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Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller with Samsung TLC NAND Review

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Controllers are the heart and soul of every SSD. Without one, an SSD would be a useless PCB with some components slapped on it. It is responsible for everything from garbage collection and wear leveling to error correction and hardware encryption. In simple terms, all these operations can be quite complicated to implement as well as expensive to develop. This …

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Crucial BX100 SSD Review (500GB/1TB) – True Value Defined

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Crucial’s newest BX100 SATA 3 SSD aims to be one of the cheapest SSD lines in the current entry-level marketplace. Entering the SSD business way back in 2009, Crucial  has really started to hone in on the larger consumer base of SSD’s starting with the M550, the MX100, and now the BX100 series.  The introduction of the new BX100 seems …

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Kingston SDCA3 microSDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 Card Review (64GB)

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For the latest and greatest action cams or even cellphones like the Note 4, microSDXC cards are essential. With 4K video output becoming a norm and high bit rates following it, flash memory with high write speeds is in great demand. Typical UHS-I U1 cards may not be able to keep up, that is where UHS-I U3 cards come into …

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SSD of the Week – OCZ Arc 100

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Our SSD of the Week series became a little side tracked over the past few weeks. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals going on, almost any SSD was a good buy. Now however, prices are back where they should be and the holidays are just around the corner. If you weren’t lucky enough to score a good deal yet, …

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

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

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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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Angelbird SSD2go Pocket External SSD Review (512GB)

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We are always on the go and the safe transport of our data is of high importance, especially for media professionals such as myself. Whether it is travel from home to office or offsite to remote regions for a new project, I need to make sure my data is safe and backed up as it is created. Typically after a …

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Transcend SSD370 SSD Review (256GB) – Great SSD Value Point

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SSDs have been around for several years now, but some could argue that they have yet to hit mainstream.  When you compare SSD sales today to the hard drive, we could make a case when we state that they are still in their infancy.  The biggest reasoning for this, of course, has been industries lack of ability to find that …

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