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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.

Liqid SSDs and Software Enable 50GB/s and 10 Million IOPS Performance – Flash Memory Summit 2016 Update

Liqid Booth FMS 2016 Phison

Liqid is a newer SSD solutions company that revolves around making innovative and disruptive technology for the bare-metal cloud to enable hyperscale agility to the masses. What does this mean? Well, through their reference SSD designs and software architecture they are able to deliver what is some of the best performance we have seen at FMS 2016 so far. First seen at …

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Microsemi Provides the Industry’s Highest Density, Lowest Power PCIe Switch

Microsemi Switchtec PFX Switch Diagram

Microsemi, has announced today that they are now offering a new PCIe Gen3 Switch, its Switchtec PFX PCIe switch. The Switchtec PFX PCIe switch provides for the the industry’s highest density and lowest power for data center, defense, communications, and industrial applications. These new switches enable PCIe solutions in a variety of systems from general purpose applications requiring low power and high-reliability PCIe …

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Toshiba’s ZD6000 Dual Port NVMe SSD Powers DDN IME14K All-Flash Application and File System Accelerator Software

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Toshiba, has just announced that their ZD6000-series NVMe SSDs will now be featured in DDN’s latest servers to provide for the capacity, quality, and reliability needed for the latest application acceleration and burst buffer technologies. Their collaboration enables the DDN IME14K to deliver redundancy, low latency, and game changing performance at the application layer, providing impressive compute ROI. DDN achieved …

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Corsair Neutron XTi SSD Review (480GB)

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB Feature

It has been nearly two years since we have reviewed the Corsair Neutron XT. At its release it was the first SSD we analyzed with the Phison S10 controller and after putting it through the paces, we were quite impressed with its performance at first show. The combination of the S10 controller with all its features and Toshiba’s 19nm MLC NAND …

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WD Announces World’s First 64 Layer 3D NAND

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This week Western Digital Corp. announced that it has successfully developed its next generation 3D NAND technology, BiCS3, with 64 layers of vertical storage capability. Pilot production of the new technology has commenced in the Yokkaichi, Japan joint venture facilities and initial output is expected later this year. Western Digital expects meaningful commercial volumes of BiCS3 in the first half …

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Crucial Expands MX300 Line With More Capacities & Form Factors

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Just a month after we reviewed the Limited Edition 750GB model, Crucial is now announcing the release of more capacity options for the MX300 family. It is now available in 275GB, 525GB, the original 750GB, and 1TB. In addition, there will also be an M.2 SATA version that will be released next month in what is said to be all capacities and a 2TB …

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Kingston SSDNow UV400 SSD Review (480GB)

Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB Featured

Today we are going to look into the performance of yet another entry level SSD. This trend, to offer entry level products, is very strong now and since TLC NAND is readily available, almost every manufacturer out has one of these cost effect drives in their portfolio. While these SSDs aren’t the top performing devices enthusiasts love, they offer significantly better …

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Samsung 850 EVO SSD Review (4TB) – Bigger than Ever!!!

Samsung 850 EVO 4TB Featured

Samsung is a force to be reckoned with in the SSD market. With such a large share, they are the biggest player there is. This allows them to push the boundaries of what products they can deliver and when. In today’s case, Samsung has just released another update to their 850 EVO line, this time it is huge. First launched in late 2014, …

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Micron 9100 MAX Enterprise NVMe SSD Review (2.4TB)

Micron 9100 MAX 2.4TB Featured

It has been quite some time since Micron has released a new PCIe SSD into its product portfolio. With the many new NVMe products being released in the market, it was about time Micron caught up, and not only did they catch up, their latest drives look to be some of the best out.  First announced back in April, Micron showed us …

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Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC UHS-I Card Review (256GB) – So Much V-NAND!

Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC 256GB Featured

Released earlier last year, the Samsung EVO Plus line of microSD cards has been quite a success. In light of this, Samsung has decided to continue the momentum and push boundaries by expanding the capacity availability. Today, Samsung has released the world’s largest microSD card, and in order to do so, they have integrated their latest 48-layer TLC V-NAND into it! At 256GB, it is …

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