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Patriot Magnum2 USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review (256GB)

Patriot Supersonic Magnum2 USB 3.1 256GB Flash Drive On Cap Back

A great indication of how far we have come in flash technology lies in flash drives themselves, where we see today’s flash drives capable of transfer speeds of yesterday’s solid state drives.   While the difference between the two is still vast, the advance of USB versions has seen us move from 35MB/s with USB 2.0 to over 20x that with …

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Lexar Professional 1800x microSDXC UHS-II (64GB) Review

Lexar 1800x microSDXC (4 of 8)

Another product that we were introduced to at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show was the Lexar Professional UHS-II Class 10 U3 microSDXC card. This microSDXC card was designed with the sole purpose of replacing any microSD card you are currently using in any tablet, smartphone, drone, or action camera. WHAT IS SDXC? – SD CARD PERFORMANCE First, there are a …

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Unirex Memory Displays USB Flash Drives, SD Cards, Micro SD Cards, Hubs and Readers — CES 2016 Update

Unirex booth backdrop feature

One interesting aspect of CES is encountering new entrants into certain product categories, such as is the case with Unirex Memory. Unirex Memory is a California-based company that has recently launched their line of Unirex Digital Memory products that include Micro SD cards and Micro SD cards with adaptors, SD Cards, Micro SD cards with USB readers, flash memory USBs, …

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PNY Pro Elite SDXC Card Review (64GB) – A New Standard in 4K UltraHD

PNY Pro Elite SDXC 64GB SDXC Review Featured Pik

Without a doubt, the most common downfall of SD cards is the lack of understanding the consumer has with respect to class levels.  Most buy cards for price only, not realizing how this might benefit them at times when they are really pushing their camera to its limits.  The demands of today’s newest cameras, and even today’s smartphones capable of …

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Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review (128GB)

Kingston HyperX Savage 128 USB3.1 Flash Drive Featured 2

A short time ago, Kingston sent us their newest HyperX Savage USB 3.1 128GB flash drive for report and we have been doing a bit of testing to see if it makes spec.  Most importantly, it is a USB 3.1 Gen1 flash drive which means it is the newer version of USB 3.0 with SuperSpeed, and it is still only …

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Building The New Z170 TSSDR Test Bench

TSDR Z170 Featured Pik

There is no question that 2015 will be the year of NVMe and we are about to see storage performance increase like it never before has.  Where yesterday several SAS enterprise SSDs would be necessary to reach 5GB/s transfer speed, it is now possible with a single SSD with the inevitability of 1 million IOPS becoming a common performance variable …

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Samsung’s Newest Flash Drives Reviewed

Samsung USB3 Flash Drives Featured Picture

Samsung recently announced three rather unique and attractive USB 3 flash drives that are now making their entry into the consumer storage market.  They are similar in most features and performance, but differ in that they seem to approach different segments of the flash drive market. Two of these are named the FIT and DUO, while the other is simply …

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