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500GB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive Review 500GB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive Review
The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlext Ultra-Portable hard drive is more than just a portable 2.5" SATA HDD. key to the system's brilliant usefulness is that Seagate designed this hard drive to interface with a series of modular cable interface adaptors, docks and a media player. It's what you'd call, really very flexible.


Seagate Feb 16, 2012
ABIT Hot Rod 66 ATA-66 Controller ABIT Hot Rod 66 ATA-66 Controller
A couple of years ago the newest greatest IDE standard was first introduced. The ATA-33. Although we were promised great gains in performance preliminary performance...


ABIT Mar 02, 2000
Amacom Flip Disk Amacom Flip Disk
Robust and portable high capacity storage is the goal of just about anyone with more then one computer. This is one solution, does it work?


Amacom Jun 14, 2000
Beginners Guide: Intel Smart Response Technology and Intel 311 Larson Creek SSD Beginners Guide: Intel Smart Response Technology and Intel 311 Larson Creek SSD
With the launch of the Intel Z68 motherboard chipset, Intel also unveiled a novel addition to its Rapid Storage Technology v10.5 disk storage and RAID management tool called Smart Response Technology. What's interesting about Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT) is that it can designate a single SSD to cache frequently accessed I/O data in a sort of hybrid RAID 0 arrangement.


Intel May 12, 2012
Bytecc ME-350US USB2.0 HDD Enclosure Review Bytecc ME-350US USB2.0 HDD Enclosure Review
Bytecc ME-350US apart is the significantly more compact size, external power brick, and smooth aluminum chassis.


Bytecc Nov 25, 2003
Crucial M4 256GB SATA III SSD Review Crucial M4 256GB SATA III SSD Review
In this review PCSTATS will be testing the 256GB Crucial M4 SSD, a 6Gb/s SATA III drive rated by the manufacturer for read speeds of up to 500MB/s and write speeds of 260MB/s (sequential).


Crucial Dec 04, 2012
DataTec DS350 eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure Review DataTec DS350 eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure Review
Connecting an external hard drive to your computer is a quick and simple way to expand storage capacity.


DataTec May 07, 2007
Evergreen 20Gig Hot Drive Review Evergreen 20Gig Hot Drive Review
Right out of the big blue box came what looked like an iMac accessory. It was sleek, it was translucent, and part of it was blue.... and it was fast!


Evergreen Jul 21, 2000
EZ-Backit PCMCIA 12Gb Drive Review EZ-Backit PCMCIA 12Gb Drive Review
So, with this in mind we took extra interest in this weeks product on our review chopping block. Namely the EZ-BACKIT - essentially a 12GB Hitachi 2.5" drive, PCMCIA card and adapter cable.


Apricorn Aug 04, 2000
Free Web Hard Drives Free Web Hard Drives
There was a time when we relied on a thing called a floppy disk, now the web is there to meet our growing storage needs... but who is the best one?


none Jun 28, 2000
Fujitsu 6.4GB HD - New old tech Fujitsu 6.4GB HD - New old tech
Why would we review a 6.4Gb harddrive? Because this drive was made in 2000, and boasts new features that blow away its older brothers - and it smokes some 10Gb HD's (names withheld to protect innocent).


Fujitsu Apr 23, 2000
IBM DeskStar 60GXP 40GB HDD Review IBM DeskStar 60GXP 40GB HDD Review
BM has been making some of the fastest drives in the market for the last little while now and their 60 GXP line is no different.


IBM Feb 11, 2002
IcyDock MB122SKGF SATA Hard Drive Rack Review IcyDock MB122SKGF SATA Hard Drive Rack Review
The HDD caddy is made of aluminum which should help keep high speed drives a littler cooler than plastic would.


IcyDock Nov 27, 2006
IcyDock MB452 eSATA/USB2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure Review IcyDock MB452 eSATA/USB2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure Review
The Icy Dock MB452 is an external eSATA and USB2.0 hard drive enclosure whose removable drive caddy is compatible with the companies PC mounted MB122SKGF system.


Icydock Feb 05, 2007
IcyDock MB453SPF-B SATA Multi-Bay Backplane Module Review IcyDock MB453SPF-B SATA Multi-Bay Backplane Module Review
A multi-bay backplane module is a box the size of a couple optical drives stacked on top of one another that stores a handful of serial ATA hard drives in compact, individually hot swappable drive caddy's.


