Kingston HyperX Savage SSD Review (240GB)

Back in January, at CES 2015, Kingston revealed their fastest SSD yet, the HyperX Predator. Luckily for us we were able to not only review this SSD, but we were able to run two in RAID 0 and it turned out to be quite the performer. Concurrently, this M.2 form factor SSD wasn’t the only SSD being shown off by …

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SSD of The Week – PNY CS2111 XLR8

For this week’s SSD of the Week we have an enthusiast and gamer SSD that is not quite as extreme as last week’s Intel 750 PCIe, but has much more value. You can tell from bright packaging and graphic that it is for a consumer who wants a little flair in their Hard Drive slots.  The PNY CS2111 XLR8 is …

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Patriot Memory Announces Addition of Ignite M.2 Series of SSDs

Patriot, a top producer of computing memory, SSDs, USB flash drives and mobile accessories, is announcing the launch of their latest additions to their Ignite solid-state drive (SSD) lineup, now available in the M.2 form factor. The compact M.2 form factor is ideal for use in portable computing devices, including notebooks, ultrabooks, and ultra-compact PCs, where they can deliver greatly …

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Samsung To Release Magician 4.6 and 840 EVO Firmware Update — Performance Degradation Fixed At Last?

Some owners of Samsung 840 EVO SSDs were among an unfortunate group that began to experience performance degradation over time.  (We previously covered this here and here)  In a nutshell, their drives could not read “cold” data (that had sat unmodified for an extended period of time) at full speed.  This issue thus far has been mostly limited to 840 …

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Eluktronics Eluktro Pro Performance SSD Review (250GB/500GB/1TB)

Eluktronics isn’t a name brand you think of when you start looking for a new SSD. Up until just recently we didn’t even hear about this company, let alone know they offered some very price competitive SSDs. Well, it turns out, this USA based company has been in business since 2011 as an authorized reseller of performance laptops with SSD …

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Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry’s First M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD for PCs And Workstations

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, world-leading producer of advanced memory devices, is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first NVMe PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) in the M.2 form factor for PCs and workstations. Samsung is also announcing that they are the industry’s first to begin shipping NVMe SSDs to OEMs for use in their PCs. Samsung’s new …

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Corsair Announces Expansion of Force LS Series of SSDs – 480GB and 960GB Capacities Now Available

Corsair, a global producer of high-performance PC hardware components, is announcing the expansion of the Force LS series of solid-state drives (SSDs) to include 480GB and 960GB capacity versions. The Force LS series of SSDs in all capacities offer consumers a cost-effective upgrade path for their notebook or desktop PCs to more reliable and faster solid-state storage. The Force Series …

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Kingston Announces KC310 960GB Business-Class SSD

Kingston Digital, Inc., which is Kingston Technology Company, Inc.’s Flash memory division and a world-leading producer of memory devices, is announcing the 960GB KC310 solid-state drive (SSD), making it Kingston’s largest-capacity business-class SSD. The KC310 represents a bona fide HDD replacement, with the large capacity required to store more data and/or applications. The KC310 features Phison’s PS3110-S10 NAND controller, which …

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SSD of the Week – Intel SSD 750 Series

Today we have something very special for SSD of the Week. A new enthusiast class SSD that outshines any of the same form factor PCIe SSDs. By utilizing the new NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) interface, Intel’s 750 series of SSDs are leagues above the current PCIe interface in efficiency and speed. NVMe allows a more direct path to the CPU …

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HGST Announces Ultrastar SN100 Series of NVM Express Compliant PCIe SSDs For Cloud And Enterprise

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), now a Western Digital company, is announcing its NVMe-compliant Ultrastar SN100 series of  PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) — the industry’s top-performing NVMe-compliant SSDs.  The Ultrastar SN100 series is ideal for data center usage, including scale-out databases enabling the largest cloud and online services.  These services are able to achieve an improved return on investment, …

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