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by Adam Armstrong

Crucial MX300 SSD Review (2050GB)

Over the past few months we have reviewed a couple of the drives from Crucial’s MX300 line, both the 1050GB and the 750GB. Today we will be looking at the largest capacity drive in the series, another slightly odd capacity at that, with the 2050GB drive. The reviews are spaced out due to drive availability versus having one review that encompasses all of the drives and compares the different capacities side by side as is typically the pattern we follow at StorageReview.

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by Lyle Smith

Crucial MX300 SSD Review (1050GB)

A few months back, we reviewed the Crucial MX300 (750GB). And though we found it to be a bit inconsistent in the way of performance, it did produce good numbers in some areas and is certainly one of the more affordable high-capacity SSDs on the market today and a very viable choice for consumers. Crucial has added a 1050GB model to their MX300 line, which is certainly a welcomed addition.

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by Adam Armstrong

Crucial Expands Its MX300 Line

Crucial announced today that it was expanding its MX300 line of SSDs to include other capacities. We reviewed the MX300 last month when it was only offered in a capacity of 750GB.  The new capacities the drive is offered in are 275GB, 525GB, and 1TB. Crucial also announced an M.2 form factor of the drive will be release next month in what it states as “all capacities.”

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by Chris Thomas

Samsung 850 EVO SSD 4TB Review

Today, Samsung took the wraps off its latest model in the 850 EVO line of SSDs. Designed for masses, the 850 EVO might not be as flashy as Samsung’s 850 EVO PRO, but it still boasts top-of-the-line features like Samsung’s 3D V-NAND, 4GB of LPDDR2DRAM cache memory, and a 5-year warranty. The Samsung 850 EVO SSD 4TB uses Samsung’s 48-layer 3D V-NAND 3bit MLC.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Crucial MX300 SSD Review

As the first Crucial product leveraging Micron's new 3D TLC NAND, the MX300 SSD promises to bring single-level cell endurance and triple-level cell density and value to consumers. The MX300 is currently available in a 750GB 2.5-inch form factor, with more models slated for release later in 2016 (including more capacity options and M.2 form factors). Crucial reports transfer speeds of 530MB/s read and 510MB/s write as well as an endurance rating of 220 TBW.

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by Chris Thomas

Samsung Begins Producing 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD

Unveiling a new NVMe PCIe SSD, Samsung today announced the mass production of its new PM971-NVMe for computer manufacturers. Samsung was able to do this by stitching together 16 of its 48-layer, 256Gb flash chips, 4Gb LPDDR4 DRAM, and a controller into a single Ball Grid Array.

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by Chris Thomas

Micron Debuts New 1100 & 2100 SSDs With 3D NAND

Taking the wraps off two new SSDs, Micron introduced the 1100 SATA SSD and 2100 PCIe NVMe SSD. Both geared towards different kinds of buyers, the 1100 SATA SD will come in configurations up to 2TB, while the 2100 SSD uses the PCIe NVMe design for low latency and high performance.

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by Chris Thomas

Samsung Doubles Capacity Of Its 750 EVO SSD

Today Samsung has announced that it is now offering a 500GB configuration of the 750 EVO SSD. Designed for system builders, OEMs, and consumers alike, the newest version of the Samsung 750 EVO is an affordable entry-level SSD option that was previously only available in 120GB, and 250GB varieties.

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by Tucker Mindrum

SanDisk Announces Z410 SSD For Mainstream Enterprise Use

Today, SanDisk announced a cost-efficient 2.5-inch SSD derived from their successful Z400 line. SanDisk designed the Z410 SSD to incentivize the transition from HDD-based platforms for mainstream businesses that value durability and energy efficiency.

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by Lyle Smith

Plextor M7V Series SSD Review

Available in both 2.5 inch and M.2 form factors, the release of the Plextor M7V Series SSD marks the company’s first venture into TLC NAND. Traditionally, this type of NAND is featured in budget drives, as it is less expensive than other NAND technology and is thus making it much more affordable for consumers. TLC comes with technical limitations, however, as endurance and performance are much lower than higher-class MLC-based SSDs. Plextor boldly claims that the M7V Series will change that, indicating it exceeds the current TLC SSD's key technical limits and has the ability to reach a P/E cycle of up to 2,000 times.

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