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Adata Premier SP550 SSD Review (240GB)

Early last month we reviewed Adata’s newest SATA 6Gb/s contender in the enthusiast market segment, the XPG SX930. Utilizing a JMicron controller and premium MLC NAND, it delivered good performance at a decent price point.  Today we are going to shift gears and take a look at their latest entry level SATA 6Gb/s SSD, the Premier SP550. The Premier SP550 …

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OCZ Trion 100 SSD Review (240GB/480GB/960GB)

Not four months after launching their flagship consumer SSD, the Vector 180, OCZ is launching a new value-oriented TLC SSD named the Trion 100. Our first look at the Trion 100 was at Computex 2015 where we saw that, while it is a value offering, its performance will be anything but. Thanks to OCZ’s acquisition by Toshiba, they are able …

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SSD of the Week – SanDisk Ultra II

Today we have the SanDisk Ultra II that was released 9 months ago. Similar to the last SSD of the Week, we have another SSD with amazing dollar per GB value at $0.34/GB. The Ultra II has equivalent rated sequential speeds across all capacities using SanDisk’s new TLC NAND.  With recent price drops from competitors SanDisk has lowered their SSDs …

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SSD of the Week – 1TB Samsung 850 EVO Just $0.33/GB!

We have covered the Samsung 850 EVO in our SSD of the Week before, however, it was to highlight the 500GB capacity. Today we would like to point out a great deal on the 1TB model at just $336.34! That’s just $0.33 per GB for one of the top consumer SSDs out! This price is great considering most 1TB SSDs …

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Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller with Samsung TLC NAND Review

Controllers are the heart and soul of every SSD. Without one, an SSD would be a useless PCB with some components slapped on it. It is responsible for everything from garbage collection and wear leveling to error correction and hardware encryption. In simple terms, all these operations can be quite complicated to implement as well as expensive to develop. This …

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