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The best SSDs on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day has officially kicked off today and there are already some excellent deals starting to show up. If you are looking for a PC gaming upgrade, then today would be a good day to start shopping around. In this post, we break down the best SSDs currently discounted, …

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Reader review: Upgrading to a Samsung Evo 960 M.2 SSD

Over the last couple of years, we have been inviting readers to share their thoughts on hardware with us and our readers. In January, reader Ant Bird won an ASRock motherboard from us and promptly supplied a review for it. Today, he is returning again, this time around he didn’t …

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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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Crucial cans planned Ballistix TX3 NVMe SSD

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Crucial Micron has ditched plans to release a Ballistix TX3 NVMe SSD later this year, despite only announcing it back in June. Initially shown off alongside some new Ballistix DRAM at Computex, Crucial Micron has killed the idea altogether, leaving everyone wondering what Crucial’s plans for solid state storage are. No …

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ASRock shows off its first Mini-STX motherboard

Last year, Intel unveiled its new 5×5 platform in an effort to create even smaller, yet upgradeable systems with full support for LGA based CPUs and a feature rich I/O all while being 29 percent smaller than Mini-ITX. Now, it looks like ASRock is set to adopt the new platform …

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Chillblast presents ultra slim Skylake Samurai gaming laptop

There’s nothing that PC gamer like better than to refer to themselves as Gaming Royalty. KitGuru wonders if that’s the mindset that Chillblast was in when they created the Samurai Gaming Notebook. Born around Japan’s Heian period, Samurai were “those who serve in close attendance to the nobility”. Whatever the logic, the specifications, …

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Toshiba launches 1TB SSD using TLC flash

Toshiba has unveiled its 1TB SSD this week, built using 15nm cell lithography as well as TLC flash. The SG5 SSD comes in the form of a 2.5-inch drive as well as an M.2 drive, this is part of Toshiba’s switch over from 19nm SSD devices to denser 15nm NAND …

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Samsung unveils 950 Pro SSDs with up to 2.5GB/s read speeds

Samsung Electronics has introduced its new family of solid-state drives that offer extreme performance and moderate pricing. The new SSDs come in M.2 form-factor, fully support NVMe protocol and use the company’s second-generation 3D V-NAND flash memory. The Samsung 950 Pro-series solid-state drives are based on the second generation MLC …

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OCZ readies RevoDrive 400: M.2 SSD with NVMe support

OCZ Storage Solutions, a supplier of solid-state drives controlled by Toshiba Corp., is working on a new high-end SSD for performance enthusiasts. The new RevoDrive 400 uses M.2 form-factor, but fully supports NVMe protocol and has very high performance. The product will compete against workstation-class PCI Express-based SSDs from companies …

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Plextor officially introduces low-cost TLC NAND-based SSDs

Plextor, a leading maker of solid-state drives primarily known for high-end SSDs, this week officially introduced its M6V family of products that target customers in budget. The new M6V lineup features triple-level-cell (TLC) NAND flash memory and an inexpensive controller. Nonetheless, Plextor claims that the drives boast with the company’s …

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Plextor readies cost-efficient SSD based on TLC NAND memory

Plextor produces one of the best solid-state drives available today. However, Plextor’s drives are pretty expensive and are designed for premium market segment. Apparently, Plextor is working on an inexpensive SSD based on cost-effective triple-level-cell NAND flash memory, which will be available later this year. Not a lot is known …

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Gigabyte details premium Z170 platforms: DDR4, 32Gb/s M.2, 16Gb/s SATAe, Thunderbolt 3

Gigabyte Technology at Computex revealed details about its upcoming premium mainboards based on the Intel Z170 core-logic designed for the Intel’s “Skylake” microprocessors. As expected, the new motherboards will provide rather extreme capabilities when it comes to overclocking, multi-GPU and high-performance storage. Gigabyte’s premium Intel Z170-based motherboards for LGA1151 microprocessors …

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Samsung’s tiny M.2/PCIe SSD sports massive 2.15GB/s read speed

Samsung Electronics announced this week that it has begun mass production of its SM951 solid-state drive. The new SSD uses M.2 form-factor and PCI Express 3.0 interface to deliver massive performance improvement over the vast majority of consumer-grade solid-state drives available today. Unfortunately, it is unclear whether Samsung’s SM951 will …

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Kinston unveils HyperX PCIe/M.2 SSD with 1.40GB/s read speed

Kingston Technology has introduced its first high-performance solid-state drive for consumers that comes with PCI Express 2.0 x4/M.2 interface. The new HyperX Predator SSDs are designed for performance enthusiasts, but thanks to massive simplicity of its construction, it is possible to expect that the product will not be too expensive. …

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