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ADATA Announces XPG SD700X External SSD With 3D NAND

ADATA is announcing the XPG SD700X external SSD featuring 3D TLC NAND.  The SD700X is engineered to meet IEC IP68 dust and waterproofing standards, and is also military-grade shockproof.  The gaming-themed SD700X is plug-n-play operational via USB 3.1 with Windows, Android, PS4 and Xbox One, providing instant access to additional storage capacity. The SD700X is based on the SD700 external …

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Kingston’s 16% Market Share is #2 in Worldwide Channel for 2016

Kingston is announcing that they have been declared the shipper of the second-most solid-state drives (by units) to the worldwide channel in 2016, placing them at a 16% market share.  This information is based on data compiled by industry analysts Forward Insights, who has been researching and analyzing the non-volatile memory industry since 2008.  Forward Insights has been a key …

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Silverstone Releases TP01-M2 Thermal Pad Kit To Help Prevent Overheating and Throttling of M.2 SSDs

Silverstone Technology has been in business since 2003, and they are not only a PC hardware producer, but also offer an interesting and innovative array of adapters and devices to help broaden your options in building or upgrading your system.  Their latest offering is the TP01-M2 Thermal Pad Kit, which is designed to help prevent overheating, and thus throttling, of …

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Intel Announces DC P4800X Series — First Optane Device is World’s Most Responsive Data Center SSD

Intel is announcing the Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X — the first solution that combines the attributes of memory and storage.  The DC P4800X provides an industry-leading combination of high throughput, low latency, ultra-high endurance and high Quality of Service (QoS).  Intel’s innovative new solution creates a new data storage tier that eliminates data access bottlenecks. Intel’s DC P4800X provides …

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Toshiba Is 2016’s Fastest Growing SSD and HDD Vendor

Toshiba is announcing that they were the fastest-growing hard disk drive (HDD) and solid-state drive (SSD) vendor of 2016.  According to two recent reports from industry analysts IDC, titled “Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Update, CY 4Q16” and “Worldwide 4Q16 HDD Shipment Results and Four-Quarter Forecast Update“, Toshiba was fastest growing vendor in the global $25 billion HDD segment, as …

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Western Digital’s SanDisk Announces a Pair of 256GB External Storage Devices for iPhone and iPad

SanDisk, now part of Western Digital, is announcing a pair of new external storage devices to expand the storage capacity of consumers’ iPhones and iPads.  The iXpand Flash Drive offers up to 256GB of additional storage for easily moving photos and videos between their iPhone, iPad, and Mac or PC.  It features a flexible lightning connector and a USB 3.0 …

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The New Kaby Lake Z270 Test Bench Gets Built – 5GHz

Every year or so, we try to upgrade our hardware to stay current with tech trends and bumping our newest test bench up to the new Kaby Lake design was no different.  With Intel’ newest Optane Technology knocking at the door, the Z270 was a must.  If you are wondering whether the boot to Z270 is worth the jump from Z170, …

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