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Silicon Motion SM2262EN Controller Preview

Silicon Motion designs some of the best performing SSD controllers out. SSDs like the ADATA S11, Intel 760p, and HP EX920 deliver incredible performance and value with the SM2262 powering them. But, today we have in our hands something a bit better than that, a little gem if you will. Today, we have Silicon Motion’s latest PCIe 3.1 x4 NVMe …

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Mushkin Source SATA SSD Review (500GB): A Cheap Upgrade

Mushkin has been updating infusing its product line with 3D NAND, but that’s not all they have been up to. While doing that, they have been pushing to make SSDs cheap again. Their latest offering, the Mushkin Source, is selling for as low as $28.99 for the 120GB and just $158.99 for the 1TB model! If that’s not something to …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2270 Dual-Mode Enterprise SSD Controller – Flash Memory Summit 2018 Update

Silicon Motion is present at Flash Memory Summit 2018 in Santa Clara, California, and they are announcing their new SM2270 dual-mode enterprise-class SSD NAND controller.  The dual-mode SM2270 is a complete SSD NAND controller solution, and can be provided with either turnkey firmware or customer specific firmware.  The SM2270 supports standard NVMe protocols, plus now supports Open Channel storage implementations.  …

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ADATA XPG SX8200 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (480GB): A Killer Value

Today, we are going to take a look at ADATA’s newest top dog, the XPG SX8200. The XPG SX8200 was built for high demand applications including multimedia editing, gaming, rendering, and ADATA even states overclocking, although we’re not quite sure what benefits this has for overclocking vs other SSDs. This SSD is one of many NVMe M.2 SSDs they make …

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Crucial MX500 M.2 SATA SSD Review (500GB)

In December of 2017, we got to take a look at Crucial’s latest SATA SSD, the MX500. With a superb mix of performance, features, accessories, price, and warranty the MX500 earned our Top Value award with ease. There really wasn’t anything holding it back except for maybe one thing, availability. At the time of writing, only the 1TB 2.5″ form factor …

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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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ADATA XPG Gammix S10 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (512GB)

Last year, ADATA’s gaming branch, XPG, released their newest product line, the Gammix series, and within that, they released the XPG Gammix S10 M.2 NVMe SSD. This SSD is quite sleek and high-end looking, with its flashy red with black heatsink and blacked out PCB, but its performance doesn’t quite match its looks. Although one would think that because it …

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BIOSTAR G330 SSD Review (256GB)

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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Silicon Motion Announces Industry’s First SD 5.1-Compliant Merchant Flash Controller

Silicon Motion is announcing that its premier SM2703 SD Flash controller has now attained the performance standards of the A1 (Application Performance Class 1) requirements to meet the latest SD 5.1 specification.  SM2703’s fastest random read performance of up to 2000 IOPS and random write performance of up to 800 IOPS meets the A1 performance standard, and provides compatibility with …

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