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Kingston Displays Gen 4 and Enterprise SSD Line-Up, Select React Plus 300MB/s SD Cards & Lots More | CES 2020 Update

Gen 4 SSDs have been the most popular feature with respect to upcoming storage at CES 2020 and Kingston had their new ‘Grandview ES’ on display.  This SSD will be a mid-range Gen 4 SSD when released.  GRANDVIEW ES GEN 4×4 SSD This SSD features the Marvell Whistler plus 12nm PCIe 4 controller, is a 4-channel device at 1.2GT/s per …

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Seagate FireCuda 520 NVMe PCie 4.0 x 4 SSD Review (1TB)

Whats probably the most amusing, and most unusual characteristic in our review of our second PCIe 4.0 SSD today is the fact that the only way you are going to be running these kind of SSD speeds anytime soon is with an AMD system.  It’s not often that we ever catch Intel with its pants down but, at least in …

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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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