Category: storage

GIGABYTE SSD 120GB & 240GB

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Gigabyte is best known for its motherboard and graphics cards, but like so many PC component companies with diversified product portfolios, it’s now officially entered the SSD market as well. What’s unique, however, is that Gigabyte is the only top tier motherboard maker to expand into SSDs. Gigabyte has launched a couple of low cost …

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ADATA SU800 SATA SERIES NOW HAS 2TB MODEL

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ADATA SU800 series SSD drives are now available at up to 2TB in capacity, ADATA originally launched the SU800 series back in 2016 but now they have new capacity points to offer. The SU800 series are standard 2½” laptop size SSD drives. The SU800 are 7mm thick so they can fit most any machine. The …

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QNAP TS-332X NAS

QNAP TS-332X NAS

The QNAP TS-332X is a small 3 drive network attached storage unit for the home or small business, RAID 5 3x M.2 SATA ports 3x SATA III drive bays 10 gigabit SPF+ port, supporting 10GBASE-T Quad-core Cortex A57 CPU TS-332X-4G: 4GB DDR4 RAM, upgradable to 16GB TS-332X-2G: 2GB DDR4 RAM, upgradable to 16GB The TS-332X …

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GIGABYTE UD PRO SSD 256GB & 512GB

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Gigabyte is best known for its motherboard and graphics cards, but like so many PC component companies with diversified product portfolios, it’s now officially entered the SSD market as well. What’s unique, however, is that Gigabyte is the only top tier motherboard maker to expand into SSDs: so far Form Factor: 2.5-inch internal SSD SATA …

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SSD MAINTENANCE

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SSD drives are increasingly popular for PC gaming boxes. With the recent move to motherboard mounted SSD drives, Windows is now faster to boot and games load faster. SSD drives need some minor maintenance. The disk optimizer in Windows 10 can TRIM SSD drives properly which is one of the many reasons to upgrade immediately, …

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INTEL OPTANE 905P

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Intel has a new model of their Optane phase change storage unit available. The 905P is based on NVMe PCI 3.0 x4 host interface, and available in two form factors – HHHL add-in card with LED light (960GB), and 2.5″ U.2 with heatsink on housing (480GB). The storage capacity is double the previous 900P series. …

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QLC SSD CHIPS MARKET HEATING UP

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The new quad level cell (QLC) NAND provides a new 33% improvement in capacity at the expense of write endurance, Thee chips are better suited for secondary storage which does not change often such as with most games (DOTA 2 notwithstanding). Toshiba, Intel and Micron all have been all developing QLC NAND mostly as demand …

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SAMSUNG 970 SSD SERIES

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Samsung has revamped their M.2 SSD drives with the new 970 series. The Samsung 970 EVO and PRO delivers breakthrough speeds, best-in-class reliability, and a broad range of capacity options up to 2TB (M.2 2280).   The latest V-NAND, new Phoenix controller, and Intelligent TurboWrite technology enhance high-end gaming. M.2 2280 NVMe 64-layer TLC NAND 3500 …

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100TB SSD

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Yes it’s true, somebody has made a 3½” size SATA/SAS type SSD with 100TB of storage. Our 300R has 4 drive bays so that would be 400TB which should keep a handle on Steam games for a few months. A company called NIMBUS has the SSD in 100TB capacity. The Exadrive DC100 is the flagship …

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SAMSUNG PM1643 30TB SSD

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Samsung has improved over their last monster 15TB SSD with the new PM1643 30TB SSD monster.  Unfortunately none will be available for gaming as Samsung only wants to sell them to corporate data centers. With 30TB it would be possible to install every Steam game we own and still have room for iTunes etc. The …

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MORE BACKUP OPTIONS

Transcend 32GB JetFlash 790 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Many carry on without even considering the consequences of a hardware failure, malware or the theft of a machine, Today there are more choices than ever. For most users today, a larger capacity USB stick with 64GB or 128GB can handle a vast number of images from digital cameras etc. USB 3.0 sticks are now …

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HIGH POINT SSD7210

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The High Point SSD7210 is a 4-port PCI Express 3.0 U.2 controller card. Ultra-High Performance, Flexible NVMe U.2 RAID Controller PCI Express 3.0 x16 NVMe Supports Single Drives & RAID 0, 1, 5, 1/0 4x U.2 Ports with Dedicated PCIe 3.0 x4 bandwidth for each NVMe SSD Flexible 2.5″ U.2 Form Factor 6.3 x 0.8 …

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INTEL SSD 900P 280GB AIC

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The Intel SSD 900P 280GB AIC is a NVMe  PCI Express 3.0 x8 card for desktop computers. The Intel Optane technology was announced 2 years ago and now Intel has finally stared delivering the hardware. The problem with the PCI Express card is the bus speed is inadequate to handle the extreme bandwidth. The Optane …

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TEAMGROUP L5 SSD 480GB

TeamGroup L5 SSD 480GB (T2535T480G0C101)

The TeamGroup L5 SSD 480GB (T2535T480G0C101)  is the top capacity model of the series. TeamGroup also markets memory and other solid state hardware. The L5 SSD is an entry level SSD marketed primarily to laptop users. The L5 SSD uses the  mature 2D NAND technology. Featuring great durability and low energy consumption, it has become the …

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KINGSTON A400 120GB SSD

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The Kingston A400 SSD drives are intended for laptop and desktop machines. The A400 dramatically improves the responsiveness of your existing system with incredible boot, loading and transfer times compared to mechanical hard drives. The S400 comes on basic card packaging used by hook style retail displays. There are no screws or other accessories included. …

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