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Seagate FireCuda 520 NVMe PCie 4.0 x 4 SSD Review (1TB)

Whats probably the most amusing, and most unusual characteristic in our review of our second PCIe 4.0 SSD today is the fact that the only way you are going to be running these kind of SSD speeds anytime soon is with an AMD system.  It’s not often that we ever catch Intel with its pants down but, at least in …

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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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Toshiba BG4 1TB NVMe SSD Review – What the Future Holds

Want to look into the future just a bit?  The picture below shows the latest Toshiba BG4 NVMe 1TB Client SSD and it is just about the same size as an SD card.  To the left and not a competitor brand, we have the Lexar 1TB SDXC card and it reaches great speeds of 95MB/s….which is pretty much it for …

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Mushkin Pilot-E M.2 NVMe SSD Review – The Pilot Climbs to 3.4GB/s

So I am playing around with the SSDs that I had received from Mushkin awhile back and I suddenly notice that the Mushin Pilot SSD that I have in hand…. isn’t actually a Pilot at all.  It is the newest, and unreleased, Mushkin Pilot-E containing the newest SMI 2262EN controller.  A quick search around the internet shows nothing posted and …

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ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB NVMe SSD Review

If we look back at the last few months of SSD progression, it becomes rather evident that there is just a bit of a fist fight between competing SSD controller manufacturers, SMI and Phison.  SMI has maintained a solid footprint in the industry for the last few years but most recently, Phison released its 5012-E12 controller which has gained quite …

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