Tag Archives: Gen 4

Samsung 990 Pro SSD Review – Samsung Reigns True Yet Again

One of the oldest players in the SSD world is Samsung.  They have been around since the beginning and were the first to release SSDs on the retail side way back in April of 2008, right there beside SanDisk.  Back then, we had the Samsung 64GB SLC SATA II SSD priced at a high of $1130… for 64GB!  Flash memory …

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Lexar Professional NM800 Pro SSD Review

Up on the Test Bench today we have the latest and greatest from Lexar, the Lexar Professional NM800 Pro NVMe SSD.  This SSD has a very compact heatsink which makes it the perfect addition to a Sony Playstation 5 gaming system.  Let’s add to that the fact that the makeup of this SSD isn’t your run of the mill copycat …

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Kingston KC3000 PCIe 4.0 NVME SSD Review – Did Kingston Just Release a ‘Game’ Changer?

One of the oldest names in SSDs is Kingston.  One might not expect such as Kingston, by all sense of the term, is a third party manufacturer…or distributor.  Unlike Samsung, WD/SanDisk, Intel, Kioxia, Micron, SKHynix and a few others, they do not actually own a fab that ‘grows’ the silicon ingots to manufacture NAND wafers.  Unbelievably, the original Kingston SSDNow …

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Crucial P5 Plus PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD Review

If there is anything we have learned about Micron/Crucial over the years, it is that they like to sit in the weeds.  Never really being the first to jump out with a new product, the Crucial norm is to slip a product into the market once the market has become comfortable at that level.  When considering the success Crucial/Micron has …

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