Plextor Announces EX1 External SSD With USB Type-C Interface

Plextor is announcing a new generation of external SSDs that feature a USB Type-C interface.  The Plextor EX1 is slim and lightweight, as well as offering extreme data transfer speeds.  The EX1 features a shock-proof case design that is both rugged and attractive, offered in either a  titanium silver or gold finish. The USB Type-C interface (USB 3.1 Gen 2) …

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Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD Review (250GB/1TB)

Last month we took a look at the best performing SSD, Samsung’s 960 PRO. Packed with Samsung’s latest MLC V-NAND, new Polaris controller, and put together with their engineering expertise, it easily sped off to the top of our charts. Not only that, but it did so without even utilizing their latest NVMe 2.0 driver. The 960 Pro is the enthusiast class …

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PNY Elite 480GB Portable SSD Review

One of the main aspects of the SSD world that stands fast is size; size is everything.  Not only have we gone from capacity at 64GB in 2007 to several TB today, but also, the ability to reduce footprint size while increasing capacity (and performance) is key.  Now… throw in value and the PNY Elite 480GB Portable SSD is going …

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Toshiba Building New Fab Facility at Yokkaichi (Japan) to Expand 3D Flash Memory Production Capacity

Toshiba is announcing their outline schedule for constructing a new state-of-the-art fabrication facility at their Yakkaichi Operations in Mie, Japan.  The new fab will be geared toward expanding production of Toshiba’s proprietary 3D Flash memory, also known as BiCS FLASH™. Toshiba had announced their intention to build a new BiCS FLASH™ facility back in March of this year, and they …

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Toshiba OCZ TL100 SSD Review (120GB/240GB)

SSDs are state of the art memory components. Over the recent years we have seen the market grow and diversify. With the explosion of TLC SSDs in the marketplace these days it is a race to the bottom more than ever. Companies are trying to find ways to reach those penny hoarders by developing cheaper and cheaper SSD models to …

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ADATA SE730 External SSD Review (250GB) – USB Type-C

Without a doubt this is the year of portable storage.  Through advances in NAND flash memory, we have seen the footprint of all storage devices shrink considerably, and if they haven’t, their capacity has increased significantly.  Take a look at Samsung’s latest 960 Pro M.2 2TB SSD we recently reviewed for example.  This little baby can store 34,000 hrs of …

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Lexar 128GB Professional 1066x CompactFlash Card Review

Perhaps the single thing that really disturbs me is the fact that cameras have not kept up with the advances of storage performance.  Where capabilities exist to very easily incorporate hardware into a DSLR that enables the movement of data at speed of over 500MB/s, we are still left with data transfer rates that hamper continuous shooting scenarios significantly.  Ok …

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SMART High Reliability Solutions Announces HRS-M1 Highly Ruggedized SSD With MLC NAND

SMART High Reliability Solutions is announcing their latest 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s SSD, designated as the HRS-M1.  Highlighting SMART HRS’s exclusive focus on highly ruggedized, highly secure and highly reliable solid-state storage solutions, the HRS-M1 comes housed in a high-strength and industrial designed enclosure to protect the components from harsh environments.  Key markets for these SSDs include aerospace, defense and industrial …

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Transcend Announces New SSD230 Featuring 3D NAND

Transcend is announcing its newest SSD featuring 3D TLC NAND and an SLC cache.  The SSD230 is built in the 2.5” form factor, and reflects Transcend’s move to 3D NAND flash technology for its latest SSD offerings, with its ability to increase storage capacity at reasonable price points, as well as enhanced performance and reliability. As we try to increase …

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Microsemi Announces Addition of Series 8E Entry-Level RAID Solutions to Adaptec Product Lineup for Server Storage

Microsemi is announcing two new adapters they are adding to their award-winning lineup of Microsemi® Adaptec® Series 8 product lineup of RAID solutions for server storage applications.  The 8405E and 8805E provides server storage customers with two entry-level options for systems with redundant array of independent disks (RAID) devices that provide application acceleration performance with a built-in cache, as well …

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