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BIOSTAR G330 SSD Review (256GB)

Biostar G330 SSD 256GB FEATURED

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 Displays Smallest 256Gb Die Comparison – Computex 2017 Update

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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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Kingston DCP1000 Enterprise NVMe SSD Review (1.6TB) – 7GB/s & 1 Mil IOPS in a Single HHHL SSD

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Considering that data center SSDs affect so much of what we do everyday in today’s world, their technological marvel is really overlooked. Where the hard drive once filled our largest data centers worldwide, today’s data centers contain SSDs that either complement original HDD implementation, or take the place of hard drives completely. What they do, and really what flash technology …

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Kingston DC400 Enterprise SSD Review (800GB/960GB)

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Enterprise-class SATA SSDs are offered by nearly all the big name SSD manufacturers in the market. We have had quite a few pass through here from SanDisk, Samsung, Micron, and Toshiba recently, but it has been over three years since we last fully examined an enterprise-class Kingston SSD…key word here, fully, as we just released a simple enthusiast report of …

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WD Unveils WD Black PCIe NVMe SSD – CES 2017 Update

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After stepping into the WD suite at CES this year we saw quite the array of storage products. From traditional mechanical disks and NAS storage devices to USB drives and the like, WD has devices for anybody’s needs. Recently we reviewed their first SSD product, the WD Blue SSD and at the same time, they launched the green series too. …

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WD Announces World’s First 64 Layer 3D NAND

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This week Western Digital Corp. announced that it has successfully developed its next generation 3D NAND technology, BiCS3, with 64 layers of vertical storage capability. Pilot production of the new technology has commenced in the Yokkaichi, Japan joint venture facilities and initial output is expected later this year. Western Digital expects meaningful commercial volumes of BiCS3 in the first half …

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