Quick Look: Corsair Force MP600 Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD on AMD X570

CORSAIR Force MP600 Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 SSD The wait is finally over, PCIe Generation 4.0 has arrived thanks to AMD’s X570 motherboard chipset. Intel has been dominating CPU and next generation peripherals advancement for so many years that frankly, was completely unexpected for AMD to leapfrog its competitor. PCIe Gen 4   What …more


QLC Versus TLC NAND Flash Technology in SATA SSDs

QLC vs TLC NAND Flash – Sponsored By Western Digital If you are looking for a Solid-State Drive (SSD) you’ve likely seen that some of the newest models on the market feature QLC NAND Flash memory. Quad-Level Cell (QLC) is the latest and greatest type of multi-level cell memory technology and SSDs using QLC NAND …more


ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 512GB SSD Review

XPG SX6000 Pro 512GB NVMe SSD Review Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD series that is aimed at entry-level to mainstream gaming PCs and general PC builds. This drive uses a Realtek RTS5763DL SSD controller paired with 64-layer TLC NAND Flash memory. This …more

WD Black SN750 Heatsink

WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD with EKWB Heatsink Review

If you are considering purchasing the WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD as your next storage drive you’ll quickly find out that there are two versions to pick from. You have the ‘normal’ version without a heatsink and then you’ll discover one that is offered with a custom heatsink by EKWB. The version with the EKWB …more

Intel Optane Memory H10

Intel Optane Memory H10 Review – Best Cache Drive Ever?

Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage Explained Last month Intel introduced a new M.2 2280 ‘gum stick’ drive called the Optane Memory H10 that combines Intel Optane (3D Xpoint) memory and Intel QLC 3D NAND Flash memory on one drive. This is super exciting as it is the first time memory and storage …more


How To Enable BitLocker With Intel PTT and No TPM For Better Security

How To Enable BitLocker With Intel PTT Most desktop motherboards have a pin header on them that allows users to buy a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for enhanced security. Most laptops have a module already included, but it is an ‘extra’ option on most desktop boards. The good news is that for under $20 you …more

Kingston Nucleum Hub

Kingston Nucleum USB Type-C Hub Review

The Kingston Nucleum 7-in-1 USB Type-C Hub was released at CES 2018 and it became immediately available for $79.99. The price on the Kingston Nucluem has dropped to $49.99 shipped since it was released, but the need for a USB Type-C hub has never been greater than now. More and more thin-and-light laptop makers are reducing the number …more

WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD

WD Blue SN500 250GB NVMe SSD Review

WD Blue SN500 – NVMe Goes Mainstream Last month Western Digital released the WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD and it was a rather significant launch as this is the first time we have seen a PCIe NVMe drive in the mainstream WD Blue series. PCIe NVMe drives have long been coveted by the high-end users …more

Micron 1100 512GB M.2 SATA SSD

Micron 1100 512GB M.2 SATA SSD Review – FIPS 140-2

Micron 1100 M.2 SATA SSD w/ FIPS 140-2 Today we are taking a look at a Micron 1100 series drive. This is a rather unusual review for us as the Micron 1100 series came out in May 2016 and we usually don’t review several year old products. We are making an exception this time around …more

Samsung 512 GB EVO Plus MicroSD Card

Samsung 512 GB EVO Plus MicroSD Card with Adapter Review

Are you looking for a microSD memory card to increase the storage on your camera, phone, tablet, drone, computer, or something along the lines of a Nintendo Switch? If you haven’t been paying attention to the MicroSD memory card market, you might not be aware that storage capacities have continued to grow and we now …more

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB SSD

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB SSD Review

The Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus was released this morning and features the latest fifth generation Samsung V-NAND with optimized firmware for even more performance. The Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities right now with a 2TB capacity model coming out in April 2019. Performance on the 970 …more


WD Black SN750 1TB Gaming NVMe SSD Review

Western Digital today introduced the WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD series that is targeted to gamers and hardware enthusiasts. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a storage drive targeted at gamers, so I was excited to see what WD was releasing.  Hopefully WD wasn’t just slapping a heatsink on the drive and calling it a …more

Phison E16 Controller Demo - PCIe Gen 4x4

Phison PS5016-E16 PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 Demo at CES 2019

One of the more interesting demos at CES 2019 is being done by Phison Electronics. What makes it so interesting is that Phison is showing off their next generation PS5016-E16 SSD controller that uses the PCI Express Gen 4 interface. No consumer motherboard has PCIe Gen 4 just yet, so Phison is using PLDA’s Gen4HOST add-in-card. This …more

ADATA HD830 Portable HDD

ADATA HD830 4TB Durable Portable Hard Drive Review

We’ve reviewed a ton of portable SSDs this year, so when we got the opportunity to review the ADATA HD830 2.5″ External Hard Disk Drive (HDD) we jumped at the chance. The ADATA HD830 series of durable ultra-tough portable HDDs is available in  2TB, 4TB or 5TB capacities for $107.07 shipped, $149.99 shipped and $179.99, …more