Hardware

PNY Elite 480GB Portable SSD Review

One of the main aspects of the SSD world that stands fast is size; size is everything.  Not only have we gone from capacity at 64GB in 2007 to several TB today, but also, the ability to reduce footprint size while increasing capacity (and performance) is key.  Now… throw in value and the PNY Elite 480GB Portable SSD is going …

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ADATA SE730 External SSD Review (250GB) – USB Type-C

Without a doubt this is the year of portable storage.  Through advances in NAND flash memory, we have seen the footprint of all storage devices shrink considerably, and if they haven’t, their capacity has increased significantly.  Take a look at Samsung’s latest 960 Pro M.2 2TB SSD we recently reviewed for example.  This little baby can store 34,000 hrs of …

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Lexar 128GB Professional 1066x CompactFlash Card Review

Perhaps the single thing that really disturbs me is the fact that cameras have not kept up with the advances of storage performance.  Where capabilities exist to very easily incorporate hardware into a DSLR that enables the movement of data at speed of over 500MB/s, we are still left with data transfer rates that hamper continuous shooting scenarios significantly.  Ok …

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Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC UHS-I Card Review (256GB) – So Much V-NAND!

Released earlier last year, the Samsung EVO Plus line of microSD cards has been quite a success. In light of this, Samsung has decided to continue the momentum and push boundaries by expanding the capacity availability. Today, Samsung has released the world’s largest microSD card, and in order to do so, they have integrated their latest 48-layer TLC V-NAND into it! At 256GB, it is …

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Patriot Magnum2 USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review (256GB)

A great indication of how far we have come in flash technology lies in flash drives themselves, where we see today’s flash drives capable of transfer speeds of yesterday’s solid state drives.   While the difference between the two is still vast, the advance of USB versions has seen us move from 35MB/s with USB 2.0 to over 20x that with …

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Lexar Professional 1800x microSDXC UHS-II (64GB) Review

Another product that we were introduced to at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show was the Lexar Professional UHS-II Class 10 U3 microSDXC card. This microSDXC card was designed with the sole purpose of replacing any microSD card you are currently using in any tablet, smartphone, drone, or action camera. WHAT IS SDXC? – SD CARD PERFORMANCE First, there are a …

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