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  1. Seagate Backup Plus 500GB review

    Seagate Backup Plus 500GB review

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    There's a lot to like about Seagate's Backup Plus portable hard drive. It's light and shiny, and comes in four metallic colours.

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    SanDisk Memory Vault review

    SanDisk Memory Vault review

    6  

    SanDisk wants its Memory Vault to replace photo albums, but will it do the job?

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    Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB review

    Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB review

    8  

    The Kingston HyperX 3K is a serious performance drive with a price tag that makes it hard to ignore.

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    OCZ Vertex 4 256GB review

    OCZ Vertex 4 256GB review

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    The SSD controller wars are hotting up with the arrival of the new OCZ Vertex 4 256GB. It's powered by OCZ's new in-house Everest 2 controller chipset, so how does it perform?

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    Intel SSD 520 Series 480GB review

    Intel SSD 520 Series 480GB review

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    For those whose budgets stretch a little further, really big SSDs such as the new 480GB Intel 520 Series SSD are on the menu.

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    Transcend SSD720 128GB review

    Transcend SSD720 128GB review

    7  

    There's no doubt that 2011 was the year that SSDs hit the mainstream, and 2012 is certainly going to cement their place.

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    Buffalo DriveStation Velocity review

    Buffalo DriveStation Velocity review

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    The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity benefits from a super speedy USB 3.0 interface that puts other hard drives to shame.

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    Elgato Thunderbolt SSD 120GB review

    Elgato Thunderbolt SSD 120GB review

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    This portable drive's appeal lies in its pairing with a Thunderbolt connection. Although its price tag is high in pence-per-gigabyte, it's at the more affordable end of Thunderbolt devices.

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    Seagate GoFlex Desk 4TB review

    Seagate GoFlex Desk 4TB review

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    If being able to upgrade your external hard drive with newer and faster ports sounds good, then the GoFlex Desk may well be your backup drive of choice.

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    Samsung SSD 830 512GB review

    Samsung SSD 830 512GB review

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    Samsung is one of the largest manufacturers of NAND flash in the world, so you'd expect a great performance from a Samsung solid-state drive. And there's no doubt that this new model certainly delivers.

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    Intel SSD 520 Series 120GB review

    Intel SSD 520 Series 120GB review

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    So, Intel has done the obvious thing and stuck a SandForce controller in its desktop SSDs. Could it offer the best compromise between price, performance and capacity?

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    Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB review

    Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB review

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    It was almost inevitable that a SandForce-powered Intel drive would eventually appear. With the launch of the new Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB that day has finally come.

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    Plextor M3 256GB SSD review

    Plextor M3 256GB SSD review

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    We looked at one of Plextor's first 6Gb/s rated drives last year (the PX-128M2S) and barely nine months later, the next generation is upon us in the shape of the M3 series.

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    Zalman SSD-F1 Series 240GB review

    Zalman SSD-F1 Series 240GB review

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    Yes, the Zalman SSD-F1 Series 240GB is made by the same Zalman that makes all those fancy-looking CPU coolers, among other things. This actually isn't Zalman's first go at a solid state drive (SSD) range - it previously released the Zalman N series and the S series.

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    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 2nd Generation review

    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 2nd Generation review

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    By combining a large solid-state memory cache with a regular hard drive, the Seagate Momentus XT offers a performance close to that of an SSD at a cost-per-GB that's more like a HDD.

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