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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.

Hynix Presents 1TB M.2 SSDs and 3D NAND – FMS 2014 Update

Hynix 3D MLC NAND

Walking around the booth floor of FMS, we found Hynix displaying some new products. What happened to catch our eye was a 1 TB M.2 SSD on display. Advertised performance for the PCIe Gen 2 M.2 drives comes in at 1.4GB/s reads and up to 930MB/s writes and 120k/100k read/write IOPS for the 1TB model. Furthermore, they have standard 2.5″ …

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Phison Intros Strong SATA 3 SSD controller – FMS 2014 Update

Phison PS3110 Controller

After a quick briefing with Phison’s Michael Wu, we learned of their new SATA 3 based controller. Designed from the ground up by Phison, the PS3110 is a 32-bit quad-core 8 channel controller that supports SLC, MLC, and TLC NAND flash. It offers capacity support for up to 2TB. It also offers external DDR3L memory support from 256MB-2GB. For speed, …

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Samsung EVO SDHC UHS-1 U1 Card Review (32GB)

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Segmented into three series are Samsung’s newest line of SD cards; their naming scheme following their SSD offerings with the Pro and EVO designations. We recently reviewed the 64GB microSDXC version of their highest end Pro and were very impressed with its market leading performance. Following their Pro series, Samsung released the EVO series and Standard series cards. Today we …

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Samsung Pro microSDXC UHS-1 U1 Card Review (64GB)

Samsung microSDXC 64GB Featured

A few months ago Samsung launched their new series of SD and microSD cards. They are segmented into three categories. The lowest being their Standard series for the typical every day, non-performance oriented consumer. Next up is their EVO series, marketed towards those who want a little more performance out of their storage with transfer speeds up to 48MB/s. Finally, …

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Patriot Supersonic Phoenix Flash Drive Review (256GB)

Patriot Supersonic Phoenix Thumb Drive Featured

While HDDs are great for storing personal documents and offer us high capacity at a decent price, they do have their cons. When constantly on the run, consumers want fast and reliable external storage in a very portable form factor. Portable external HDDs are usually able to meet those needs, but not always. HDDs have two issues when used as …

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ADATA Premier Pro SDXC UHS-1 U3 Card Review (128GB)

ADATA Premier Pro 128GB Featured

Higher quality media requires greater data rates to capture it. This means that storage requirements call for greater speed and capacity. The newest DSLRs are able to take high speed continuous bursts at 20 megapixels+ per image, resulting in 20-50MB per RAW image taken. To record 4K video, cameras typically eat up around 20-30MB/s per second minimum! With data rates …

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ADATA XPG SDXC UHS-1 U3 Card Review (64GB)

ADATA XPG 64GB Featured

With all the new Ultra HD (4K2K) video cameras coming out to the market such as the Canon 1-D C and Panasonic Lumix GH4,  media professionals need faster writing and larger capacity memory cards. While normal UHS-I U1 and Class 10 cards are fine for normal 1080p HD video recording, a minimum write speed of 10MB/s doesn’t cut it for …

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Kingston Class 10 UHS-1 Ultimate SDXC Card (64GB) Review

Kingston Ultimate 64GB main

For today’s review we have the Kingston Class 10 UHS-1 Ultimate SDXC 64GB card. Kingston has been making reliable, high performance memory for many years. This SDXC card is no exception. It supports UHS-I technology and supports Class 10 performance when used in a non-UHS-I capable device. What is UHS-I? UHS stands for Ultra High Speed. The “-I” denotes that …

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