Tuesday, July 1, 2014
- 5:41 am | Samsung Debuts High-End SSD Powered by 3D V-NAND Flash with Ten Years Warranty. Samsung Unveils New Flagship SSD Based on 3D V-NAND Memory
Monday, June 16, 2014
- 10:33 pm | Failures of Hard Disk Drives Remain the Leading Cause of Data Loss. HDDs Remain the Most Popular Storage Technology and the Common Cause of Data Loss
- 7:17 pm | SanDisk Set to Acquire Fusion-io for $1.1 Billion. SanDisk to Boost Presence on Enterprise SSD Market with Acquisition of Fusion-io
Thursday, June 5, 2014
- 11:43 am | SanDisk Unveils Industry’s First Consumer SSDs with Ten-Year Warranty. SanDisk Extreme Pro Sports Up to 960GB Capacities, Extreme Performance, Unprecedented Warranty
Saturday, May 3, 2014
- 8:57 am | SanDisk Vows to Release 8TB SSD Next Year, 16TB SSD in 2016. SanDisk Wants SSDs to Leave HDDs Behind in Terms of Storage Capacity
Data density increases and so do the storage capacities and speeds of new hard disk drives. 2.5-inch models reached 320 GB, which means time has come to compare them against the previous-generation solutions and 3.5-inch models.
Today we are going to discuss the performance of five hard disk drives from Samsung, Seagate and Western Digital that feature 640GB storage capacity.
The hard disk drives storage capacities increase day by day. The first 2.5-inch HDD with 500 GB storage capacity got into our lab about 6 months ago. Now it is far not the only one out there. Moreover, its competitors are built on only two platters instead of three.
We managed to get our hands on six HDD models in 2.5-inch form-factor with 320GB storage capacity. This capacity is not record-breaking, but definitely one of the most demanded, so we couldn’t miss the opportunity to check out the highs and lows of each solution.
In our today’s article we are going to compare the performance of RAID arrays of different types built of four HDDs of 8 different models. Among our testing participants will be 3.5-inch HDDs from all four leading hard drives manufacturers, including not only desktop but also special server models.
We upgraded our testbed for RAID controllers: now it includes SAS drives. The first one to be tested on this new platform is going to be a new solution from Promise – an 8-port SAS/SATA RAID controller.
This roundup includes solutions from all companies making 750GB hard disk drives these days: Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate and Western Digital. We will discuss features and performance of 10 hard drives with 750GB storage capacity.
The rapidly growing SSD market has long lacked really big players. Now that Intel joined the show the situation has changed dramatically. Today we are going to check out their new X25-M solid state drive with 80GB storage capacity, 2.5-inch form-factor and 250MB/s read speed.
In our today’s comparative article we are going to discuss two controllers from Promise and HighPoint and investigate one of their most interesting features: performance of degraded RAID 5 and RAID 6 arrays.
In our today’s article we are going to talk about the ability of seven different 400GB 3.5” hard disk drives to work in RAID arrays of various types. We will test solutions from Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate and Western Digital.
Looks like 2.5-ich HDDs have reached another milestone: 500GB model appeared in this form-factor. Let’s find out what Hitachi Travelstar 5K500 is capable of compared with three 320GB HDDs with 5400RPM spindle rotation speed.
Our today’s roundup will be devoted to five Adaptec RAID controllers. We will test not only the popular Serial ATA models, but also the solutions supporting SAS storage devices.
Everything about the new hard disk drive from Western Digital is extraordinary: speed, price, design. Let’s find out why it is so from our new article.
In this article we are going to discuss 6 hard disk drives, each with 1TB storage capacity. We will talk about solutions from Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate and Western Digital.
Today we are going to discuss feature and performance of the new 2.5-inch HDDs with 7,200RPM spindle rotation speed. Our today’s testing participants will include solutions from Fujitsu, Hitachi and Seagate.
Today we are going to talk about two HDDs with 320GB storage capacity and six HDDs with 250GB storage capacity designed in 2.5-inch form-factor and working at 5400RPM spindle rotation speed.
This article is going to reopen the series of tests devoted to RAID controllers, which was temporarily absent from our regular review schedule. Today we are going to talk about a new lineup from AMCC 3Ware – multi-channel RAID controllers for PCI Express.
Thanks to rapid growth of data density, 2.5-inch HDDs became fit not only for notebooks but also for desktop systems. But how their performance compares against that of 3.5-inch models? Our today’s review is going to answer this question, too.
In this article we are going to introduce to you two solid state drives from Samsung and a unique data storage solution from Gigabyte aka i-RAM. Let check out their performance compared to that of conventional hard disk drives.
Quite some time has passed since 2.5” hard drives with 250GB and 300GB storage capacities appeared in the market. Of course, the manufacturers of portable storage solutions couldn’t pass on an opportunity like that. In our today’s roundup we are going to talk about 7 portable HDDs from Fujitsu, Toshiba, TEAC, Transcend and a no-name manufacturer.