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Kingston SM2280S3 M.2 SATA SSD Review (240GB)

The introduction of the SM2280S3 M.2 SSD last June marked Kingston Technology’s first entry to the M.2 SSD arena.  For those new to M.2 SSDs, M.2 marks the standardization of smaller form factor SSDs to sizes smaller than what we have seen in mSATA.  M.2 accommodates both SATA and PCIe performance, while at the same time offering capacities as high …

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Transcend SSD370 SSD Review (256GB) – Great SSD Value Point

SSDs have been around for several years now, but some could argue that they have yet to hit mainstream.  When you compare SSD sales today to the hard drive, we could make a case when we state that they are still in their infancy.  The biggest reasoning for this, of course, has been industries lack of ability to find that …

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OCZ ARC 100 SSD Review (240GB) – Consistency in a Value SSD

It has been quite a while since we have seen a value oriented SSD from OCZ. Their last two releases where the Vector 150 and the Vertex 460, the latest updates to their enthusiast and mainstream drive lines. The market need for value drives is very apparent when we consider the popularity that the Samsung 840 EVO and Crucial MX100 …

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Intel SSD DC P3700 Enthusiast Report (800GB)

A few days ago, we released our review of the Intel SSD DC P3700 NVMe SSD.  This new entry to the enterprise market brought in just under 500K IOPS in a single PCB and single controller design package, a design not needing the traditional RAID solution to achieve performance above 2.5GB/s.  As much attention as it gained from the enterprise …

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SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD Review – Great Speed & 10 Year Warranty

Last week at Computex, SanDisk announced its latest and greatest in consumer solid state drives, the SanDisk Extreme Pro 6Gbps SSD.  Targeting gamers, PC enthusiasts and media professionals, the Extreme Pro boasts performance consistency, as well as all around speed increase from its last round of consumer SSDs.  Fortunately for us, SanDisk provided 240, 480 and 960GB samples of the …

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JMicron SSD Testing With A19, L85A & L85C Memory

When we go back a few years, JMicron was one of the first in the SSD business to get the ball rolling and provide an SSD controller for SSD manufacturer use.  This controller was released to manufacturers in 2008 and was the JMF602 controller.  Companies such as  AData, G-Skill, Kingston, OCZ, Patriot, PQI, Runcore, Solidata, Supertalent and Transcend, were all …

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