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Kingston A1000 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (480/960GB)

Looking back ten years or so to when SSDs were introduced, I would have never have believed that hard drives would still be the main system storage choice this far down the line.  They are larger, slower, noisier, require more power which results in less portable battery life, lack security and endurance, and their performance is significantly less than an …

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HP EX900 NVMe M.2 SSD Review (500GB)

It was only a few days back that we reviewed the HP EX920 NVMe SSD at the 1TB capacity and determined that it held an absolutely great price point for the performance it presented.  Today, we are taking a look at the little brother to that SSD, the HP EX900 NVMe which HP hopes will hit a home run when …

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HP EX920 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (1TB) – Great Speed for a Dynamite Price

High performance, low power, increased system responsiveness, high reliability, small form factor, minimum weight, enhanced ruggedness along with high data integrity and security; these are the selling points made by HP with respect to their newest HP EX920 M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD.  As much as this description might fit any of the latest gen M.2 SSD family, HP …

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Toshiba Announces New Data Center SSDs Featuring BiCS FLASH™ 64-Layer 3D NAND

Toshiba Memory America is announcing expansion of its portfolio of SSDs for data centers with the addition of new PCIe NVMe and SATA SSDs that feature Toshiba BiCS FLASH 64-layer TLC 3D NAND in several form factors.  Their new CD5, XD5 and HK6-DC SSDs provide robust performance and reliability for read-intensive usage scenarios such as streaming media, big data analytics …

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Bootable VROC RAID0 and 4x Intel Optane 800P SSDs

It has been some time now since Intel introduced VROC (Virtual RAID on CPU) and VROC provides for a capability on our motherboards that all would have hoped to see some time ago; the ability to create a bootable RAID configuration.   At the consumer and enthusiast level, VROC is only available in newer X299 chipset motherboards at present, and these …

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Plextor M8V SSD Review (256GB)

Today we are going to take a close look at the Plextor M8V. Just like the top of the line Plextor M9Pe we just reviewed last week, this new value-oriented SSD from Plextor promises to come into the market guns blazing. It is filled with Toshiba’s BiCS3 TLC NAND and powered by an SMI 2258 controller. Together this combo can easily …

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The SSD Reviewers Guide to SSD Optimization 2018

Catch lines are everything.  If you are reading this, that title has done its job and it’s now in my hands to keep you here.  My name is Les Tokar and I am an SSD Reviewer.  I have worked in flash media since it rolled out to the public ten years ago and have written extensively on SSDs to the …

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Intel Announces New 3D NAND Data Center SSDs

As the world’s stockpile of data continues to grow, Intel continues to bring to market industry-leading storage and memory products, pushing both form factor innovation and ever-increasing capacity.  Intel’s latest data center offerings, the SSD DC P4510 and P4511 series, are reimagining how data is store for data centers.  With the creation of interesting new form factors, such as the …

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Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA3 SSD Review (2TB)

There comes a time when we all just need to stop, sit back and think; take a look around and reassess our direction perhaps.  The SSD industry is a beautiful example of this.  SSDs were introduced some 11 years ago now, although flash technology had been in use prior.  Today, there isn’t a person in the world that hasn’t been …

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Silicon Power Announces Their First PCIe SSDs for Consumers and Enterprise

Silicon Power is announcing its first foray into PCIe SSDs, with the launch of the P32A80 and the P32A85. These new PCIe SSDs are geared toward high-end systems and offer new levels of responsiveness and performance, making them ideal for large image rendering and intensive graphics editing, musicians needing high volume storage and music library loading, and enterprises that demand …

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