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ZOTAC Announces Premium Edition SSDs With Enhanced Data Protection

ZOTAC International, a leading producer of graphics cards and mini PCs, is announcing expansion of its SSD lineup with their new Premium Edition Solid Sate Drives (SSDs) in 240GB and 480GB capacities. The new ZOTAC Premium Edition SSDs offer enhanced endurance and data protection, as well as robust performance. Both the 240GB and 480GB versions pair a Phison S10 four-channel …

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OCZ Announces Host Managed SSD Technology in Saber 1000 Models

Today, OCZ is introducing HMS technology in their Saber 1000 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s SSDs. What is HMS? HMS or Host Managed SSD technology is a new frontier for SSDs and the initiative is referred to as Storage Intelligence. HMS functionality is now defined in the T10 Technical Committee and is in the ratification process as part of the T13 Technical …

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HP and SanDisk Join The Storage Class Memory Parade With Their Own “1000 Times Faster Than Existing Flash” Technology

HP and SanDisk are announcing a collaborative effort to bring their own new storage technology to market that is “1000 times faster than existing flash”. This new technology is being referred to as “Storage Class Memory” (SCM), and this latest version apparently will combine HP’s Memristor technology with SanDisk’s non-volatile ReRAM memory technology to produce a “universal memory” that can be …

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SSD of the Week – Kingston HyperX Predator

Well, it has been some time since we have reviewed the Kingston HyperX Predator. Back in March we were lucky enough to not only review one of these drives, but also two in RAID 0! The HyperX Predator is currently their top tier storage product. Powered by a Marvell PCIe 2.0 x4 controller and Toshiba A19 NAND, it delivers great …

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U.2 (SFF-8639) Connector Insight When Buying The Intel 750 NVMe SSD

One might have never thought there could be a problem with efficient SSD availability, but many have felt the bite with their Intel 750 Series NVMe SSD purchase. Ordering through online retailers, many bought the newest Intel 750 SSD in what appeared to be a notebook version that connects to PCIe, only to learn that it wasn’t quite that simple. …

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iPhone 6S Uses NVMe Storage – Performance Determined By Capacity

Without a doubt, the latest and greatest toy being fought for in our offices just has to be the Iphone 6S Plus.  Not a traditional Apple fan, I found myself quickly swayed by 3D Touch, which enables us to perform software commands without even opening the software, the new and updated Siri who seems to understand my quick Canadian speech …

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The Ultimate Guide To SSD Benchmark Software

As much as many might believe the transition to SSDs to be relatively painless process, it isn’t always so.  The number of e-mails, forum posts and pm’s we have received indicates that, as easy as buying a pre-configured system with an SSD, moving from a hard drive to SSD is not always so. We addressed SSD migration some time ago …

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Building The New Z170 TSSDR Test Bench

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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Plextor M6V SSD (256GB) Review – A Solid Value Entrant

A custom PC build can be whatever you make it; a ridiculously high-end gaming machine or a modest budget build. Even if you are just looking for an easy upgrade to your current build, the storage device is a perfect place to start. Today we are looking at the Plextor M6V, which is advertised to show off velocity at a …

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