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Samsung SM951 M.2 NVME SSD Review (256GB)

The Samsung SM951 is one of the fastest SSD solutions out for those with a need for speed. It offers speeds that put most SSDs to shame and does it in a small M.2 2280 form factor. Last week we took a look at the 512GB variant that utilizes the AHCI host controller interface. To say the least, performance was …

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Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe SSD Review (512GB)

In 2013 we were able to get a hold of Samsung’s first go at an OEM M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD, the XP941. Once word got out about this SSD’s speeds many storage enthusiasts thirsted for it. Samsung was not prepared for the consumer market to get so hyped up over it and they stopped distribution to 3rd party resellers …

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The SSD Optimization Guide Ultimate Windows 8 (And Win7) Edition

At this point in the game, SSD optimization is nothing new to technology and has become a very popular topic as a result of SSD popularity, coupled with Microsoft’s shutting down sales of Windows 7.  Microsoft wants the world to be a Windows 8 world, at least until Windows Blue arrives as originally discovered in our own Forum Community. Even …

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SSD Migration or Fresh System Installation – An SSD Primer

One of the first challenges new SSD users face is whether to migrate the system in place or to consider a fresh OS installation where one might start from scratch. In many cases, users have several years invested in their system whereas, with others, the security of a fresh installation is a major step towards SSD happiness. The choice of …

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Intel RST 10 Final Release is here!

Intel has just released the final NON_BETA version of RST 10 drivers and they can be downloaded here. The final version is 46 vice the final Beta (43) and the site has not experimented with 46 as of yet but is running 43 without concern. There are no huge benefits to the typical single drive user but RAID systems are reportedly experiencing …

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