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QNAP TurboNAS TS-469L 4-Bay NAS Server

Despite the unimpressive hardware inside, the 4-bay QNAP TurboNAS TS-469L offers a highly functional, versatile, and easy to use server experience for home and small office users.

Mediasonic ProBox 4-Bay 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure

The Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU3S2 is a simple and affordable 4-bay USB 3.0/eSATA enclosure with fan control and nifty power syncing features.

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Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

The Samsung 840 Pro is positioned as the Cadillac of solid-state drives, sporting a controller with a 3-core processor, 512MB of DDR2 cache, 21nm Toggle mode NAND flash memory, hardware encryption support, all backed by five year warranty.

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HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8

HP's compact entry level small business server is back with a much anticipated update. The MicroServer Gen8 has a sleeker design than the original, much faster Ivy Bridge based processors, and more extensive server features. What of the noise? ADDENDUM Oct 7, 2014: Using a Standard 4-Pin PWM Fan in the HP Microserver Gen8.

Seagate NAS HDD 4TB

The Seagate NAS HDD 4TB is a more affordable alternative to the popular WD Red 4TB hard drive drive. The two models share much in common including NAS/RAID optimized firmware, a three year warranty, excellent acoustics and low power consumption.

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Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives

Western Digital's Red and Se 4TB hard drives are two high capacity sides of the same coin. Both are optimized for RAID/NAS use but the Red is a low power model for consumer use while the Se is a high performance enterprise drive.

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Icy Dock Blizzard HDD Enclosure & EZ-Dock Docking Station

We examine a pair of external storage options from Icy Dock. The Blizzard is an oddly shaped, actively cooled HDD enclosure with some nifty extra features, while the EZ-Dock is a conventional but sleek looking docking station.

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ADATA XPG SX300 128GB & Intel 525 Series 180GB mSATA SSDs

The ADATA XPG SX300 and Intel 525 Series brings the SandForce SF-2281 experience to the tiny mSATA form factor without missing a beat.

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Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review

The Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB gives us an opportunity to explore how capacity affects the real world performance of SandForce SSDs.

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Intel 520 Series 120GB SandForce SSD

The 520 Series 120GB takes the ubiquitous LSI SandForce SF-2281 SSD controller and pairs it with Intel's vast manufacturing and engineering resources. It's backed by a lengthy 5-year warranty and Intel's reputation for reliability.

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Crucial M4 64GB: Solid-State on a Budget

Through a quirk of SSD technology, the Crucial M4 64GB has limited write speeds compared to the larger M4 models. The question is whether it's still a worthwhile upgrade for users with limited storage needs and/or budget restrictions.

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Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB vs. Samsung 830 Series 128GB

In a contest of high-end consumer SSDs, the SandForce-based Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB takes on Samsung 830 Series 128GB which uses Samsung's own MCX controller and Toggle NAND chips.

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Corsair Force GS 240GB: SandForce with Toggle-Mode NAND

The Force GS is the cream of the crop of Corsair's Performance line of SSDs. Though based on the common SandForce SF-2281 controller, it utilizes fast Toggle-mode NAND chips to power past the competition.

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Western Digital Red 3TB & 1TB Hard Drives

A WD Red is essentially a Caviar Green with TLER support, headparking disabled, 1TB platters, a three year warranty and 24-7 support. It is Western Digital's attempt at a budget Enterprise drive optimized for NAS and RAID environments.

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ADATA XPG SX910 128GB Solid State Drive

The ADATA XPG SX910 SSD is yet another in a long line of andForce-based solid state drives, but it has a few extra benefits to differentiate it from the masses.

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