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SATA 6Gbps Implementation Investigated - ASUS vs. GIGABYTE P55

SATA 6Gbps Implementation Investigated - ASUS vs. GIGABYTE P55

GIGABYTE and ASUS chose different paths for SATA 6Gbps on P55 motherboards. Today we put them to the test to see which is better implemented. | Dec 23, 2009 at 11:14 pm CST

Sharkoon SATA QuickPort USB 3.0 Toaster 2.5 and 3.5-inch Docking Station

Sharkoon SATA QuickPort USB 3.0 Toaster 2.5 and 3.5-inch Docking Station

Sharkoon's famous QuickPort toaster hard drive enclosure now comes with USB 3.0 for SuperSpeed transfers. We investigate it in detail. | Dec 22, 2009 at 6:38 am CST

Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Universal Storage Adapter

Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Universal Storage Adapter

Vantec helps make life a lot easier in the storage world with an adapter that understands 66 different types of media. | Dec 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm CST

Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB Hard Disk

Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB Hard Disk

When we tested the Barracuda XT we didn't have the Caviar Black in for testing, that has changed and we have a potential new favorite on our hands. | Dec 9, 2009 at 1:35 am CST

Areca ARC-1680X PCIe Eight-Channel External SATA/SAS RAID Controller

Areca ARC-1680X PCIe Eight-Channel External SATA/SAS RAID Controller

Areca has a long standing reputation among storage enthusiasts. Can the ARC-1680X live up to the expectations? | Dec 8, 2009 at 7:43 am CST

The State of Solid State - Chapter II

The State of Solid State - Chapter II

Chris brings you up to speed with all things happening in the SSD market. | Dec 8, 2009 at 2:37 am CST

iStoragePro iT8SAE 8-bay SAS / SATA Expander

iStoragePro iT8SAE 8-bay SAS / SATA Expander

The pentacle of Audio / Video storage has arrived. Chris runs us over the luxuries a unit like this brings to your network. | Dec 4, 2009 at 3:18 am CST

Simpletech by Hitachi SimpleTOUGH 500GB USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Simpletech by Hitachi SimpleTOUGH 500GB USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Rough and tough portable storage for those adventurous enough to live like there is no tomorrow. | Dec 1, 2009 at 11:18 pm CST

Buffalo DriveStation HD-HXU3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk

Buffalo DriveStation HD-HXU3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk

The world's first USB 3.0 external HDD is in for testing straight from Japan. | Nov 29, 2009 at 10:01 am CST

G.Skill Falcon II 64GB 2.5-inch Solid State Disk

G.Skill Falcon II 64GB 2.5-inch Solid State Disk

G.Skill has just announced a new family of its Falcon series SSDs. Chris has his hands on a sample & takes the time to see where the improvements are. | Nov 25, 2009 at 10:28 pm CST

AXUS FiT 500E Five-Bay RAID DAS Server

AXUS FiT 500E Five-Bay RAID DAS Server

After testing the Promise DS4600, we had several requests to review other DAS servers. AXUS FiT 500E, come on down! | Nov 20, 2009 at 2:17 am CST

A-DATA SH93 Waterproof and Shock Resistant Portable HDD Video Review

A-DATA SH93 Waterproof and Shock Resistant Portable HDD Video Review

A-DATA sent us over its SH93 320GB yellow waterproof and shock resistant portable HDD for video review and its durability impresses. | Nov 19, 2009 at 2:20 am CST

Vantec NexStar Vault NST-V290S2 2.5-inch HDD Enclosure

Vantec NexStar Vault NST-V290S2 2.5-inch HDD Enclosure

Data without protection is worthless. Portability without security is asking for trouble. | Nov 12, 2009 at 10:33 pm CST

Early look at USB 3.0 X25-M SSD performance versus USB 2.0, eSATA and more

Early look at USB 3.0 X25-M SSD performance versus USB 2.0, eSATA and more

We visited the Macpower office and ran some benchmarks to get an early look at USB 3.0 performance using an Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD. | Nov 10, 2009 at 9:01 pm CST

Seagate Savvio 10K.3 SAS 2.0 6Gb/s 300GB 2.5-inch Hard Disk

Seagate Savvio 10K.3 SAS 2.0 6Gb/s 300GB 2.5-inch Hard Disk

Seagate is back with another drive from their Savvio series of products. The 10K.3 is a third generation Savvio 2.5-inch SAS 2.0 drive. | Nov 10, 2009 at 9:54 am CST

Seagate Savvio 15K.2 SAS 2.0 6Gb/s 146GB 2.5-inch Hard Disk

Seagate Savvio 15K.2 SAS 2.0 6Gb/s 146GB 2.5-inch Hard Disk

Today Chris looks at Seagate's second generation Savvio 15K.2 series hard disk which comes in a 2.5-inch form and makes use of SAS 2.0. | Nov 6, 2009 at 7:49 am CST

Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 2.0 6Gb/s 600GB Hard Disk

Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 2.0 6Gb/s 600GB Hard Disk

Seagate was the first to launch a second generation Serial Attached SCSI drive and Chris puts the latest on the test bench. | Nov 3, 2009 at 10:17 pm CST

SATA 6G Implementation Preview - Ironing Out The Creases

SATA 6G Implementation Preview - Ironing Out The Creases

Sean looks into the implementation of the new generation SATA 6G interface, the issues it brings with it and the ways around them. | Nov 3, 2009 at 12:20 am CST

QNAP TS-419P Four-Bay Turbo NAS Server

QNAP TS-419P Four-Bay Turbo NAS Server

QNAP unleashes a new processor in their consumer flagship NAS that packs more features than most enterprise units. | Nov 2, 2009 at 12:23 am CST

Seagate FreeAgent Go Dock+ Portable HDD Docking Station

Seagate FreeAgent Go Dock+ Portable HDD Docking Station

Looking to add storage to your portable, but not wanting to lose USB ports? - The Seagate FreeAgent Go Dock+ could be the answer for you. | Oct 29, 2009 at 9:46 am CDT

Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB SATA 6 Gbit/s Hard Drive Performance Review

Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB SATA 6 Gbit/s Hard Drive Performance Review

SATA 3.0 has arrived and Seagate was the first through the door. Let's have a look at the new Barracuda XT and how it performs. | Oct 29, 2009 at 7:12 am CDT

OCZ Technology Agility 120GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive

OCZ Technology Agility 120GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive

OCZ is leading the way for consumer SSDs. The Agility is its mainstream product, but how does it compare to other manufacturers leading products? | Oct 27, 2009 at 8:16 am CDT

Active Media Products Penguin BLU Pen Drive

Active Media Products Penguin BLU Pen Drive

Doo be doobie doo, this isn't a Bud Ice commercial, but this penguin is just as memorable. | Oct 14, 2009 at 1:53 am CDT

ioSafe Solo External Hard Drive w/ Disaster Protection

ioSafe Solo External Hard Drive w/ Disaster Protection

You may have a RAID 6 array with battery backup, but what is that going to do for you in Katrina like conditions? | Oct 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm CDT

Promise SmartStor DS4600 4-Bay Direct Attached Storage

Promise SmartStor DS4600 4-Bay Direct Attached Storage

Direct Access Storage is a cost effective solution for single users who are looking to get the full redundancy of a NAS without the expense. | Oct 5, 2009 at 9:18 pm CDT

Transcend Ultra Series 120GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive

Transcend Ultra Series 120GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive

Today Chris cranks up one of Transcend's latest Ultra series drives running off the Indilinx Barefoot controller. | Oct 4, 2009 at 10:20 pm CDT

Thecus N5500 Five-Bay NAS Server

Thecus N5500 Five-Bay NAS Server

Thecus has kept a heavy launch schedule this year. Today we look at the successor to the N5200, the Dual DOM N5500. | Oct 2, 2009 at 3:54 am CDT

Patriot Torqx M28 128GB Solid State Drive

Patriot Torqx M28 128GB Solid State Drive

Patriot isn't waving any flags in the highly contested MLC SSD battle. The new Torqx M28 blasts into the low cost segment. | Oct 1, 2009 at 7:44 pm CDT

TweakTown Storage Product Testing - Our How To Video Guide

TweakTown Storage Product Testing - Our How To Video Guide

There are many ways to test hard drives and NAS servers. Come see how we do it in a series of easy to follow video demonstrations so that you can too. | Sep 28, 2009 at 11:04 pm CDT

TEAM Group Supreme U100 64GB Pen Drive (HD) Video Review

TEAM Group Supreme U100 64GB Pen Drive (HD) Video Review

Today we take a quick look at TEAM Group's Supreme U100 64GB pen drive flash disk. It oozes with style with its impressive design and build quality. | Sep 17, 2009 at 4:59 am CDT

Patriot Convoy and Convoy XL Hardware RAID 2.5 inch Enclosure Video Review

Patriot Convoy and Convoy XL Hardware RAID 2.5 inch Enclosure Video Review

Patriot has developed a couple fancy new internal and external HDD and SSD enclosure caddies with hardware RAID support. Any good? Watch our video! | Sep 4, 2009 at 4:51 am CDT

PhotoFast G-Monster eSATA V2 Portable SSD on a Stick

PhotoFast G-Monster eSATA V2 Portable SSD on a Stick

SSD on a stick, tasty for some - but is this technology ready for the mainstream yet? | Sep 3, 2009 at 10:58 am CDT

PhotoFast G-Monster V4S 32GB Indilinx SLC Solid State Disk

PhotoFast G-Monster V4S 32GB Indilinx SLC Solid State Disk

DVNation kicks over an Indilinx controlled PhotoFast SSD that uses SLC Memory, very fast! | Sep 1, 2009 at 9:46 pm CDT

QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo 8-Bay NAS

QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo 8-Bay NAS

QNAP launches a new flagship NAS server that bursts all our speed records. | Aug 24, 2009 at 8:38 am CDT

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 64GB Solid State Disk

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 64GB Solid State Disk

The Celeron 300A of solid state drives? An icon in the making, take a look! | Aug 19, 2009 at 12:15 am CDT

RunCore 32GB Pro IV SSD Home Theater PC Upgrade - Worth it?

