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Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch Review (500GB)

It is no secret that I am a fan of portable storage.  Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSDs rank tops as we can hit speeds of 2.8GB/s, however, anything above SATA is a bonus when you work in the media world and take the amount of photos as I do.  Retail sales of flash storage has conformed just a bit as of …

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ADATA SE800 External SSD Review (512GB)

USB 3.2 Gen 2 with Type-C has become the norm as of late and more systems these days are being sold with USB-C or Thunderbolt included.  Simply put, this means faster transfer speeds between your system and external storage, this storage being bus powered and not requiring a separate adapter and cable to power the device.  ADATA has recently released …

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Crucial X8 Portable SSD Review (1TB)

Crucial has introduced a new product to the SSD fold as of late, this being the Crucial X8 Portable SSD.  This SSD is available in 500 and 1TB capacities and is a USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) external SSD that contains Crucial’s most recent M.2 release, the P1 NVMe M.2 SSD.  Specifications list this SSD as being capable of transfer …

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Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External SSD Review (2TB) – Price, Performance and Capacity

Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C portable SSDs have become mainstream as of late, the typical value product having a JMicron controller that provides data transfer speeds up to 1GB/s read and write.  This is sufficient for the typical consumer but media professionals demand faster data transfer speeds….and higher capacity.  The sweet spot for Thunderbolt 3 is 2.8GB/s and that is as …

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Lexar SL100 Portable SSD Review (1TB)

So we have been on a bit of a roll with Lexar products for the last week or so, and that is a good thing.  For those not familiar with Lexar, they had a very strong presence in the media storage world, originally a Micron company but sold to Longsys of China back in August of 2017.  This of course …

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OWC Drive Dock USB-C Review

OWC has been in the storage game for some time and our first review of their first SSD goes back some 9 years now.  Throughout the years, they have primarily gained success with Mac add-ons or replacement items, such as SSDs, but we have always been the first to say that OWC is just as valuable as a PC resource.  …

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G-Technology G DRIVE mobile PRO SSD (1TB) Review

We have been reviewing TB3 external devices for some time now and it is great to be so far away from those 500MB/s and lower portable storage device speeds. TB3 has been a gift to media professionals, to say the least.  Up until today, however, there has only been a single device that we have reviewed that has the portability …

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