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by Adam Armstrong

StorageReview’s Top 10 End User Computing Articles Of 2017

Every year here at StorageReview we write a lot of articles, news, and reviews. And as long as you, dear readers, keep interested, we’ll keep cranking them out. Below is a list of the top 10 end user computing articles of the past year by reader engagement.

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by Adam Armstrong

Crucial MX500 SSD Review

Crucial has expanded its MX line of SSDs with the addition of the MX500 SATA SSD. The drive comes in two form factors: either 2.5” or M.2. It also comes in several capacities ranging from 250GB up to 2TB, though the 2TB version is for the 2.5” form factor only. The drive is being billed as a drop in replacement for HDDs or a low cost flash alternative for system builders and OEMs. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Crucial Releases MX500 SSD

Crucial has expanded its MX line of SSDs with the introduction of the MX500. This new SSD is being billed as an HDD replacement that seriously kicks up the overall performance of the system. Crucial is releasing the drive in two form factors, M.2 and 2.5”, as well as capacities up to 2TB (2.5”).

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces XG5-P 2TB M.2 NVMe

Today Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA) announced that it was expanding the XG5 lineup of NVMe SSDs, with the new XG5-P. The new drive is based on the same 64-layer, 3D BiCS FLASH memory as the XG5. The new drive series comes with up to 55% improvement in random read/write performance as well as capacities as high as 2TB, twice the capacity of the XG5.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces UFS Devices Leveraging 64-Layer BiCS Flash

Today Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA) announced that it has began sampling Universal Flash Storage (UFS) devices utilizing its 64-layer BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory. TMA states that these new devices will be able to meet performance demands of applications that demand high-speed read/write performance and low power consumption. Ideal use cases will be in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as augmented /virtual reality systems.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases Optane 900P SSD Series

Today Intel launched its next phase of Optane based products with the release of the Optane 900P SSD Series. This series marks the second release of Optane technologies for consumer and the first that is more like a traditional SSD, the Optane Memory functioned more like a caching device. Intel will also be working with the developers of the MMORPG, Star Citizen, to include a free copy of the game and come DLC.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba TR200 SSD Review

The Toshiba TR200 is a budget-friendly drive that features both low power consumption during operation and cost savings. The TR200 Series is the company’s first consumer SSD equipped with 64-Layer 3-bit-per-cell TLC BiCS FLASH, technology that previously only shipped with OEM products. Though Toshiba has indicated that their retail SSDs will now be branded under their name (while OCZ will act as a sub-series), they will have the same performance of OCZ drives and will still target the same markets.

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by Lyle Smith

Crucial BX300 SSD Review

The Crucial BX300 is the company’s latest consumer SSD that combines their 3D NAND with a budget-friendly price tag. The new BX300 SSD is the direct successor to the BX200 and features a Silicon Motion Controller and custom firmware. Highly energy efficient, the BX300 is available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD Review

The SanDisk Ultra 3D is a new client SSD similar to that of the WD Blue 3D. Because this drive is on the lower end of the performance scale, its main application will be general upgrades from an HDD-based system to solid-state technology for faster boot up times and speedier overall performance. It should also be noted that WD has the same drive under its own brand, so this is essentially an identical SSD with a different sticker slapped on it.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces 64-Layer 3D NAND Client NVMe SSD

Today Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced its next generation single-package ball grid array (BGA) solid state drive (SSD) product line based on Toshiba’s latest 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH, the BG3 series.  The new series is designed for mobile storage with the benefits of higher performance in a smaller footprint versus traditional SATA devices. Another important aspect of mobile use the BG3 series tackles is power usage; the new technology has a cost-effective DRAM-less design to reduce power requirements.

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