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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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Intel SSD5 545s SATA 3 SSD Review (512GB)

Intel SSD5 545s SATA 3 SSD

It was some time ago that even the mention of TLC NAND flash memory could draw forum confrontations so active that they would inflame contributors, most threads containing language that we definitely wouldn’t want children hearing…or reading in that case.  Luckily, NAND flash memory has progressed.  In fact, this progression is very ‘consumer-centric’ as today’s SSDs, built on the newest 64-layer 3D TLC …

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Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD Review – 3D BiCS 64-Layer Flash Shines

Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD

Flash memory, at the consumer level, came to the forefront in late 2007 and has changed everything we do, without most understanding , or caring to understand the reason why.  Its advance has changed our world and we do things every day that somehow touches flash memory in some way, shape or form.  The easiest example might be a quick …

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Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD Review (2TB) – Breathtaking Speed

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Size, weight, speed, latency, endurance, power consumption, price, warranty, etc. All these characteristics help to define storage media and are what classify some drives as entry level, others as mainstream, and a for a select few, enthusiast/prosumer. What if we said we have a drive that is near the perfect mix of all these and the result is that it …

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Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC UHS-I Card Review (256GB) – So Much V-NAND!

Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC 256GB Featured

Released earlier last year, the Samsung EVO Plus line of microSD cards has been quite a success. In light of this, Samsung has decided to continue the momentum and push boundaries by expanding the capacity availability. Today, Samsung has released the world’s largest microSD card, and in order to do so, they have integrated their latest 48-layer TLC V-NAND into it! At 256GB, it is …

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