The SSD Reviewers Guide to SSD Optimization 2018

Catch lines are everything.  If you are reading this, that title has done its job and it’s now in my hands to keep you here.  My name is Les Tokar and I am an SSD Reviewer.  I have worked in flash media since it rolled out to the public ten years ago and have written extensively on SSDs to the …

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Intel Announces New 3D NAND Data Center SSDs

As the world’s stockpile of data continues to grow, Intel continues to bring to market industry-leading storage and memory products, pushing both form factor innovation and ever-increasing capacity.  Intel’s latest data center offerings, the SSD DC P4510 and P4511 series, are reimagining how data is store for data centers.  With the creation of interesting new form factors, such as the …

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Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA3 SSD Review (2TB)

There comes a time when we all just need to stop, sit back and think; take a look around and reassess our direction perhaps.  The SSD industry is a beautiful example of this.  SSDs were introduced some 11 years ago now, although flash technology had been in use prior.  Today, there isn’t a person in the world that hasn’t been …

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Silicon Power Announces Their First PCIe SSDs for Consumers and Enterprise

Silicon Power is announcing its first foray into PCIe SSDs, with the launch of the P32A80 and the P32A85. These new PCIe SSDs are geared toward high-end systems and offer new levels of responsiveness and performance, making them ideal for large image rendering and intensive graphics editing, musicians needing high volume storage and music library loading, and enterprises that demand …

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MyDigitalSSD SBX M.2 NVMe SSD Review (128GB/256GB/512GB)

Things have changed a lot since we have started reviewing SSDs. They have gone from the highest priced parts, only few could afford, to something that almost everyone can buy for a reasonable price…depending on how much space you really need that is. We went from SSDs that were barely faster than HDDs to some that are magnitudes faster than …

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Samsung Announces Mass Production of 256GB Embedded UFS (eUFS) for Automotive Applications

Samsung is announcing that it has begun mass production of a 256GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) device that contains the advanced features for automotive specifications that meet the JEDEC UFS 3.0 standard, which is a first for the industry.  Samsung introduced the breakthrough 128GB eUFS back in September of 2017, which was also an industry first.  The new 256GB …

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ADATA XPG Gammix S10 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (512GB)

Last year, ADATA’s gaming branch, XPG, released their newest product line, the Gammix series, and within that, they released the XPG Gammix S10 M.2 NVMe SSD. This SSD is quite sleek and high-end looking, with its flashy red with black heatsink and blacked out PCB, but its performance doesn’t quite match its looks. Although one would think that because it …

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Western Digital My Passport Wireless SSD Review (2TB)

As a ‘somewhat’ professional photographer, I am pretty sure that my fear of loss of my work is front and center when it comes to those important camera shoots.  For most, relying on trust of a single SD or flash card until you can get to a laptop is all too common.  Anyone who takes pictures with any frequency can …

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Samsung Announces 800GB Z-SSD™ for HPC, Supercomputing, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things

Samsung is announcing an 800GB SSD, designated as the SZ985 Z-SSD™, geared toward the most advanced enterprise applications.  This includes the rapidly growing fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and supercomputing.  The 800GB Z-SSD was developed in 2017, providing the most efficient storage solution for these type of applications, as well as those that utilize high-speed data …

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