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Allyn Malventano
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Florence, KY

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CES 2015: OCZ shows off new JetExpress SSD controller, Vector 180, Z-Drive 6000

01/09/2015 - 15:36

At CES, we stopped by OCZ and were briefed on their new SSD controller, the JetExpress: [inline:files/news/2015-01-09/DSC07253_resize.JPG] As indicated on the placard, the JetExpress supports M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 (M.2 is typically PCIe 2.0), and natively...

CES 2015: Plextor announces M7e

01/08/2015 - 02:44

Today Plextor announced the successor to the M6e (that we reviewed here) - the M7e: [inline:files/news/2015-01-08/DSC07310_resize.JPG] The M7e uses the same Marvell 88SS9293 that will be in Kingston's Hyperx Predator, and the performance is...

CES 2015: Silicon Motion SM2256 seen in action, capable of hybrid TLC/SLC caching

01/08/2015 - 02:17

We first saw the Silicon Motion SM2256 controller at Flash Memory Summit, but now we've seen it live, in action, and driving several different types of TLC NAND. [inline:files/news/2015-01-08/DSC06942_resize.JPG] Silicon Motion had this live demo...

CES 2015: Mushkin launches Striker SSD, teases 4TB consumer PCIe, new M.2 and SandForce SSDs

01/08/2015 - 02:00

At CES 2015, Mushkin launches their Striker 2.5" SSD product line: [inline:files/news/2015-01-08/DSC07432_resize.JPG] The Striker is based on the Phison S10 controller, which should perform comparably to the Neutron XT that we reviewed back in...

CES 2015: Storage Visions Sightings Part 2: OWC, Intel, Micron, Samsung

01/08/2015 - 01:40

We covered some other Storage Visions sightings in a prior post, so now that a bit of the CES dust is settling down, here's the rest of what was cool to see at Storage Visions: [inline:files/news/2015-01-08/DSC06833_resize.JPG] We'll start off...

CES 2015: Corsair officially launches Neutron XT

01/06/2015 - 10:00

Remember that Corsair Neutron XT we looked at back in November? [inline:files/news/2015-01-06/DSC06040_1.JPG] As a recap, it was a quad core Phison controller. The performance was decent, but not groundbreaking. We reviewed the Neutron XT much earlier...

CES 2015: Kingston Launches HyperX Predator PCIe SSD

01/06/2015 - 09:08

This morning Kingston officially launched their HyperX Predator. This is an M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD using a Marvell 88SS9293 controller. We would normally paste their press photo here, but we were fortunate enough to get our own photo from one of the...

CES 2015: ioSafe Launches 1515+ Fireproof Waterproof NAS RAID

01/06/2015 - 03:32

We've reviewed the awesome fireproof and waterproof ioSafe storage products in the past, first in combination with Synology NAS products. Then we later reviewed an ioSafe N2, which was basically a 2-bay Synology NAS *within* an ioSafe fireproof and...

CES 2015: Samsung Releases SSD T1 Portable USB 3.0 SSD

01/05/2015 - 18:00

Today Samsung announced a new portable SSD - the SSD T1: [inline:files/news/2015-01-05/DSC06897_resize.JPG] These are essentially 850 EVO's in very small portable packaging. They support USB 3.0 speeds as well as UASP, so random IO performance should...

CES 2015: SanDisk updates affordable SSD Plus, expands Ultra II SSD to mSATA

01/05/2015 - 10:00

SanDisk has launched a few items of note this morning. There is a combination USB 3.0 / OTG capable flash drive, but the truly big news is a few updates to existing product lines. First is an mSATA form factor of their existing and very popular Ultra II...