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Mushkin Displays Reactor Armor3D SSD – CES 2017 Update

We met today with Mushkin in a suite at the MGM. One of their new items on display was the Reactor Armor3D solid-state drive. This drive features 3D MLC NAND paired with a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller.  It is available in capacities ranging from 240GB all the way up to 2TB. The Reactor Armor3D is rated for sequential read speeds …

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ADATA Ultimate SU800 SSD Review (512GB) – More 3D TLC For The Masses

The ADATA Ultimate SU800, despite the name and in contrast to the last ADATA SSD we had reviewed (SX930), is not an enthusiast oriented SSD, rather, it is an entry level/ budget SSD. The SX930 utilized a JMicron controller and enterprise-grade MLC+ NAND. The Ultimate SU800, on the other hand, utilizes a newer Silicon Motion controller and is the second SSD in …

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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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ADATA Announces Ultimate SU800 SSD Featuring 3D NAND

ADATA is announcing the launch of their Ultimate SU800 SATA 6Gb/s SSD that features 3D NAND.  This is the first ADATA SSD utilizing 3D NAND, as ADATA has committed to transitioning its entire portfolio of SSDs over to 3D NAND.  The Ultimate SU800 is a mid-range offering, representing a massive upgrade for HDD users, and a significant upgrade for current …

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SSD of the Week – Adata Premier SP550

It has been a while since our last SSD of the Week post, but after seeing the current prices of the Adata Premier SP550, we just had to bring it back. The Adata Premier SP550 is an entry-level SSD designed to meet the needs of those who want to upgrade to flash storage, but need to pinch pennies at the same time. …

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OWC Announces Aura PCIe-based SSD Upgrade Kits for Mid-2013 and Later Macs — OWC’s Most Anticipated Release Ever!

OWC Digital®, a world-leading producer of Mac and PC technology products, is announcing its all-new Aura SSD for Mid-2013 and later Mac laptops.  Being offered in both 480GB and 1TB capacities, the Aura SSD upgrade kits are the first and only PCIe-based flash storage upgrades available for both the MacBook Air (mid-2013 and newer) and MacBook Pro with Retina display …

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