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by Adam Armstrong

HP Reveals New Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro

Today HP Inc. announced the latest storage solution for its workstations, the Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro. HP claims that the Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro is 16 times faster than a standard SATA SSD at a similar cost. The Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro enables up to four M.2 PCIe SSD modules to be connected to one PCIe Gen3 x16 slot.

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by Lyle Smith

Crucial BX200 SSD Review

Crucial has released their newest addition to their economy line of drives with the BX200 SSD, Micron’s first TLC-based solid-state drive. Like their BX100 before it, the BX200 is firmly targeted toward budget-minded consumers and those looking to upgrade their hard disk-based system to solid state technology. There are significant benefits and performance gains when leveraging SSDs; even with the more budget-friendly drives. As such, the BX200 allows users to experience speedy load times with their applications, system boot ups that occur almost instantly, and improve the overall performance to every day applications. Coupling its equipped Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller, 4-channels of Micron NAND flash and custom firmware, the BX200 also offers ultra-low power consumption.

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by Adam Armstrong

Crucial BX200 SSD Makes An Ideal HDD Replacement

Today Crucial announced that its new consumer SSD, the BX200. The drive is aimed at consumers and SMB that are looking for an affordable way to increase performance, see faster boot times, and load applications faster. The BX200 will be replacing the BX100 we previously reviewed. In our review we found that, though the BX100 was inexpensive, it was able to outperform several of the other drives in some tests.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung 950 PRO M.2 SSD Review

It’s always exciting when Samsung releases a new solid-state product, as they have been the clear market leader over the past few years in price-per-performance; each new addition to their portfolio has been an impressive and worthwhile upgrade. That being said, the Samsung 950 Pro M.2 line has finally hit the market, which is a tiny SSD designed to meet the demands of high-performance consumer and professionals. Because of its small M.2 form factor, the Samsung 950 Pro satisfies a plethora of uses cases where space is an issue, such as with ultra-slim notebooks and M.2 compatible workstation PC users that want to leverage Samsung’s pedigree in storage endurance, reliability and energy efficiency, not to mention performance. However, perhaps the most significant draw to this new drive is the company's focus on giving their customers enterprise durability in the price range of a consumer-grade SSD.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung 950 PRO M.2 SSDs Announced

Samsung has unveiled the highly anticipated Samsung 950 PRO SSD M.2, designed to meet the demands of high-performance consumer and business laptops and PCs. Because it uses the M.2 form factor, these tiny SSDs can be used in a variety of uses cases including ultra-slim notebook PCs and workstations all the while benefiting from Samsung’s storage endurance, reliability and energy efficiency pedigree.  The Samsung 950 SSD is released as a successor to their very impressive line of 850 PRO SSDs.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Q300 and Q300 Pro Series of Internal SSDs Announced

Toshiba has announced two new additions to their internal storage portfolio, the Toshiba Q300 Pro Series SSDs, which are built for gaming and creative applications with high-end demand for performance and reliability, and the Toshiba Q300 Series SSDs, which provide consumers looking to upgrade their system with a balance of high performance and value. Both lines are equipped with Adaptive Size SLC Write cache technology, which enables SLC-like performance for high processing speed and low power consumption.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Announces 256 Gigabit 3-bit-per-cell 48-layer 3D NAND Chip and 3D NAND Pilot Line Operations

SanDisk has announced the world’s first 256Gb 3-bit-per-cell (TLC) 48-layer 3D NAND chip using BiCS technology as well as the beginning of 3D NAND pilot line operations in Yokkaichi, Japan, in a joint effort with its partner, Toshiba. SanDisk’s 256 Gb X3 BiCS chip is built for wide range of use cases including consumer, client, mobile and enterprise products. Both companies initially announced the development of 48-layer 3D NAND back in late March of this year.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk Announces High Capacity iNAND 7232 Storage Solution

Today at the Mobile World Conference in Shanghai, China, SanDisk Corporation introduced its new advanced embedded flash drive (EFD), the iNAND 7232 Storage Solution. The iNAND 7232 Storage Solution comes in capacities up to 128GB (twice the maximum capacity of the previous 7132) and is optimized to deliver best-in-class imaging performance for flagship mobile devices. Now OEMs will be able to introduce mobile devices with even more storage capacity to meet the growing needs of customers. SanDisk is also announcing that they have shipped over 2 billion microSD cards (collectively storing an estimated 11,103 billion MB) since it first started shipping them 10 years ago.

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by Lyle Smith

OCZ Trion 100 Series SSD Review

The Trion 100 Series is OCZ’s newest addition to their portfolio of value-oriented SSDs and the first OCZ drive that features next-gen TLC Toshiba TLC NAND flash technology. OCZ has stated that the Trion is not a replacement to the similarly classed ARC line of SSDs, but a complementary release targeted towards an even more cost-sensitive demographic (the lowest capacity is priced at just $57). Though they aren't going to convince power-consumers to purchase the drive over premium SSDs such as the Samsung EVO, it still a viable option for a lot of people. This is a drive that is targeting the HDD upgrade market, all the while making SSDs more accessible to the mainstream consumer market.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung 850 PRO SSD 2TB Review

Today Samsung released a new addition to its 850 PRO SSD line, the SSD 850 PRO 2TB. This marks the largest capacity consumer SSD for Samsung and the first 2TB consumer SSD commercially available. Like the rest of the line, the new 850 PRO 2TB uses Samsung’s 32-layer 3D V-NAND 2bit MLC/3bit MLC. Samsung states that its 3D up to two times the density and write speed performance. The drive has 2GB of LPDDR2DRAM cache memory, SATA 6Gb/s interface, and comes with a 10-year warranty.

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