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Seagate FireCuda 520 NVMe PCie 4.0 x 4 SSD Review (1TB)

Whats probably the most amusing, and most unusual characteristic in our review of our second PCIe 4.0 SSD today is the fact that the only way you are going to be running these kind of SSD speeds anytime soon is with an AMD system.  It’s not often that we ever catch Intel with its pants down but, at least in …

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Cougar Blazer Open-Frame Gaming PC Chassis Review

So… We know that anything but an SSD has to be damn (Can I say that?) credible for us to post on The SSD Review now don’t we?  Truth be told, we haven’t posted a chassis review since way back in 2012 and it would be rare as heck to find me doing such a review.  After all, we have …

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Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External SSD Review (2TB) – Price, Performance and Capacity

Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C portable SSDs have become mainstream as of late, the typical value product having a JMicron controller that provides data transfer speeds up to 1GB/s read and write.  This is sufficient for the typical consumer but media professionals demand faster data transfer speeds….and higher capacity.  The sweet spot for Thunderbolt 3 is 2.8GB/s and that is as …

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ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB NVMe SSD Review

If we look back at the last few months of SSD progression, it becomes rather evident that there is just a bit of a fist fight between competing SSD controller manufacturers, SMI and Phison.  SMI has maintained a solid footprint in the industry for the last few years but most recently, Phison released its 5012-E12 controller which has gained quite …

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PNY Pro Elite 512GB MicroSD Card Review – Bigger and Faster

A few weeks back we reported on one of our first high capacity MicroSD cards, the PNY Elite 512GB MicroSD.  We couldn’t say enough about the fact that we are now seeing high capacity storage in smaller devices such as smartphones, surveillance cameras, drones, along with so many other compact devices enjoying the opportunity to enjoy longer operating scenarios before …

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