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ADATA Ultimate SU800 512GB Solid State Drive Review

ADATA Ultimate SU800 512GB Solid State Drive Review While not the fastest or most feature packed SSD to come through the ‘Labs, the ADATA Ultimate SU800 delivers a lot of bang for your buck. The drive combines Silicon Motion’s SM2258 controller with Micron’s 3D TLC NAND to deliver good performance and a high level of …

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Plextor S2C 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Plextor S2C 256GB Solid State Drive Review Plextor’s S2C SSD is a great choice for the consumer looking for an easy and affordable way to improve the performance of their existing computer. This entry-level drive combines SMI’s SM2258 controller with SK Hynix’s 16nm TLC NAND to deliver good performance and innovative features at a price …

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Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB Solid State Drive Review

Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB Solid State Drive Review Today we have a new OCZ solid state drive that fits right in the mainstream with that of Crucial’s MX300 and Samsung’s EVO series in terms of both price and performance. The VX500 is made to replace OCZ’s Vector 180 and is made up completely of Toshiba …

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Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD Review

Benchmark Reviews has previously tested both the budget OCZ Trion SSD and the premium OCZ RD400 m.2 PCIe SSD; the new VX500 represents the middle of Toshiba/OCZ’s SSD range. At the time of our reviews, the 512GB RD400 was $309.99 while the 480GB Trion 150 was $139.99; with a price of $154.99, the OCZ VX500 SSD is only slightly more than the budget Trion 150 (whose price has since dropped), but it’s still much less expensive than the RD400. Let’s see how the performance and features compare.

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Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB Solid State Drive Review

Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB Solid State Drive Review We have seen almost all solid state drive manufactures release an “entry-level” drive. This is mainly because of the ready availability of TLC NAND. While these entry-level SSDs do not have the performance and endurance of the high-performance SSDs we all love, they most definitely offer better …

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Crucial MX300 1TB Solid State Drive Review

Crucial MX300 1TB Solid State Drive Review Like Crucial’s previous MX series SSDs, the MX300 is an great choice for anyone looking to improve the performance of their existing desktop or notebook computer. The drive combines Marvell’s 88SS1074B1 controller with Micron’s new 3D TLC NAND to deliver good performance, enhanced features and a high level …

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Toshiba OCZ RD400 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive Review

Toshiba OCZ RD400 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive Review Toshiba has really knocked one out of the park with its new OCZ-branded RD400 NVMe SSD. Designed for cutting-edge notebooks and PCs, this M.2 form factor SSD is powered by Toshiba’s TC58NCP070GSB controller and is available with up to 1TB of the company’s 15nm …

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Crucial MX300 750GB Solid State Drive Review

Crucial MX300 750GB Solid State Drive Review Crucial is a brand of Micron, one of the largest memory manufacturers in the world, and they have been in the business for over 35 years. Today we are looking at their MX300 750GB limited edition solid state drive, which builds on the previous performance of the MX …

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Plextor M7V 512GB Solid State Drive Review

Plextor M7V 512GB Solid State Drive Review Plextor has clearly put a lot of time and effort into the M7V. To make it stand out in an already crowded market, the M7V utilizes high-grade components like Marvell’s 88SS1074B1 controller and Toshiba’s 15nm TLC NAND flash. The M7V also comes equipped with the company’s exclusive PlexNitro …

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OCZ RD400 PCIe NVMe SSD Review

These days, better performance can be achieved with a PCIEx4 SSD in the m.2 form factor, mounted on a simple PCIe adapter card (that you don’t have to use if your motherboard has an m.2 slot). Today Benchmark Reviews checks out this modern iteration of a PCIe SSD in the 512GB Toshiba RD400.

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OCZ Trion 150 480GB Solid State Drive Review

OCZ Trion 150 480GB Solid State Drive Review While not OCZ’s fastest or most feature packed SSD, the Trion 150 is an easy and affordable way for consumers to improve the performance of their existing desktop or notebook computer. The Trion 150 combines Toshiba’s TC58 controller with their new 15nm TLC NAND to provide a …

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OCZ Trion 150 480GB Solid State Drive Review

OCZ Trion 150 480GB Solid State Drive Review Back in January at CES OCZ introduced their Trion 150 solid state drive and now the drives are finally making it to market. OCZ’s Trion line of solid state drives are aimed at consumers who are looking for an affordable solution to upgrade their hard drives in …

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Renice X9 RSATA 2TB Solid State Drive Released

Renice X9 RSATA 2TB Solid State Drive Released

Renice X9 RSATA 2TB Solid State Drive Released Recently, Shenzhen Renice Technology Co., Ltd., a Shenzhen-based high-end solid state drive manufacturer, announced that the company will release its 2TB R-SATA interface-based solid state drive in early April of 2016. R-SATA, or Rugged SATA in short, is the unique interface that has been designed specifically to …

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PNY CS2211 480GB Solid State Drive Review

PNY CS2211 480GB Solid State Drive Review The CS2211 is the first SSD from PNY to come through the ‘Labs and to be honest, they could not have made a better first impression. Targeted at gamers and enthusiasts, PNY’s next generation XLR8 series SSD combines Phison’s quad-core, eight-channel Phison PS3110-S10 controller and Toshiba’s 15nm MLC …

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Samsung 950 PRO SSD RAID-0 Performance

Samsung’s 950 PRO m.2 PCI-E SSD set new performance records for a consumer SSD, blasting through the limits of SSDs tethered to the old SATA interface. What could be better than one of these blazing-fast solid state storage monsters? Two of them in RAID 0! In this article, Benchmark Reviews explores the outer limits of storage performance with a pair of 512GB Samsung 950 PRO SSDs on our MSI Z170A Gaming M7 test system.

