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Samsung Offers Free PC Download of Watch Dogs 2 with Select SSD and Curved Gaming Monitors

Samsung has partnered with Ubisoft to give users another reason to upgrade. The company is running a promotion where user who purchase one of the qualified SSD or Samsung curved monitor would be able to claim a promo code for the Watch Dog 2 game that will be released on …

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OCZ VX500 SSD (1TB)

INTRODUCTION Designed with mainstream desktop and laptop devices in mind, the OCZ VX500 SSD utilizes Toshiba’s MLC NAND to usher in a replacement for the Vector 180. The VX500 falls in between the budget-oriented Trion 150 drives, and the blazing-fast RD400 NVMe offering. Offering 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB sizes, …

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VisionTek 240GB TLC 7mm SATA III Internal 2.5″ SSD RAID 0 Review (900878)

VisionTek 240GB TLC 7mm SATA III Internal 2.5″ SSD RAID 0 The VisionTek 240GB TLC 7mm SATA III SSD features a Silicon Motion SM2256 controller specifically built for TLC Nand flash. The SSD industry has been talking about Triple-Level Cell for several years but the lack of a strong enough controller that …

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Crucial MX300 525GB and 1TB

Introduction Samsung shipped the world’s first 3D NAND SSD in 2013 and has enjoyed great success with drives such as the 850 Pro, 950 Pro, and 850 Evo that all come packed with 3D V-NAND and deliver exceptional performance. It’s amazing how Samsung has been able to dominate the market …

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Crucial MX300 SSD (750GB)

INTRODUCTION Crucial is back with a new revision of their MX series of SSDs, and this time around the MX300 750GB features Micron’s latest 3D NAND, promising improved performance and greater endurance. While the 750GB model of the MX300 line is touted as being “Limited Edition”, this was just for …

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OCZ RD400 (512GB) PCIe MVM2 M.2 SSD

Introduction Back when the SATA based SSD was in its infancy, OCZ’s RevoDrive was one of the drives that plugs into a PC’s PCI Express slot, as it is designed to offer higher performance for those who demand the best performance. The original RevoDrive from OCZ was no more than a …

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Samsung Portable SSD T3 (1TB)

Introduction The Samsung Portable SSD T1 released last year at CES is essentially the 850 EVO drive housed inside an external enclosure with a USB 3.0 port. The T1 delivers 1TB of external storage at very high transfer speeds thanks to the solid state storage, as opposed to the spinning …

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OCZ Trion 150 (480GB)

OCZ Trion 150 Still thinking that SSDs are too expensive? While the price of the SSDs will probably never reach to the level of the mechanical drive, the price has been dropping steadily over the last couple of years. Thanks to the migration to triple-level-cell (TLC NAND) NAND and 3D NAND …

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Samsung Portable SSD T3 – good things still come in small packages

In september 2015 we reviewed the Samsung Portable SSD T1, an external drive that offered incredible speeds when compared to most other external drives, something it owned to the fact that it was based on an SSD instead of an regular spinning drive. Today we are looking at the follow-up drive, the …

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Crucial BX200 960GB

Introduction It should not come as a surprise that all of the SSDs launched this year uses 3D NAND or TLC as oppose to MLC. The move to the 3D NAND and TLC NAND allows the manufacturers to reduce cost but at the same time increase the storage capacity of …

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Crucial BX200 SSD (480GB)

INTRODUCTION Crucial is no rookie when it comes to the memory and SSD game, so an introduction to the company as a whole is mostly unnecessary. The introduction that does need to take place however, is the introduction of Micron’s first 16nm TLC SSDs, the BX200 line. Aimed at users …

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Buy Samsung SSD or Monitor and Get Assassin Creed Syndicate

Samsung is teaming up with Ubisoft to give you something nice back for this holiday season. The South Korean tech giant is running a promotion where you can get the latest edition of the popular Assassin Creed franchise, the Assassin Creed Syndicate, absolutely free if you purchase one of their …

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Mushkin Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 SSD (MKNSSDAV250GB-D8)

Mushkin Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 2280 SSD The ever-growing need for hard drive speed is being met in a variety of ways, while E-Sata is taking the rear of the pack on development and Sata 6G has reached its bandwidth limit HD pioneers like Mushkin are pressing on to the …

