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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Mass Produces Its 256GB eUFS

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has began mass production of its 256GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution. This is a capacity bump from the eUFS it was producing last year. This is the first eUFS to be based on the new automotive specifications from the JEDEC UFS 3.0 standard.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung 860 EVO SSD Review

Along with the Samsung 860 PRO that was announced at CES 2018 for high-end users, the company has also released a new 860 EVO. The EVO line is aimed for more mainstream uses for notebooks and desktops. Making improvements on the 850 EVO, the 860 EVO has six times the sustained performance of the 850 and has quoted speeds of 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write, which is only a hair over the quoted speeds of the 850 EVO on read and the same on write.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel SSD 760p Review

Intel is expanding its 3D NAND SSDs and its NVMe footprint with today’s release of the Intel SSD 760p Series. This M.2 SSD leverages an NVMe interface and the benefits that one would expect from it: mainly a performance increase and lower power consumption. The M.2 form factor also makes it ideal for mobile platforms such as ultra-thin notebooks.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung 860 PRO SSD Review

The Samsung 860 PRO is the company’s latest and greatest consumer SSD that’s ready to make an impact on the market. The Samsung SSDs have been the most popular and easily the best price/performance drives over the past several years, with the last model (Samsung 850 PRO) setting a new bar in performance and capacity in a consumer drive. Featuring the latest 512Gb and 256Gb 64-layer V-NAND, 8Gb LPDDR4 mobile DRAM and a new MJX controller, the Samsung 860 PRO is specced to deliver the same results. Samsung states that their new MJX controller allows for faster communication with the host system, has improved Linux compatibility, and can effectively handle workstation storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Plextor M9Pe(G) NVMe SSD Review (512GB)

Introduced at CES 2018, the new Plextor M9Pe Series of SSDs are aimed at end users looking for more performance in their drives. While the Series has three models aimed at three slightly different use cases, for this review we will be focused on the M9Pe(G). The M9Pe(G) is a M.2 NVMe SSD that is ideal for gamers and prosumers that need high performance in a smaller form factor.

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by Adam Armstrong

Crucial MX500 SSD Review (500GB)

A couple of weeks ago we received and review the 1TB version of Crucial’s new MX500 SSD. As we stated then, this new 2.5” drive is being marketed as a drop in replacement for HDDs or a low cost flash option for OEMs. The drive was released in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities and both 2.5” an M.2 form factors (though the M.2 tops out at 1TB).

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by Lyle Smith

WD Unveils New Storage Solutions For Consumers

Western Digital has announced new consumer content solutions today at CES 2018, including updates to their voice-activated media streaming via popular Smart Home devices, the world’s smallest 1TB USB flash drive and a portfolio of ultra-mobile, high-performance, wireless and high-capacity flash storage products. These new products will be branded under both SanDisk and WD names. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel & Micron To Go Their Separate Ways On NAND Development

Intel and Micron announced today that they were updating the joint development program on NAND. The two companies will complete the 3D NAND projects that they are jointly working on for the rest of this year and into next. After that, the two companies will begin developing 3D NAND technology independent of each other.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces RC100 M.2 NVMe SSD At CES

Today at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Toshiba Memory America announced its new mainstream M.2 NVMe SSD Series, the RC100. The new series of SSDs bridge the gap between cost-effective and high performance for M.2 NVMe drives. Toshiba will be offering the drives in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB.

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by Adam Armstrong

PLEXTOR Plans To Announce M9Pe Series SSD At CES

Today PLEXTOR announced the unveiling of its fastest PCIe Client SSDs at CES 2018, the M9Pe Series. The new series is all about performance with impressive quoted speeds of 3.2GB/s sequential read, 2.1GB/s sequential write, and random performance of 400K IOPS read and 300K IOPS write. The company states that it was able to hit these numbers by implementing its PlexNitro 3D NAND into the drive.

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