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Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD Review (1TB)

So we have been on a bit of a kick lately, testing as much TB3 external storage as we could find.  And things have come along.  Where we were once restricted to external storage of 500MB/s, today’s portable storage is capable of almost 6 times that with Thunderbolt 3.  Don’t jump so fast though as TB3 is still rather niche …

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HP EX920 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (1TB) – Great Speed for a Dynamite Price

High performance, low power, increased system responsiveness, high reliability, small form factor, minimum weight, enhanced ruggedness along with high data integrity and security; these are the selling points made by HP with respect to their newest HP EX920 M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD.  As much as this description might fit any of the latest gen M.2 SSD family, HP …

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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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Plextor M6e PCIe M.2 SSD Review – RAID Tested at 1.4GB/s

Some time ago, we conducted a review of a new PCIe Card called the IOSwitch Raijin and it was constructed of a M.2 to PCIe x4 adapter, along with the Plextor M6e native PCIe M.2 (NGFF) 256GB SSD.  At the time, the M6e was an unreleased SSD and it seemed that even Plextor was caught off guard at the publicity …

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Benefits Of A Solid State Drive – An SSD Primer

Laptop computers are now sporting a new option that is going to amaze most as a result of the visible speed improvement and many will never really understand why. Some will boast of  how quick their new laptop starts while others will read the fine print to see that there is this new thing called a solid state drive which …

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SSD Components and Make Up – An SSD Primer

In our first article entitled ‘Benefits of The Solid State Drive‘ we briefly provided comparison between a SSD and a hard drive and described the benefits of such an upgrade. We are going to follow with a description of SSD components along with an understanding of the purpose of each. This article will not only provide a solid foundation in …

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