RunCore 32GB Pro IV SSD Home Theater PC Upgrade - Worth it?

During our visit to China last month, RunCore gave us one of their 32GB Pro IV SSDs. We hooked it up to our HTPC - Worth upgrading? Watch our video! | Aug 13, 2009 at 11:19 pm CDT

Flash Memory Summit Coverage - Part 1

Flash Memory Summit Coverage - Part 1

Flash memory has become a key component to nearly all technology, from cell phones to SSDs. | Aug 12, 2009 at 11:08 pm CDT

Kingston SSDNow V Series 64GB SSD Upgrade Kit

Kingston SSDNow V Series 64GB SSD Upgrade Kit

Kingston launches an entry level SSD that has a very friendly price. Today we'll find out if it performs well enough to earn our best value award. | Aug 11, 2009 at 9:04 am CDT

Vizo Arius II ARS-250 Dual 2.5-inch SATA Drive Bay

Vizo Arius II ARS-250 Dual 2.5-inch SATA Drive Bay

SSDs are for power users, so why just put them in notebooks? | Aug 10, 2009 at 1:12 am CDT

Four Kingston SSDNow E (Intel X25-E) SSDs in RAID 0 - Win 7

Four Kingston SSDNow E (Intel X25-E) SSDs in RAID 0 - Win 7

In this technology demonstration we show what type of incredible storage performance is available today and what to look forward to in the future. | Aug 6, 2009 at 12:36 am CDT

Exclusive Review of PhotoFast's G-Monster-PROMISE (1000MB/s) 128GB PCIe SSD

Exclusive Review of PhotoFast's G-Monster-PROMISE (1000MB/s) 128GB PCIe SSD

PhotoFast takes RAID to a whole new level and strikes at Fusion-io. | Aug 1, 2009 at 12:15 am CDT

Super Talent's super tiny Pico Mini USB Drive - Video Review

Super Talent's super tiny Pico Mini USB Drive - Video Review

Super Talent sent us one of its blue 8GB Pico Mini USB pen drives for review. We put it through the paces to see what it can do in this video review. | Jul 31, 2009 at 4:25 am CDT

Exclusive Review of PhotoFast's G-Monster V5 256GB Solid State Disk

Exclusive Review of PhotoFast's G-Monster V5 256GB Solid State Disk

The G-Monster V5 is marketed as the world's fastest SSD. Let's have a look and see if this holds true! | Jul 30, 2009 at 4:09 am CDT

Crucial M225 256GB Solid State Disk

Crucial M225 256GB Solid State Disk

Crucial brings Indilinx power to their SSD lineup, but the price and warranty is what makes this product really stand out. | Jul 29, 2009 at 12:57 am CDT

Runcore Factory Tour Video - Production of an SSD

Runcore Factory Tour Video - Production of an SSD

This week we traveled to Hangzhou, China to visit Runcore and see their new range of SSDs. We also stopped by their factory to see how an SSD is made! | Jul 28, 2009 at 11:02 am CDT

Corsair Performance Series Solid State RAID Report

Corsair Performance Series Solid State RAID Report

Corsair loved our Intel vs. Indilinx RAID testing and wanted us to put their Performance Series to the test. So here we are today with results in. | Jul 26, 2009 at 10:19 pm CDT

Patriot Xporter Magnum USB 128GB Pen Drive - Video Review

Patriot Xporter Magnum USB 128GB Pen Drive - Video Review

Ever thought you'd be able to hold 128GB of storage inside your palm? Flash technology keeps improving and Patriot Memory make good use of it. | Jul 22, 2009 at 3:39 am CDT

HighPoint RocketRAID 2310 PCI-E x4 SATA RAID Controller

HighPoint RocketRAID 2310 PCI-E x4 SATA RAID Controller

HighPoint delivers an entry level RAID controller that is low cost and reliable. | Jul 16, 2009 at 10:58 am CDT

Western Digital RE4-GP 2TB Enterprise Hard Disk in RAID 0

Western Digital RE4-GP 2TB Enterprise Hard Disk in RAID 0

Western Digital goes dual across the board; 2TB, two controllers and even two drives. | Jul 8, 2009 at 8:41 am CDT

Corsair P256 2.5-inch Solid State Disk

Corsair P256 2.5-inch Solid State Disk

Corsair finds a friend in Samsung. Let's see how well they play together and with the new P256 SSD. | Jul 5, 2009 at 11:36 pm CDT