Icy Dock Aug 19, 2008
IcyDock MB454SPF-B SATA 4-Bay Hot-Swap 3.5-inch Drive Bay Review IcyDock MB454SPF-B SATA 4-Bay Hot-Swap 3.5-inch Drive Bay Review
Hot-swap bays are such a convenient way to mount hard drives into a PC system, particularly the new "rails-only" variety, that I can't see ever going back to the old method. But forget about those old 5.25" plastic tanks from the days of IDE.


icydock Sep 27, 2008
Icydock MB664US eSATA/USB External Hard Drive Enclosure Review Icydock MB664US eSATA/USB External Hard Drive Enclosure Review
The IcyDock MB664US is a 3.5-inch SATA hard drive enclosure that stands upright or lays horizontal, and offers a degree more of protection to your hard disk.


icydock Oct 08, 2008
IcyDock MB673SPF-B 3-Bay Tooless Hard Drive Bay Module IcyDock MB673SPF-B 3-Bay Tooless Hard Drive Bay Module
Just open up one of the three bays, slide a SATA hard drive in and close the door. The hard drive automatically engages with SATA data and power connectors, no screws required!


IcyDock Mar 04, 2009
IcyDock MB674SPF-B 4-Bay Tooless Hard Drive Bay Module IcyDock MB674SPF-B 4-Bay Tooless Hard Drive Bay Module
Each hard drive needs rails screwed onto it first, but now Icydock is offering a new hot swap module of the same proportions called the MB674SPF-B which is completely tool free.


ICYdock Feb 26, 2009
IcyDock MB973SP-B Tray-less 3-Bay SATA Hard Drive Bay Module IcyDock MB973SP-B Tray-less 3-Bay SATA Hard Drive Bay Module
A hot swap backplane module like the IcyDock MB973SP-B is like a hard drive rack, except you don't have to fiddle with plugs and data cables when time comes to install or swap a drive. The disks are always at hand for removal and capacity upgrades. On top of that, forced cooling is built in to prevent excessive heat build up.


Icydock Dec 21, 2010
ICYDock MB981U3N-1SA SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adaptor ICYDock MB981U3N-1SA SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adaptor
I wish there was just ONE little black box that would allow an IT Admin to connect any kind of hard drive to it, so there's no need to crack open a computer system, mess with BIOS settings or waste time trying to move GBs over a tediously slow USB 2.0 connection.


IcyDock Jan 08, 2013
IcyDock MB994SP-4S Four-bay 2.5-inch SATA/SAS Hard Drive Rack Review IcyDock MB994SP-4S Four-bay 2.5-inch SATA/SAS Hard Drive Rack Review
Unless you have a swanky PC case, it's usually not very easy to install a couple 2.5" notebook-sized hard drives into a desktop computer system.... until now.


Icy Dock Jan 06, 2012
IcyDock MB994SP-4SB-1 Four-bay 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive Rack IcyDock MB994SP-4SB-1 Four-bay 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive Rack
The IcyDock MB994SP-4SB-1 is just such a unit - it packs (4) 2.5" HDD/SSD drives into the space of a single 5.25" drive bay and provides unified power and SATA hook ups at the rear. On top of its high density convenience, all four SATA drive bays are hot swappable without the need to pop off a side panel or disconnect cables.


IcyDock Apr 17, 2012
Iwill SIDE-RAID66 IDE Controller Review Iwill SIDE-RAID66 IDE Controller Review
Until recently the implementation of RAID or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, was focused towards SCSI based servers which demand extremely high speed data throughput and the security that data on the server will remain intact under any given circumstance.


Iwill Apr 04, 2000
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review
In this review PCSTATS will be testing the 240GB Kingston SSDnow V300 SSD - a 6Gb/s SATA III drive rated by the manufacturer for sequential read speeds up to 450MB/s and write speeds up to 450MB/s.


Kingston Feb 18, 2015
Maxtor 5T060H6 60GB Hard Drive Maxtor 5T060H6 60GB Hard Drive
Maxtor is the old standard and a personal favorite around here.


Maxtor Dec 11, 2001
Maxtor D740X-6L 80GB HDD Review Maxtor D740X-6L 80GB HDD Review
Maxtor have been producing hard drives steadily for the last 20 years, and the new 80GB D740-6L line of drives is an example of their continuing efforts to produce faster storage media.


Maxtor Jan 29, 2002
Maxtor DiamondMAX 30Gig Hard Drive Review Maxtor DiamondMAX 30Gig Hard Drive Review
New hard drives can bring on an overall increase in system performance, a gigantic leap in storage capability and more.


Maxtor Apr 26, 2001
NoiseControl Novibes III HDD Isolation NoiseControl Novibes III HDD Isolation
Noisecontrol have made it their business to make your computer dead, dead silent!


NoiseControl Apr 02, 2002
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD VTX3-25SAT3-240G Review OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD VTX3-25SAT3-240G Review
On the test bench today is a speedy little black box called the OCZ Vertex 3. If you haven't spoiled your computer yet with a Solid State Drive (SSD) yet, now's the time -- SSDs have never been more affordable!


