Building an ASRock X299 Fatal1ty Test Bench with the i9-7900x

So you just built a brand new Z270 PC and Intel comes out with the newest X299 ahead of schedule.  Is it worth the bump to have the latest and greatest… or do you stick with the Z?  If you are a media professional or high end user that needs every core you can get, the Intel Skylake-X i9-7900x is a monster with …

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Crucial Announces BX300 SSD – Value-Oriented Yet Featuring 3D MLC NAND

Crucial is announcing the release of their latest SSD offering, designated as the BX300.  Crucial has designed the BX300 as a value-conscious offering for builders and upgraders, but goes one better than other value-oriented drives by utilizing 3D MLC NAND (most other value offerings utilize TLC NAND). Crucial supports the BX300 with a mobile-friendly install guide.  This allows users of …

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BIOSTAR G330 SSD Review (256GB)

BIOSTAR isn’t the first name to come to mind when thinking about SSDs. Even for us, we didn’t even recall ever seeing a BIOSTAR SSD until today. They aren’t entirely new to the game, however. Last year at about this time, they released their first SSD, the G300. Utilizing SMI’s popular 2256 controller at the time, it put out some …

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Samsung Announces T5 Portable SSD Featuring Latest 64-Layer V-NAND

Samsung is announcing the Samsung Portable SSD T5, built with Samsung’s latest 64-layer V-NAND technology.  The T5, a refresh of the popular T3, offers industry-leading data transfer speeds in a durable, compact housing that allows users to access or carry their data virtually anywhere, any time.  The move to 64-layer 3D V-NAND provides a 20% performance boost over the T3.  …

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Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD Review (400GB)

Back in February, Corsair released one of the fastest NVMe SSDs into the market, their Force MP500. This SSD delivers more than enough performance to cover the needs of the majority of PC enthusiasts, however, with a rather typical 3-year warranty and fairly high price tag, it was just shy of earning our Gold Seal. Since then, Corsair has been …

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Intel Continues to Transform Storage With Innovative Designs and New SSD Form Factor – Flash Memory Summit 2017 Update

Intel is announcing updated data center offerings, including a new family of SATA SSDs for the data center, and new dual port Intel Optane™ SSDs and new dual port 3D NAND SSDs, as well as a new “ruler” form factor of SSD at Flash Memory Summit 2017 in Santa Clara, California.  These new Intel technologies and products further advance data …

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Micron Announces Enterprise 9200 SSD Series – New NVMe Flagship Solid-State Storage Family

Micron is announcing their new 9200 SSD series of NVMe SSDs, their latest flagship performance solid-state storage family.  The Micron 9200 SSDs bring innovative architecture and industry-leading performance that will enable users to access their data ever faster, and stay on top of ever-increasing data demands and workloads. The 9200 series of SSDs combine cost-effective 3D NAND with the superior …

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Toshiba Announces PM5 and CM5 Enterprise SSDs Featuring 64-Layer 3D BiCS Flash Memory

Toshiba is announcing development of their newest flagship enterprise SSDs, both featuring Toshiba’s latest generation of 64-layer 3D BiCS FLASH™ memory.  The PM5 is a 12Gbit/s SAS series of drives, while the CM5 is their new enterprise NVMe drive.  Both are built with Toshiba’s latest 64-layer 3D 3-bit-per-cell enterprise-class TLC (triple-level-cell) BiCS FLASH™, allowing today’s demanding storage applications to expand …

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