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Samsung SM951 M.2 NVME SSD Review (256GB)

The Samsung SM951 is one of the fastest SSD solutions out for those with a need for speed. It offers speeds that put most SSDs to shame and does it in a small M.2 2280 form factor. Last week we took a look at the 512GB variant that utilizes the AHCI host controller interface. To say the least, performance was …

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Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe SSD Review (512GB)

In 2013 we were able to get a hold of Samsung’s first go at an OEM M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD, the XP941. Once word got out about this SSD’s speeds many storage enthusiasts thirsted for it. Samsung was not prepared for the consumer market to get so hyped up over it and they stopped distribution to 3rd party resellers …

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SSD of the Week – Intel SSD 750 Series

Today we have something very special for SSD of the Week. A new enthusiast class SSD that outshines any of the same form factor PCIe SSDs. By utilizing the new NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) interface, Intel’s 750 series of SSDs are leagues above the current PCIe interface in efficiency and speed. NVMe allows a more direct path to the CPU …

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ASRock X99 WS-E Motherboard Review

From motherboards sporting M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slots to others with support for a ridiculous amount of SATA ports, ASRock has jumped into the fast lane in the past few years with great motherboards that feature great connectivity options when it comes to fast storage.  One of their latest Intel X99 boards proves to be no different. Today we are …

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Samsung SM951 PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD In Mass Production

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has recently announced that it has begun mass producing a high-performance, low-powered PCIe M.2 SSD, the SM951. The OEM drive is targeted for ultra-slim notebook PCs and workstations. It is compatible with both PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 2.0 interfaces. On PCIe 2.0 sequential reads can get up to 1,600MB/s and up to 1,350MB/s for writes, around …

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SATA-IO Readies SATA Express For Prime Time — Storage Visions 2015 Update

Day two at Storage Visions finds us visiting the SATA-IO booth and talking to Paul Wassenberg. Paul is the Director of Product Marketing for Marvell, and also a SATA-IO board member.  The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) is an independent, non-profit organization developed by and for leading industry companies for the purpose of providing the industry with guidance and support for …

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The SSD Review SSD of the Week – Intel NVMe P3700 SSD

Last week we started off the SSD of the Week series with the value oriented the Samsung 840 EVO. This week we are focusing on pure performance. Where else could we look besides the first NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD on the market? Intel is a big name in the SSD world and are known for their performance and reliability. Their …

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