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ADATA SE800 External SSD Review (512GB)

USB 3.2 Gen 2 with Type-C has become the norm as of late and more systems these days are being sold with USB-C or Thunderbolt included.  Simply put, this means faster transfer speeds between your system and external storage, this storage being bus powered and not requiring a separate adapter and cable to power the device.  ADATA has recently released …

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Crucial X8 Portable SSD Review (1TB)

Crucial has introduced a new product to the SSD fold as of late, this being the Crucial X8 Portable SSD.  This SSD is available in 500 and 1TB capacities and is a USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) external SSD that contains Crucial’s most recent M.2 release, the P1 NVMe M.2 SSD.  Specifications list this SSD as being capable of transfer …

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Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External SSD Review (2TB) – Price, Performance and Capacity

Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C portable SSDs have become mainstream as of late, the typical value product having a JMicron controller that provides data transfer speeds up to 1GB/s read and write.  This is sufficient for the typical consumer but media professionals demand faster data transfer speeds….and higher capacity.  The sweet spot for Thunderbolt 3 is 2.8GB/s and that is as …

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Lexar SL100 Portable SSD Review (1TB)

So we have been on a bit of a roll with Lexar products for the last week or so, and that is a good thing.  For those not familiar with Lexar, they had a very strong presence in the media storage world, originally a Micron company but sold to Longsys of China back in August of 2017.  This of course …

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OWC Drive Dock USB-C Review

OWC has been in the storage game for some time and our first review of their first SSD goes back some 9 years now.  Throughout the years, they have primarily gained success with Mac add-ons or replacement items, such as SSDs, but we have always been the first to say that OWC is just as valuable as a PC resource.  …

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G-Technology G DRIVE mobile PRO SSD (1TB) Review

We have been reviewing TB3 external devices for some time now and it is great to be so far away from those 500MB/s and lower portable storage device speeds. TB3 has been a gift to media professionals, to say the least.  Up until today, however, there has only been a single device that we have reviewed that has the portability …

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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD Review (1TB)

There are three constants evident in the storage industry in recent years, these being increased performance, increased capacity and lower pricing.  We could probably include such things as product build quality and warranty in this, however, those three features traditionally have made up that golden triangle.  The consumer wants value. They need a higher capacity and with media quality and …

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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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