Silicon Motion SM2262EN

SMI SM2262EN High-Performance SSD Controller Preview

Our First Time Benchmarking The SM2262EN Controller The Silicon Motion, Inc. (SMI) SM2262 Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 high-performance controller has had much success in 2018 thanks to having sequential Read/Write performance up to 3200/1900 MB/s and 4K Random performance is up to 370,000 IOPS! The affordable price of this 8-channel controller along with its solid performance …more

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Samsung Portable SSD X5 - Thunderbolt 3

Samsung Portable SSD X5 Review

Samsung Portable SSD X5 – Thunderbolt 3 and NVMe SSD For Max Performance Samsung is entering the Thunderbolt 3 market today by unveiling their first-ever NVMe-based portable solid state drive (SSD) – the Samsung Portable SSD X5. The X5 series features speeds of up to 2,800 MB/s read and 2,300 MB/s write, making it an ideal portable storage device …more

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HP SSD S600 2.5" 240GB Drive

HP S600 2.5″ 240GB SATA SSD Review

HP SSD S600 – A Good DRAM-less SATA Budget Drive? Upgrading from a hard drive to an Solid-State Drive (SSD) is one of the best ways to boost performance in an aging notebook or desktop PC. At one point in time upgrading to an SSD was a costly venture, but prices have drastically fallen in …more

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Intel SSD 660P Retail Box and Drive

Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSD Review With QLC NAND Flash

Intel SSD 660p – 1st PCIe QLC SSDs for Mainstream PCs Today we will be looking at the world’s first consumer SSD to feature QLC (Quad Level Cell) NAND Flash. QLC  NAND Flash once seemed so far away, but Intel is rolling out the SSD 660p drive series today. The Intel SSD 660p features an SMI …more

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Intel Optane SSD 905P Retail Packaging

Intel Optane SSD 905P 960GB Drive Review

Intel Optane SSD 905P – Fast Storage For Enthusiasts When Intel released the Optane SSD 900P series in Q4 2017 they really upped the ante in the enthusiast storage market with a high-end 3D Xpoint-based drive. The 900P series was aimed at enthusiasts and workstation users that are looking for unmatched performance for desktop PCs. …more

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Pocket Vault eXpress PVX 1TB Portable SSD

MyDigitalSSD Pocket Vault eXpress Portable SSD Review

When our friends over at MyDigitalSSD asked if we wanted to review their Pocket Vault eXpress (PVX) Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD we said send it on over! It boasts wicked fast transfer speeds up to 1,600 MB/s read and 1,000 MB/s write, so if you want blazing file transfer speeds on a super portable drive look …more

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HP Portable SSD P600

HP Portable SSD P600 Review

HP Goes After The Portable SSD Market If you are looking for a portable drive that will quickly transfer large files between different devices a portable SSD (Solid-State Drive) is what you need here in 2018. SSDs are a must have inside your PC since they are faster and more reliable than traditional spinning hard …more

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Kingston UV500 Series Drives

Kingston UV500 SATA SSD Review – Self-Encrypting Drive

Kingston UV500 Self-Encrypting Drive Protecting data has always been important, but over the past year the general public and most any business have become security-conscious. Self–Encrypting Drives (SEDs) have been on the market for years, but very few people actually fully utilize these drives. Like the name implies, a self-encrypting drive uses an encryption engine built …more

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Phison E12 Reference SSD

Sneak Peek – Phison E12 High-Performance SSD Controller

Phison PS5012-E12 Arrives to Power PCIe NVMe SSDs Chances are you’ve never heard about Phison’s PS5012-E12 SSD controller, but the Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 high-performance controller is sampling to customers and it is supposed to be wicked fast thanks to its 8-channel design and on-board cache. Once released, the E12 will be the flagship controller for …more

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MyDigitalSSD SBX M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

MyDigitalSSD SBX 512GB NVMe SSD Review

NVMe SSD On The Cheap – MyDigitalSSD SBX If you’ve never used an SSD before you are in for a treat as an SSD is the single biggest performance upgrade that can be done to your computer. A decade ago a good SATA II SSD would run you around $7 per gigabyte, but these days …more

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ADATA XPG SX8200 480GB SSD

ADATA XPG SX8200 M.2 SSD Review – 480GB Model Tested

XPG SX8200 – Newer Controller and TLC NAND For More Performance If you are looking for a fast and affordable Solid-State Drive (SSD) the ADATA XPG SX8200 PCIe SSD series is worth taking a look at. This M.2 2280 NVMe 1.3 supporting drive series is actually ADATA’s fastest SSD to date! ADATA went with the Silicon Motion SM2262 …more

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Toshiba RC100 480GB SSD

Toshiba OCZ RC100 SSD Review – M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe

Toshiba RC100 Series – Tiny Drive For A Small Price We first learned about the Toshiba RC100 Series SSD at CES 2018 and were intrigued by the by what Toshiba was showing off. The RC100 series are all M.2 PCIe Gen 3×2 NVMe drives that use the tiny 2242 form factor rather than the much …more

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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD Drive

SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD Review

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – Rugged, Fast and USB Type-C Most of our readers wouldn’t buy or build a new computer today without an SSD inside. SSDs have come a long way over the past decade and once you’d had one you don’t want to go back to rotational media. Portable SSDs are also streaming …more

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Patriot EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD

Patriot EVLVR 1TB Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD Review

Patriot Introduces Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD Called EVLVR The first Patriot EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 portable SSD prototype was first revealed at CES 2018 and got some buzz as it is one of only a handful of external SSD solutions aimed at mainstream users that uses the Thunderbolt 3 interface. The name “EVLVR” is an abbreviation …more

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