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Kingston SSDNow KC400 512GB SSD Review

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Kingston’s SSDNow KC400 family is part of the company’s business-oriented SSD product line which features end-to-end data path protection, technologies to protect data in the NAND and guard against read errors, as well as good endurance. The SSDNow KC400 uses a combination of an 8-channel Phison PS3110-S10 controller and 15nm …

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Asustor AS3104T 4-bay NAS review

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The AS3104T is the bigger sibling of the 2-bay AS3102T we reviewed recently. With four bays and a dual-core Celeron processor, the AS3104T is marketed by Asustor as an “all-around multimedia entertainment storage solution” and like the AS3102T it forms part of Asustor’s Personal to Home product line.   The …

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Drobo 5n NAS review

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The Drobo 5n is a 5-bay tower NAS designed for SOHO use that does away with conventional RAID arrays and instead uses Drobo’s proprietary BeyondRAID technology. Is Drobo a NAS you should consider over better known brands such as QNAP or Synology? An Introduction to BeyondRAID Ever since its introduction …

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Asustor AS3102T review

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The AS3102T is one of a series of the latest Asustor NAS drives that use Intel’s Braswell processors and dual-channel memory. Sitting under the Personal/Home banner the two-bay AS3102T supports 4K video playback, real-time transcoding and has a dedicated hardware AES-NI encryption engine. It also features a new tool-free design. …

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Plextor M7V 256GB review

Plextor’s M7V is the companies first to be based around TLC (triple level cell) NAND and is being offered as a more cost-effective solution to Plextor’s existing MLC drive range. Plextor also claim it offers better durability than other TLC drives currently in the market place. The Plextor M7V comes in two …

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PNY CS2211 240GB SSD Review

PNY offer drive ranges to the consumer, business and enterprise sectors and have done so for quite some time. The latest drive range to market from the American company is the CS2211, and as part of the XLR8 range is aimed at the gamer or enthusiast. The PNY CS2211 is a 7mm, …

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SK hynix SE3010 960GB Review

When we last looked at an SSD from SK hynix it was from their consumer portfolio. This time around we are looking at a drive from the other part of their storage business in the shape of the SE3010, a read intensive drive for the Enterprise market space. The SE3010 has been …

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Asustor AS6104T 4-bay NAS Review

The latest AS6 series NAS units from Asustor are the first to market from any company powered by Intel’s new Braswell Celeron processors as well as supporting dual channel memory. Currently the family consists of the AS6202T, AS6204T, AS6208T and AS6210T (two four, eight and ten bay models respectively) that use …

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SanDisk X400 256GB SSD Review

SanDisk’s X400 is the successor to the X300/X300s series and is aimed at the corporate/mainstream market segments. It can be seen as an improved combination of both previous drives as it has the 256-bit AES encryption of the S version of the X300 built in as standard. The X400 family …

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