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Micron has just added a new M.2 2230 solid state drive (SSD) under its Crucial brand, saying that it's the "industry's fastest 2230 Gen4 consumer SSD," but is it really? I did a double take when reading that statement as the rated sequential read speed comes close to, but does not surpass, that of IRDM's Pro Nano SSD... Read more...
ADATA SD810 SSD: Starting at $89.99 (1TB), up to $149.99 (2TB) The ADATA SD810 is a no-frills portable SSD with a tough titanium chassis, fast USB 20 Gbps connectivity, and IP68 ingress protection. Excellent USB SSD Performance IP68 Ingress Protection 5 Year Warranty No Software Required A Little Pricey Utilitarian Aesthetics ADATA sells a... Read more...
MSI Spatium M580 FROZR: 2TB for $329 The MSI Spatium M580 FROZR is a blazing-fast, Phison-based M.2 PCIe Gen 5 SSD, with a massive tower-style cooler that's ideal for any modern creator and gaming workloads. Class Leading Performance Native PCIe Gen 5 Interface Low Latency Great For Gamers And Creators Price Premium... Read more...
We don't know about the wider market, but we're ready to be rid of spinning rust. It's an incredible technology that served its purpose for decades, but even loading files from a hard drive feels tiresome when it's a large number of files or lots of data. The 21st century is solid-state, and we'd like flash memory to... Read more...
If you want a PCIe 5.0 SSD right now, your options are basically limited to drives based on Phison's potent E26 controller. We like Phison around here, but from a consumer perspective, it's always good to have competition. That's why we're excited about SK hynix's new PCB01 SSD -- it's a lightning-fast PCIe 5.0 drive... Read more...
At times it has felt like meaningful capacity increases in the realm of solid state drives (SSDs) have come at a snail's pace, and it's especially disheartening when you look at how big mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) have become. Well, take solace in that fact that memory chip makers are hard at working stacking... Read more...
Seagate announced it has teamed up with eBay to expand its 'Hard Drive Circularity Program' to reduce e-waste and HDD shredding. What this collaboration essentially entails is a new Seagate storefront on eBay to sell recertified storage drives that come factory sealed and backed by a two-year warranty, at discounted... Read more...
As handheld PC game consoles grow in popularity, so too does the number of storage options in the M.2 2230 form factor that many of them use, including Valve's Steam Deck, Lenovo's Legion Go, MSI's Claw, and the ASUS ROG Ally. Interestingly enough, the fastest M.2 2230 SSD we've seen to date comes from a brand that's... Read more...
When building a new PC, it's very likely that your fancy motherboard will feature multiple M.2 sockets. It's almost guaranteed that some portion of these SSD slots will be connected directly to the CPU socket, while others will connect to the CPU via the motherboard chipset. This undoubtedly adds latency, hurting... Read more...
Samsung T5 EVO Portable SSD: Starting $159 (2TB), $599 (8TB) The recently-released Samsung T5 EVO is a compact, rugged, external USB-C SSD that's well suited to a wide array of use cases. Compact Size Rugged Enclosure Excellent Compatibility Huge Capacity Price Premium Faster, More Affordable Options Available Samsung recently expanded its... Read more...
HighPoint is a name that will need no introduction to the people that will probably be interested in these products. Distinct from the budget firearms manufacturer with a similar name, HighPoint is a company who has been selling storage controllers since the 20th century. The latest products from HighPoint are... Read more...
It doesn't matter if your gaming platform of choice is a PC or a dedicated console. Either way, storage matters, as games are not exactly shrinking in size. Fortunately, it's pretty easy to upgrade the storage on your PC or console, and especially the PlayStation 5 when it comes to the latter, which lets you install... Read more...
It's not just fast CPUs and graphics cards that can benefit from beefy coolers, so too can the latest crop of solid state drives (SSDs) that shuttle data through the PCI Express 5.0 bus. That being the case, we suspect we'll see more drives emerge with towering coolers like the one MSI has plopped on its Spatium M580... Read more...
PNY CS3150 XLR8 1TB: Price As Tested $185 PNY's CS3150 1TB SSD has one of the best coolers we've seen on a PCIe 5.0 SSD, though it trails in regard to write performance versus 2TB drives. Good Reading Performance 1TB and 2TB Models Available Cooler Is Low-Profile And Uses USB Header Connector Three Different Themes To... Read more...
TerraMaster F2-212: Starting at $169.99 The TerraMaster F2-212 is a great entry-level NAS that can add terabytes of reliable storage to your home network. Excellent price Great media server with hardware 4K transcoding Easy setup and management Single 1Gb LAN Port No expandability Limited software add-ons Drive bays... Read more...
A class-action lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Apple has created an "illegal monopoly" with its iCloud storage service. According to the lawsuit, "iCloud is no better (and often inferior" to alternative cloud storage services, but through "surgical... Read more...
Most forms of malware can only make the attacker money in a roundabout way. For example, selling stolen data or bundling infected systems into a rentable botnet. Ransomware is different, however, in that it can be a moneymaker all on its own, and that's why infections have increased every year. IBM has debuted a new... Read more...
Crucial T705: MSRP 2TB for $399, With Heatsink $439 The Crucial T705 NVMe SSD packs Micron's latest NAND flash memory, fresh firmware tweaks, and Phison's E26 controller, to offer class-leading performance. Ultra High Sequential Transfers Low Latency Top Performance In Trace-Based Tests Not Always Fastest In Random 4K... Read more...
Every cell in your body contains a bundle of nucleic acid—deoxyribonucleic acid, to be specific. More commonly known as DNA, this molecule contains all the genetic information that makes you a functional biological organism. Scientists have long been fascinated by DNA's incredible data storage density, but turning DNA... Read more...
Here's a fun fact: Dodge's last Viper SRT packed up to 645 horsepower with a top speed of a exceeding 200 miles per hour. We're not sure if Patriot Memory's Viper PV553 solid state drive (SSD) is an homage to the muscle car that Dodge retired in 2017, but it is ready to race with breakneck speeds, so long as you have... Read more...
In a world flush with solid state drive (SSD) options, Corsair just added to the pile with the introduction of its MP600 Elite, an intriguing storage line that appears to strike a nice balance between price and performance (the specs are a level above the regular MP600, which we'll get to in a moment). It's versatile... Read more...
Samsung officially announced its 990 EVO PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 SSDs today, after it was leaked earlier this month when it was accidentally listed on Samsung's own website. The 990 EVO is technically Samsung's first PCIe 5.0 SSD, though it is not a top-end drives capable of double digit GB/s. Instead, the 990 EVO is... Read more...
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