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Micron Prepping MX300 With 3D TLC NAND For April

In addition to launching a new series of enterprise SSDs, Micron has also updated us on their plans for their consumer and OEM client business. While it’s interesting and all to read about enterprise drives, most of you…

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Micron Announces Enterprise 9100 and 7100 NVMe PCIe SSDs

NVMe has been hailed as the next big storage protocol supplanting the aging ACHI that many SSDs still use. While NVMe is still slowly making its way into the consumer market, the enterprise segment has been…

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Synology Releases DS216j Entry-Level 2-Bay NAS

If you haven’t invested in a NAS for your home yet, then it might be time to do so as it can make your digital life so much easier by being a centralized storage and media…

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Semiconductor Marvell Could be up for Sale

The semiconductor industry is a tough area to operate in and it is a dog-eat-dog world, and now it looks like Marvell Technology Group could be the next to be swallowed by a bigger dog on the…

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Synology DS216se 2-Bay Entry-Level and Cloud NAS Review

Introduction I’ve reviewed quite a few high-end NAS lately and that isn’t the right match for everyone, maybe because you just have a limited budget or you just don’t need more. Today I’m taking a closer…

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Synology Introduces the DiskStation DS216 2-Bay NAS

We’ve recently seen Synology release both the DS216se and DS216play, and now it is time for the DS216 to enter the market. Synology introduced the new 2-bay NAS and announced the immediate availability of the same.…

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Linksys’ AC1900 Wireless Router Just Got Better With New CPU and More Memory

Linksys already had a pretty impressive router in their WRT1900AC router and now they are ready with an upgrade to that model called the WRT1900ACS. The router keeps the same design and shape, but Linksys gave…

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ASUSTOR Announces Stylish and Budget Friendly 10 Series

ASUSTOR has launched a new line of entry-level NAS devices called the 10-series and it is the first ARM powered series from ASUSTOR. The new NAS units AS1002T and AS1004T are powered by a Marvell ARMADA-385…

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Plextor Sadly Cancels the Altaplus M7e SSD

It hasn’t been going that well for Plextor’s solid state series even though the M6e Black Edition was an amazing drive. Although it wasn’t a top-performer, the looks and software made up for it in my…

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Plextor M7e HHHL PCIe Solid State Drive at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – Plextor had more than just value drives in the bags for Computex and also presented a new PCIe-based SSD. On the first view it might look like the M6e Black Edition, but it is…

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Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe 480GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction HyperX is Kingston’s high-performance product division and it is logical that they released their new M.2 based SSD under this label. Today I’m taking the Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe 480GB Solid State Drive for a test…

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Thecus N5810 Pro Zero-Crash 5-Bay High-Performance NAS Review

Introduction Thecus have created a new NAS that is something just a little bit special, if not a lot of special. It looks pretty normal on the surface, but it comes packed full of great features,…

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Latest Gigabyte microATX Motherboard Arrives with Octo-Core ARMv8 SoC

Gigabyte apparently has developed a new microATX motherboard that comes with a 64-bit ARM onboard processor, a motherboard that is dedicated to datacenters. The MP30-AR0 board is said to be built around Applied Micro’s X-Gene SoC,…

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Marvell Reveal Their Next-Gen SSD Controllers

Marvell has created the World’s First DRAM-less NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) SSD controller for mobile computing solutions. The new controller only measures 8x8mm and by that allows for SSDs as small as M.2 2230 (22 x…

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Plextor M6S 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Our look over Plextor’s M6- SSD product line has seen us look at their M6e PCIe based M.2 drive, where the limitations of the SATA interface are no match for top end performance and more…

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Plextor M6M 128GB mSATA Solid State Drive Review

Introduction A few months ago I took a look at a drive that has managed to slingshot Plextor right back into the enthusiast market with a drive that took the limitations of the SATA III interface…

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Plextor Releases M6e M.2 SSD Drive – Perfect For Z97

One of the flagship selling points of Intel’s new 9 Series chipsets has been the ability to utilise faster storage mediums, notably the 10 Gbps M.2 ports most Z97 motherboards come equipped with. Up until recently these…

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Plextor Launches M6S 2.5″ Solid State Drive In Europe

Following the release of Plextors M6e PCIe solid state drive a few weeks ago, fans and enthusiasts have been eager to get their hands on the 2.5″ SATA version of the new drive due to its…

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Plextor M6e 512GB PCI Express Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Over the last few years, virtually all of the solid state drives that I’ve looked at and put through their paces have been part of the SATA III family of drives and whilst I have…

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ADATA Premier Pro SP920 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction In the world of solid state drives, there are a vast number of advantages to be seen and had over the older mechanical counterparts and aside from raw capacity and the consequent price per GB…

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Plextor M6S Availability In Q2 Announced

Following the announcement of the new M6 series of solid state drives during IFA last year, Plextor have been busy working away behind the scenes to get the range ready for launch. On top of this…

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Crucial M550 512GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction During the middle stages of last year I took a look at a SSD that, in my eyes, set the ball rolling when it came to high capacity drives and with options of up to…

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Sandisk Extreme II 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction The SSD market as many people know it is inundated with drives that have one of LSI’s SandForce SF-2281 controllers at their heart and whilst this is not a bad thing – given that they…

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Plextor Reveal M6 SSD And M.2 Form Factor Drives At IFA 2013

At IFA 2013 Plextor just unveiled some new storage options. Up first was the M6 SSD. This prototype drive uses a 5mm thin 2.5 inch form factor and a Marvell 88SS9187 controller. It uses Plextor’s propietary…

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ASUS P9X79-E WS LGA 2011 Motherboard Gets Launched

The ASUS WorkStation (WS) series of motherboards have taken off in popularity recently as they offer consumer platforms (such as LGA 1155/2011 with Z77/X79) but with workstation features and reliability. ASUS’ latest motherboard is no exception…

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Computex: ADATA Demonstrate Their XPG S920 Consumer SSDs

ADATA have been exhibiting a lot of SSDs at Computex 2013, we’ve already seen the SX1000 and SX2000 series but now its time to have a quick look at their XPG S920 series SSDs that they…

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SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review

Looking at the vast number of drives on the market, there are so many different combinations of controller and flash memory to choose from, for some it is a daunting prospect and thus they stick to…