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Mushkin Pilot-E M.2 NVMe SSD Review – The Pilot Climbs to 3.4GB/s

So I am playing around with the SSDs that I had received from Mushkin awhile back and I suddenly notice that the Mushin Pilot SSD that I have in hand…. isn’t actually a Pilot at all.  It is the newest, and unreleased, Mushkin Pilot-E containing the newest SMI 2262EN controller.  A quick search around the internet shows nothing posted and …

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Silicon Motion SM2262EN Controller Preview

Silicon Motion designs some of the best performing SSD controllers out. SSDs like the ADATA S11, Intel 760p, and HP EX920 deliver incredible performance and value with the SM2262 powering them. But, today we have in our hands something a bit better than that, a little gem if you will. Today, we have Silicon Motion’s latest PCIe 3.1 x4 NVMe …

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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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Realtek Shows off Newest NVME Controllers at 3.5GB/s – FMS 2018 Update

Although it hasn’t hit reviewer hands just yet, Realtek was once again showing off both their newest NVMe RTS5762 and RTS5763DL Dramless controllers this week at FMS. Their flagship RTS5762 is a PCIe 3.0 x4 8-channel controller that is NVMe 1.3 compliant and compatible with the most current variants  of NAND flash including QLC.  It was demonstrating at 3.5GB/s read …

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ADATA XPG SX8200 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (480GB): A Killer Value

Today, we are going to take a look at ADATA’s newest top dog, the XPG SX8200. The XPG SX8200 was built for high demand applications including multimedia editing, gaming, rendering, and ADATA even states overclocking, although we’re not quite sure what benefits this has for overclocking vs other SSDs. This SSD is one of many NVMe M.2 SSDs they make …

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