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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Intel Advises of Firmware Update to Improve Boot Times of Intel 750 Series Solid State Drives

A discussion thread was opened back at the beginning of June on an Intel Communities messaging board concerning users experiencing very slow boot times with their Intel 750 Series solid state drives. Thirty-plus replies over the next nearly ninety days, including Intel staff offering assistance, failed to provide a satisfactory resolution. Intel staff assured that they were working on the …

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AVEXIR Technologies Enters SSD Market With Gaming-Oriented, LED-Illuminated S100 Solid State Drive

AVEXIR Technologies Corp., a Taiwanese producer of memory products that feature “breathing” LEDs and/or plasma tube technology, is announcing its entry into the SSD arena with its new S100 series of solid state drives (SSDs). AVEXIR’s breathing LED light effect was showcased at Computex 2015 in Taipei earlier this year, and now some three months later, after subsequent modifications, tweaking …

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Samsung’s Newest 950 Pro Consumer M.2 SSD Capable of 2.5GB/s – 2015 Samsung SSD Global Summit Update

Today at the 2015 Samsung Global SSD Summit in Seoul, South Korea, Samsung announced their newest consumer NVMe SSD, the 950 Pro. Utilizing Samsung’s 3D V-NAND memory and supporting PCIe 3.o x4, the 950 Pro is only available in M.2 form factor and promises to be the smallest, lightest and most powerful SSD platform available to the consumer today. Available …

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2015 Samsung SSD Global Summit Commences

Once again this year, Samsung has brought together worldwide members of the press in Seoul, South Korea, for an announcement….and TSSDR is front and center.  This will occur at 2:00pm local time which will be a very early morning announcement for all of our North American fans. Traditionally, this particular event has been great news on the SSD sector of …

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Samsung’s Newest Flash Drives Reviewed

Samsung recently announced three rather unique and attractive USB 3 flash drives that are now making their entry into the consumer storage market.  They are similar in most features and performance, but differ in that they seem to approach different segments of the flash drive market. Two of these are named the FIT and DUO, while the other is simply …

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