The Toshiba H200 is a hybrid drive, promising the best of both worlds: fast boot times and capacious storage. We reckon it’s a noticeable upgrade over a traditional HDD at a fraction of the cost of an SSD, so take a look!
StarTech.com is a retailer that specialises in hard-to-find niche computing and electronics items built for businesses, but today we’ll be looking at an item of interest to any gamer or media consumer. It’s called the InfoSafe, and it’s an unusual proposition – a kind of high end hard drive enclosure that supports two 2.5″ SATA drives. As well as the dual layout, there is support for a number of configurations and advanced connectivity options. Let’s have a look at whether this premium enclosure is worth the extra dosh.Technical SpecificationsWarranty: Two years Interface: USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s) & eSATA (3 Gb/s) Number [...]
Plextor is not a name that you would have immediately associate with SSD manufacture – they’re probably best known to old timers as a leading manufacturer of CD/DVD drives – but they’ve been in the business a while. Unlike Intel or Samsung who have made their mark with their own brand controllers and software, Plextor has opted to go for a third party Marvell controller. These controllers are used to great effect in the popular Crucial M4, but require some special firmware to really unlock their potential.
Thankfully, Plextor have opted to do just that and their earlier M3 series SSDs were some of the [...]
So I might be eight months late on this one – big apology to Silverstone on that one – but here’s the XSR take on the Silverstone SD01. It’s a stackable HDD pad mount which lets you make your standard hard drive portable. Sort of. It’s a bit of an odd product but here it is.SpecificationsEnclosure material Aluminum/PlasticColor BlackPower requirement 12VdcOperating system support Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS and Linux.HDD size support 2.5” or 3.5” hard driveHDD interface support SATA / SAS hard driveEnclosure interface eSATA interface. (Max. 6Gbits) SAS dual-lane interface. (Max. 6Gbits)HDD capacity [...]
Supersonic is the name and… probably, going fast and stuff, its it’s… Anyway, here’s a review of another Patriot flash drive. It’s got a 32GB capacity, USB 3.0 functionality and its Quad Channel. Read on to find out how it performs.FeaturesUSB 3.0 compliant Quad-Channel technology for fast read/write performance Up to 100MB/s read* Up to 70MB/s write* Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 Aluminum housing for shock resistance up to 15G