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SSD of the Week – Adata Premier SP550

It has been a while since our last SSD of the Week post, but after seeing the current prices of the Adata Premier SP550, we just had to bring it back. The Adata Premier SP550 is an entry-level SSD designed to meet the needs of those who want to upgrade to flash storage, but need to pinch pennies at the same time. …

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OWC Announces Aura PCIe-based SSD Upgrade Kits for Mid-2013 and Later Macs — OWC’s Most Anticipated Release Ever!

OWC Digital®, a world-leading producer of Mac and PC technology products, is announcing its all-new Aura SSD for Mid-2013 and later Mac laptops.  Being offered in both 480GB and 1TB capacities, the Aura SSD upgrade kits are the first and only PCIe-based flash storage upgrades available for both the MacBook Air (mid-2013 and newer) and MacBook Pro with Retina display …

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Micron Discusses Both MLC and TLC Products Utilizing Their 3D NAND As Well As Future 3D NAND Plans

We had the opportunity last week to chat with Kevin Kilbuck, Micron’s director of NAND strategic planning, to discuss their current 3D NAND generation, as well as their future 3D NAND plans.  Not only for SSDs, data storage usage opportunites for NAND continue to grow in embedded markets, such as mobile devices, automotive, industrial and the Internet of Things. In …

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PNY CS2211 SSD Review (240GB/480GB)

Just last week we announced PNY’s latest SSD products for the new year, the CS1311 and CS2211. It just so happens that today we have some in our hands for review. The CS1311 is your basic, entry level SSD jam packed with TLC NAND for those looking for a cheap SSD upgrade from an HDD. As you may have noticed as …

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Mushkin Unveils ECO3 SSD & New USB Drives – CES 2016 Update

We continue our tour of CES with Mushkin, where we were introduced to a variety of flash products including gate new Mushkin ECO3, Impact USB 3.0 drives and an interesting SSD prototype. The Mushkin Eco3 is a 2.5″ form factor SSD that will include a Silicon Motion SM2256 controller, will be SATA 3.1 (6Gb/s) interface (backwards compatible with SATA Revisions …

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ADATA Highlights M.2 SSD & 3D NAND – CES 2016 Update

We continue our CES adventures by meeting up with Adata. On display in their suite was a variety of products, but their emphasis this year at CES was enterprise storage and consumer memory solutions. First up on display was the latest memory solution with two new flavours of their XPG lineup with white and titanium DDR4 memory modules. Accompanied with this was …

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Crucial BX200 SSD Review (480GB/960GB)

Crucial has always been quite aggressive with their value driven strategy in the SSD market and it has resulted in success for many of their products. This has led to their most recent product launches of the MX200 and the introduction of a new entry-level product line earlier this year with the BX100. The BX100 was set out to be …

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Plextor M6V SSD (256GB) Review – A Solid Value Entrant

A custom PC build can be whatever you make it; a ridiculously high-end gaming machine or a modest budget build. Even if you are just looking for an easy upgrade to your current build, the storage device is a perfect place to start. Today we are looking at the Plextor M6V, which is advertised to show off velocity at a …

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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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