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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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Team Group T-Force Cardea M.2 NVMe SSD Review (240GB)

Team Group T-Force Cardea Featured

If you’re a fan of SSDs, you won’t be surprised with the latest thought process that SSDs need to be cooled.  As of late, there seems to be a common theme that some type of SSD cooling is better than no cooling at all and, with respect to that thought, I would agree entirely.  Whether I might agree that SSDs, …

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Kingston DC400 Enterprise SSD Review (800GB/960GB)

Kingston DC400 960GB SSD Featured

Enterprise-class SATA SSDs are offered by nearly all the big name SSD manufacturers in the market. We have had quite a few pass through here from SanDisk, Samsung, Micron, and Toshiba recently, but it has been over three years since we last fully examined an enterprise-class Kingston SSD…key word here, fully, as we just released a simple enthusiast report of …

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Kingston DCP1000 1.6TB NVMe SSD Enthusiast Report – 1 Million IOPS and Over 7GB/s Throughput

Kingston DCP1000 NVMe SSD Front

It wasn’t too long ago that Kingston announced their newest DCP1000 enterprise NVMe SSD, in teaming up with Liqid, with incredible claims of 6.8GB/s performance and 1.25 million IOPS from a single device.  This HHHL AIC speaks of ultra low transactional latency, along with ultra-high throughput, making it the ideal choice for data centers looking for extreme performance.   Thanks …

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Intel Optane Memory Review – 1.4GB/s Speed & 300K IOPS for $44

Intel Optane Memory in PC

Intel Optane Memory is Intel’ first phase in release of their Optane flash technology line that Intel hopes might revolutionize the flash industry.  At its most basic level, it is SSD storage that caches your hard drive with performance speeds up to 1.4GB/s, a speed that has yet to be seen for this type of storage in the industry.  The term ‘Optane’ is …

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Micron 5100 MAX & ECO Enterprise SSD Review (960GB/1920GB)

Micron 5100 Series Featured

By now, if you are an avid reader or haven’t been stuck under a rock for the past 7-8 years, you know what a difference an SSD provides an end user. But, for years now, SSDs have been not only revolutionizing the way we compute in our homes but everywhere else as well. HDDs are magnitudes slower than SSDs, especially for …

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