Storage

Silicon Power has announced its new lineup of stylish external SSDs. The SP Bolt B80 family of drives comes in a rugged UFO-shaped chassis, which is IP68 dust and waterproof. When it comes to performance, the Bolt B80 resembles other external SSDs that offer read speeds of up to 500 MB/s. The new unit also uses a USB Type-C input to make it easier to connect to the latest laptops. The Silicon Power Bolt B80 family of external SSDs includes models with 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacities. The manufacturer does not disclose what kind of NAND flash memory is uses, nor the controller it for the drive, but only publishes maximum sequential read and sequential write speeds of the product: 500 MB/s...

Samsung SpinPoint T166 500GB: Cool, Quiet, and Quick

Our first look at Samsung's latest SpinPoint T166 drive reveals a quick and affordable drive... oh yeah, did we mention it was quiet?

44 by Gary Key on 7/9/2007

Seagate 7200.10 500GB: Hitting the Sweet Spot

Our updated look at Seagate's mid-range Barracuda 7200.10 desktop series that proves you get performance close to what you pay for today.

20 by Gary Key and Dave Robinet on 7/6/2007

Super Talent SSD: 16GB of Solid State Goodness

We provide a first look at the Super Talent SSD16GB25/25M Flash Drive that is designed for the commercial and industrial markets.

45 by Gary Key on 5/7/2007

Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000: Two Terabyte RAID Redux

We are back with a new test bed to provide an updated but brief review of the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 in RAID 0.

28 by Gary Key on 4/23/2007

Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 in RAID 0: Is Two Terabytes really better than One?

Armed with a retail unit we provide a quick second look at the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 in RAID 0 and wonder what all the fuss is about.

49 by Gary Key on 4/19/2007

Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000: Terabyte Storage arrives on the Desktop

Our first look at Hitachi's new Deskstar 7K1000 desktop series featuring second generation perpendicular recording technology in a massive 1TB drive.

75 by Gary Key on 3/19/2007

Western Digital WD740ADFD: Bottled Lightning

We take a quick look at Western Digital's latest update to their 74GB Raptor drive and discover a drive that is faster at times than its Raptor 150GB counterpart.

27 by Gary Key on 2/7/2007

Western Digital WD1600AAJS: 160GB Served on Single Platter

We take a look at the latest Western Digital Caviar SE series featuring 160GB per-platter technology in the ultra competitive budget sector.

19 by Gary Key on 2/5/2007

Western Digital and Seagate: 320GB Grudge Match

We take a look at the latest Western Digital SE16 and Seagate 7200.10 320GB hard drives and determine a winner in the mid-range desktop performance sector.

21 by Gary Key on 7/27/2006

Western Digital WD2500YD: Enterprise on the Desktop

Our first look at the Western Digital RE16 series featuring the WD2500YD 250GB drive and how it performs against its RE2 siblings.

12 by Gary Key on 6/24/2006

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB: Size Does Matter

Our first look at Seagate's new Barracuda 7200.10 desktop series featuring perpendicular recording technology and industry leading capacities.

45 by Gary Key on 5/18/2006

Infrant Technologies’ ReadyNAS NV: Enterprise Features, Desktop Footprint

With personal storage becoming even more important nowadays, many smaller companies are producing solutions for the mainstream home and small office user to archive their most precious data. Take...

14 by Purav Sanghani on 3/17/2006

Western Digital WD1500ADFD: King Raptor

Our first look at Western Digital's third-generation Raptor.

52 by Gary Key on 2/8/2006

Ricoh EncryptEase: CD-R Password Protection Made Easy

Ricoh's EncryptEase media allows password protection and compression on a normal 650MB CD-R with no extra software. Take a look at how it works.

19 by Purav Sanghani on 2/7/2006

Seagate 7200.9 160GB: The Highest Platter Density to Date!

Before Seagate jumps in to manufacturing drives using the perpendicular magnetic recording, it takes a stab at boosting current platter densities. Take a look at their 7200.9 model with...

24 by Purav Sanghani on 1/31/2006

Flash Media: 1GB CompactFlash Roundup

With digital photography, personal audio, and personal digital assistants in full force these days, we look at one type of flash media to accompany these devices for added storage...

24 by Purav Sanghani on 12/23/2005

Hitachi vs. Western Digital vs. Seagate: A Battle of the Mammoths

We promised a 3-way comparison between Hitachi’s 500GB 7K500, Western Digital’s 400GB WD4000YR, and Seagate’s 7200.9 500GB drive and we keep to our promises. Take a look at how...

46 by Purav Sanghani on 12/2/2005

AXIOMTEK ExBoot 80GB External Storage

AXIOMTEK, a 15-year-old storage solution company, takes on the desktop market of storage devices with their ExBoot line of 3.5" external hard drives.

7 by Purav Sanghani on 11/10/2005

Sony DRU-810A: New Chipset, New Performance

After looking at the last few Sony drives at our labs, the above average performance of the DRU-810A was pleasantly unexpected!

18 by Purav Sanghani on 10/28/2005

Seagate 7200.9 500GB: Mouthwatering Benchmarks

After the October 10, 2005 announcement of the new 7200.9 line from Seagate, we have our hands on the 500GB SATA model and ran it through our desktop drive benchmarks.

46 by Purav Sanghani on 10/24/2005

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