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Samsung Displays Series 9 UltraBook Containing 1GB/s Speed PCIe M.2 SSD – Pepcom Las Vegas 2014 Update

I had almost thought I might never see it and truly can’t stand by what might happen down the road, but Samsung had their ‘pre-production’ Series 9 ultrabook on display at Pepcom with it’s own Samsung XP941 PCIe M.2 SSD, performing at 1GB/s.  To those not familiar with Samsung, they value their business relationships dearly and the XP941 PCIe SSD …

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Kingston ‘LSI SandForce’ M.2 SSD Discovered Hidden Away At SATA-IO Booth – Storage Visions 2014 Update

Finding SSDs at Storage Visions 2014 was definitely reminiscent to a Easter Egg Hunt as some of the best finds were not found at manufacturer’s booths, many manufacturers not even present at Storage Visions.  Such is the case with a Kingston ‘LSI SandForce Driven’ M.2 SSD we found buried within the literature at the SATA-IO Display. As much as we …

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KingSpec SATA M.2 NGFF Ultrabook SSD Review (128GB)

Only a few hours before we hit the hustle and bustle of the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show and our friends at KingSpec threw in a loop with the ok to go ahead and post our review on their newest M.2 ultrabook  SSD.  Add to that the fact that I am writing this at 6:30 am and a Northern Canadian snow …

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Industry Analyst TrendForce Sees PCIe SSDs and TLC SSDs Gaining Major Traction In 2014 PC SSD Market

There are two significant trends that will gain traction in the 2014 SSD market, says industry analyst TrendForce’s DRAMeXchange research division.  They are predicting that SATA III will be replaced by PCIe G2 (Generation 2.0) as the mainstream storage option in the high-end SSD market.  DRAMeXchange is also predicting that SATA III TLC SSDs will have a much bigger impact …

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VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD Review (480GB) – A Very Low Price and High Performance SSD Choice

Marketing of PCI Express SSDs has always been somewhat tricky as the fine balance between performance and value wasn’t much of a balance at all; performance being the obvious strongpoint of these cards.  The difficulty in manufacturing a consumer directed PCIe SSD, that can promise value, has most likely been the reason all haven’t jumped aboard the ‘PCI Express’. VisionTek …

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ioSwitch Raijin M.2 NGFF PCIe SSD Review – Plextor M6e PCIe M.2 SSD Revealed With Boot Features

The advent of M.2 SSDs holds the promise of eliminating the SATA bottleneck and, while it may not seem that big of a deal for the typical consumer, improved performance to a media professional is pure gold.  Faster transfer speeds translate into quicker job completion which realizes increased business and higher revenue.  Although we have had M.2 SSDs in hand …

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Understanding M.2 NGFF SSD Standardization (Or The Lack Of)

So I am a few thousand miles above beautiful California and the 2013 LSI Accelerating Innovations Summit. I can’t help but reflect on the confusion that still exists concerning the standardization of M.2 SSDs, regardless of how many times we try to explain this in our reports (1, 2, 3).  If you are confused and not an industry professional, don’t …

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