Tag Archives: Silicon Motion

SSD of the Week – Transcend SSD370 at $0.27/GB!

It has been a bit since our last SSD of the Week where we covered the Eluktronics Eluktro Pro Performance drives. Continuing our coverage of value drives we are taking a look at the Transcend SSD370 today because for a limited time Amazon is offering it at a great price. At the time of its release the Transcend SSD370 was …

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SSD of the Week – Eluktronics Eluktro Pro Performance

For the SSD of the Week today we have a relatively new competitor among the SSD marketplace. Eluktronics has just started dabbling with SSDs last year and was formed only 4 years ago. We have tested the Eluktro Pro Performance SSDs which are their higher tiered line among the two that they currently have. We see with their SSDs that …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2256 SSD Controller Now Supports Micron’s Latest 16nm TLC NAND –Computex 2015 Update

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a world-leading producer of NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices (SSDs), is announcing that its SM2256 client SSD controller now supports Micron’s latest 16nm TLC NAND. This enables solid state drive producers to create TLC-based SSDs that are high-performance, feature unprecedented reliability, and are cost-effective. Silicon Motion’s SM2256 is the best-performing, cost-optimized four-channel SATA …

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SSD of the Week – Crucial BX100

In today’s SSD of the Week we look back at Crucial’s new entry-level SSD that we reviewed a couple of months ago, the BX100. This SSD was one of the first value oriented SSDs released following CES. Therefore, it set the price point of the entry-level SSDs to be very cheap and has brought about a very competitive market among …

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SSD of The Week – PNY CS2111 XLR8

For this week’s SSD of the Week we have an enthusiast and gamer SSD that is not quite as extreme as last week’s Intel 750 PCIe, but has much more value. You can tell from bright packaging and graphic that it is for a consumer who wants a little flair in their Hard Drive slots.  The PNY CS2111 XLR8 is …

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Eluktronics Eluktro Pro Performance SSD Review (250GB/500GB/1TB)

Eluktronics isn’t a name brand you think of when you start looking for a new SSD. Up until just recently we didn’t even hear about this company, let alone know they offered some very price competitive SSDs. Well, it turns out, this USA based company has been in business since 2011 as an authorized reseller of performance laptops with SSD …

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EDGE Boost Pro Micro SSD Review (1TB)

Typically, we see a lot of 2.5″ 7mm, M.2, and mSATA SSDs for review on our site, but rarely do we see 1.8″ SATA SSDs. As a matter of fact, our first and only 1.8″ SSD review was the Mushkin Chronos GO Deluxe, that we reviewed back in May 2013. Now, nearly two years later we finally have another with …

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Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller with Samsung TLC NAND Review

Controllers are the heart and soul of every SSD. Without one, an SSD would be a useless PCB with some components slapped on it. It is responsible for everything from garbage collection and wear leveling to error correction and hardware encryption. In simple terms, all these operations can be quite complicated to implement as well as expensive to develop. This …

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Crucial BX100 SSD Review (500GB/1TB) – True Value Defined

Crucial’s newest BX100 SATA 3 SSD aims to be one of the cheapest SSD lines in the current entry-level marketplace. Entering the SSD business way back in 2009, Crucial  has really started to hone in on the larger consumer base of SSD’s starting with the M550, the MX100, and now the BX100 series.  The introduction of the new BX100 seems …

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