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Lexar SL200 1TB Portable SSD Review

It seems that consumers simply can’t get enough of portable SSDs.  For the most part, they all seem to be pocket sized these days, range anywhere from 512GB to 8TB, and can have speeds from SATA 3 at just above 500MB/s all the way to ThunderBolt 3 which can pull in data as fast as 2.8GB/s.  Price is key with …

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SK hynix Gold S31 SATA 3 1TB SSD Review

It is much too easy in the storage world to get caught up in the hype of increased performance as we move from 550MB/s at SATA 3 all the way up to 5GB/s and higher with the newest NVMe PCIe 4 SSDs.  Let’s face it; 5GB/s in a SSD the size of a stick of gum is pretty amazing, especially …

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Samsung T7 Portable 2TB SSD Review

Portable storage has come a long way.  As much as I am not going to give my age away by mentioning rather large bulletproof hard drive contained external SSDs, being able to throw a portable SSD in your pocket, much less one that is capable of storing hundreds of thousands of pictures, songs or thousands of movies, is impressive.  Such …

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Silicon Power US70 Gen 4×4 1TB NVMe SSD Review

Less than a week ago Canon introduced their newest camera lineup which was highlighted by the Canon EOS mirror-less R5 Digital camera.  To anyone who is familiar with cameras, this may be the release of the decade.  It is a 45 megapixel camera that will shoot video as large as 8K/30 or 4K/120 with RAW.  Myself, I am moving up …

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Samsung 870 QVO V-NAND SATA 3 SSD Review (1/2TB)

It isn’t too often that we’re reviewing SATA 3 SSDs these days.  The reason of course is that that bigger and better gets all the attention.  Data transfer speeds of 550MB/s are all to often forgotten when PCIe 4×4 is now moving data at just under 10x that.  Similarly, capacities up to 2TB are fairly common but we have really …

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KIOXIA Shows Off New EDSFF SSD Form Factor Geared to Servers and Storage

KIOXIA has partnered with a leading server original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to successfully demonstrate an E3.S full-function development vehicle of the new EDSFF (Enterprise and Data Center Form Factor).  This breakthrough new form factor, also called E3, enables maximum system density, simplicity and efficiency. KIOXIA is an active member of the SNIA SFF-TA-1008 technical work group, which has been instrumental …

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