Storage

Posted by Heath Coop
on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:53pm
Kingston HyperX FURY 64Gb USB Flash Drive

Kingston has been actively expanding their original HyperX Fury memory line with solid state drives and also a series of USB Flash Drives. Today we will be a taking a look at their largest drive in the series, the HyperX Fury 64GB. It is rated at speeds of 90MB/s read and 30MB/s write. It also features a stylish design with an aluminum accent that is available in black, red, or blue.

Posted by Heath Coop
on Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:23am
Kingston M.2 SM2280S3240GB SSD

Kingston offers a wide variety of memory and storage products. They have grown to be the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 4,000 people worldwide. They are regarded as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in America” by Fortune magazine.

Posted by Michael Pabia
on Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:00am
Kingston SDCA10 16GB

Flash cards is a commodity nowadays being that devices that require it are something people use on a daily basis. Today, we will looking at flash cards particularly one that's from Kingston. This is a new addition to their flash card line, the SDCA10 Class 10 UHS-I microSDHC/SDXC. There are a lot of gadgets and equipment nowadays that rely on flash cards for data storage such as smartphones, cameras, tablets, camcorders and so on. If you think micro SD cards or SD cards are all made equal, you need to think again. There are different classes of these cards and all of which performs different as well. In this review, we will get to know more about flash cards and what the Kingston Class 10 UHS-I microSDHC/SDXC has to offer.

Posted by Heath Coop
on Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 11:51am
Plextor M6S 256GB SSD

Plextor got their start in 1989, releasing their first CD-ROM drive. Plextor’s optical quickly earned a reputation for speed and reliability. When Solid State Drives entered the market, Plextor decided to release enter that market as well. Since then, Plextor has become one of the most popular brands of SSD’s on the market. Plextor’s latest released into the mainstream line is the M6S.

Posted by Heath Coop
on Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 8:00am
Crucial M550

Crucial is a global brand of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory and flash storage manufacturers in the world. They make computer memory upgrades (DRAM) and solid state drives (SSDs), and offer more than 250,000 upgrades for over 50,000 systems. They have a reputation for quality and their SSD’s are well regarded.

Today we will be looking at Crucial’s M550 256 Gb SSD. Offing speeds up to 550 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write is quite a step up from their previous offering, the M500. The M500 was a staple in the SSD market and with good reason, it was fast and reliable. Crucial has taken the M500 and upgrade the controller to the new Marvell 88SS9189. Also new is the Micron 64Gb 20nm (MLC) Flash. This is certainly interesting. Let us find out if the M550 is a worthy successor.

Posted by Heath Coop
on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:50am
Vantec NexStar

It is a question that is almost as old as the computer hard drive itself. What do I do with this old hard drive? As soon as people started upgrading the storage on their computers, that question has been asked. For quite some time, the options were limited. You could reuse it, sell it, or recycle it. Recently though, a new option has emerged, you can now re-purpose it. This brings us to the Vantec NexStar WiFI. The Vantec NexStar WiFI allows a person to use any new or not so new 2.5 SATA I/II/III to create a portable drive. Vatec has also made sure that there are numerous connection options as well. The enclosure can be connected by USB 3.0 or by WiFi. This alone would seem to be a great option, but they chose to take it a step further, by adding connection options Android OS and Apple iOS devices as well. iOS devices can also use AirPlay to stream content as well. This all sounds very intriguing.

Posted by Michael Pabia
on Friday, August 8, 2014 - 9:05am
Kingston M.2 SM2280S3/120GB SSD

There's a new type of SSDs that recently came out this year, the M.2 which is also known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF). These are to replace the mSATA standards and uses the PCIE mini card layout. The introduction of this form became available in the Intel 1150 platform under the Z97 chipset. The form factor boasts some of the fastest read and write speeds available today with bandwidths of up to 10 gb/s compared to the typical 6 gb/s on SATA III. And Kingston Technology is happy to send us one of their M.2 SSDs for us to test. Let's see just how good an M.2 SSD is compared to typical SSDs in the market today.

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