Next-generation controllers and innovation in Solid State Drive (SSD) technology have manufacturers constantly competing for the perfect balance of price, performance and reliability. In this review we're going to take a look at Crucial's latest offering, the Crucial m4 256GB SSD and see how it fairs.
Known for their reliability and industry's firsts, Seagate is once again leading the way in enterprise-class storage solutions with the introduction of two new drive models, the 2.5-inch Constellation and the 3.5-inch Constellation ES hard drives. Today we're going to review the Seagate Constellation SATA 500GB Hard Drive, but first let me tell you a little more about this new line-up of enterprise drives.
As Solid State Drives (SSD) drop down in price each month, more and more consumers are adopting the technology by swapping out their old hard drives. But many end up being disappointed with their new purchase. Not with the SSD itself, but the fact that majority of desktop PC cases on the market today have drive bays built for 3.5-inch drives, not 2.5-inch.
In this review we're going to take a look at the Crucial M225 128GB Solid State Drive and the benefits of making the switch from a standard hard disk to Solid-State. Before we begin, I'd like to go over a general introduction to Solid State Drives for those individuals unfamiliar with the technology.
Known for manufacturing storage solutions in the enterprise, desktop, mobile computing, consumer and retail markets. It was only a matter of time before Seagate introduced their very own Network Attached Storage (NAS) product, the Seagate BlackArmor NAS. No, BlackArmor isn't some epic World of Warcraft item to lust over. This is serious business, just as backing up your data should be.
Most people wouldn't consider external hard drives "must have" technology. But, one look at the Seagate 200GB External Hard Drive will defiantly change your mind. This stackable external hard drive offers more than just attractive styling, it is a complete, portable backup solution. Excellent for transferring files from one computer to another, automating the archiving of crucial data or off-site safe storage.
With the price of IDE hard drives being dirt cheap now a days it is becoming more realistic to own supplementary drives for multiple operating systems, backups, redundancy, additional storage, etcetera. Personally, I've been swapping for years and chose to accommodate multi O/S functionality by separate drives for both Linux and Windows platforms.
I love SCSI Raid systems as much as the next person. However, sometimes you need something a little less costly. I needed to update my test network.