When it comes to storage management, RAID configurations of some kind have proven to be top dog when it comes to performance. This was initially shown in our report of the Intel 910 PCIe SSD way back in 2012 and, more recently, with the Kingston DCP1000 NVMe SSD that reached 7GB/s throughput and over 1 million IOPS. The Kingston DCP1000 …Read More »
Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD Review – 3D BiCS 64-Layer Flash Shines
Flash memory, at the consumer level, came to the forefront in late 2007 and has changed everything we do, without most understanding , or caring to understand the reason why. Its advance has changed our world and we do things every day that somehow touches flash memory in some way, shape or form. The easiest example might be a quick …Read More »
Team Group T-Force Cardea M.2 NVMe SSD Review (240GB)
If you’re a fan of SSDs, you won’t be surprised with the latest thought process that SSDs need to be cooled. As of late, there seems to be a common theme that some type of SSD cooling is better than no cooling at all and, with respect to that thought, I would agree entirely. Whether I might agree that SSDs, …Read More »
Kingston DCP1000 Enterprise NVMe SSD Review (1.6TB) – 7GB/s & 1 Mil IOPS in a Single HHHL SSD
Considering that data center SSDs affect so much of what we do everyday in today’s world, their technological marvel is really overlooked. Where the hard drive once filled our largest data centers worldwide, today’s data centers contain SSDs that either complement original HDD implementation, or take the place of hard drives completely. What they do, and really what flash technology …Read More »
Intel Optane Memory Review – 1.4GB/s Speed & 300K IOPS for $44
Intel Optane Memory is Intel’ first phase in release of their Optane flash technology line that Intel hopes might revolutionize the flash industry. At its most basic level, it is SSD storage that caches your hard drive with performance speeds up to 1.4GB/s, a speed that has yet to be seen for this type of storage in the industry. The term ‘Optane’ is …Read More »
WD Black PCIe NVMe SSD Review (512GB) – Does It Live Up To Its Lineage?
WD Black hard drives have long been the go-to hard drive for many storage consumers. They satisfy the needs of those looking for fast, reliable storage and although they are priced on the high side, they come with a 5-year warranty, which is hard to beat. However, with the release of so many SSDs into the market, WD had been falling behind. …Read More »
MyDigitalSSD BPX M.2 NVMe SSD Review (480GB) – An Unmatched Value
MyDigitalSSD isn’t one of the big-name brands you may be used to, but don’t mistake a lack of brand awareness with their quality. MyDigitalSSD has been selling quality products for a while now and we have reviewed quite a few of them over the years. Many of which, have earned our Gold Seal, Editor’s Choice, and Top Value awards. They …Read More »
Corsair Force MP500 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (480GB) – Is The Force Strong With This One?
Corsair has a history of releasing high-quality products into the PC market. Whether you are a gamer or an avid PC builder, we’re willing to bet you have had experience with them. While their product line-up has traditionally been focused on this crowd, with their many case, fan, and power supply options, Corsair has had a history of delivering some …Read More »
Patriot Hellfire SSD Review (480GB) – Fast & Efficient
Most well known for their DRAM and USB drives, Patriot memory isn’t new to offering performance and gamer oriented products. Years ago, they jumped on the SSD bandwagon, but they seemed to fall off at one point or another. As of last two years, however, they hopped back on and they now offer SSDs for every segment of the market. …Read More »
Intel 600P M.2 NVMe SSD Review (512GB) – Is It THE Budget NVMe SSD to buy?
Back in April of 2015 Intel was the first company to release an NVMe SSD into the consumer marketplace. The Intel 750 was the new standard in PCIe performance storage. Now, with the greater support for M.2 devices, however, Intel decided it was time to release a new NVMe product, one that is much more compact and a much more economical …Read More »