Patriot Supersonic Phoenix Flash Drive Review (256GB)

While HDDs are great for storing personal documents and offer us high capacity at a decent price, they do have their cons. When constantly on the run, consumers want fast and reliable external storage in a very portable form factor. Portable external HDDs are usually able to meet those needs, but not always. HDDs have two issues when used as …

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Thecus N2310 NAS Review – Home Networking Made Easy

In our home, we have 6 PC’s, 4 laptops, an iMac and a MBA.  Perhaps the most frustrating thing over time is the constant requests for so-and so to provide so-and-so something from their PC.  Installing a separate drive, via network attached storage, has always been an option, but let’s face it; it just isn’t that easy.  Imagine if we …

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Transcend Announces MTS Series of M.2 SSDs — Up To 512GB Capacity

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading producer of multimedia and storage devices, is announcing the launch of its latest MTS M.2 series of solid state drives (SSDs).  Designed to overcome the ever-stricter and ever-thinner size limitations of today’s portable computing devices, the MTS M.2 series of SSDs feature a SATAIII (6GB/s) interface, and are available in capacities of up to 512GB …

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The Harsh Reality of False Bait and Switch SSD Claims – Learning To Run With Flash

It seems that the world of technology has stopped with allegations that some SSD companies are pulling the old ‘bait and switch’ routine in their SSDs by switching off components that many had recognized through initial SSD reviews. We have read several reports and forums, most of which simply repeat the original information, and finally have decided to clarify things …

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SanDisk Announces Agreement to Acquire Enterprise Flash Solutions Developer Fusion-io

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, has announced an agreement to acquire Fusion-io, a top developer of flash-based PCIe storage hardware and software products for enterprise and datacenter applications, in an all-cash transaction reportedly valued at approximately $1.1 billion.  Under the terms of the agreement, SanDisk will tender an offer for all outstanding shares of Fusion-io stock …

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SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD Review – Great Speed & 10 Year Warranty

Last week at Computex, SanDisk announced its latest and greatest in consumer solid state drives, the SanDisk Extreme Pro 6Gbps SSD.  Targeting gamers, PC enthusiasts and media professionals, the Extreme Pro boasts performance consistency, as well as all around speed increase from its last round of consumer SSDs.  Fortunately for us, SanDisk provided 240, 480 and 960GB samples of the …

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ADATA Premier Pro SDXC UHS-1 U3 Card Review (128GB)

Higher quality media requires greater data rates to capture it. This means that storage requirements call for greater speed and capacity. The newest DSLRs are able to take high speed continuous bursts at 20 megapixels+ per image, resulting in 20-50MB per RAW image taken. To record 4K video, cameras typically eat up around 20-30MB/s per second minimum! With data rates …

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JMicron SSD Testing With A19, L85A & L85C Memory

When we go back a few years, JMicron was one of the first in the SSD business to get the ball rolling and provide an SSD controller for SSD manufacturer use.  This controller was released to manufacturers in 2008 and was the JMF602 controller.  Companies such as  AData, G-Skill, Kingston, OCZ, Patriot, PQI, Runcore, Solidata, Supertalent and Transcend, were all …

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