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Even Bigger, Even Faster: 2.5-inch Hard Drives with 7200 RPM Rotation Speed
[03/10/09 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

Roundup: Hard Disk Drives with 640GB Storage Capacity
[03/06/09 | by Aleksey Meyev]

Today we are going to discuss the performance of five hard disk drives from Samsung, Seagate and Western Digital that feature 640GB storage capacity.

First Hard Disk Drives with 500 GB Storage Capacity
[02/24/09 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

Roundup: 2.5-Inch Hard Drives with 320GB Storage Capacity
[02/16/09 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

500GB Hard Disk Drives in RAID 0, RAID 5 and RAID 10 Arrays
[01/07/09 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

Promise SuperTrak EX8650 SAS RAID Controller Review
[11/26/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

"Three Quarters" or 750GB Hard Disk Drives Roundup
[11/05/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

First Look at Intel X25-M SSD
[10/15/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

HighPoint RocketRAID 3220 and Promise SuperTrak EX8350 RAID Controllers Comparison
[10/08/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

400GB Hard Disk Drives in RAID 0, RAID 5 and RAID 10 Arrays. Part 2
[09/04/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

2.5-Inch Hard Disk Drives: Hitachi Travelstar 5K500 500GB vs. 320GB Rivals
[08/05/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

Adaptec RAID Controllers Roundup
[07/29/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

First Look: Western Digital VelociRaptor Hard Disk Drive
[07/22/08 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

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.

1TB Hard Disk Drives Roundup
[07/09/08 | by Nikita Nikolaichev]

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.

Fast and Small: 7,200RPM 2.5-Inch Hard Disk Drives Roundup
[06/30/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

Roundup: 250-320GB Hard Disk Drives with 5400RPM Spindle Rotation Speed
[06/06/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

AMCC 3Ware 9650SE Serial ATA Controller Series Review
[05/15/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

Hard Disk Drives of Different Types: Hitachi 7K200 vs. Everyone Else
[05/02/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

SSD, i-RAM and Traditional Hard Disk Drives
[04/23/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.

Roundup: 2.5" External Hard Disk Drives with 250GB and 300GB Storage Capacities
[03/06/08 | by Aleksey Meyev]

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.