OCZ Nov 16, 2012
Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB Solid State Drive / SSD Review Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB Solid State Drive / SSD Review
The PX-128M1S is a 2.5-inch, SATA 3Gb/s drive, which makes it compatible with most notebooks. It can also be installed into a desktop computer with use of a mounting bracket (not included).


Plextor Mar 24, 2010
Quantum Fireball 26GB HDD Review Quantum Fireball 26GB HDD Review
A hard disk is a hard disk, right? Well not anymore. The variety of drives on the market can give us a hard time in deciding which one is most suitable for our needs. We are now starting to see hard disk drives going into 15,000rpm rotational speeds and reaching never before achieved storage capacities.


Quantum Apr 20, 2000
Quantum Fireball CR 8.4B HDD Review Quantum Fireball CR 8.4B HDD Review
As it stands right now, not even the fastest ATA/66 drives are able to exploit the ATA/66 interface to its fullest extent.


Quantum Apr 20, 2002
Quantum Fireball CX 13 GB HDD Review Quantum Fireball CX 13 GB HDD Review
Many moons have passed since the initial release of hard disk drives that have come with the ATA/66 feature. We folks here in India have just recently felt the presence of ATA/66 drives on the market. This market of ATA/66 drives in India is predominately owned by hard drive manufacturers such as Seagate, Samsung, IBM, and of course Quantum


Quantum Apr 12, 2002
Quantum Fireball Plus AS 40GB Hard Drive Quantum Fireball Plus AS 40GB Hard Drive
The Quantum Fireball Plus AS is a two platter 7200RPM 40GB hard drive with Ultra ATA/100 support and 40GB of storage.


Maxtor Dec 16, 2001
Quantum Fireball Plus LM 20.5 GB HDD Quantum Fireball Plus LM 20.5 GB HDD
Since my first Fireball had served me so well, and I wanted a lot of space, the next drive I bought was a 6.4-gigabyte Fireball ST.


Quantum Oct 29, 2000
Samsung SP4004H 7200RPM 40GB Hard Drive Samsung SP4004H 7200RPM 40GB Hard Drive
The Samsung SpinPoint SP4004H is a two platter 7200RPM 40GB hard drive with Ultra ATA/100 support.


Samsung Dec 12, 2001
Samsung SP8004H 80GB-7200RPM HDD Review Samsung SP8004H 80GB-7200RPM HDD Review
Today we're looking at their 80 GB 7200 RPM Ultra/100 SP8004H hard drive which retails for $180 CDN.


Samsung May 18, 2002
Samsung SV6004H 60GB Hard Drive Samsung SV6004H 60GB Hard Drive
Generally, the 7200RPM drives are preferred these days for their quick access times.


Samsung Dec 10, 2001
Samsung SV8004H 80GB HDD Review Samsung SV8004H 80GB HDD Review
The hard drive we are looking at today is the flagship model from Samsung, a name you generally don't associate with hard drives in the first place.


Samsung Dec 10, 2001
SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD SDSSDX-240G-G25 Review SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD SDSSDX-240G-G25 Review
PCSTATS is testing out SanDisk's Extreme 240GB SSD, a 6Gb/s SATA III drive rated to 550MB/s Read and 520MB/s Write (sequential) in ATTO Disk Benchmark. SanDisk's Extreme SSD uses 24nm Toggle Mode MLC NAND Flash and the popular LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller.


SanDisk Sep 18, 2012
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review
In this review PCSTATS will be testing out Seagate's 2TB, 6Gb/s SATA III Barracuda XT hard drive. This 3.5" desktop hard drive features an increased 64MB onboard cache where other 2TB drives only have 32MB and it supports Native Command Queing (NCQ).


Seagate Jan 14, 2011
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review
On the PCSTATS test bench today is Seagate's 3TB, 6Gb/s SATA III Barracuda XT hard drive which gets around the 2.1TB desktop storage capacity limitation by creating two partitions (2.1TB + 0.9TB) with the aid of Seagate's free DiskWizard software.


Seagate Jan 04, 2012
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive Review Seagate 500GB Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive Review
Seagate's Momentus XT is a 2.5" notebook drive of a half-Terabyte in capacity that stands out from the crowd because it contains 4GB of SLC NAND flash.


seagate Jun 12, 2010
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive Review Seagate 750GB Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive Review
Looking no different than any common 2.5" notebook hard drive, the trick up the Momentus XT's sleeve that it learns what data you frequently use and caches this to its 8GB of internal flash memory.


Seagate Dec 05, 2011
Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
The Backup Plus Slim is a self-contained 2.5" SATA-600 interface hard drive in a black aluminum and plastic enclosure which connects via USB 3.0 cable to any PC or Mac computer.


