselves.  They may [...]


January 12th, 2012

Corsair Performance Pro 256GB SSD Review

Corsair’s Performance 3 256GB SSD showed many enthusiasts that an SSD didn’t need to have “SandForce” in the same sentence as “performance” and that the new Marvell controller was a force to be reckoned with. Today we will be putting the Performance 3’s successor –the Performance PRO- under the microscope to see if it can meet our [...]


November 28th, 2011

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review

SSDs seem to be all the rage these days but while they offer incredible performance, what they haven’t been able to achieve is acceptable capacity levels at sub-$300 price points.  This is where hybrid drives like Seagate’s new Momentus XT 750GB come into play.  They offer a combination of SSD-like performance in your most-used applications while [...]


November 9th, 2011

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB PCI-E SSD Review

Searches for affordable high capacity SSDs usually come up blank so several manufacturers have begun releasing hybrid solutions which combine the performance of an SSD with the storage space of the hard drive.  OCZ’s RevoDrive Hybrid is the latest to take on this challenge by combining a 100GB SSD with a 2.5″ 1TB HDD.  This [...]


October 31st, 2011

Seagate Barracuda 3TB Review; A 1TB / Platter Monster is Unleashed

Platter size may not mean much to everyday consumers but storage enthusiasts know that larger platters are usually a ticket to first class performance.   Previously, large capacity drives used 750GB disks to achieve their required space but Seagate’s new Barracuda 3TB is the first with three 1TB platters.  Coupled with a very fast controller, this [...]


October 9th, 2011

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB PCI-E SSD Review

With SSD technology progressing at a breakneck pace, some areas of the market have begun to demand drives which could theoretically outstrip the new SATA 6 Gbps standard.  In order to offer the best possible performance without limitations, OCZ has looked to the PCI-E bus for one of their SSDs.  The RevoDrive 3 X2 drives [...]


September 22nd, 2011

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB 2.5″ Hard Drive Review

With their competitors leading the way with 1TB notebook hard drives, Western Digital has finally shown their cards by releasing the  Scorpio Blue 1TB.  By combining a pair of 500GB platters, they are hoping this particular HDD can effectively deliver good performance, high capacity and low power consumption to mobile users.  But does this relatively expensive drive have [...]


September 14th, 2011

OCZ Agility 3 240GB SSD Review

When moving to an SSD from a typical hard drive, many  have to sacrifice storage capacity for speed.  OCZ has tried to mitigate this loss by introducing the Agility 3 240GB, a high capacity SSD which doesn’t cost an absolute fortune.