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KIOXIA Shows Its Wares In an Amazing CES 2021 Virtual Debut

I might be getting a bit old but I miss the introductory handshake or hug of our traditional CES meetings along with the personal nature of one on one conversation.  We have entered a new era that isn’t changing anytime soon and we have no choice but to hang on for the ride and make the best of things right …

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HYPER Hyperdrive Gen2 16 Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock Review

Thunderbolt 3 has been around for some time now and is the preferred choice by so many media professionals. Its data transfer speeds might reach 2.8GB/s but, more importantly, Thunderbolt 3 can be daisy chained and its 40Gbps speeds allow countless different methods of port transfer simultaneously.  Because of this, the concept of external docks allows much more in a …

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TeamGroup T-FORCE CARDEA Ceramic C440 Gen 4 M.2 SSD Review

On our test bench today is the TeamGroup T-FORCE CARDEA Ceramic C440 Gen 4 NVMe M.2 SSD.  This SSD sports an off-white color pattern with gold branding and is a bit different than other SSDs we have tested, in that it contains a ceramic plate heatsink.  This is a bit unusual as, well at least until Sabrent came along with …

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UPDATED – WD_Black P50 Game Drive Portable SSD – USB 3.2 Gen 2 (20Gbps) SSD Reaches 2GB/s Transfer Speeds

UPDATED – This report has been updated as, during our first report of the WD_Black P50, we had observed very low and inconsistent data transfer patterns in our true data testing.  As a result of that first report, Western Digital sent new firmware and stated that new products would be shipped with the new firmware and product owners would be …

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ProGrade Gold MicroSD UHS-II V60 Memory Card and Reader Review

In recent months, we have completed a few articles on ProGrade Digital storage devices, as well as their card readers.  Our first report was on the 1700 Gold and Cobalt CFExpressB Memory Cards along with their Thunderbolt 3 Dual CFExpress Card Reader, which is posted here, We next covered their 1700 Cobalt 650GB CFExpressB Card with their Dual Slot CFExpress/SD …

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KIOXIA Announces XG7/XG7-P PCIe 4.0 SSDs for High-end Client Applications

KIOXIA is announcing the release of their new XG7/XG7-P Series of PC OEM-focused SSDs, updating their portfolio of PCIe 4.0 client SSDs for desktops, notebooks and workstations. KIOXIA’s comprehensive product offerings now span enterprise, data center and client segments, addressing a wide array of usage scenarios and optimizing tomorrow’s data, service and content-driven environment. Designed for demanding PC environments, the …

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KIOXIA Announces XD6 E1.S – Industry’s 1st PCIe 4.0 OCP NVMe Cloud Specification-Enabled SSD

KIOXIA is announcing their newest significant technological development for cloud data center applications. The new XD6 Series further expands KIOXIA’s broad portfolio of client, date center and enterprise SSDs. The E1.S form factor XD6 SSDs are the first Enterprise and Datacenter SSD Form Factor (EDSFF) SSDs that target the specific requirements of hyperscale applications, and include the power, performance and …

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