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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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SK Hynix Announces Industry’s First 72-Layer 3D TLC NAND

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SK Hynix is announcing development of the industry’s first 72-layer 3D TLC NAND in 256Gb density.  Each 256Gb NAND flash chip represents 32GB of storage.  SK Hynix launched their 36-layer (128Gb) NAND chips in April of 2016, followed by mass production of 48-layer (256Gb) 3D NAND chips beginning in November of 2016.  A mere 5 months later, SK Hynix is …

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Nimbus Data Announces Flash Supply and Technology Partnership With SK Hynix

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Nimbus Data, whose new ExaFlash all-flash array systems were announced at Flash Memory Summit 2016 (you can view our coverage here), is announcing a new strategic partnership to supply NAND flash and supporting technology to Nimbus.  ExaFlash is claimed to be the world’s most advanced flash memory platform that supports big data and cloud infrastructure.  SK Hynix is rated as …

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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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Plextor M6V SSD (256GB) Review – A Solid Value Entrant

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A custom PC build can be whatever you make it; a ridiculously high-end gaming machine or a modest budget build. Even if you are just looking for an easy upgrade to your current build, the storage device is a perfect place to start. Today we are looking at the Plextor M6V, which is advertised to show off velocity at a …

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SK Hynix Announces Next-Generation 64GB UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 2.0 Solution Based On Their Own 16nm NAND

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SK Hynix, Inc., a world-leading producer of NAND flash solutions, is announcing development of a UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 2.0 solution that is based on their own 16nm NAND Flash memory, as well as a proprietary controller and in-house firmware. This new UFS 2.0 solution offers a groundbreaking increase in performance, enabling the High-Speed Gear 3 Interface (up to 5.8 …

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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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