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Intel Announces Optane™ Desktop Memory Modules — Up to 28% Performance Improvement and Up to 14x Faster Storage

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Intel is announcing their latest Optane™ Technology offering in the form of Optane™ Memory, in either 16GB or 32GB modules for Optane™-ready desktop PC motherboards.  When Optane™ memory is installed in a 7th Gen Intel Core™ processor-based system, your computing experience will begin with the system booting twice as fast, see up to a 28% improvement in performance and responsiveness, …

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ADATA Announces XPG SD700X External SSD With 3D NAND

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ADATA is announcing the XPG SD700X external SSD featuring 3D TLC NAND.  The SD700X is engineered to meet IEC IP68 dust and waterproofing standards, and is also military-grade shockproof.  The gaming-themed SD700X is plug-n-play operational via USB 3.1 with Windows, Android, PS4 and Xbox One, providing instant access to additional storage capacity. The SD700X is based on the SD700 external …

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Kingston’s 16% Market Share is #2 in Worldwide Channel for 2016

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Kingston is announcing that they have been declared the shipper of the second-most solid-state drives (by units) to the worldwide channel in 2016, placing them at a 16% market share.  This information is based on data compiled by industry analysts Forward Insights, who has been researching and analyzing the non-volatile memory industry since 2008.  Forward Insights has been a key …

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Silverstone Releases TP01-M2 Thermal Pad Kit To Help Prevent Overheating and Throttling of M.2 SSDs

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Silverstone Technology has been in business since 2003, and they are not only a PC hardware producer, but also offer an interesting and innovative array of adapters and devices to help broaden your options in building or upgrading your system.  Their latest offering is the TP01-M2 Thermal Pad Kit, which is designed to help prevent overheating, and thus throttling, of …

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Intel Announces DC P4800X Series — First Optane Device is World’s Most Responsive Data Center SSD

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Intel is announcing the Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X — the first solution that combines the attributes of memory and storage.  The DC P4800X provides an industry-leading combination of high throughput, low latency, ultra-high endurance and high Quality of Service (QoS).  Intel’s innovative new solution creates a new data storage tier that eliminates data access bottlenecks. Intel’s DC P4800X provides …

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Toshiba Is 2016’s Fastest Growing SSD and HDD Vendor

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Toshiba is announcing that they were the fastest-growing hard disk drive (HDD) and solid-state drive (SSD) vendor of 2016.  According to two recent reports from industry analysts IDC, titled “Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Update, CY 4Q16” and “Worldwide 4Q16 HDD Shipment Results and Four-Quarter Forecast Update“, Toshiba was fastest growing vendor in the global $25 billion HDD segment, as …

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Team Group Announces T-FORCE CARDEA M.2 NVMe SSD

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Team Group is announcing its fastest storage solution to date — the T-FORCE CARDEA M.2 solid-state drive.  Team Group’s newest is geared toward gamers, and features a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface that is capable of sequential read speeds of up to 2600MB/s.  The T-FORCE CARDEA also utilizes a custom-made cooling module that not only increases endurance for high-intensity continued usage, …

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ADATA Announces Release of XPG SX950 SSD and EX500 Enclosure

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ADATA announced the XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) SX950 SSD back in January, as our Sean Webster reported from CES 2017.  ADATA has now announced the official release of the SX950 SSD, as well as its accompanying gaming-style drive enclosure, designated as the EX500.   The SX950 features a custom ADATA PCB, as well as only the most select NAND chips to …

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Western Digital Announces SanDisk Skyhawk NVMe-compatible PCIe SSD – Up To 3.84TB Capacity

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Western Digital is announcing the SanDisk Skyhawk NVMe-compatible PCIe SSD, their first NVMe-compliant enterprise SSD.  The Skyhawk is optimized to be an ideal balance of consistently fast performance, Quality of Service (QoS), and cost-to-performance value.  The Skyhawk PCIe SSD is geared toward large, unstructured data center workloads in cloud environments. Cloud storage solutions require faster response times and higher throughput, …

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