SATA

It's hard for any new SATA SSD to be big news. Aside from instances where new NAND flash enables higher capacities or a big price drop, almost everything we see is an incremental improvement where performance in particular doesn't increase much from one generation to the next. The new Seagate Nytro XF1230 enterprise SATA SSD is notable not for its technical specifications, but for who's selling it. Seagate has been absent from the SATA SSD market for quite a while since the 600 and 600 Pro SSDs were discontinued, but now they're getting back in the game. The Seagate Nytro XF1230 is intended for use with read-intensive workloads but its use of eMLC NAND flash also gives it decent write performance and endurance. Seagate isn't...

StarTech Standalone Hard Drive Eraser And USB 3.0 Dock Capsule Review

When StarTech.com first offered up their USB 3.0 Standalone Eraser Dock for review, it took me a little while to really figure what it was for. The name is...

38 by Billy Tallis on 2/16/2016

Testing SATA Express And Why We Need Faster SSDs

The Serial ATA International Organization didn't have much to worry about when hard drives were the primary (only) media. The laws of rotational physics ensured hard drive speeds would...

130 by Kristian Vättö on 3/13/2014

WD Introduces Red: NAS Optimized HDD Line

WD did everyone a favor when they reorganized their products under color-coded branding a few years ago. With the Blue (mainstream), Green (quiet and cool) and Black (performance) lines...

39 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/10/2012

StarTech.com USB 3.0 to SATA IDE HDD Docking Station Review

StarTech.com specializes in gadgets performing niche, yet handy functions. We reviewed their portable SATA duplicator last year, and this time around we have another interesting gadget from their stables...

17 by Ganesh T S on 6/18/2012

Two New SATA Specs: SATA Express & µSSD

The SATA IO working group announced one new spec and that it has begun work on another: µSSD and SATA Express, respectively. These two specs span the gamut from...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/11/2011

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