SSDs

Silicon Power has announced its new lineup of stylish external SSDs. The SP Bolt B80 family of drives comes in a rugged UFO-shaped chassis, which is IP68 dust and waterproof. When it comes to performance, the Bolt B80 resembles other external SSDs that offer read speeds of up to 500 MB/s. The new unit also uses a USB Type-C input to make it easier to connect to the latest laptops. The Silicon Power Bolt B80 family of external SSDs includes models with 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacities. The manufacturer does not disclose what kind of NAND flash memory is uses, nor the controller it for the drive, but only publishes maximum sequential read and sequential write speeds of the product: 500 MB/s...

The Toshiba TR200 3D NAND SSD Review: One Step Forward, One Step Back

The Toshiba TR200 finally brings Toshiba's 3D NAND to the retail SSD market. Where Western Digital and SanDisk chose to go after Samsung's performance with their 64L 3D NAND...

49 by Billy Tallis on 10/11/2017

The ADATA XPG SX950 480GB SSD Review: In Search of Premium

ADATA likes to produce a broad range of SSDs, sampling from all the controller and NAND manufacturers. To that end, they have wholeheartedly embraced the use of 3D MLC...

45 by Billy Tallis on 10/9/2017

AMD Launches NVMe RAID Support For Ryzen Threadripper Platform

A week later than originally planned, AMD is launching NVMe RAID support for their Ryzen Threadripper platform. Grab the Windows 10 drivers and release notes here. This updated RAID...

46 by Billy Tallis on 10/2/2017

Best SSDs: Q3 2017

The SSD market presents consumers with a dizzying array of choices. With constantly fluctuating prices and new models hitting the market every few weeks, it's hard to keep track...

13 by Billy Tallis on 9/28/2017

The Team Group T-Force Cardea (240GB) SSD Review: Grace Under Write Pressure

The Team T-Force Cardea takes a standard Phison E7 M.2 NVMe SSD and mounts a serious heatsink to ensure thermal throttling is not a problem. We compare the 240GB...

23 by Billy Tallis on 9/28/2017

One Design, Two Products: The SanDisk Ultra 3D (1TB) and WD Blue 3D (1TB) SSD Reviews, with BiCS 3D NAND

The first 3D NAND SSDs from Western Digital and its SanDisk subsidiary have arrived. The same mainstream SATA SSD with 3D TLC is being sold under two names, but...

51 by Billy Tallis on 9/14/2017

The HP S700 And S700 Pro SSD Review

HP is not a well-known name in the retail SSD market, but as a major PC OEM it's not too surprising to see them producing their own SSD models...

55 by Billy Tallis on 9/7/2017

Longsys Acquires Lexar Brand from Micron

Longsys on Thursday announced that it has acquired the Lexar brand name from Micron. The China-based supplier of NAND flash memory-based products will use the trademark to sell Lexar’s...

5 by Anton Shilov on 9/1/2017

The Crucial BX300 (480GB) SSD Review: Back To MLC

The Crucial MX300 has done well over the past year covering a wide segment of the consumer SSD market for Micron, with entry-level pricing but mainstream performance. Micron is...

88 by Billy Tallis on 8/29/2017

Lite-On SSDs At FMS: New Controllers And TSV NAND Packaging

Lite-On (including its consumer SSD brand Plextor) is one of the largest SSD vendors that is not vertically integrated. They don't manufacture NAND flash memory and don't design their...

1 by Billy Tallis on 8/25/2017

Silicon Motion Roadmap: Lots Of NVMe SSD Controllers

At Flash Memory Summit (FMS) this month, Silicon Motion demonstrated several of their upcoming NVMe SSD controllers and engineers presented several of the technologies Silicon Motion has developed for...

6 by Billy Tallis on 8/25/2017

ADATA Launches XPG SX9000: 2.8 GB/s Seq. Read, Marvell Controller, Up to 1 TB of MLC

ADATA has announced its new SSD aimed at the very high end of the market. The new flagship XPG SX9000 drives are based on the Marvell 88SS1093 BTB2 controller...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/19/2017

The Corsair Neutron NX500 (400GB) PCIe SSD Review: Big Card, Big Pricetag

Today we're taking a look at Corsair's Neutron NX500 SSD . This is the company's second PCIe SSD, again based on the Phison E7 controller, but this time distinguishing...

45 by Billy Tallis on 8/16/2017

Samsung Portable SSD T5 Review: 64-Layer V-NAND Debuts in Retail

​Samsung has been an active participant in the high-performance external SSD market with their Portable SSD series. The T1 was introduced in early 2015, while the T3 came out...

36 by Ganesh T S on 8/15/2017

Seagate Demos New SSD Features And Prototypes At FMS

In spite of a fire that closed the exhibition floor last week at Flash Memory Summit, Seagate managed to set up several live demos and display their latest SSDs...

7 by Billy Tallis on 8/15/2017

Intel Introduces "Ruler" Server SSD Form-Factor: SFF-TA-1002 Connector, PCIe Gen 5 Ready

Intel on Tuesday introduced its new form-factor for server-class SSDs. The new "ruler" design is based on the in-development Enterprise & Datacenter Storage Form Factor (EDSFF), and is intended...

43 by Billy Tallis & Anton Shilov on 8/9/2017

Samsung At Flash Memory Summit: 96-Layer V-NAND, MLC Z-NAND, New Interfaces

At Flash Memory Summit this week, Samsung is sharing details of their storage technology roadmaps and showing off several prototypes. Last year, Samsung announced their fourth generation of 3D NAND...

6 by Billy Tallis on 8/9/2017

Micron Introduces 9200 Series Enterprise NVMe SSDs

Today at Flash Memory Summit, Micron is announcing their next generation of high-end enterprise NVMe SSDs. The new Micron 9200 series is the successor to last year's 9100 series...

6 by Billy Tallis on 8/8/2017

Seagate Refreshes Enterprise SSDs With 3D NAND

At Flash Memory Summit this week, Seagate is showing off their latest enterprise SSDs and previewing upcoming developments. Seagate is also introducing a new branding strategy to unify their...

6 by Billy Tallis on 8/8/2017

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