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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 Blue and Green series SSDs

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Western Digital has been well known for its hard drives for years now but this year, the company is stepping into the SSD arena. Following on from WD’s acquisition of SanDisk, the company has launched new Green and Blue series solid state drives in 2.5-inch and M.2 form. Blue and …

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Samsung debuts new 960 Pro and 960 Evo NVMe SSDs

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Samsung has announced its new 960 Pro and 960 Evo NVMe SSDs, which offer high-end performance in small packages at capacities up to 2TB. As well as faster game load times, Samsung markets these drives as the perfect solution for those rendering 4K video, data analytics and simply transferring large …

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SSDs might overtake hard drives in laptops by 2018

These days, any system worth its salt should probably include an SSD, whether it be just for booting or general storage. However, when it comes to laptops, a lot of vendors do still use traditional hard drives for many cheaper models. However, that could change fairly soon, as market researchers …

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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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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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Intel shows off new SSDs, first with 3D NAND

Intel is launching a new line of SSDs today, the first from the company to feature 3D NAND chips. These super fast new drives were first announced last year, promising a new level of performance at capacities of up to 2TB and now, it looks like they are ready to …

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ADATA XPG SX930 240GB SSD Review

Today we are looking at the ADATA XPG SX930, a drive focused on gamers utilizing ‘enterprise grade’ MLC NAND. Past XPG-series products have performed very well but will this drive continue that legacy? Let’s find out… The XPG SX930 SATA 6Gb/s SSD is specifically for gamers and apparently overclockers as well with …

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Seagate launches ‘world’s fastest’ SSD

Seagate has just announced what it says is the ‘world’s fastest’ SSD, capable of 10Gbps throughput. Seagate’s new drive is compliant with the Open Compute Project specification and makes use of the NVMe protocol, allowing it to achieve these massive speeds. According to Seagate, this SSD is ‘production ready’ so …

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Samsung’s tiny 2TB SSD is now available

Following on from its announcement back at CES in January, Samsung’s tiny 2TB SSD known as the ‘Samsung T3’ is now available. The Samsung T3 SSD comes with some significant upgrades based on feedback from the launch of the T1. Not only has Samsung improved things from a storage capacity …

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Sony is breaking in to the SSD market

We have seen plenty of companies flock to the SSD market in recent years and now there is a new member joining the ranks- Sony is set to break into the SSD market with its own line of SATA based drives. Technically, Sony has some experience with SSDs but it has …

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Do you stream games? OCZ wants to sponsor you

If you’re an online game streamer and want to get yourself some free hardware to help out, OCZ is looking to sponsor you. If you’re willing to mention the name occasionally and wear the odd bit of OCZ branded gear, you could get yourself a free SSD and a number …

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The world’s first 13TB SSD has arrived

If you have been watching the SSD space for the last few years, you have probably noticed that prices have gone down and capacities have started going up. However, as always if you want to be on the absolute cutting edge, it is going to cost you, which is the …

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Samsung has shown off its tiny, portable 2TB SSD

Last year, Samsung revealed its first 1TB portable SSD known as the T1. However, technology has evolved since then and not only has Samsung come out with its first 2TB SSD in the 850 Evo line, but it has also managed to shrink things down to a portable version, known …

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SanDisk offers solid discounts on solid state drives

Having invented the solid state drive (SSD) in 1991, SanDisk doesn’t mess around when it comes to innovation and the company has over 5,000 patents in play right now. Being the third largest flash memory manufacturer in the world, alongside a strong partnership with Toshiba, means that it’s able to …

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