Plextor M8V SSD Review (256GB)

Today we are going to take a close look at the Plextor M8V. Just like the top of the line Plextor M9Pe we just reviewed last week, this new value-oriented SSD from Plextor promises to come into the market guns blazing. It is filled with Toshiba’s BiCS3 TLC NAND and powered by an SMI 2258 controller. Together this combo can easily …

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Plextor M9Pe M.2 NVMe SSD Review (1TB)

First revealed back at Computex 2017, Plextor is back at it again with a new product. Today, we have in our hands their top of the line PCIe NVMe SSD, the M9Pe. While it is not out quite yet, its release is right around the corner. The M9Pe, similar to the M8Pe before it, utilizes the same controller, a Marvell …

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Intel SSD DC P4510 Enterprise NVMe SSD Review (2TB/8TB)

Intel has recently expanded their lineup to include some higher capacities and new form factor SSDs that are infused with their latest 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory. With this announcement, we were able to get our hands on some of their latest tech, 2TB and 8TB samples of their DC P4510. While these bad boys aren’t the exotic Enterprise …

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Sonnett Technologies Begins Shipping 1TB Fusion™ Thunderbolt™ PCIe Flash Drive

Sonnett Technolgies is announcing that they have begun shipping a new 1TB version of their popular Fusion™ Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe Flash Drive.  This is a ruggedized and pocket-sized solid-state storage device (SSD) that utilizes a Thunderbolt 3 interface and leverages the 40Gb/s bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 to deliver sequential read speeds of up to 2600MB/s, and sequential write speeds of …

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Samsung Announces Mass Production of 30.72TB SSD – Industry’s Largest Capacity for Next-Generation Enterprise Use

Samsung is announcing that it has begun mass production of their PM1643 30.72TB SAS SSD, the industry’s largest capacity SSD for next-generation enterprise systems.  Samsung’s latest breakthrough technology is created by combining 32 of Samsung’s newest 1TB NAND flash packages.  Each package consists of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips.  The super-density 1TB packages allow for a massive amount …

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The SSD Reviewers Guide to SSD Optimization 2018

Catch lines are everything.  If you are reading this, that title has done its job and it’s now in my hands to keep you here.  My name is Les Tokar and I am an SSD Reviewer.  I have worked in flash media since it rolled out to the public ten years ago and have written extensively on SSDs to the …

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Intel Announces New 3D NAND Data Center SSDs

As the world’s stockpile of data continues to grow, Intel continues to bring to market industry-leading storage and memory products, pushing both form factor innovation and ever-increasing capacity.  Intel’s latest data center offerings, the SSD DC P4510 and P4511 series, are reimagining how data is store for data centers.  With the creation of interesting new form factors, such as the …

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Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA3 SSD Review (2TB)

There comes a time when we all just need to stop, sit back and think; take a look around and reassess our direction perhaps.  The SSD industry is a beautiful example of this.  SSDs were introduced some 11 years ago now, although flash technology had been in use prior.  Today, there isn’t a person in the world that hasn’t been …

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Silicon Power Announces Their First PCIe SSDs for Consumers and Enterprise

Silicon Power is announcing its first foray into PCIe SSDs, with the launch of the P32A80 and the P32A85. These new PCIe SSDs are geared toward high-end systems and offer new levels of responsiveness and performance, making them ideal for large image rendering and intensive graphics editing, musicians needing high volume storage and music library loading, and enterprises that demand …

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MyDigitalSSD SBX M.2 NVMe SSD Review (128GB/256GB/512GB)

Things have changed a lot since we have started reviewing SSDs. They have gone from the highest priced parts, only few could afford, to something that almost everyone can buy for a reasonable price…depending on how much space you really need that is. We went from SSDs that were barely faster than HDDs to some that are magnitudes faster than …

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