SSD of the Week – Portable SSD T1

Last week we took a look at the Patriot Ignite, a new contender in the market that offers high capacity and performance for a great price. For this week’s SSD of the Week we are looking to a tiny portable SSD that packs some high capacity, the Samsung Portable SSD T1! If you are a business person or content creator, …

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SSD of the Week – Patriot Ignite

Previously, in SSD of the Week we highlighted the Kingston SSDNow V300, which was on sale at ridiculously cheap prices. This week we would like to turn your attention to the Patriot Ignite we reviewed a few weeks back as it has slightly dropped in cost as well. The Patriot Ignite is a mid-tier SSD focused on meeting an ever-growing …

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Samsung Announces Industry’s First 128GB UFS 2.0 Smartphone Flash Storage

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in developing advanced memory technology, is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first 128GB ultra-fast embedded memory for next-generation high-end smartphones. The new embedded memory is based on the much-anticipated Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard, which is the most advanced JEDEC-compliant next-generation flash memory storage interface specification in …

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Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller with Samsung TLC NAND Review

Controllers are the heart and soul of every SSD. Without one, an SSD would be a useless PCB with some components slapped on it. It is responsible for everything from garbage collection and wear leveling to error correction and hardware encryption. In simple terms, all these operations can be quite complicated to implement as well as expensive to develop. This …

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Crucial BX100 SSD Review (500GB/1TB) – True Value Defined

Crucial’s newest BX100 SATA 3 SSD aims to be one of the cheapest SSD lines in the current entry-level marketplace. Entering the SSD business way back in 2009, Crucial  has really started to hone in on the larger consumer base of SSD’s starting with the M550, the MX100, and now the BX100 series.  The introduction of the new BX100 seems …

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IBM Announces FlashSystem 900 and FlashSystem V9000 All-Flash Storage Solutions

IBM, a world-leading producer of flash storage arrays, is announcing the addition of two all-new all-flash enterprise storage solutions. These two new offerings provide industry-leading efficiency and performance, as well as superior reliability that helps lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and accelerates data-intensive infrastructures and applications. IBM’s latest solutions offer customers real-time analytical insights, providing up to 50X better …

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Fixstars Announces North American Launch of 1TB and 3TB SSDs For Media and Entertainment Professionals

Fixstars Solutions, Inc., a Tokyo-based innovative producer of flash storage devices, is announcing that it has commenced sales to the North American markets of its 1TB SSD-1000M and 3TB SSD-3000M solid state drives (SSDs). These drives offer enterprise-grade reliability and outstanding sequential read and write performance, and are geared toward datacenter, high-performance computing (HPC), advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and …

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Violin Memory Announces Flash Storage Platform – All-Flash Primary Storage at a Cost Lower Than HDDs!

Violin Memory, Inc., a pioneer of award-winning all-flash storage arrays, is announcing worldwide availability of their new Flash Storage Platform (FSP). The offering includes their new 7300 and 7700 all-flash arrays, with simple management control via Violin’s new Concerto OS 7 and Symphony 3 software. FSP offers the ultimate simplification and consolidation of next-generation data center workloads. FSP delivers top-performing …

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Crucial MX200 SSD Review (500GB/1TB)

The Crucial MX200 is yet another in the many steps that Crucial has taken on over the past few generations, their SSD lines building slowly upon the last since their first release so long ago. Replacing their M4, the M500 introduced a plethora of new features such as hardware encryption, data path protection, and power loss protection. The higher performing …

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PNY CS2111 XLR8 SSD Review (480GB)

If you have been into computers any time over the past few decades, you probably know of PNY. They are an American company that manufactures graphics cards as well as all things flash. Over the past few years they have joined in on the SSD industry, offering some very competitive products. Today, we have one of their latest creations on …

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