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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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Makes CPU Announcements At CES

At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Intel made several announcements including a few around processor innovations. The company announced details on its first volume 10nm PC processor, Ice Lake. Intel previewed Lakefield, its hybrid 10nm CPU architecture with Foveros 3D packaging. The company is also expanding its 9th Gen Core desktop CPUs as well.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Unveils Its 1TB BGA SSD

Today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Toshiba Memory America Inc. introduced its fourth generation ball grid array (BGA) SSD product line, the BG4 series. The BG4 is the company’s first 96-Layer BGA SSD. The tiny BG4 leverages NVMe interface and puts the storage and controller into a single package making it ideal for mobile devices or sever boots where space is limited.

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by Michael Rink

Seagate Makes Several Storage Announcements At CES

Today Seagate Technology announced at CES 2019 in Las Vegas several new drive models, including new solid state drives. The new drives span everything from external drives like the LaCie in both HDD and SSD, to the BarraCuda 510 internal SSDs and even drives designed for Network Attached Storage (NAS) like the IronWolf 110.

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by Marshall Gunnell

CalDigit T4 (Thunderbolt 3) Review

The four-bay CalDigit T4 storage solution, compatible with Mac only, features Thunderbolt 3 technology, storage capacities of up to 32TB, and support RAID 0, 1, and 5 configurations. Similar to the Thunderbolt 2 T4, this device comes with the CalDigit Drive Utility software that allows you to maintain and monitor your T4. Through this software, you can easily set notifications, configure RAID modes, check event logs, and view other important information concerning your storage.

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