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Microsemi Announces New Smart Storage HBAs and RAID Adapters for Enterprise Applications

Microsemi is announcing production release of their new Smart Storage SAS/SATA adapters.  These latest offerings from Microsemi further advance their Smart Storage offerings for SAS/SATA server storage for data centers with both full board-level solutions and silicon-plus-software solutions for custom embedded storage.  These newest additions to Microsemi’s product portfolio include the Adaptec HBA 1100 series, the SmartHBA 2100 series, and …

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Intel Announces Optane™ SSD 900P Series – Perfect Match for CIG’s Star Citizen

Intel is announcing its newest Optane™ SSD, designated as the Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series.  The 900P Series is the industry-leading drive for enabling a smooth gaming experience with CIG Roberts Space Industries’ (RSI) latest game Star Citizen.  Star Citizen is an epic space adventure where the player controls their own destiny.  Players decide how to make their own way …

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Toshiba TR200 SSD Review (240GB/480GB/960GB)

If you have been following the storage market over the past year, you may have noticed that OCZ has yet to release any products since the VX500. As a matter of fact, with the NAND shortage, there have been fewer SSD releases across the industry. The guys who own the NAND fabs such as Micron, Intel, Samsung, Hynix, and of course …

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Plextor M8Se NVMe SSD Review (512GB)

It has been quite some time since we have reviewed a product from Plextor. In September of 2015 we took a look at the M6V, an entry-level SATA based SSD and before it, their flagship M6e Black edition, one of the very first NVMe SSDs in the market in the beginning of 2015. But, as of late, nothing…at least until now. …

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Building an ASRock X299 Fatal1ty Test Bench with the i9-7900x

So you just built a brand new Z270 PC and Intel comes out with the newest X299 ahead of schedule.  Is it worth the bump to have the latest and greatest… or do you stick with the Z?  If you are a media professional or high end user that needs every core you can get, the Intel Skylake-X i9-7900x is a monster with …

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Crucial Announces BX300 SSD – Value-Oriented Yet Featuring 3D MLC NAND

Crucial is announcing the release of their latest SSD offering, designated as the BX300.  Crucial has designed the BX300 as a value-conscious offering for builders and upgraders, but goes one better than other value-oriented drives by utilizing 3D MLC NAND (most other value offerings utilize TLC NAND). Crucial supports the BX300 with a mobile-friendly install guide.  This allows users of …

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BIOSTAR G330 SSD Review (256GB)

BIOSTAR isn’t the first name to come to mind when thinking about SSDs. Even for us, we didn’t even recall ever seeing a BIOSTAR SSD until today. They aren’t entirely new to the game, however. Last year at about this time, they released their first SSD, the G300. Utilizing SMI’s popular 2256 controller at the time, it put out some …

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Samsung Announces T5 Portable SSD Featuring Latest 64-Layer V-NAND

Samsung is announcing the Samsung Portable SSD T5, built with Samsung’s latest 64-layer V-NAND technology.  The T5, a refresh of the popular T3, offers industry-leading data transfer speeds in a durable, compact housing that allows users to access or carry their data virtually anywhere, any time.  The move to 64-layer 3D V-NAND provides a 20% performance boost over the T3.  …

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Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD Review (400GB)

Back in February, Corsair released one of the fastest NVMe SSDs into the market, their Force MP500. This SSD delivers more than enough performance to cover the needs of the majority of PC enthusiasts, however, with a rather typical 3-year warranty and fairly high price tag, it was just shy of earning our Gold Seal. Since then, Corsair has been …

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