Tag Archives: SSD

ADATA SE800 External SSD Review (512GB)

USB 3.2 Gen 2 with Type-C has become the norm as of late and more systems these days are being sold with USB-C or Thunderbolt included.  Simply put, this means faster transfer speeds between your system and external storage, this storage being bus powered and not requiring a separate adapter and cable to power the device.  ADATA has recently released …

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Crucial X8 Portable SSD Review (1TB)

Crucial has introduced a new product to the SSD fold as of late, this being the Crucial X8 Portable SSD.  This SSD is available in 500 and 1TB capacities and is a USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) external SSD that contains Crucial’s most recent M.2 release, the P1 NVMe M.2 SSD.  Specifications list this SSD as being capable of transfer …

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Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External SSD Review (2TB) – Price, Performance and Capacity

Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C portable SSDs have become mainstream as of late, the typical value product having a JMicron controller that provides data transfer speeds up to 1GB/s read and write.  This is sufficient for the typical consumer but media professionals demand faster data transfer speeds….and higher capacity.  The sweet spot for Thunderbolt 3 is 2.8GB/s and that is as …

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Intel Memory & Storage Day in Seoul Rattles the Storage Industry

This week in Seoul, South Korea, Intel held somewhat of an unusual event.  Right smack dab in the middle of Samsung’s turf, Intel took the time to make some very key announcements in the storage industry by demonstrating ‘proof of concept’ and future releases to a very limited group of global media.  For those having been involved with Intel for …

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SecureData 2TB Secure Drive BT External SSD Review

We have looked at plenty of SSD security solutions in the past, the most recent being the Apricorn Aegis Fortress L3 External SSD, or my personal favorite and constant companion, the Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3.0 480GB flash drive which had been with me for some three years now.  I prefer hardware security solutions to software, as many do, simply …

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Toshiba Memory Announces PCIe 4.0 SSDs and demonstrates Market’s First Enterprise/ Data Center PCIe 4.0 SSDs AT FMS 2019

Toshiba Memory utilized Flash Memory Summit 2019 for several key announcements regarding PCIe 4.0 SSDs, including their Next-Gen enterprise and data center NVMe drives and additional form factors.  Toshiba Memory  is also the first to announce and publicly demonstrate (along with Broadcom), their PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs. The Toshiba Memory CM6 and CD6 are enterprise / data center SSDs that …

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Orico NVMe M.2 SSD Enclosure Review

It has been some time now since JMicron released their JMS583 chip which serves as a USB 3.1 Gen 2 to PCIe Gen 3×2 Bridge Controller that enables very high speed and large volume storage in a relatively small M.2 SSD enclosure.  To say the least, this chip has done very well and we have reviewed it in enclosures to …

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Toshiba Announces XG6-P NVMe SSD – Industry’s Most Advanced Flash Node and up to 2TB of Capacity– Computex 2019 Update

Toshiba Memory America is kicking off their Computex 2019 presence by announcing the XG6-P NVMe SSD, building on the XG6 series that features class-leading write performance. Toshiba is gearing the new XG6-P towards high-end gaming systems and workstations, as well as for cost-optimized data center usage. The XG6-P series facilitates enhanced data access and application performance by virtue of its …

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