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by Lyle Smith

Crucial MX200 SSD Review

Crucial released the MX100 last summer, which we found to be a compelling choice as a system upgrade for new users as well as for those who put an importance on data reliability. Moving forward with their latest consumer SSD release, Crucial believes their MX200 improves on its predecessor in every way due to its new Dynamic Write Acceleration technology and other new features (such as the drive's use of an adaptable pool of flash memory). As with all of its drives, Crucial has built the MX200 with a focus on reliability and longevity, making this new drive a very attractive SSD option for many mainstream consumers. The MX200 line also comes in various form factors (2.5” 7mm, mSATA, M.2 Type 2260, and M.2 Type 2280), catering to a wide range of different applications and OEM use cases.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe SSD Released

Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing a high-performance, low-powered PCIe SSD, the SM951. The SM951 is designed for use in both ultra-slim notebook PCs and workstations.

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by Lyle Smith

Crucial MX200 and BX100 SSDs Announced

Crucial has announced two new solid state drives: the Crucial MX200, for those looking for high performance and premium features, and the Crucial BX100, for users looking for a more affordable option though it still has an emphasis on mainstream performance needs.

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by Lyle Smith

Patriot Ignite SSD Announced

Patriot has announced the Patriot Ignite SATA III SSDs, which are targeted towards content creators, gamers and performance enthusiasts looking to upgrade system performance and will be available in capacities of 480GB and 960GB. Also announced by Patriot are the new Supersonic Magnum 2 and Supersonic Rage 2 USB 3.0 flash drives.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk SSD Plus and Ultra II mSATA SSD Announced

SanDisk has announced two new SSD offerings, the SanDisk SSD Plus, which is a 2.5” entry-level drive, and the SanDisk Ultra II mSATA SSD, which is a new form factor for the SanDisk Ultra II SSD product line. The target demographic of the SanDisk SSD Plus is laptop and desktop PC users who want to improve system performance while the SanDisk Ultra II mSATA SSDs are catered towards laptop and tablet users looking to increase the capacity and overall performance of their mSATA-enabled systems. Both of these two new storage solutions will be unveiled at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show.

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by Adam Armstrong

OCZ Unveils Its JetExpress SSD Controller

Today OCZ Storage Solutions announced that it would be unveiling its new JetExpress SSD Controller at CES. OCZ will also be unveiling its new enthusiast grade SSD, the Vector 180 series.

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by Lyle Smith

Marvell 88NV1140 and 88NV1120 DRAM-less NVMe SSD Controllers Announced

Marvell has announced the 88NV1140 and 88NV1120, the first DRAM-less NVMe SSD controllers for mass market mobile computing solutions with NANDEdge low-density parity check (LDPC) technology supporting TLC and 3D NAND. Marvell’s new performance-heavy controllers allow for small form factor SSD solutions, which can integrate into low-z-height tablets, Chrome devices, and the upcoming new 2-in-1 hybrid/detachable mobile PC platforms.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung SSD 850 EVO SSD Review

The 850 EVO, announced today, is a mainstream client SSD that is designed for superior performance and reliability during everyday computing. Samsung has really been hitting it out of the park with their storage devices these past few years, so we are always excited to see what their new SSDs are capable of with each iteration. If the 840 EVO is any indication of how well its successor will perform, Samsung's new SSD has a ton of potential to be relevant for a very long time. 

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by Brian Beeler

Selecting the Best Samsung SSD for Intensive Desktop Workloads

There are many choices when buying flash to accelerate intensive desktop-oriented workloads like those for media and entertainment (M&E), oil and gas research, CAD and more. It's not always obvious though where to justify the expense when it comes to figuring out capacity vs performance vs form factor. We took the HP Z620 and Samsung's line of SSDs to get to the bottom of this question to determine which SSDs are best for intensive PC-based workloads. 

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces Free Far Cry 4 Download with Purchase of 840 EVO SSD

Samsung has announced a new gaming bundle offer through a partnership with Ubisoft. Available until supplies last, consumers who purchase the Samsung 840 EVO SSD will have access to the full version of the new Far Cry 4 game as a free download.

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