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FMS 2014: SandForce Confirms SF3700 for End of Year

Ever since LSI SandForce (now Seagate) first announced their highly anticipated SF3700 controller late last year, we’ve never really received a definitive answer on when SSDs using the upcoming controller would be shippi...


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Samsung Unveils SM1623 SAS Enterprise SSD

While we’re still catching up on news from Flash Memory Summit last week, Samsung Semiconductor recently announced that they’ve begun mass production of a new SAS based SSD using 10nm class MLC NAND flash which they...


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FMS 2014: Toshiba Displays SG4 A19nm TLC SSDs, 15nm NAND Wafer

While touring Toshiba’s booth here at FMS 2014, one product in particular caught our eye. Although still unannounced, Toshiba displayed their upcoming SG4 series SSD. Taking a closer look at the spec sheet, the SG4 uses T...


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FMS 2014: SK Hynix Displays 3D NAND, 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD

Although Samsung stole the thunder last month when they launched the world’s first commercial 3D NAND product, memory giant SK Hynix definitely wasn’t sitting idly by as they’ve decided to also show off some...


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Marvell Announces 88SS1093 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD Controller

With PCIe based SSDs quickly becoming all the rage, silicon giant Marvell recently announced their first NVMe 1.1 compatible PCIe 3.0 x4 controller, the Marvell 88SS1093. Spec-wise, the Marvell 88SS1093 uses a tri-core CPU ar...


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FMS 2014: Samsung Unveils TLC 32-Layer V-NAND, Possible 850 EVO?

As previously hinted at during the Samsung SSD Summit last month, Samsung recently announced the world’s first TLC (3-bit per cell MLC) 32-layer V-NAND product at Flash Memory Summit 2014. During the keynote presentation,...


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HGST Announce FlashMAX III PCIe Accelerator, ServerCache Software

According to a press release, HGST recently announced a new HHHL PCIe SSD, the FlashMAX III PCIe Accelerator designed for performance intensive enterprise applications such as databases, big data, video production applicatio...


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Silicon Motion Unveils SM2256 SSD Controller

With Flash Memory Summit 2014 now underway, Silicon Motion is unveiling their latest SM2256 SSD controller, the successor to Silicon Motion’s SM2246 unveiled last year. According to Silicon Motion, the SM2256 will be ...


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Review: MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC LGA1150 Motherboard

MSI’s Flagship Gaming Motherboard A couple months ago, we were fortunate enough to be one of the first tech review sites to get the opportunity to review the MSI Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard which we felt was one of the best ...


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Review: Silicon Power Armor A30 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Ultra Rugged Portable Storage Though cloud storage’s getting a lot of buzz, there’s really no simpler or faster way to transfer data from point A to B than a portable, external drive. For digital artists, video ed...


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Inside the Kingston HyperX Division

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably pretty familiar with Kingston Technology and what they do. After all, we’ve reviewed quite a bit of Kingston products over the years. Two years ago, we made a tr...


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Review: Samsung 845DC PRO 400GB SATA SSD

3D V-NAND for the Datacenter As the biggest producer of NAND flash in the world, Samsung has been in the enterprise SSD space for a very long time, but unless you’re one of Samsung’s big partners, you probably ha...


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Review: SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SATA SSD

SanDisk’s Most “Extreme” SSD Ever When SanDisk first introduced the Extreme II SSD last year, it easily ranked as one of the best enthusiast SSDs on the market. Unlike many enthusiast SSDs which can reach top ...


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Best Mid-Range Gaming PC Build Under $1,500 [July 2014]

Lots of “Game” for Under $1,500 It’s been quite a while since our last gaming PC build here at Custom PC Review, but computer hardware hasn’t really changed all that much in the past couple months with ...


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2014 Samsung SSD Summit: XS1715, SM1715 NVMe PCIe SSD

During Samsung’s SSD Summit, Samsung displayed a ton of never-before-seen OEM partner only SSDs, including two PCIe SSDs and a NVMe demo which caught my eye. The first PCIe SSD is the Samsung XS1715, which is a PCIe G...