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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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Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

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When we first looked at Crucial’s MX300 drive it was only available as a limited edition 750GB model. Since then, the production of the 3D TLC NAND that the MX300 uses has reached a level to enable a fully-fledged product line up with 275GB, 525GB, 1TB and the flagship 2TB …

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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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