CDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of PNY's new CS1311 solid state drive. Designed for the cost-conscious consumer looking to upgrade their laptop or desktop computer, the CS1311 combines Phison's quad-core, eight-channel PS3110-S10 controller with Toshiba's 15nm TLC NAND flash to deliver faster boot times, quicker application launches and better overall system performance. The CS1311 is also highly durable and offers cool, quiet operation and low power consumption for longer battery life.
CDRLabs has taken an in depth look at OCZ's new TLC NAND-based SSD, the Trion 150. Designed to deliver a superior balance of performance, reliability and value, the Trion 150 is an easy and affordable way for entry-level users to enhance their mobile or desktop systems. Powered by the same Toshiba TC58 controller found in the Trion 100 and available with up to 960GB of the company's new 15nm TLC NAND flash, the drive is capable of 550MB/s read and 530MB/s write speeds for faster boot ups, file transfers, and system responsiveness. The Trion 150 is also optimized for lower energy consumption which translates into longer battery life to keep you up and running longer.
Today, CDRLabs brings you a review of PNY's next-generation XLR8 series SSD, the CS2211. Designed with gamers and enthusiasts in mind, the CS2211 offers both extreme performance and enhanced durability. Powered by Phison's quad-core, eight-channel PS3110-S10 controller and available with up to 960GB of Toshiba's 15nm MLC NAND flash, the drive is capable of 565 MB/s read and 540 MB/s write speeds for faster boot up times, quicker application launches, and a better overall computing experience. The CS2211 also offers cool, quiet operation and low power consumption for longer battery life.
CDRLabs has taken an in depth look at QNAP's new QTS-Android Combo NAS, the TAS-268. Designed to fit in homes and small offices/workspaces, the TAS-268 features a compact mini-tower design and is powered by an ARM v7 1.1GHz dual-core processor with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. Like QNAP's other NAS servers, it also offers cutting-edge features and apps to provide day-to-day file storage, backup, sharing, synchronization and entertainment needs. What really makes the TAS-268 special, though, is that it runs both QTS and Android. Where QTS delivers efficient data transmission, rich multimedia functionalities and solid data security, the Google certified Android system lets users playback videos, download and run apps, and manage files on a 4K display with HDMI. QTS and Android also share the same storage database, so users can access media files and documents from both systems simultaneously.
Today, CDRLabs brings you a review of SanDisk's new Ultra +Cloud flash drive. This high performance USB 3.0 flash drive offers 128GB of total storage. In addition to the 64GB of storage on the drive itself, the Ultra +Cloud includes an additional 64GB of cloud storage that can be accessed from any computer or from your smartphone. The Ultra +Cloud also employs encryption software to ensure that your files stay private when stored on the drive as well as the cloud.
CDRLabs kicks off the New Year with a review of Samsung's 950 PRO SSD. First unveiled at the 2015 Samsung SSD Global Summit in Seoul, the 950 PRO is the first consumer-ready Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) M.2 form factor SSD with V-NAND technology. This cutting-edge drive is powered by Samsung's own 3-core UBX controller and is equipped with up to 512GB of their 32-layer MLC V-NAND flash. Also, thanks to its PCIe Gen 3 four-lane interface, the 950 PRO is capable of delivering up to 2,500 MB/s sequential read and 1,500 MB/s sequential write speeds.
CDRLabs has taken an in depth look at Plextor's new M6V SSD. This mainstream SSD is powered by Silicon Motion's SM2246EN controller and is equipped with Toshiba's 15nm Toggle Mode MLC NAND to provide up to 535 MB/s read and 455 MB/s write speeds. The M6V also features Plextor's exclusive PlexTurbo smart caching technology, which uses system RAM to extend the drive's lifespan and push its performance beyond the bandwidth limitations of the SATA interface.
CDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of Crucial's new BX200 solid state drive. Aimed at the budget-conscious consumer looking to upgrade to an SSD, the BX200 offers substantial yet affordable performance gains compared to a standard hard drive. Powered by Silicon Motion's SM2256 controller and available with up to 960GB of Micron's 16nm TLC NAND, the drive delivers true 540 MB/s sequential reads on both compressible and incompressible data for faster boot up speeds and shorter application load times. The BX200 is also 40 times more energy efficient than a typical hard drive, allowing users to run their systems longer, using less power.
CDRLabs has put together a brief review of Samsung's new Bar USB 3.0 flash drive. Designed specifically for use in PC devices, the Bar is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. The drive features a high-quality metal casing that is water, shock, temperature, magnetic and X-ray proof. The streamlined spherical end also makes it easy to insert and extract from devices and doubles as a key ring to help prevent loss. To top it all off, the Bar offers sequential read speed of up to 130MB/s, allowing users to transfer a 2.4GB full HD video or approximately 40 hours of MP3 music in less than 20 seconds.
CDRLabs has taken an in depth look at QNAP's new vertical NAS, the TS-453mini. Designed for smaller offices and home environments, the TS-453mini features a tool-less, vertical design that takes up less desktop space than most other 4-bay NAS devices. In addition to its stylish, good looks, the NAS is powered by a quad-core Intel Celeron 2.0GHz processor and comes equipped with either 2GB or 8GB of DDR3L RAM and a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver up to 220 MB/s read and write speeds. The TS-453mini is also packed full of cutting-edge features including HD video transcoding, SSD caching. private cloud capabilities and the ability to run multiple virtual machines with the Virtualization Station. In addition, users can plug a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display into the device and use it like a PC to access stored data, surf the web, watch videos and monitor live feeds on Surveillance Station.