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SSD of the Week – Crucial BX100

Crucial BX100 Featured

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

PNY CS2111 XLR8 480GB Angle 2

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)

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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)

Edge Boost Pro Micro - Featured

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

Silicon Motion SM2256 Featured

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

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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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PNY CS2111 XLR8 SSD Review (480GB)

PNY CS2111 XLR8 480GB Featured

If you have been into computers any time over the past few decades, you probably know of PNY. They are an American company that manufactures graphics cards as well as all things flash. Over the past few years they have joined in on the SSD industry, offering some very competitive products. Today, we have one of their latest creations on …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2256 SSD Controller With Support For TLC NAND — CES 2015 Update

SM2256 controller feature

We were privileged yesterday to meet with Robert Fan, Vice President and General Manager of Silicon Motion to discuss their latest SSD controller, the SM2256, which features support for TLC NAND.  Historically, TLC NAND has had a reputation of having low endurance and reliability, and hence was not suitable for use in solid state storage devices.  Fast-forward to today, and …

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SSD of the Week – ADATA SP610

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In last week’s SSD of the Week we highlighted AMD’s first entry into the SSD market, their Radeon R7. It is a gamer oriented drive that has been developed with OCZ to deliver some great performance. This week we are starting off 2015 by recommending a great performing drive at very good price points, the ADATA SP610. The SP610 comes …

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