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ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB NVMe SSD Review

If we look back at the last few months of SSD progression, it becomes rather evident that there is just a bit of a fist fight between competing SSD controller manufacturers, SMI and Phison.  SMI has maintained a solid footprint in the industry for the last few years but most recently, Phison released its 5012-E12 controller which has gained quite …

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MyDigitalSSD M2X Type-C External M.2 SSD Enclosure Review

Not to often that we have to eat crow (figuratively speaking) but our review today is just that.  A few months ago, we reviewed the JMicron Type-C NVMe M.2 SSD to USB 3.1 Gen 2 adapter and quoted it as being ‘not quite ready for prime time.’  Simply, I was wrong.  As a reviewer, we sometimes get caught up in …

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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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Bootable VROC RAID0 and 4x Intel Optane 800P SSDs

It has been some time now since Intel introduced VROC (Virtual RAID on CPU) and VROC provides for a capability on our motherboards that all would have hoped to see some time ago; the ability to create a bootable RAID configuration.   At the consumer and enthusiast level, VROC is only available in newer X299 chipset motherboards at present, and these …

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