I am going to date myself acknowledging that I used to watch Star Trek as a child but can safely say that I was never a Star Trek fanatic. Still, after testing this new Samsung 990 Pro 4TB NVMe M.2 SSD over the last week, Star Trek and far too many ‘warp speed’ quotes came to mind. The 990 Pro …Read More »
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Sabrent Rocket Gen 4 2230 1TB M.2 SSD Review – Is this the Smallest and Fastest Storage Combination in the World?
Without a doubt one of the smallest and fastest storage solutions available today!Read More »
I remember a few years back when I got my hands on the first SATA SSD and first experienced the difference between a hard drive and SSD. Back then, part of my job was creating legal disclosures and completing a vetted and optimized 300 page report in Acrobat might take 30 to 45 minutes. With an SSD it took 30 …Read More »
It is no secret that one of Sabrent’s top weapons in the storage world is the Rocket 4 Plus which has been around for some time now. First introduced in 2020, the Rocket 4 Plus has been fine tuned to add a 4TB in addition to the original 1/2TB releases and then Sabrent even added a custom heatsink for PS5 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus SSD With PS5 Heatsink Review – They Switched to B47R Memory Without Telling a Soul!
Without a doubt, the loudest a reader can be in the SSD world is when a company dares to switch hardware in their SSDs without telling anyone. This goes back years and, well, few have escaped the wrath of online ridicule when they are caught doing such. I have always been the bad guy and still believe that manufacturers have …Read More »
There is a long standing belief that buying a DRAM-less SSD is just wrong. As much as this might hold water prior to and for those users not using Windows 10, it doesn’t for those looking for value and performance in storage today. Without getting too complicated, NVMe and Windows 10 allow the SSD to create a Host Memory Buffer …Read More »
KIOXIA has introduces two key products in the flash world in the past few weeks, the EM6 NVMe-oF SSD for enterprise and the BG5 update for PCIe 4.0 which will be available to typical PC users as a client addition to pre-built PC systems. EM6 NVMe-oF ENTERPRISE SSD To start things along, the EM6 is an enterprise NVMe-oF SSD available …Read More »
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 …Read More »