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PNY CS1311 SSD Review (120GB/480GB)

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Yet again, we see a new entrant to the ultra-cheap, entry level SSD market. Aimed at those who are looking for a nice step up from a HDD, but have to pinch pennies, PNY has released a TLC packed contender, the CS1311. Designed to help speed up the computing experience for the everyday user, it isn’t the enthusiast class drive which …

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Sony Enters SSD Market With SLW-M Consumer SSD

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Sony Electronics is dipping its toe into the consumer SSD market with the release of their new SLW-M series of consumer SSDs. Sony had been selling some SSDs in Japan, but this is their first foray into the international SSD market. Image source :  techpowerup.com The SLW-M is to be sold in two capacity points – 240GB (SLW-MG2) and 480GB …

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Toshiba Announces Next Generation OCZ Trion 150 Series of SSDs

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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a global technology leader, is announcing its new OCZ Trion 150 SSD series, representing a cost-effective performance upgrade option for notebooks and desktop PCs. Pairing Toshiba’s 15nm Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash memory with a Toshiba controller, the Trion 150 series provides a superior blend of reliability, endurance and value with increased real-world performance. The …

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Kingston DataTraveler 2000 USB 3.1 Drive (32GB) Review

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Continuing with our promise from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, we are taking an in-depth look at the latest encrypted USB device from Kingston, the DataTraveler 2000 USB 3.1 device. Today, especially in the business world, hacking and system security flaws can be the result of something as simple as losing that USB device that contains some company data. Thanks to …

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Xitore Announces DRAM Bus-Attached SSD – 25.6 GB/s, 4 Mil IOPS and Sub 2 µs Latency

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Hmmm, a solid-state storage system with an operating bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s, 4 million IOPS, sub-2 microsecond latency and unmatched endurance? Are these performance metrics actually achievable? Xitore Inc. is a 2014 start-up based in Mission Viejo, California, and their answer to this question is “Absolutely”! Xitore is designing a solid-state storage system that is truly a game-changer. All of …

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PNY CS2211 SSD Review (240GB/480GB)

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Just last week we announced PNY’s latest SSD products for the new year, the CS1311 and CS2211. It just so happens that today we have some in our hands for review. The CS1311 is your basic, entry level SSD jam packed with TLC NAND for those looking for a cheap SSD upgrade from an HDD. As you may have noticed as …

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Foremay Announces Self Encrypting Drive (SED) Enabled SSD With Full Disk Encryption and Crypto Erase

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Foremay, Inc., a leading producer of rugged solid state drives (SSDs), is announcing the release of their Self Encrypting Drive (SED) enabled SSD. This new SSD utilizes hardware encryption technologies to encrypt and decrypt every individual piece of data during every read and write process, ensuring that all data on the drive is secure. Additionally, the Foremay SED SSD offers …

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Lexar USB 3.0 Portable SSD (256GB) Review

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You may recall that while we were in attendance at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show we met with Micron and Lexar to have a meet and greet with their latest products, one of which is the hardware we have on hand today, the Lexar USB 3.0 Portable SSD. FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS The purpose of this small and portable SSD is just that, …

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Fixstars Announces SSD-13000M – World’s Largest SSD at 13TB Worth Of Object Storage or Content Streaming!

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Fixstars Corporation has announced the launch of two new solid-state drives (SSDs), the 10TB SSD-10000M and the 13TB SSD-13000M. The SSD-13000M sets a new standard at 13TB as the world’s largest SSD. These two new Fixstars SSDs are ideal for object storage and content streaming usage scenarios. Utilizing a proprietary Fixstars controller paired with 15nm MLC NAND, the SSD-10000M and …

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Toshiba Announces Availability of PX04SL Series of Enterprise SAS SSDs For Read-Intensive Applications

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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing availability of a new SAS enterprise SSD, designated as the PX04SL series. The PX04SL is geared toward very read-intensive usage scenarios, such as web servers, data warehousing, video-on-demand (VOD) and media streaming. The PX04SL series are available in both 2TB and 4TB versions, and in both self-encrypting (SED) and non-self-encrypting models. The PX04SL …

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