SSDs

The unsung hero of PC performance, these days it’s often storage that makes the difference between a fast, responsive PC and something that feels like less. A processor can only work as quickly as it can be fed data, and this is where a good solid state drive can help even a slow system become faster. Whether it’s an upgrade for an older system still packing a hard drive, or building out a new system from scratch, picking the right SSD is one of the more important decisions to make in configuring and customizing a computer. To help with this, we’ve assembled our SSD guide, outlining the best choices in SSDs of every form factor and price range. Last year saw massive SSD price drops...

Micron’s 96-Layer 3D TLC NAND Demonstrated, Qualified by Maxio, SMI

Micron yet has to formally introduce its 3rd generation 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. But as we've spotted on the Computex showfloor, SSDs based on the new type of...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

We Found a Prototype 4 TB Intel QLC SSD

The storage industry is getting exciting again. In order to increase capacity of NAND SSDs and lower costs, there are two different routes being taken: either increase the number...

48 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2018

RGB LEDs Everywhere: HyperX Teases Fury SSD with Lights

Kingston's HyperX teased a new Fury-branded RGB LED SSD at Computex. The company didn’t have set specifications for the new 2.5” SATA 6GB/s SSD (HyperX is still fine-tuning the...

26 by Joe Shields on 6/8/2018

Maxio Technology Demos SSD Based on ‘Chinese’ 3D NAND

Having received tens of billions of dollars from the government, the Chinese semiconductor industry is developing at a rapid pace. Earlier this year Chinese Xi’an UniIC Semiconductors began to...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

Klevv Adds Kolors: RGB-Lit Enthusiast-Class Cras DIMMs & SSD Incoming

Klevv, a subsidiary of SK Hynix, has been around for quite a while targeting mass retail market with mainstream DRAM and SSD products. Recently Klevv decided to address the...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

TEKQ Shows Off Rapide TB3 SSD, Preps More TB3 Storage Devices

The Thunderbolt 3 technology has gained ground on the markets of premium as well as special-purpose hardware and is enjoying its dominance there. Yet when it comes to more...

2 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

Intel Previews M.2 Optane SSD 905P 380GB

During Intel's keynote at Computex 2018, Intel Client Computing Group manager Gregory Bryant offered a brief preview of the upcoming M.2 version of the Optane SSD 905P high-end NVMe...

5 by Billy Tallis on 6/5/2018

Marvell Announces New Client NVMe SSD Controllers

Following up from their recent announcement of a new generation of NVMe SSD controllers for enterprise drives, Marvell is announcing a pair of new client/consumer oriented controllers. The new...

1 by Billy Tallis on 6/5/2018

Kingston Begins Shipping 2TB UV500 Series SATA SSDs

Kingston, who recently released their new UV500 line of SSD products, has announced it is now shipping a 2 TB capacity drive a 2.5-inch form factor. Kingston states the...

14 by Joe Shields on 6/1/2018

Intel QLC NAND Updates: Up to 20TB In 2.5-inch SSD

While today's Intel event was mostly focused on the announcement of their Optane DIMMs, they have also provided updates on their plans for using their new QLC NAND flash...

27 by Billy Tallis on 5/30/2018

Toshiba Memory to Build New Fab to Produce BiCS 3D NAND

Toshiba Memory Corp., which is set to become independent from Toshiba in a few days, has announced their intention to start construction of a new BiCS 3D NAND fab...

7 by Anton Shilov on 5/29/2018

Western Digital: 96-Layer 3D NAND Progressing Well, Shipping to Retail Customers

Western Digital this month said that it had started shipments of its fourth-generation BiCS 3D NAND memory to some of its customers. The company did not disclose details, but...

30 by Anton Shilov on 5/29/2018

The Plextor M9Pe NVMe SSD Review: Teaching An Old Chip New Tricks

The M9Pe is Plextor's first NVMe SSD to use 3D NAND, replacing the previous flagship's planar MLC with Toshiba 3D TLC NAND but keeping the same aging Marvell controller...

15 by Billy Tallis on 5/24/2018

Intel And Micron Launch First QLC NAND: Micron 5210 ION Enterprise SATA SSD

Intel and Micron are announcing today that their jointly-developed QLC NAND flash memory is now available, and Micron is now shipping the first solid state drive based on QLC...

38 by Billy Tallis on 5/21/2018

The Intel Optane Memory M10 (64GB) Review: Optane Caching Refreshed

Intel's Optane Memory M.2 caching drives are being updated. The new drives gain a new model number (M10), the same power management improvements introduced by the Optane SSD 800P...

98 by Billy Tallis on 5/15/2018

ATTO Connects SAS HDDs/SSDs/Tape Drives to Thunderbolt 3 PCs

Thunderbolt 3-enabled computers continue to gain compatibility with various exotic and special-purpose devices. ATTO this week released its ThunderLink 3128 SATA/SAS Thunderbolt 3 adapter, which can allow a Thunderbolt...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/11/2018

GIGABYTE Launches Its First SSDs: Phison PS3110 S10 with Toshiba’s 3D TLC

Despite growing demand for SSDs in the recent years, the four leading makers of motherboards have largely stayed out of this market, despite the significant leverage they normally have...

14 by Anton Shilov on 5/11/2018

Latest Windows 10 Version Incompatible With Intel SSD 600p

Microsoft has advised that the most recent version of Windows 10—version 1803, codenamed Redstone 4—is currently incompatible with the Intel SSD 600p and the related Intel SSD Pro 6000p...

31 by Billy Tallis on 5/11/2018

Viking Launches VT-PM NVRAM U.2 Drives

Viking Technology this week released its new VT-PM-series persistent memory drives that come in 2.5-inch U.2 form-factor and support hot-swapping capability. The drives are designed for applications that require...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/10/2018

Samsung Posts Lowered MSRPs For 970 PRO And 970 EVO SSDs

Sales of the Samsung 970 PRO and 970 EVO M.2 NVMe SSDs are due to begin tomorrow (May 7), and it appears that Samsung may be making a last-minute...

32 by Billy Tallis on 5/6/2018

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