Storage

Seagate Ironwolf: 10TB Storage for NAS

Introduction The Seagate Guardian Series brings a massive 10TB of storage space in the 3.5’’ form factor. The Guardian Series from Seagate features a total of four lines of products targeted at various marketing segments: the Barracuda Pro for gamers, the Skyhawk for surveillance systems, the FireCuda for the mobile …

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Corsair Force LE 480GB TLC SSD Review (PN# CSSD-F480GBLEB)

Corsair Force LE 480GB TLC SSD The Corsair Force LE 480GB TLC SSD sports a Phison PS3110-S10 controller and Toshiba’s 15nm TLC NAND flash, a formula we’ve seen on other drives from vendors that don’t produce their own controllers and NAND. Set as an entry level drive series with less expensive …

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Network Attached Storage QNAP TVS-682 Review

Introduction QNAP has always been one of the companies in the NAS industry that is quick to adopt new technology and offer different products than other manufactuers. The company is the first to incorporate AMD SoC into their NAS devices (TVS-x63 NAS) and also delivers the first Android NAS (TAS-268). …

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Asustor AS3202T Multifunctional 4K Quad-Core NAS

A NAS today is much more than just a place to store your data. In fact, if that is all you need then cloud storage is probably enough for you. No, a NAS today offers a lot more opportunities and features compared to just a dumb storage device. Whether is …

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ADATA SP550 M.2 240GB SSD

ADATA has evolved from its humble beginnings in 2001 with the philosophy of providing top notch memory solutions that enhance and enrich our digital lives. Leveraging their highly skilled engineers and state of the art manufacturing and combining them with amazing customer service results in the complete solution when it …

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OCZ VX500 SSD (1TB)

INTRODUCTION Designed with mainstream desktop and laptop devices in mind, the OCZ VX500 SSD utilizes Toshiba’s MLC NAND to usher in a replacement for the Vector 180. The VX500 falls in between the budget-oriented Trion 150 drives, and the blazing-fast RD400 NVMe offering. Offering 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB sizes, …

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Crucial MX300 525GB and 1TB

Introduction Samsung shipped the world’s first 3D NAND SSD in 2013 and has enjoyed great success with drives such as the 850 Pro, 950 Pro, and 850 Evo that all come packed with 3D V-NAND and deliver exceptional performance. It’s amazing how Samsung has been able to dominate the market …

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Crucial MX300 SSD (750GB)

INTRODUCTION Crucial is back with a new revision of their MX series of SSDs, and this time around the MX300 750GB features Micron’s latest 3D NAND, promising improved performance and greater endurance. While the 750GB model of the MX300 line is touted as being “Limited Edition”, this was just for …

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OCZ RD400 (512GB) PCIe MVM2 M.2 SSD

Introduction Back when the SATA based SSD was in its infancy, OCZ’s RevoDrive was one of the drives that plugs into a PC’s PCI Express slot, as it is designed to offer higher performance for those who demand the best performance. The original RevoDrive from OCZ was no more than a …

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Samsung Portable SSD T3 (1TB)

Introduction The Samsung Portable SSD T1 released last year at CES is essentially the 850 EVO drive housed inside an external enclosure with a USB 3.0 port. The T1 delivers 1TB of external storage at very high transfer speeds thanks to the solid state storage, as opposed to the spinning …

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OCZ Trion 150 (480GB)

OCZ Trion 150 Still thinking that SSDs are too expensive? While the price of the SSDs will probably never reach to the level of the mechanical drive, the price has been dropping steadily over the last couple of years. Thanks to the migration to triple-level-cell (TLC NAND) NAND and 3D NAND …

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Western Digital Red 6TB

Introduction Western Digital is a company with deep roots in the storage industry, with products that span virtually every customer and business need. Western Digital is also considered one of the most trustworthy brands that users look to when purchasing a new drive or drives, thanks to their reputation and …

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Kingston 32GB UHS-I U3 microSDHC Review

Kingston 32GB UHS-I U3 microSDHC Review As media playback formats increase the need for faster MicroSD cards has increased. With 2K/4K video playback and burst mode (Continuous still images on on DSLR cameras) older MicroSD cards just can’t keep up with todays needs. Face it most people going into your local …

