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Blistering transfer rates, fast boot times and lower power consumption – but more expensive that hard drives – SSD is becoming really popular. Make sure you choose wisely, read KitGuru’s opinion before you buy.

Intel’s 3D XPoint Optane SSD and Optane Memory are now available

Following on from last month’s announcements, this week Intel’s first 3D XPoint products officially became available. For the budget-oriented market, there is Optane Memory, a small M.2 cache drive intended to boost mechanical HDD performance, meanwhile for data-centres, Intel has the Optane DC P4800X, a super speedy PCIe SSD built …

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SK Hynix introduces 72-layer 3D NAND

There has been a lot of innovation in the memory market recently. First Intel launched its 3D XPoint technology and now, SK Hynix is introducing the industry’s first 72-layer 256 gigabit 3D NAND flash based on TLC arrays. By moving up to 72-layers, SK Hynix is able to stack 1.5 …

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Western Digital launches WD Black PCIe SSDs

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Western Digital has been expanding into the SSD market throughout 2016 and it looks like the company wants to take things even further this year as this week, WD unveiled its first ever PCIe SSDs at CES, expanding the current lineup which already includes WD Green and WD Blue branded …

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Corsair’s Force MP500 is its fastest SSD ever

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Corsair is revamping its SSD line-up with its fastest SSD ever- the Force MP500. This is an enthusiast-grade M.2 drive that offers performance up to five times faster than traditional SATA 6Gbps SSDs by using an NVMe controller and a high-bandwidth PCIe Gen 3 M.2 2280 interface. In total this …

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Kingston DC400 480GB SSD Review

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Kingston’s DC400 series are the latest additions to the companies Enterprise range of SSDs and have been designed as entry level drives for data centers. The new drives have been built with read-intensive applications in mind for use in a mixed workload environments. The DC400 treads down a well-worn path …

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