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Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD Review (1TB)

So we have been on a bit of a kick lately, testing as much TB3 external storage as we could find.  And things have come along.  Where we were once restricted to external storage of 500MB/s, today’s portable storage is capable of almost 6 times that with Thunderbolt 3.  Don’t jump so fast though as TB3 is still rather niche …

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ADATA Announces XPG SX6000 Pro PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD

ADATA is announcing the launch of their new XPG SX6000 Pro PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD.  The combination of 3D NAND Flash and the NVMe 1.3 protocol creates an SSD that delivers excellent performance and up to 1TB of capacity.  The SX6000 Pro’s single-sided design results in a thinner-than-standard M.2 2280 SSD, providing a higher level of compatibility and a …

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G-Technology G DRIVE mobile PRO SSD (1TB) Review

We have been reviewing TB3 external devices for some time now and it is great to be so far away from those 500MB/s and lower portable storage device speeds. TB3 has been a gift to media professionals, to say the least.  Up until today, however, there has only been a single device that we have reviewed that has the portability …

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LITE-ON Partners With CNEX Labs to Showcase Next Generation EDSFF SSD Platform — Flash Memory Summit 2018 Update

CNEX Labs and LITE-ON partnered at Flash Memory Summit 2018 to showcase the next generation LITE-ON SSD EDSFF (Enterprise and Data Center SSD Form Factor) platform.  The LITE-ON SSD EDSFF is engineered for comprehensive flexibility with non-heterogenous cloud usage, whether with high IOPS density AI and other compute-intensive needs, or with high capacity density storage usage. This unprecedented flexibility is …

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Smart IOPS Displays Data Engine™ Enterprise NVMe SSDs — Flash Memory Summit 2018 Update

Smart IOPS utilized Flash Memory Summit 2018 to display their latest enterprise NVMe SSDs, under the Data Engine™ product series name.  Smart IOPS offers three Data Engine models that focus on three different enterprise usage scenarios: The Data Engine T2HC High Capacity offers up to 25.6TB in a half height half length (HHHL) add-in card form factor.  The T2LL increases …

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Netstor NA611TB3 Dual NVMe SSD TB3 Enclosure Review

Its not that often that we are late to the game with many of our reviews, and I must apologize profusely for this one, but better to get it up late than never. We have moved into a new office after a rather lengthy location transition and things are just starting to get back on track.  In any case, today …

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Mushkin Source SATA SSD Review (500GB): A Cheap Upgrade

Mushkin has been updating infusing its product line with 3D NAND, but that’s not all they have been up to. While doing that, they have been pushing to make SSDs cheap again. Their latest offering, the Mushkin Source, is selling for as low as $28.99 for the 120GB and just $158.99 for the 1TB model! If that’s not something to …

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Corsair Force MP300 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (240GB)

Corsair has SSD options for almost any need in the market. Want an entry-level SATA based SSD? The Force LE has you covered. Need high performance? You can choose from the Neutron NX500 or Force MP500 depending on the form factor and capacity that works best for you. Now, we have a new addition for those looking for something in …

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Realtek Shows off Newest NVME Controllers at 3.5GB/s – FMS 2018 Update

Although it hasn’t hit reviewer hands just yet, Realtek was once again showing off both their newest NVMe RTS5762 and RTS5763DL Dramless controllers this week at FMS. Their flagship RTS5762 is a PCIe 3.0 x4 8-channel controller that is NVMe 1.3 compliant and compatible with the most current variants  of NAND flash including QLC.  It was demonstrating at 3.5GB/s read …

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Marvell Announces 88SN2400 NVMe-oF™ (NVMe over Fabric™) SSD Converter Controller for Cloud and Data Centers – Flash Memory Summit 2018 Update

Marvell’s presence at Flash Memory Summit 2018 is highlighted by their new 88SN2400 SSD converter controller for cloud and enterprise data centers.  The 88SN2400 is engineered to convert an NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) into an NVMe-oF SSD, enabling a revolutionary architecture that increases both utilization and scalability within the data center, ultimately lowering the all-important metric of total cost of …

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ATP Electronics Announces New Industrial e.MMC Product Series – Flash Memory Summit 2018 Update

ATP Electronics is present at Flash Memory Summit 2018, and they are announcing their new lineup of industrial e.MMC devices that provide uncompromising reliability, maximum endurance and high performance.  The new ATP industrial e.MMC adheres to JEDEC e.MMC v5.1 Standard (JESD84-B51), and is ideal for handling big data, yet with a small footprint, ample capacity and low power consumption. Featuring …

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Microsemi Announces SXP 24G SAS (SAS-4) Expanders for Data Centers – Flash Memory Summit 2018 Update

Microsemi is announcing its new SXP 24G series of devices.  This represents the industry’s first 24G SAS (SAS-4) expanders for networked storage and servers.  24G SAS effectively doubles the storage interconnect’s bandwidth, which allows for utilizing the full bandwidth of the PCIe Gen 4 lanes by the storage interconnect.  Microsemi’s new series of devices are engineered specifically for demanding SAS …

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Seagate Announces New Nytro Family of Enterprise SSDs – Flash Memory Summit 2018 Update

Seagate’s presence at Flash Memory Summit 2018 is highlighted by their showcasing of their newest line of Nytro Enterprise SSDs.  Available in both SATA and NVMe versions, The Nytro SSDs are designed to be the backbone of enterprise cloud infrastructures, and is an excellent choice for IT managers looking to upgrade their existing storage systems. Both the Nytro 1000 SATA …

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