WD Blue SSD Review (1TB) – WD Steps Into The Ring

Many of us know Western Digital as one of the largest HDD manufacturers in the market and that they have, for the most part, solely relied on HDD storage sales to become the giant they are today. In recent times they’ve adopted flash into their products. This resulted in the current WD Blue SSHD and back in 2014 the WD Black2 drive, which we saw …

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ADATA Announces Launch of XPG SX8000 M.2 SSD With 3D MLC NAND

ADATA is announcing the launch of a new SSD under their XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) lineup, which is dubbed as the XPG SX8000.  The XPG SX8000 is built on the M.2 X 2280 form factor, and pairs 3D MLC NAND with a Silicon Motion SMI2260 controller.  The SX8000 conforms to the NVMe 1.2 specification, and connects directly to motherboards through …

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Toshiba Announces Expansion of 24nm SLC NAND Flash Portfolio to Embrace Industrial Usages

Toshiba is expanding their portfolio of 24nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory to include a new 16 gigabit (Gb) BENAND™ module.  The new version is housed in an industry-standard 48-pin TSOP package, and provides  high read/write performance, superior write endurance (with 8-bit BCH error correction code), as well as an extended range of operating temperatures, making it an excellent …

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Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD Review (256GB/512GB/1TB) – A New MLC Contender In The Recent Sea of TLC

The OCZ Vector has been the top performing SATA SSD from the company for the past few years. Utilizing their proprietary Indilinx controller and most recently, Toshiba’s A19 NAND, they provided for strong performance for mainstream consumers as well as enthusiasts, but it did have its drawbacks in recent times. Since the release of the latest PCIe NVMe SSDs this year, …

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Nimbus Data Announces Flash Supply and Technology Partnership With SK Hynix

Nimbus Data, whose new ExaFlash all-flash array systems were announced at Flash Memory Summit 2016 (you can view our coverage here), is announcing a new strategic partnership to supply NAND flash and supporting technology to Nimbus.  ExaFlash is claimed to be the world’s most advanced flash memory platform that supports big data and cloud infrastructure.  SK Hynix is rated as …

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Toshiba HK4E Enterprise SSD Review (800GB)

What’s this? Another Toshiba HK4 series SSD review? Yes! This time around we are going to take a look at the higher endurance model of the HK4 family, the HK4E. The HK4E is rated for three drive writes per day rather than one like the HK4R. This does come at a cost though, the HK4E’s capacities are smaller due to over …

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Kingston Announces DC400 Entry-Level Data Center SSD

Kingston is announcing a new addition to its family of enterprise storage solutions, which they have designated as the Data Center 400 (DC400) solid-state drive (SSD).  The DC400 SSD is meant to be an entry-level enterprise SSD geared toward data center server usage, particularly those users that utilize a rip-and-replace deployment strategy.  The DC400 is an excellent choice for read-intensive …

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