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Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD Review, Mush On! (MKNSSDST480GB)

Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD, Mush On! Mushkin has been around since 1994 and become an industry leader and recognized for its high quality performance products and their design philosophy of continual innovation and delivering product “Wow” through quality products and unparalleled customer service. In their continual drive to innovate Mushkin …

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Samsung Portable SSD T1 – good things come in small packages

Even though many of us are using more and more cloud storage for things like images and music there still is a need for local storage on our desktops and laptops. On a desktop it usually is quite easy to just pop in another SSD or regular hard drive but …

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Samsung Launched 950 Pro SSD with M.2 2280 and NVMe

Samsung has launched 950 Pro SSD with M.2 2280 interface. The 950 Pro SSD will be the Samsung’s top of the line consumer SSD with M.2 interface. As you may aware, the storage industry is transition from SATA to M.2 with NMVe protocol. The 950 Pro will feature the same …

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Kingston HyperX Savage 480GB SSD Review, The Savage VS The Laptop Platter Drive.

HyperX Savage 480GB SSD Review, The Savage Vs The Laptop Platter Drive. We’ve taken a look at the HyperX Savage 240GB and now we have its big brother, the Savage 480GB SSD on the bench. Outfitted with the same quad-core, 8-channel Phison S10 controller as the 240GB drive, it provides speeds …

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Silicon Power S80 480GB

Introduction The market for SATA solid state drives has matured. Over the last couple of years, the price for the drives has been in a steady decline. If you have been keeping up with our SSD reviews, you would no doubt notice that there are many good budget SSDs on …

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480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD (SHPM2280P2/480G)

Hard drives have been a big bottleneck in computers since the inception of computing.  While platter drives offer a lot of storage for an affordable price, they have always been handicapped by relatively slow speeds, unless you bought one of the high-priced 10k RPM drives or put them in a …

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Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 SATA SSD Review

The good folks over at Kingston were kind enough to send over a Kingston M.2. SM2280S3 120GB M.2. Solid State Drive, whats the noise about you might ask. The noise is about the blazing speed one of these innocuous little drives can produce. As a little spoiler, to grab your …

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StarTech Thunderbolt Dual SSD Enclosure S252SMTB3

Even though it is popular to use a network attached storage sometimes it is nice to have storage closer to the computer, for example for Timemachine backup on a Mac or just as a way to add more storage space on a laptop with a small SSD. The Startech enclosure …

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OCZ ARC 100 240GB

Introduction As expected, with OCZ now owned by Toshiba, OCZ would be using the in-house brew Toshiba NAND for their SSDs as oppose to Intel/Micron. OCZ has transitioned their mainstream Vertex SSDs to the Toshiba NAND already. And the latest budget line of SSD, the ARC 100, continues the trend of …

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Crucial MX100 256GB SSD: Affordable without sacrificing performance

Introduction If you are still using a mechanical drive in your system, it is time that you start shopping for an SSD over this holiday season. The price of SSD has dropped significantly over the last year. Where it used to be $1 to $2 per gigabyte, now the price …

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OCZ Launches ARC 100 Value SSD

With the SSDs saturating the SATA III bandwidth, we are starting to see companies releasing drives that offers excellent price per gigabyte ratio in order to attract more sales. OCZ has entered the market of value SSD with the latest ARC 100 drive that pair the existing Indilinx Barefoot III …

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OCZ Vertex 460 (240GB)

The acquisition of OCZ by Toshiba at the beginning of this year has put the company in a very interesting position. OCZ now joins the likes of Intel and Samsung where it not only makes its own controller but also NAND chip. This means OCZ SSDs can now all build …

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OCZ Launches RevoDrive 350

OCZ has launched the latest SSD, the RevoDrive 350 Series, utilizing the PCI Express interface. Current SATA SSDs are saturating the SATA interface’s 6 Gbps bandwidth so the faster PCIE interface is needed in order to achieve higher performance. According to OCZ, the RevoDrive 350 can deliver three times the …

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Kingston replaces nand-flash in V300 with decreasing performance as a result

