It's time to ditch SATA SSDs and embrace NVMe based drives if you're planning on a new rig. We sighted a few upcoming consumer and enterprise class NVMe SSDs at the Intel Developer Forum 2015 showcase and we've got them compiled in this article. So find out why you should upgrade and the upcoming choices!
Targeted at gamers, the ADATA XPG SX930 is one of the first drives to use JMicron's new JMF670H controller. It also has something ADATA calls Enterprise-grade MLC NAND flash. What is it exactly and does the JMicron controller have the necessary chops to make it in this competitive space?
For most mainstream users, SSDs that employ TLC (Triple-Level Cell) NAND is the best way to go as it offers the best blend of performance and affordability. OCZ’s new Trion 100 SSD is the latest TLC drive to hit the market and we put it through its paces to see if it’s any good.
To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Seagate has unveiled its new Seven portable external hard disk drive. Measuring just 7mm thick, it is the world's thinnest portable external hard disk drive. We check out to see if it offers more than just stunning slim looks.
Intel just announced the new Thunderbolt 3 standard that uses the USB-C port and it will be compatible with other protocols such as USB, DisplayPort and PCI Express.
OCZ has refreshed its Vector drive with the new Vector 180. The new drive uses OCZ’s in-house developed Barefoot 3 controller and now features power loss protection. We check out this new drive to see if it’s a worthy alternative to kingpins from Samsung and Crucial.
Samsung SSDs are amongst the quickest around. And if you crave for such performance when on the go, Samsung has got the Portable SSD T1 for you. We find out if this new external hard disk drive lives up to Samsung's reputation for producing fast flash drives.
Move over USB 3.0! We bring you a performance preview of what to expect with the latest USB 3.1 standard by way of the ASUS Z97-A/USB 3.1 motherboard. While mainstream adoption is likely still some way off, it's good to see USB 3.1 ports and add-on cards making their way onto motherboards now.
Intel, SanDisk and Samsung are three of the biggest names in the flash business. All three have their own NAND production facilities and two of them even produce their own SSD controller. We pit the respective flagship drives from each brand to see who will emerge victorious.
Thanks to falling storage prices, SSDs are now almost a necessity for anyone building a new system. The Silicon Power S80 is one of the latest mainstream drives to hit the market and we see if it has what it takes to challenge dominant players like Samsung and Crucial.