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Corsair Announces Force Series MP500 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD – Their Fastest Ever Series of SSDs!

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Corsair is announcing immediate availability of their newest flash storage product, designated as the Force Series MP500 range of M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs.  With sequential read speeds of up to 3000 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 2400 MB/s, the Force Series MP500 represents Corsair’s fastest-ever solid state storage devices.  This level of performance is some 5 X …

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Samsung Magician 5.0 Released – Is Less More?

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SSD toolboxes are quite useful for monitoring your SSD’s health, updating its firmware, and more often than not, have some other features built into them to optimize the operating system and/or boost the SSD’s performance. Almost every company has one, but one company is more well known for theirs over anyone else. Whether it is because of the sheer number of SSDs …

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Micron Announces 5100 Series of Enterprise SATA SSDs With Tunable Drive Performance

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Micron is announcing their latest enterprise SATA SSD lineup, designated as the 5100 series. This new series of enterprise SATA SSDs gives data storage platform designers the ability to future-proof their data storage with ideal combinations of performance, capacity and enterprise-class reliability. The 5100 series provides IT with a realistic upgrade path as storage systems migrate to an all-flash data …

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KILLER BLACK FRIDAY AMAZON TECH AND SSD DEALS

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Before we start, I am always asked for this link to the Amazon Best Sellers List for SSDS!  It may reflect some great pricing throughout the day and is a great resource whenever one is looking for the most popular and best value SSDs. Well today’s the day and if there is any time of the year to make the …

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Silicon Motion Announces Industry’s First SD 5.1-Compliant Merchant Flash Controller

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Silicon Motion is announcing that its premier SM2703 SD Flash controller has now attained the performance standards of the A1 (Application Performance Class 1) requirements to meet the latest SD 5.1 specification.  SM2703’s fastest random read performance of up to 2000 IOPS and random write performance of up to 800 IOPS meets the A1 performance standard, and provides compatibility with …

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Lexar 800x 512GB Professional CompactFlash Card Review

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In storage tech, there exists a golden triangle that consists of performance, capacity and value; this is no different for camera storage.  In our last CompactFlash Card report, we awarded our Editor’s Choice to the Lexar Professional 1066x 128GB CF Card for its mind-boggling performance that blew away every storage card we have ever tested.  That card, as well, came …

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ADATA Announces SD700 Durable External SSD With 3D NAND

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ADATA is announcing the SD700 durable external SSD, representing the first time that a 3D NAND SSD has achieved the IEC IP68 dust and waterproof specifications compliance, as well as military-grade shock resistance.  The SD700 utilizes a USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, allowing it to connect to Windows, Android and Mac OS devices.  The USB 3.1 Gen 1 connection enables …

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Plextor Announces EX1 External SSD With USB Type-C Interface

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Plextor is announcing a new generation of external SSDs that feature a USB Type-C interface.  The Plextor EX1 is slim and lightweight, as well as offering extreme data transfer speeds.  The EX1 features a shock-proof case design that is both rugged and attractive, offered in either a  titanium silver or gold finish. The USB Type-C interface (USB 3.1 Gen 2) …

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Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD Review (250GB/1TB)

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Last month we took a look at the best performing SSD, Samsung’s 960 PRO. Packed with Samsung’s latest MLC V-NAND, new Polaris controller, and put together with their engineering expertise, it easily sped off to the top of our charts. Not only that, but it did so without even utilizing their latest NVMe 2.0 driver. The 960 Pro is the enthusiast class …

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PNY Elite 480GB Portable SSD Review

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One of the main aspects of the SSD world that stands fast is size; size is everything.  Not only have we gone from capacity at 64GB in 2007 to several TB today, but also, the ability to reduce footprint size while increasing capacity (and performance) is key.  Now… throw in value and the PNY Elite 480GB Portable SSD is going …

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Toshiba Building New Fab Facility at Yokkaichi (Japan) to Expand 3D Flash Memory Production Capacity

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Toshiba is announcing their outline schedule for constructing a new state-of-the-art fabrication facility at their Yakkaichi Operations in Mie, Japan.  The new fab will be geared toward expanding production of Toshiba’s proprietary 3D Flash memory, also known as BiCS FLASH™. Toshiba had announced their intention to build a new BiCS FLASH™ facility back in March of this year, and they …

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Toshiba OCZ TL100 SSD Review (120GB/240GB)

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SSDs are state of the art memory components. Over the recent years we have seen the market grow and diversify. With the explosion of TLC SSDs in the marketplace these days it is a race to the bottom more than ever. Companies are trying to find ways to reach those penny hoarders by developing cheaper and cheaper SSD models to …

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