by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-932X NAS Review

The QNAP TS-932X is a 9-bay NAS that can be outfitted with five 3.5-inch hard drives and four 2.5-inch SSDs and is the company's first ARM-based NAS that supports Qtier technology. This compact, hybrid NAS is highlighted by dual 10GbE SFP+ ports and is ideal for small and medium organizations and home offices. 

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung 512GB microSDXC EVO Plus Announced

Samsung has announced the new 512GB microSDXC EVO Plus, doubling the size of its previous highest capacity. It is designed as a premium storage solution for high-performing smart phones and other current mobile devices with microSD card slots. Just last week, Samsung indicated it has begun mass producing their 1TB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1, which will be used in next-gen mobile applications.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces Industry’s First 1TB Embedded Universal Flash Storage

Samsung has begun mass producing their 1TB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1, designed for use in next-gen mobile applications.  Just like the release of their 128GB version, this is an industry first. This new technology will also allow smartphone users to have similar storage capacity as a premium notebook PC, eliminating the need to supplement their storage with microSD cards.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TR-004 RAID Expansion Enclosure Now Available

QNAP has announced the availability of the TR-004, a 4-bay hardware RAID storage expansion unit that supports PCs or NAS solutions with USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity. It can be used to increase the available storage of a NAS (or used as an external storage device attached to the NAS) or as a hardware-based RAID storage solution for PCs. The TR-004 supports individual, JBOD and RAID 0/1/5/10 storage configurations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z Review

The Aegis Secure Key 3z is Apricorn’s newest and smallest, in terms of size not capacity, secure USB drive. The drive ranges in capacity from 8GB to 128GB. The 3z comes with 100% hardware-based 256-bit AES XTS encryption and an onboard keypad PIN authentication. The drive has a USB 3.1 interface, claims speeds as high as 190MB/s read and 80MB/s write, and works with just about any OS that possesses a USB port.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB Review

Announced today, the 970 EVO Plus is Samsung’s latest enhancement to its NVMe SSD portfolio. Succeeding the 970 EVO, the 970 EVO Plus comes in an M.2 2280 form factor and, as with its predecessor, is ideal for IT professionals, pro gamers, creative professionals, and general tech enthusiasts, providing reliability and handling intensive workloads on PCs and workstations.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Black SN750 NVMe Second-Generation SSD Announced

Western Digital has announced the second-generation model of the WD Black SN750 NVMe single-sided M.2 SSD. Marketed specifically towards gamers and enthusiasts, the SN750 features a capacity range of 500GB to 2TB as well as a Gaming Mode option via the SSD dashboard, allowing users to disable low power mode and keep the SSD running at peak levels.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TBS-453DX M.2 SSD NASbook Now Available

QNAP has announced the immediate availability of the TBS-453DX NASbook, a compact storage solution ideal for mobile workers and those with limited workspaces. It is highlighted by its ultra-compact design, four M.2 SATA SSDs slots, support for more than 20 mapped cloud storage spaces and local caching, the TBS-453DX features HDMI 2.0 4K 60Hz output, hardware transcoding and streaming. 10GbE N-BASET connectivity is also provided, which based on Aquantia's Multi-Gig controller.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lexar Releases New M.2 Line & A 1TB SD Card

Today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Lexar announced its new family of M.2 SSDs, the NM Series. The NM series leverages SATA (III) interface for the NM200 as well as NVMe interface for the rest of the family. The company also introduced the Lexar Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I card with 1TB of capacity. Lexar will be exhibiting at this year’s CES, Las Vegas, Nevada January 8th – 11th.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Announced Optane Memory H10

Today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Intel announced its latest SSD, the Intel Optane Memory H10. As the name implies it is an Optane drive, but wait, there is a twist, the drive also combines Intel’s QLC 3D NAND technology. Putting both technologies onto a single M.2 form factor give users bother performance and capacity in a tiny footprint. 

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