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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...


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2014 Samsung SSD Summit: Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe SSD

Although Samsung has been fairly tight lipped about their XP941 M.2 SSD ever since it went into mass production back in June of last year, Samsung recently also silently revealed the Samsung SM951, an upcoming SSD that appear...


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Possible Nvidia GeForce GTX880 (GM204) GPU Images Leaked

A couple days ago, Chinese website GamerSky posted a number of images which appear to be leaked engineering sample PCB shots for the upcoming Maxwell based Nvidia GeForce GTX 880 (GM204) GPU. The GPU isn’t marked with a...


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Samsung SSD Summit 2014: Samsung 845DC PRO

As one of the more quiet introductions for the SSD Summit, Samsung recently introduced a new 3D V-NAND based datacenter/enterprise oriented SSD, the Samsung 845DC PRO, which along with the previously reviewed Samsung 845DC E...


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Samsung SSD Summit 2014: Samsung SM953 M.2 SSD

Here at the 2014 Samsung SSD Summit in Seoul, Korea, Samsung had an entire room filled with SSDs to show off – one of which caught our eye. Labeled as the Samsung SM953, this M.2 22110 (22×110) form factor drive carr...


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Review: Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD

Samsung Goes 3D-VNAND Although now one of the most well known SSD manufacturers on the market, just four years ago Samsung wasn’t really a name in the consumer SSD market. Despite the fact that Samsung had been one ...


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Review: OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCIe SSD

Client PCIe SSD’s Comeback Over the past year or so, it’s been no secret that OCZ has had a bit of a rough time in the market, but with the sale of their company to Toshiba late last year, OCZ has quickly been ...


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Review: Samsung 845DC EVO 240GB, 960GB SATA SSD

TLC for the Datacenter A little less than two years ago, Samsung surprised the storage industry by unveiling the world’s first 3-bit MLC, or TLC (Triple Level Cell), NAND based SSD, the Samsung 840. At the time, TLC...