Over the last few years Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have gained in popularity. The ability to store and share files, media, and other data on a small, but powerful piece of network equipment provides for easier setup, administration, and faster data access at an affordable price. Thecus, a company that prides itself on creating quality storage devices, has a wide variety of storage products to fit the need of the individual user, as well as, the enterprise level storage solutions.
Data storage devices are getting smaller, faster and larger in capacity these days. The micro SD lineup from Kingston Technology just got a huge upgrade. Now you are get the Class 10 microSDHC/SDXC UHS-I (Advanced) with capacities of up to 128GB. Gladly, Kingston send us one to review today.
Recently, M.2 SSD’s have been released to the market. M.2 is designed to replace the order mSATA standard and offer higher speeds. The drives are available in two versions, SATA and PCIe. SATA drives offer comparable speeds to common 2.5 inch SSD’s, while PCIe drives can offer speeds up to 10 Gb/s. The Transcend MTS800 M.2 2280 128GB SATA SSD we will be looking at today is a SATA version. It promises speeds that rival almost any other SSD on the market, but in a form faster much smaller.
USB flash drives are about as common as a computer accessory can be. Most computer users have at least one, may have more than one. They have proven to be one of the must have devices for transferring files back and forth between USB enabled systems. Soon flash drives may soon be replaced with something just a bit different.
Today we are taking a look at the OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe 480GB SSD. This is OCZ's first PCIe product after the Toshiba acquisition. OCZ has chosen four of the LSI SandForce SF-2282 controllers and it uses the same Toshiba 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash as the Vector 150 and Vertex 460 SSD, all in a rather compact PCIe form.
What was once ultra-expensive and rare quickly becomes cheap and common in the personal computer market. Storage is possibly the best example of this. Indeed, the storage market has changed quite a bit in the 17 years I have been a computer enthusiast. Perhaps the biggest change has been the introduction of solid state drives. This formally rare and expensive technology is now common and inexpensive enough for most consumers to enjoy.
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.