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

sm2703-feature

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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Silicon Motion Announces SM2258 6Gb/s 3D TLC NAND SSD Controller – Computex 2016 Update

SM2258 and other 3D NAND controllers feature

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a world-leading producer and marketer of NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices, is announcing the SM2258, which represents the world’s first merchant ASIC/firmware SATA 6 Gb/s SSD controller solution that supports the latest 3D TLC NAND from all of the top NAND suppliers.  The SM2258 NAND controller is designed specifically for the unique demands …

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SSD of the Week – Adata Premier SP550

Adata Premier SP550 240GB Final

It has been a while since our last SSD of the Week post, but after seeing the current prices of the Adata Premier SP550, we just had to bring it back. The Adata Premier SP550 is an entry-level SSD designed to meet the needs of those who want to upgrade to flash storage, but need to pinch pennies at the same time. …

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OWC Mercury Electra MAX 6G SSD Review (2TB)

OWC Mercury Electra 6G MAX 2TB SSD Featured

OWC has been around for quite a while and is usually on the ball when it comes to creating flash products for Mac systems. They have robust storage portfolio for any media creation workflow with products designed and manufactured in the USA. Back in 2012 they pushed the envelope by designing a dual PCB SATA SSD with a capacity of 1TB, while that …

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