The Kingston V300 SSD has  been a product with decent performance for a low price. Lately there have been rumblings and mumblings on tech forums that something is up since some users have had really bad performance. It turns out they were right and that the reason is that Kingston …

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Mushkin Announces Ventura Ultra 480GB USB 3.0 Drive

Mushkin brings 480GB of storage space to its Ventura Ultra Series. The Ventura Ultra is Mushkin’s USB 3.0 SSD that uses LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. The latest entry to the Ventura family delivers up to 455 MB/s reads and 445 MB/s write and up to 39K of 4K random IOPS. …

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OCZ Technology Launches New Enterprise​-Class Intrepid 3000 Series SSDs

OCZ has had some bad news lately with the filing for bankruptcy but the Toshiba buyout may helped the company coming back even stronger. The bad news does not prevent the company from releasing a new product. Today, OCZ has released a new Intrepid 3000 Series enterprises SSD. The Intrepid …

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OCZ Vertex 450 2x128GB RAID

Looking at the model number of the OCZ Vertex 450 and you would be thinking that the product falls in the same family as the Vertex 4. However, the only thing that the Vertex 450 shares with the Vertex 4 is only the branding of Vertex. Other than that, the …

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OCZ Introduces new Deneva 2 Series

OCZ updated the Deneva 2, the enterprise SSD, with 19 nm toggle NAND flash. The Deneva 2 uses LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller and will come in three capacity: 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. It is rated to have up to 550 MB/s read, 520 MB/s write, 45,000 IOPS 4K random read, …

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Seagate 600 Pro SSD 400GB (ST400FP0021)

One thing you can be certain of in the tech industry is that you can never be content at the status quo even if you are the leader in the industry. The tech industry moves at such a rapid pace where in a very short period of time, an industry …

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OCZ Vertex 3.20 – Vertex 3 updated to 20nm

  Today we get a chance to look at OCZ’s newest refresh of the Vertex series with the Vertex 3.20. The update is actually hidden in plain sight as this update utilizes 20nm NAND. Now let’s see what the drive has to offer.

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Kingston V300 120GB, 7mm Slim SSD On a Budget

  Today we look at the new V300 Drive from Kingston which is a Sandforce based drive pointed at the value segment to get a sub $1/GB drive to the masses, now lets see what this drive has to offer.    INTRODUCTION The world of SSD’s is constantly advancing and with that the price …

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OCZ Vector 256GB

The latest Vector from OCZ uses the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller paired with OCZ’s own branded NAND and the firmware. This marked the first drive from OCZ with all in-house construction. How does the drive fare against other SSDs on the market? We take the 256GB version out for a …

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ASUS’s Unveils the Transformer AiO P1801, RAIDR Express, and their Ultra-Wide Monitor

ASUS’s innovation never fails to impress us. This year at CES 2013, ASUS shows us a Hybrid All-in-One PC/Tablet, their new RAIDR Express PCI-E SSD, and a new exciting Ultra-Wide 29″ monitor running at 2560 x 1080.

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Mushkin Unveils ProSpec SSD for Enterprise

Mushkin launches ProSpec series SSDs target toward enterprise market. The SSDs deliver random read and write performance of 80K and 42K IOPS and sustained transfer rate of 560 MB/s. Storage capacities ranges from 100GB to 400GB. The drive uses SandForce SF-2582 controller and enterprise MLC flash (eMLC) for higher durability …

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Silicon Power S70 7mm SSD for Ultrabook

The Silicon Power Slim S70 (SP240GBSS3S70S25) paired the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller with the 25nm Intel synchronous NAND in a slim package of 7mm. Available in capacity ranges from 60GB all the way to 480GB, it is one of the high-end SSDs designed for Ultrabooks.

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OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD

SSD’s are growing ever more popular, and we’ve reviewed a lot of them by now. Today we’re checking out the 256GB version of OCZ’s newest addition to the SSD lineup: the OCZ Agility 4.

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ADATA SX900 128GB Review

  Today we look at the new ADATA SX 900 128GB SSD. It is a Sandforce powered drive like many others but with a specially designed and optimized firmware which opens up even more NAND capacity for use.

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