Sean Webster

Sean Webster is an SSD reviewer and long time PC tech and enthusiast who strives to deliver the best SSD knowledge and advice to his readership.

Patriot Showcases Ignite SSD and More – CES 2015 Update

CES has been great so far, there are a lot of new products that have been unveiled and we look forward to reviewing everything we can get our hands on. We stopped by Patriot’s suite in the Bellagio to see what they had up their sleeve. It turns out, they are releasing a brand new high end SSD featuring a Phison S10 controller, …

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Samsung Discusses Enterprise SSDs – CES 2015 Update

This morning at CES Las Vegas, we attended the Bellagio where we met with Ryan Smith, Sr. Product Manager of SSD Marketing, Samsung. We got to take a look not only at their current SSD line up, but what should be coming out over the next year or so. The first thing to catch our interest were an M.2 and …

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Samsung SM951 PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD In Mass Production

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has recently announced that it has begun mass producing a high-performance, low-powered PCIe M.2 SSD, the SM951. The OEM drive is targeted for ultra-slim notebook PCs and workstations. It is compatible with both PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 2.0 interfaces. On PCIe 2.0 sequential reads can get up to 1,600MB/s and up to 1,350MB/s for writes, around …

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PNY Shows Off New SSD Product Lines – CES 2015 Update

While at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! 2015 in Las Vegas, NV, we were quite interested in what was going on at the PNY booth. They have announced a new line-up of SSDs for enterprise, client, and consumer applications. The naming scheme has also changed from before, now opting for a two letter abbreviation per drive class followed by a number series. …

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Trusted Computing Group Booth – Storage Visions 2015 Update

With computers in use reaching the two billion mark and mobile phones exceeding the world population, security is mission critical. Based on IDC estimates, about half of all data is unprotected. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse reports that 536,508,478 records have been breached from unencrypted drives that were lost, stolen or hacked since 2005. This has led to some substantial lost …

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Samsung Unveils Portable SSD T1- Storage Visions 2015 Update

While about the exhibit floor here at Storage Visions 2015, we couldn’t help but notice a small gathering around Chris Geiser, senior memory and storage product manager at Samsung. It turns out that all the commotion was for a sneak peak at a new 3D V-NAND powered external SSD, the Samsung Portable SSD T1! Samsung’s Portable SSD T1 is a …

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Marvell’s New 88NV1120 Pictures Display Ultra Small Controller – Storage Visions 2015 Update

This afternoon at Storage Visions, we had the fortune of bumping into our close friend Mike Chen, Marvell SSD and Strategic Marketing Director, who had a bit of a surprise in store.  Some might remember Marvell’s announcement of their new 88NV1120 and 88NV1140 controllers back in December, but we don’t think anyone could have imagined a controller this small. Contained …

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