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Crucial MX500 M.2 SATA SSD Review (500GB)

In December of 2017, we got to take a look at Crucial’s latest SATA SSD, the MX500. With a superb mix of performance, features, accessories, price, and warranty the MX500 earned our Top Value award with ease. There really wasn’t anything holding it back except for maybe one thing, availability. At the time of writing, only the 1TB 2.5″ form factor …

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Micron Announces 5210 ION — Industry’s First Quad-Level Cell (QLC) NAND SSD

Micron is announcing that they have begun shipping the industry’s first SSD to feature their revolutionary new quad-level cell (QLC) NAND technology.  The Micron® 5210 ION SSD, revealed at Micron’s 2018 Analyst and Investor Event, represents a 33% increase in bit density over triple-level cell (TLC) NAND, and is targeted toward market segments that were still leaning toward mechanical HDDs.  …

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HP EX900 NVMe M.2 SSD Review (500GB)

It was only a few days back that we reviewed the HP EX920 NVMe SSD at the 1TB capacity and determined that it held an absolutely great price point for the performance it presented.  Today, we are taking a look at the little brother to that SSD, the HP EX900 NVMe which HP hopes will hit a home run when …

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HP EX920 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (1TB) – Great Speed for a Dynamite Price

High performance, low power, increased system responsiveness, high reliability, small form factor, minimum weight, enhanced ruggedness along with high data integrity and security; these are the selling points made by HP with respect to their newest HP EX920 M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD.  As much as this description might fit any of the latest gen M.2 SSD family, HP …

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Micron Launches 5200 Series SATA SSDs With Latest 64-layer 3D NAND Technology 

Today Micron Technology, Inc. announces the launch of the Micron 5200 series of SATA SSDs, the first series of enterprise SSDs that are available for purchase today with 3D 64-layer NAND. Built heavily on the 5100’s architecture, the new 5200 series is simply a well-refined product. As such, it promises to deliver industry-leading performance, consistency, capacity, reliability, and overall infrastructure value. …

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BIOSTAR G330 SSD Review (256GB)

BIOSTAR isn’t the first name to come to mind when thinking about SSDs. Even for us, we didn’t even recall ever seeing a BIOSTAR SSD until today. They aren’t entirely new to the game, however. Last year at about this time, they released their first SSD, the G300. Utilizing SMI’s popular 2256 controller at the time, it put out some …

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Micron Announces Enterprise 9200 SSD Series – New NVMe Flagship Solid-State Storage Family

Micron is announcing their new 9200 SSD series of NVMe SSDs, their latest flagship performance solid-state storage family.  The Micron 9200 SSDs bring innovative architecture and industry-leading performance that will enable users to access their data ever faster, and stay on top of ever-increasing data demands and workloads. The 9200 series of SSDs combine cost-effective 3D NAND with the superior …

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Micron Displays Smallest 256Gb Die Comparison – Computex 2017 Update

While spending time with Crucial at Computex Taipei today, we had the opportunity to see a comparison in NAND size that was quite interesting.  This sheet below displays Micron’ 16nm planar NAND as well as their Gen1 3D memory and their latest Gen 2, possibly the smallest footprint in the industry. Examining this sheet is a great example of how technology is …

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