Sage Microelectronics Emerges From Stealth Mode With SSD Controller IC Supporting Capacities Up To 5TB

A new data storage device company concentrating its efforts on solid-state drive (SSD) technology has revealed itself by offering a new SSD controller IC that supports SSDs with densities up to 5 Terabytes (5TB). The new company, Sage Microelectronics, is already volume-shipping 2.5TB SSDs produced on a single standard 2.5” form factor PCB. Sage Micro’s S681 (currently in mass production) …

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SSD of the Week – Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe 2.0 X4

Last week we went over the top SATA based SSD on the market, the Samsung 850 Pro. Today, we are going to take a look at the top M.2 drive on the market…which also happens to be by Samsung, the XP941! Most manufacturers have been releasing SATA based M.2 drives recently. These drives have a 6Gb/s interface limit. And while …

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Lite-ON Announces EP1 Series Of M.2 PCIe Gen 2×4 Enterprise SSD

Lite-ON, a leading producer of enterprise flash storage devices, is announcing its new EP1 series of M.2 PCIe Gen 2×4 enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs). Lite-ON’s EP1 series are designed to solve today’s enterprise storage challenges and address the limitations that hard drive technology imposes on storage infrastructures. Lite-ON’s announcement of the EP1 series is being made at Dell World 2014 …

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VisionTek Announces High-Performance Thumb-Drive Sized USB Pocket SSD

VisionTek Products LLC, a leading producer of high-performance upgrades for PCs and Macs, is announcing its new VisionTek USB Pocket SSD series of thumb-drive sized solid state drives (SSDs). Featuring the speed, enhanced reliability and storage capacity rivaling factory-installed and aftermarket internal SSDs, VisionTek’s USB pocket SSD can be used with almost any Windows, MAC OS-X or Linux based operating …

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Transcend MTS800 M.2 2280 SATA SSD Review (128GB)

We have been seeing more M.2 SSDs lately, a lot of which are companies’ first steps into the market since the form factor is so new. They have been designed to meet strict size requirements and allow for greater flexibility in product development. They are the perfect fit for mobile devices with their compact size and light weight. Transcend was …

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G.SKILL Announces Extreme Performance Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD

G.SKILL International Co., Ltd., a leading producer of high-performance memory and SSD devices, is announcing the Phoenix Blade Series of PCIe SSD, representing the next generation of high-capacity and high-speed storage alternatives. With a design that incorporates the newest flash-based solid state storage technology, and offering error correction and failure handling support, G.SKILL’s Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD is an ideal …

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SSD of the Week – Samsung 850 Pro

Samsung has had a strong track record with SSDs. Their drives offer high reliability as well as high performance for those with a need for speed.  They are one of the few manufacturers that designs and manufacturers every major SSD component in their drives. That alone should tell you about their expertise and strength in the industry. And it is …

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KINGMAX M.2 2242 SATA SSD Review (128GB)

KINGMAX started off back in 1989 and has been committed to becoming a leader in global memory technology since. They manufacture an array of memory products from DRAM to USB drives to SSDs. They have been offering 2.5″ SSDs since 2008 and the release of their M.2 2242 and M.2 2280 SATA SSDs marks their first step into the M.2 world. …

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TSSDR Affiliate Reviews for October 19, 2014

Communication has changed so much in the past 20 years. As much as we have gained from the advancement of technology, we may  also have lost a lot.  When was the last time you took 48 hours and only communicated in person or on the phone.  Take a weekend and give it a try. I think you will find a …

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