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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 [...]

September 7th, 2011

Crucial M4 256GB Update: The Power of Firmware

A short while ago we reviewed the Crucial M4 256GB SSD but we couldn’t just leave things at that since a new (supposedly) performance increasing firmware was just released for it.  In this quick article we look at the differences brought about by this new, much ballyhooed  0009 version.   Has Crucial accomplished the impossible by releasing [...]

August 30th, 2011

Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120GB SSD Review

In such a cluttered SSD market, it is becoming increasingly difficult for manufacturers to distinguish their wares from those of the competition.  Some rely on flashy packaging while others just follow meekly along with everyone else.  Mushkin on the other hand has gone another route by introducing their SF2281-based high performance Chronos Deluxe 120GB at [...]

August 25th, 2011

Crucial M4 256GB SSD Review

Crucial may be a newcomer to Hardware Canucks but their SSDs just happen to be some of the most popular around right now due to their excellent pricing and wide availability. Their newest line of M4-series drives continues down the same path as previous generations but now uses the same Marvel 9174 controller we saw [...]

August 11th, 2011

Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD Review

Before getting the Wildfire, we had seen our fair share of the Sandforce invasion that is currently running amok in the SSD market.  Expecting yet another rebrand of the same tried, tested and  boring design, we didn’t really expect much from Patriot’s latest flagship drive.  But instead of the same old story, we’ve found an SSD [...]

July 8th, 2010

ASRock P55 Extreme4 Brings Four SATA III and USB 3.0 Ports

ASRock,  a company known for their unique and often inventive products is said to be launching its ninth Intel P55 board, the P55 Extreme4. To date, nearly all Intel chipset motherboards have featured only 2 SATA 6Gbps ports, the limitation of the add in chip. However, ASRock clearly sees a need to expand this standard [...]