Overall and Final Verdict

So at the end of the day what do we think about the RunCore Pro IV PATA ZIF 256GB? Well I went into this really hoping that this would be a perfect solution for people who build small computers and compact case mods. The ZIF interface is just too limited for that performance wise. But I did come out really impressed with the improvement that RunCore has done over ZIF hard drives and SSD”s that are available in slightly older laptops and device like the MacBook Air. You could see a 4 time improvement in performance over your old 4200 RPM hard drive as well as the possibility of increased capacity with the larger 256 GB and 512 GB drives that RunCore has available.

Really beyond that my other focus was on the USB enclosure that came with the drive. I found that because of its small size you end up with a nice pocket sized drive that you can pack with you. The only downside was the USB 2.0 interface. I was impressed that the drive did max the performance of the USB 2.0 interface, but it could have been twice as fast with USB 3.0, that would have made it a good option and faster than some of the larger USB 3.0 flash drives as well.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #31739 16 Jul 2013 01:33
We go tiny for our review today, happy monday everyone!
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L0rdG1gabyt3 replied the topic: #31741 16 Jul 2013 07:57
Ive not seen a ZIF hdd in ages! A few of the older netbooks, and actually the 1st gen iPod used ZIF hdds. Ive got an adapter in the shop that converts the 1.8" ZIF to a mini PATA, then an adapter that goes from mini PATA to full PATA, then from there adapt it to USB!

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