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Kingston A1000 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (480/960GB)

Looking back ten years or so to when SSDs were introduced, I would have never have believed that hard drives would still be the main system storage choice this far down the line.  They are larger, slower, noisier, require more power which results in less portable battery life, lack security and endurance, and their performance is significantly less than an …

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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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Bootable VROC RAID0 and 4x Intel Optane 800P SSDs

It has been some time now since Intel introduced VROC (Virtual RAID on CPU) and VROC provides for a capability on our motherboards that all would have hoped to see some time ago; the ability to create a bootable RAID configuration.   At the consumer and enthusiast level, VROC is only available in newer X299 chipset motherboards at present, and these …

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Intel Optane 800P SSD Review (58/118GB)

If you are in touch with storage technology at all, Intel Optane will be familiar to you and, in fact, we have even gone so far as to describe it as a ‘game changer’ or ‘disruptive technology’ in a previous report.  If you are not ‘up to spec’ on the ins and outs of storage, let’s just say that SSDs …

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Plextor M8V SSD Review (256GB)

Today we are going to take a close look at the Plextor M8V. Just like the top of the line Plextor M9Pe we just reviewed last week, this new value-oriented SSD from Plextor promises to come into the market guns blazing. It is filled with Toshiba’s BiCS3 TLC NAND and powered by an SMI 2258 controller. Together this combo can easily …

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Plextor M9Pe M.2 NVMe SSD Review (1TB)

First revealed back at Computex 2017, Plextor is back at it again with a new product. Today, we have in our hands their top of the line PCIe NVMe SSD, the M9Pe. While it is not out quite yet, its release is right around the corner. The M9Pe, similar to the M8Pe before it, utilizes the same controller, a Marvell …

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Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA3 SSD Review (2TB)

There comes a time when we all just need to stop, sit back and think; take a look around and reassess our direction perhaps.  The SSD industry is a beautiful example of this.  SSDs were introduced some 11 years ago now, although flash technology had been in use prior.  Today, there isn’t a person in the world that hasn’t been …

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MyDigitalSSD SBX M.2 NVMe SSD Review (128GB/256GB/512GB)

Things have changed a lot since we have started reviewing SSDs. They have gone from the highest priced parts, only few could afford, to something that almost everyone can buy for a reasonable price…depending on how much space you really need that is. We went from SSDs that were barely faster than HDDs to some that are magnitudes faster than …

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