Mach Xtreme MX-ES Ultra SLC USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review (64GB)

In examining the flash industry over the past eight years, I don’t think many would argue that there has been insurmountable growth, paired with enough growing pains and obstacles along the way to frustrate even the best in the business.  Flash technology has grown so fast that today it would be seemingly impossible to find anyone not tied to flash …

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SSD of the Week – Crucial MX100

Last week we kicked it up a notch for the SSD of the Week with the enterprise Intel NVMe PCIe DC P3700. However, this week we are on the opposite spectrum with the budget SSDs. The highlight of this week is the Crucial MX100. In previous years Crucial has tried to cut costs by using a cheaper SATA controller, but …

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Samsung Announces Production Of SM1715 3.2TB Enterprise NVMe SSD Utilizing 3D V-NAND

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, the global leading producer of advanced memory devices, is announcing that it has begun mass production of a 3.2TB capacity NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD) for high-end enterprise servers.  The 3.2TB NVMe PCIe SSD, with the model name of SM1715, will utilize Samsung’s latest proprietary 3D V-NAND flash memory technology.  The form factor utilized is …

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Silicon Power Announces Slim S80 SSD — Up To 960GB Capacity

Silicon Power, a world-leading producer of memory storage devices, is announcing its latest 7mm x 2.5” solid-state drive (SSD), the Slim S80, for the latest generation of laptops, notebooks and ultrabooks. Housed in an ultra-slim enclosure, the Slim S80 offers surprisingly fast transfer speeds, reasonable price points, and a wide variety of capacities – all the way up to a …

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Samsung PM853T SSD Review (960GB) – Enterprise Excellence

Normally, when we work with SSD manufacturers, the class of product is pretty straight forward.  Whether it be enterprise, consumer or enthusiast, we normally have an easy time pinning down the the point of the product.  With Samsung, you might need a degree in marketing to figure out what is going on.  This has been a point of contention in …

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Kingston SM2280S3 M.2 SATA SSD Review (240GB)

The introduction of the SM2280S3 M.2 SSD last June marked Kingston Technology’s first entry to the M.2 SSD arena.  For those new to M.2 SSDs, M.2 marks the standardization of smaller form factor SSDs to sizes smaller than what we have seen in mSATA.  M.2 accommodates both SATA and PCIe performance, while at the same time offering capacities as high …

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RAIDON Runner GR2660 SSD/HDD RAID Enclosure Review

External enclosures offer users many options and benefits from storage expansion to redundancy and speed. RAIDON Technology Inc. has been in the storage industry since 2000. They focus on high quality and unique product designs to provide professionals with reliable data storage solutions. We haven’t reviewed many external drive enclosures at The SSD Review, but since this one is for …

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Apacer Launches mPDM+ and M.2 PCIe SSDs

Since Apple’s adoption of the PCIe SSD in the 2013 MacBook Air, the market for PCIe SSD’s has exploded in popularity. The best part about it that we as consumers are reaping the benefits of incredible data transfer speeds, while the size of the SSD is dramatically decreasing. Today, another manufacturer, Apacer, has announced that they will responding to this …

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The SSD Review SSD of the Week – Intel NVMe P3700 SSD

Last week we started off the SSD of the Week series with the value oriented the Samsung 840 EVO. This week we are focusing on pure performance. Where else could we look besides the first NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD on the market? Intel is a big name in the SSD world and are known for their performance and reliability. Their …

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Micron Announces M600 Client SSD Family To Include Notebook, M.2 and mSATA Form Factors

Micron Technology, Inc., a global leader in storage technology, is announcing their next generation SSD, the M600. The M600 is a client-class SSD that sets the bar for high performance, high power efficiency, and robust endurance. The M600 comes in multiple form factors to cover not only the mobile market, but the performance oriented PC desktop and video capture systems market …

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