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Samsung’s Newest 950 Pro Consumer M.2 SSD Capable of 2.5GB/s – 2015 Samsung SSD Global Summit Update

Today at the 2015 Samsung Global SSD Summit in Seoul, South Korea, Samsung announced their newest consumer NVMe SSD, the 950 Pro. Utilizing Samsung’s 3D V-NAND memory and supporting PCIe 3.o x4, the 950 Pro is only available in M.2 form factor and promises to be the smallest, lightest and most powerful SSD platform available to the consumer today. Available …

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2015 Samsung SSD Global Summit Commences

Once again this year, Samsung has brought together worldwide members of the press in Seoul, South Korea, for an announcement….and TSSDR is front and center.  This will occur at 2:00pm local time which will be a very early morning announcement for all of our North American fans. Traditionally, this particular event has been great news on the SSD sector of …

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Samsung’s Newest Flash Drives Reviewed

Samsung recently announced three rather unique and attractive USB 3 flash drives that are now making their entry into the consumer storage market.  They are similar in most features and performance, but differ in that they seem to approach different segments of the flash drive market. Two of these are named the FIT and DUO, while the other is simply …

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SSD of the Week – The Samsung 850 EVO Once Again

Today we have a SSD that has been a recurring topic for SSD of the week this year. The Samsung 850 EVO was last covered when the 1TB capacity reached an amazing value of $0.33/GB. This week, however, we are focusing on value of the mid-size capacities along with the recently released 2TB capacity. The Samsung 850 EVO comes in …

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Team Group Announces L3 EVO SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) SSD — Will Aggressive Pricing Set a New Cost-to-Performance Ratio?

Team Group, a world-leading producer of memory devices, is announcing an all new SSD, designated as the L3 EVO. Team Group’s latest SSD offering is being touted for its excellent cost-to-performance ration, and they are prepared to rattle the industry’s cage a bit with what we assume will be very aggressive price points. The L3 EVO is set to be …

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Toshiba Announces Attainment of “VMware Ready” Designation for PX02SM Series of Enterprise SSDs

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a leading producer of enterprise SSDs, is announcing that its PX02SMB160 Series of enterprise SSDs has attained “VMware Ready” Status. This VMware designation is its highest level of endorsement, and is the result of successful completion of a detailed validation process. The PX02SMB160 can now be found on the VMware Solution Exchange. The VMware Ready …

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Samsung SM863 & PM863 SSD Review (960GB)

Samsung’s latest enterprise SATA device offerings come in the form of the PM863 and SM863 SSDs. Both come with Samsung’s latest 3D V-NAND technology and are developed for small and medium sized business with a large focus on QoS and value. The PM863 an entry level SSD targeted for read-intensive workloads such as content delivery, streaming, or web serving and …

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Toshiba Announces Q300 and Q300 Pro Series of Internal SSDs – Powerful, Efficient, and Up To 960GB Capacity

The Digital Products Division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. is announcing its two latest internal solid-state drives (SSDs), the Q300 and Q300 Pro series. The Q300 is an upgrade option from a traditional hard disk drive (HDD) that offers a balance of value and performance, while the Q300 Pro is built for gaming and creative usage scenarios that place …

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Adata Premier SP550 SSD Review (240GB)

Early last month we reviewed Adata’s newest SATA 6Gb/s contender in the enthusiast market segment, the XPG SX930. Utilizing a JMicron controller and premium MLC NAND, it delivered good performance at a decent price point.  Today we are going to shift gears and take a look at their latest entry level SATA 6Gb/s SSD, the Premier SP550. The Premier SP550 …

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SSD of the Week – Kingston HyperX Savage

For his week’s SSD of the Week we turn to Kingston, a well-established maker of memory products for over 25 years. Furthermore, Kingston has been the world’s number-one memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market for over 10 years. Kingston’s HyperX line of products bring forth both the high performance and looks that gamers and enthusiasts demand. The HyperX …

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U.K.-Based Integral Memory Announces High-Performance UltimaPro X SSD – Up To 92,000 Read/Write IOPS

Integral Memory, a U.K.-based producer of solid-state memory devices, is announcing their latest SSD offering, the UltimaPro X SSD, which is geared toward high-performance usage scenarios, such as serious gamers, professional video makers and digital designers. The UltimaPro X pairs the Phison S10 8-channel controller with MLC NAND to attain sequential read speeds of (up to) 565MB/s, and sequential write …

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Lexar Professional 2000x SDXC UHS-II Card Review (64GB)

A little over a year ago we were able to take a close look at a new breed of SD cards thanks to SanDisk releasing the world’s first UHS-II SD card, the SanDisk Extreme Pro. The standard was so new, besides the Fujifilm XT-1, no other camera even supported the form factor at the time. In September Lexar finally released …

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