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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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by Brian Beeler

Buyer Beware: Black Friday SSD and Storage Deals

Most of the country is about to get wrapped up in shopping hysteria that ranges from new cars to SSDs and everything in between. Bricks and mortar and online retailers both will be pitching hard drives, SSDs and portable storage of all types this holiday season. But not all deals are good deals, lining up a .25/GB SSD on Black Friday is only a good deal if the SSD itself is a good drive. This time of the year is ripe for off brand manufacturers to cash in on unsuspecting consumers. Let StorageReview help take the guesswork out of the equation. If you're cross-shopping storage deals this season, here's a cheat sheet to help you win at buying storage tech this season.

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by Lyle Smith

Corsair Neutron Series XT SSD Review

The Corsair Neutron Series XT SSDs are designed to provide a happy median between high performance enthusiasts and multimedia professionals. Corsair indicates that it can achieve this by offering consumers high performance, high capacity, high consistency, and high reliability. These are definitely a line of SSDs that have a very broad demographic, as they targeted towards to essentially any type of use case that demands performance.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk X300 SSD Announced

SanDisk has announced the availability of the SanDisk X300 SSD which is designed for enterprise client environments. The X300 takes advantage of the latest advancements in X3 technology to allow for a focus on user experience with high-performance, while utilizing extensive error-correction to increase reliability and provide peace of mind for today’s CIOs and IT decision makers. The X300 also comes with an improved SSD Dashboard to provide users with visibility into the drive’s performance, security, and available firmware updates. SanDisk indicates that this will help to maintain peak performance at all times.

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by Lyle Smith

Micron M600 SSD Review

Micron has released the newest addition to its portfolio of solid state drives, the M600 SATA SSD, designed for low power consumption in client computing environments and the direct successor to the M550. The M600 is built using Micron’s in-house 16nm NAND Flash and features the company’s new dynamic write acceleration, both of which will likely add to its reliability and longevity. Micron has also implemented its industry leading encryption and security features within the M600, including Opal 2.0 self-encryption, RAIN reliability technology, power loss protection and adaptive thermal monitoring.

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