Thursday, August 28, 2014

EZConvert Air MB382SP-3B review - posted by

ICY DOCK EZConvert Air MB382SP Storage Enclosure Review
ICY DOCK is known for its solid portfolio of storage solutions. Solutions including adapters from 2.5" to 3.5", along with bay solutions allowing you to mount four 3.5" drive in three 5.25" bays, and even storage enclosures to fit whatever your need may be.

In the lab today, we take a look at the latest EZConvert solution from ICYDOCK, the Air. The EZConvert Air is a 2.5" SATA to 3.5" solution featuring support for drives in the 7 to 15mm z-height size range. The Air features a largely open-air design with a stainless drive tray, allowing maximum airflow to keep your drives cool. Compatibility of the EZConvert Air extends to and 3.5" bay with a SATA connection.........Read More
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ICY News: Seagate ships first 8TB hard drive

"Just a few months after rolling out its first 6TB hard drive, Seagate has kicked up the capacity by 33%. The firm announced this morning that it's now providing 8TB drives to "select customers." These drives are the "world's first" to hit that capacity milestone, according to marketing VP Scott Horn, and they won't be restricted to an exclusive audience for long. Broader availability is scheduled for next quarter...View More" - Techreport

Monday, August 18, 2014

ICY News: Reversible USB Type-C connector finalized: Devices, cables, and adapters coming soon

USB Type-C connector, cable, rendering

The USB Promoter Group has announced that the greatest invention in the known universe — the reversible Type-C USB connector — is finally ready for mass production. The USB Implementers Forum will now take the Type-C spec and start building devices, cables, and adapters that support the new reversible connector. We could begin seeing Type-C USB devices over the next few months, but considering the lack of backwards compatibility (an adapter is required), and the fact that the existing Micro-USB connector is mandated as the standard mobile phone charging connector by several governments around the world, it may take a little while for Type-C to reach critical mass...Read more -

Friday, August 08, 2014

ICY News: AMD to release Radeon series Solid State Drives -

mpu  id1407143243 343178 4 AMD to release Radeon series Solid State DrivesAMD has announced that it will release a series of Solid State Drives under the Radeon R7 brand, these new ‘gaming focused’ drives are due to arrive later this year and will come in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB options.
This marks AMD’s first move in to the storage space, having already earned a place in the CPU, APU, RAM and GPU markets. Each of these new solid state drives are designed to compete with offerings from the likes of Samsung, Kingston and Crucial......Read More: AMD to release Radeon series Solid State Drives

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

ICY News: The Best SSDs and the Best Hard Drives For Your Money: August 2014 - Hardware Revolution

Another article for you to consider if you are still debating on which SSDs you should purchase. Check out this article for more information!

This article is in three parts:

1. The Best Solid State Drives (SSDs) For Your Money.
2. The Best Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) For Your Money.
3. RAID 0,1,5 and 10: A quick and easy summary.
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Monday, August 04, 2014

ICY News: The Best SSDs - The Wirecutters

Still looking for SSDs to upgrade your current system, you should check out this article for recommendations. 

"If I bought a solid-state drive (SSD) today, I'd get the 512GB Crucial MX100 for about $220. It's not the fastest SSD you can get, but it's close. More importantly, it has the best combination of price, performance, and capacity. Additionally, Crucial makes its own NAND flash memory and its SSDs have a history of reliability. It's about $30 cheaper than the 500GB Samsung 840 EVO and has the best price per gigabyte of all those we looked at, so it's the best choice for most people who are upgrading a laptop or desktop today....Read more:
 The Wirecutter: The Best SSDs