Storage

A solid state drive is often the most important component for making a PC feel fast and responsive; any PC still using a mechanical hard drive as its primary storage is long overdue for an upgrade. The SSD market is broader than ever, with a wide range prices, performance and form factors. The big news in the storage market right now is the Chia cryptocurrency craze. That has been driving up storage prices, but it's had more of an impact on hard drive prices and availability than on SSDs. We are seeing reduced supply and increased pricing mostly on larger (multi-TB) NVMe SSDs, but in other segments of the market pricing over the past several weeks has been flat or only slightly increasing.

Transcend 16GB SSD

We put one of Transcend's latest SSD drives through the wringer and look at the benefits and drawbacks of this technology.

17 by Dave Robinet on 10/23/2007

ICY DOCK MB664US-1S: eSATA with a twist

ICY DOCK's 12 year quest to build market share continues. Do they have a hit with the MB664?

20 by Dave Robinet on 10/9/2007

RAID Primer: What's in a number?

In preparation for some upcoming RAID product reviews, we wanted to provide a brief introduction to the concept of RAID storage setups, what the various levels mean, and the...

41 by Dave Robinet on 9/7/2007

MTRON 32GB SSD: Better in a Notebook?

Our early look with a notebook platform and the MTRON 32GB SSD reveals this drive is faster than a speeding bullet. Well almost.

25 by Gary Key on 8/17/2007

MTRON SSD 32GB: Wile E. Coyote or Road Runner?

Our preview reveals one very fast SSD drive from MTRON, but how fast depends on whether you are using an Intel or NVIDIA chipset.

37 by Gary Key on 8/15/2007

Western Digital SE16 750GB: "Quiet" a Performer

With the prices of 750GB drives falling like a rock, they are finally becoming a realistic option for many buyers. How does Western Digital's offering stack up to the competition?

38 by Dave Robinet on 8/9/2007

Galaxy Metal Gear Box 3500SASP - SATA/USB 2.0 Enclosure on a Budget

We take a look at one of the more inexpensive SATA/USB 2.0 enclosures on the market that provides SATA functionality and USB portability.

8 by Gary Key on 7/15/2007

ICY DOCK MB559US-1SMB: eSATA Enclosure with Pizzazz

We take a look at ICY DOCK's newest external eSATA/USB 2.0 enclosure and wonder how to keep it clean in a lab full of dirty hands.

14 by Gary Key and Dave Robinet on 7/11/2007

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

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