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OCZ Trion 150 480GB SSD Review

OCZ Storage Solutions, a subsidiary of Toshiba, has a new entry into the burgeoning field of low-cost consumer TLC (triple-level cell) NAND SSDs: the Trion 150. Featuring a new (and somewhat mysterious) Toshiba controller backing up also new Toshiba 15nm TLC NAND, the Trion 150 is aimed squarely at the consumer who’s been waiting for prices on larger SSDs to drop to this level. Historically, drives based on TLC NAND have suffered from significant performance and durability compromises. Benchmark Reviews will run this drive through our gamut of tests to see if these issues are still a factor you should be aware of.

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Transcend SSD370 Solid-State Drive Review

Transcend SSD370 Solid-State Drive Review As we discussed recently, triple-level cell (or TLC) NAND is all the rage in SSDs these days. Many SSD manufacturers are hopping aboard the TLC train, hoping to cut costs and fatten their margins. But some customers are loath to buy in because of the perceived speed and endurance compromises …

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Toshiba OCZ Trion 150 Series Solid-State Drive Released

Toshiba OCZ Trion 150 Series Solid-State Drive Released

Toshiba OCZ Trion 150 Series Solid-State Drive Released Refreshed OCZ Trion SSDs feature improved real world performance for the ultimate hard drive upgrade Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the availability of the new Trion 150 SSD series, an affordable performance upgrade for mainstream notebooks and desktops. Built with the Toshiba’s 15nm …

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Plextor M6V 512GB Solid State Drive Review

Plextor M6V 512GB Solid State Drive Review As Plextor themselves point out, the M6V isn’t the fastest SSD on the market. Instead, the drive was designed to provide the best possible value to the average consumer. And, by combining Silicon Motion’s SM2246EN controller with Toshiba’s 15nm Toggle Mode MLC NAND, the M6V is able to …

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Zotac Premium Edition 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Zotac Premium Edition 240GB Solid State Drive Review Zotac is a company we mainly know for their high performance graphics cards and line of ZBOX Mini PC’s. Recently they announced they were getting into the solid state drive market with their Premium Edition solid state drive line. Entering the solid state drive market for Zotac …

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ADATA Premier SP550 240GB Solid State Drive Review

ADATA Premier SP550 240GB Solid State Drive Review Over the past year ADATA has released a number of different solid state drives aimed at different market segments. Not that long ago we took a look at ADATA’s XPG SX930 which was aimed at gamers and enthusiasts. Today we will be taking a look at the …

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Samsung SSD 950 PRO Solid State Drive Review

In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Samsung SSD 950 PRO, an M.2 solid state drive among the first to utilize the ultra-fast NVMe protocol, on both Intel X99 and Z170 platforms. Featuring Samsung’s second generation 32-layer MLC V-NAND, SSD 950 PRO M.2 is available in 256 GB and 512 GB storage capacities. The SSD 950 PRO utilizes Samsung’s UDX controller to deliver sequential read speeds up to 2500 MB/s and writes up to 1500 MB/s, while random read performance reaches up to 300,000 IOPS and write speeds up to 110,000 IOPS. Performance is further optimized with Samsung Magician software, and durability enhanced by the drive’s Dynamic Thermal Guard and AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption. 950 PRO includes a 5-year limited warranty, and promises up to 400 terabytes written (TBW) for 512GB model.

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Centon C-380 480GB SSD Review

Centon isn’t a name many enthusiasts will know. I’d never heard of the company myself until this review sample; apparently, they’ve been in business for over 35 years manufacturing DRAM and flash memory products, and have only recently entered the consumer marketplace. The Centon C-380 480GB SSD SATA-III Solid State Drive, part of the “Enthusiast Solutions” series, is the focus of what Benchmark Reviews will be putting through our test suite.

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ADATA XPG SX930 240GB Solid State Drive Review

ADATA XPG SX930 240GB Solid State Drive Review ADATA offers a wide variety of solid state drives from consumer drives to enterprise and server drives. ADATA’s last XPG drive was introduced in 2012, so the line was definitely in need of a refresh. The XPG line is targeted towards gamers and enthusiasts. The new XPG …

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ADATA Premier SP550 SSD Review

Founded in 2001, the Taiwanese company ADATA Technology Corporation specializes in memory-based products. A few years ago they branched out into SSDs, and have been competing aggressively on price/performance as SSD prices continue to fall. Benchmark Reviews has previously looked at the ADATA Premier SP550 mainstream and ADATA XPG SX930 performance SSDs; today we have the ADATA Premier SP550. With Hynix TLC NAND backed by a Silicon Motion controller and LDPC error correction, is the SP550 the price/performance sweet spot in ADATA’s lineup?

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