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In our Samsung 990 Pro SSD review, we called it a super-fast storage drive for gamers based on our collection of benchmarks and performance we observed. Samsung also has a reputation for churning out highly reliable SSDs. Even so, bad batches are always a possibility, and that could be at the heart of a potential... Read more...
One of the earliest lessons everyone should be taught is that if something is too good to be true, then it probably isn't true. Lest anyone need a reminder of this old adage, just head over to Amazon and look up what sellers are claiming to be 16TB external solid state drives at insanely low prices—some of them go for... Read more...
We often talk of upgrades for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM in terms of relative value, but the biggest driver of savings is usually in the storage space. Whether you are considering an upgrade to your SSD, finally swapping out that spinning platter, or maybe you just need some faster or better portable media, Samsung is... Read more...
Kioxia showed off an array of new technologies and high-performance solid-state storage products, some with fresh form factors, at this year's CES. Some of the products the company highlighted at CES 2023 include its scalable BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory technology solutions, including XL-FLASH and its 4-bit per cell, or quad-level-cell (QLC) Read more...
We're rapidly entering a new era of blistering-fast storage and platforms supporting PCI Express 5.0 and CXL 2.0 take hold. Both AMD (Zen 4/AM5) and Intel (Raptor Lake/Z790) lay in wait. To make sure they don't wait too long, Phison is using the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as a next-gen stage to show off its... Read more...
Phison E26 PCIe 5 NVMe SSD Preview: Coming Soon To An SSD Near You A new controller, fresh firmware, and an updated design paradigm results in one of the fastest SSDs we've ever tested. Ultra High Sequential Transfers Low Latency Tuned For DirectStorage Didn't Always Lead With Random 4K Transfers Needs Faster NAND For Max Performance Both... Read more...
Tesla's major year-end update for select EVs called the 2022 Holiday Update includes support for Steam Games and (drum roll, please) a $350 1TB SSD. Yes, you read it right. Deemed the "Holiday Update" as far back as 2019, it is Tesla's way of gifting new features for its line of electric vehicles. This year, owners... Read more...
Sabrent is launching a smaller version of its popular Rocket NVMe SSD so that it can bring the same blistering speed gains to compact configurations, including devices like Intel's smaller NUCs and Valve's Steam Deck console (with a caveat—more on that in a moment). As the name implies, Sabrent's Rocket 2230 ships in... Read more...
It's not just astronauts that undergo extensive training and testing before heading into space, the same goes for objects and electronics, including storage products. So it's understandable that Phison is celebrating that its 8TB M.2 NVMe solid state drive (SSD) is ready for liftoff after the drive earned its NASA... Read more...
Solidigm P41 Plus: Starting At $82.99 The Solidigm P41 Plus is an affordable, DRAM-less PCIe 4 Solid State Drive, tuned for low queue depths and mainstream computing workloads. It offers good throughput at very attractive price points. Excellent cost per gigabyte Strong low queue depth performance PCIe 4.0 class transfer speeds with... Read more...
Kioxia XG8: Starting At $XXX A new NVMe controller and the latest 3D NAND combine to make a very solid product for OEM markets. It won't officially come to retail channels, though.  Excellent sequential throughput Very good latency and IOPs at high queue depths Solid performance in system drive workloads Mediocre latency... Read more...
Black Friday has come and gone, leaving a deluge of deals in its wake as we creep toward Cyber Monday and the start of the holiday season. Among them are several SSD deals, for an array of drives with varying capacities and at virtually every performance level. Up first, we have a smattering of 1TB SSDs in various... Read more...
Seagate can officially lay claim to offering the fastest mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) in the world, as it pertains to rated throughput. These arrive a year after Seagate introduced the first NVMe HDD. That's the kind of thing manufacturers are typically inclined to shout from a mountaintop, but for whatever... Read more...
Solidigm is planning to take solid state drive storage capacities to new levels, with a roadmap shared at the Tech Field Day 2022 event highlighting 30.72TB and 61.44TB solutions as being on the horizon. Both drives will employ the company's 4th generation 192-layer quad-level cell (QLC) NAND flash memory chips. The... Read more...
Samsung SSD 990 Pro: Starting At $169 A new, more efficient controller and fresh V-NAND boost Samsung SSD 990 Pro series performance to over 7.4GB/s, while consuming less power. It's a win-win. Excellent Sequentials Top-Notch PCMark Score Cool, Low-Power 8nm Controller Better At Low Queue Depths Mediocre 4K Transfers Trails At High Queue... Read more...
On the supplier side, the NAND flash memory market is in a bit of shambles at the moment, and has been for the past several months (or even longer). What this means for the average consumer is that prices on solid state drives (SSDs) will continue to fall throughout the rest of 2022. There are already enticing deals... Read more...
MSI is rolling out a couple of new solid state drives, one of which is a blazing-fast PCI Express 5.0 model with a Phison controller tucked inside. That would be the Spatium M570. Officially, MSI is rating the Spatium M570 as being capable of up to 10,000MB/s (10GB/s) of sequential read performance, but that might be... Read more...
If you're still getting by with a low-capacity solid state drive (SSD) or, even worse, a mechanical hard disk drive (HDD), then it's high time you considered a storage upgrade—your PC will thank you for it. As luck would have it, there are several discounted SSDs that are yours for the taking. We've rounded up some of... Read more...
Adata Elite SE880 External SSD - Starting At: $79 The Adata Elite SE880 is a compact, durable, high-performance external solid state drive, ideal for PC users and console gamers looking to expand their storage. High Performance Tiny Form Factor Tough Enclosure Includes USB-A And USB-C Cables Included Cables Are... Read more...
The folks at Backblaze, a cloud storage and data backup company located in San Mateo, California, published a report comparing the failure rates of solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs), and you might be surprised by the results. Or maybe not, if you were expecting SSDs to emerge as the clear winner... Read more...
Lexar is not a newcomer to the land of SSDs, though its offerings have never stolen the limelight from players like Samsung, Kingston, Western Digital, and others. All the same, it's making a noticeable splash in the storage pool with its new Professional NM800 Pro series. Behind the redundant nomenclature is, on... Read more...
Samsung has just announced its new 990 Pro Series of solid-state drives, which is targeted at gamers seeking a smoother gameplay experience and professionals with data-intensive workloads like 3D rendering and 4K video editing. The 990 Pro Series are native PCIe Gen 4 drives that leverage Samsung’s freshest V-NAND... Read more...
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