Seagate Sep 21, 2016
Seagate Barracuda ST328040A 28GB HDD Review Seagate Barracuda ST328040A 28GB HDD Review
As we all know your regular PC system components such as the CPU, RAM, motherboard and chipset can play a big part in determining overall performance of your everyday computer system. And though we all are aware that a hard disk plays a similar role, not as much emphasis is put on it.


Seagate Apr 26, 2000
Seagate Barracuda XT Preview - Worlds First SATA 6Gb/s 2TB Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda XT Preview - Worlds First SATA 6Gb/s 2TB Hard Drive
Seagate's desktop 2TB Barracuda XT hard drive is that it's the worlds first 3.5" hard drive to support SATA-IO's Serial ATA 6Gb/s interface.


Seagate Sep 21, 2009
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.


Seagate May 29, 2013
Super Talent 2.5 Super Talent 2.5" Flash IDE 8GB Solid State Drive Review
SuperTalent's 8GB storage capacity will limit the applications of the FIDE-8GB Flash drive to compact WindowsXP installations, or better yet Linux.


SuperTalent Sep 14, 2006
SuperTalent FSD28GC25M 128GB 2.5-inch SATA Solid State Drive Review SuperTalent FSD28GC25M 128GB 2.5-inch SATA Solid State Drive Review
The Supertalent FSD28GC25M is capable of a sequential read speed of at least 60MB/s, a sequential write of 45MB/s and access times of 0.1ms. With no moving parts, the Super Talent 128GB SSD is obviously silent.


Supertalent Dec 11, 2007
Thermaltake BlacX SATA Hard Drive USB Docking Station Review Thermaltake BlacX SATA Hard Drive USB Docking Station Review
The Thermaltake BlacX is a neat little USB-based hard drive docking station that fills a gap left vacant by removable hard drive racks and external hard drive enclosure systems.


Thermaltake Apr 01, 2008
Vantec NexStar 3 USB2.0 HDD Enclosure Review Vantec NexStar 3 USB2.0 HDD Enclosure Review
This sleek black case accomodates any standard 3.5" IDE hard disk.


Vantec Apr 11, 2005
Vantec NexStar GX USB2.0 Hub & HDD Enclosure Review Vantec NexStar GX USB2.0 Hub & HDD Enclosure Review
The Vantec NexStar GX (NST-370GX) is the ideal solution for anyone looking for more flexible external HDD space.


Vantec Nov 22, 2005
Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 Hard Drive to USB 3.0 / eSATA II External Case Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 Hard Drive to USB 3.0 / eSATA II External Case
The Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 is an economical external hard drive enclosure for 3.5" SATA II drives that permits extra storage space to be easily added to any desktop computer via USB 3.0 or eSATA cable.


Vantec Aug 23, 2012
Vantec SATA EZ-Swap MRK-200ST-BK Hard Drive Rack Review Vantec SATA EZ-Swap MRK-200ST-BK Hard Drive Rack Review
The Vantec EZ-Swap MRK200-ST-BK only comes in black, and it supports the Serial ATA I standard although Serial ATA II drives will function too.


Vantec Nov 07, 2005
Western Digital 1TB WD RE4 Enterprise Hard Drive Review Western Digital 1TB WD RE4 Enterprise Hard Drive Review
In this review PCSTATS is testing out a 3.5" Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX hard drive. The WD RE4 WD1003FBYX is a 1.0TB hard drive which utilizes Perpendicular Magnetic Recording and operates on the 3Gb/s SATA II interface. It features StableTrac, IntelliSeek, NoTouch ramp loading head technology, a multi-axis shock sensor, RAFF technology and RAID specific Time Limited Error Recovery.


Western Digital Aug 10, 2012
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1.0TB SATA Hard Drive Review Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1.0TB SATA Hard Drive Review
WD's Caviar Black series SATA II hard drives feature a faster spindle speed and 32MB of onboard cache. Drive capacities range from 500GB through to 1.0TB, but all the Caviar Black series drives use Perpendicular Magnetic Recording.


Western Digital Jun 17, 2009
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD 400GB SATA Hard Drive Review Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD 400GB SATA Hard Drive Review
The Caviar SE16 WD4000KD supports the 150MB/s Serial ATA I standard, and sports a mammoth 16MB onboard cache buffer.


Western Digital Nov 08, 2005
Western Digital Raptor WD740 SATA Hard Drive Review Western Digital Raptor WD740 SATA Hard Drive Review
These are the first SATA drives we've seen that reach 10,000 RPM, and we're going to be testing them both singly and in a RAID stripe and mirror.


Western Digital Mar 09, 2005
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD 150GB Clear Top SATA Hard Drive Review Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD 150GB Clear Top SATA Hard Drive Review
Western Digital alleviate the storage bottleneck with the 150GB WD1500AFHD RaptorX, a serial ATA hard drive with a clear window into its inner workings.


Western Digital Sep 04, 2007
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