Tag Archives: Anvil

The Ultimate Guide To SSD Benchmark Software

As much as many might believe the transition to SSDs to be relatively painless process, it isn’t always so.  The number of e-mails, forum posts and pm’s we have received indicates that, as easy as buying a pre-configured system with an SSD, moving from a hard drive to SSD is not always so. We addressed SSD migration some time ago …

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Samsung Pro Plus microSDHC 32GB and EVO Plus 128GB microSDXC Review

Something that many never think about until it is too late with their memory cards, is just what they might endure in the course of their lifetime.  Whether it be going through airport x-ray equipment, inadvertent drops in the toilet, unexpected drops or the inevitable waterproof camera that isn’t completely waterproof, we can only lose our digital memories once.  Once …

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Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller with Samsung TLC NAND Review

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

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)

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

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)

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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