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QNAP TS-451+

Introduction It is clear what QNAP is aiming for with the TS-451+ from the moment you open up the device, as the unit comes with a multimedia remote as the standard accessory. QNAP actually has had the multimedia remote that users can purchase separately as an add-on accessory that works …

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Crucial BX200 960GB

Introduction It should not come as a surprise that all of the SSDs launched this year uses 3D NAND or TLC as oppose to MLC. The move to the 3D NAND and TLC NAND allows the manufacturers to reduce cost but at the same time increase the storage capacity of …

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Crucial BX200 SSD (480GB)

INTRODUCTION Crucial is no rookie when it comes to the memory and SSD game, so an introduction to the company as a whole is mostly unnecessary. The introduction that does need to take place however, is the introduction of Micron’s first 16nm TLC SSDs, the BX200 line. Aimed at users …

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ASUSTOR AS1002T NAS

Introduction Not too long ago ASUS decided to get into Network Attached Storage (NAS) by launching its ASUSTOR brand.  Now the NAS market is relatively well established with its group of brands, so we were a bit surprised when the ASUSTOR entered the race in 2011. This market has become …

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Seagate 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5″ HDD v5 (ST8000NM0055)

Seagate 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5″ HDD v5 (ST8000NM0055) We all need storage on our computers and we’ve seen 4 and 5 drive setups with cables running willy nilly through machines until it looks like a mass of electrical spaghetti bulging the motherboard side of the computer case out. Most of …

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Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB ST4000DX001 Consumer Hybrid HD Review

Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB ST4000DX001 Consumer Hybrid HD Review A SSHD is the marriage of a platter hard drive and a SSD Controller linked to the same Nand flash used in a Solid State Drive. The drive electronics are a little more sophisticated than a regular platter drive deciding what …

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OCZ Trion 100 (480GB)

INTRODUCTION Traditionally, OCZ has offered two lines of SSDs: the Vector for the high-end and enthusiasts users, and the ARC for the mainstream and budget market. As you may recall, OCZ was purchased by Toshiba back in 2014 and today, the release of the Trion 100 marks the first new …

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ASUSTOR AS6202T NAS

INTRODUCTION Breaking into the network attached storage (NAS) industry is no easy task these days, as competition for users’ data storage is fierce. Thankfully for ASUSTOR, they entered the industry in 2011. With the NAS industry growing by leaps and bounds, the products that a company must offer to potential …

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Mushkin Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 SSD (MKNSSDAV250GB-D8)

Mushkin Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 2280 SSD The ever-growing need for hard drive speed is being met in a variety of ways, while E-Sata is taking the rear of the pack on development and Sata 6G has reached its bandwidth limit HD pioneers like Mushkin are pressing on to the …

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Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD Review, Mush On! (MKNSSDST480GB)

Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD, Mush On! Mushkin has been around since 1994 and become an industry leader and recognized for its high quality performance products and their design philosophy of continual innovation and delivering product “Wow” through quality products and unparalleled customer service. In their continual drive to innovate Mushkin …

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Thecus W2000+ NAS

INTRODUCTION Outside of typical PC components like CPUs, motherboards, and video cards, it seems like the fastest growing segment of PC-related consumer electronics is the network attached storage (NAS) field. NAS units are often found performing the duty of their namesake; storing files that are accessible via either a LAN …

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VisionTek SSD RAID 0 Review (900512)

Amazon VisionTek Go Drive SSD RAID 0 Review We’ve been waiting the better part of a decade for SSD prices to drop and they have dropped somewhat. Often you find yourself a little cash strapped and can’t afford one of those infernally expensive PCI-E drives where you sign a contract …

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QNAP TVS-x63 (TVS-463-8GB): AMD Powered NAS

Introduction Generally speaking two bay or four bay NAS devices are dominated by ARM SoC while higher capacity unit for SOHO or enterprise devices are using x86 Intel Atom or Core processor. Atom was originally designed for Netbooks with its low power usage. However, the first Atom processor is just not …

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