Thunderbolt is Intel’s high-bandwidth, do-everything connector, designed as a potential future path for all things external to a system - displays, USB devices, external storage, PCI Express, and even graphics cards. The first version of Thunderbolt supported up to 10Gb/s bandwidth (uni-directional) for each port (double that of USB 3.0, but at a much higher implementation cost). Thunderbolt 2 doubled the bandwidth to 20 Gbps per port (bi-directional) by combining the four 10Gb/s channels into two 20Gb/s channels, thus enabling support for 4Kp60 raw video transfer (which may need up to 15 Gbps). Motherboards with Thunderbolt 2 certification started rolling out in the second half of 2013, but peripherals capable of taking advantage of Thunderbolt 2 were quite rare. We were expecting a number of...

ADATA Shows Off Enterprise SSDs, RAM, NAND, etc.

ADATA invited us to their suite to show us some of their latest and greatest offerings. Most of the items on display have been previously launched, but they did...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/11/2013

Corsair Goes Big With Obsidian 900D; Updates Peripheral Lines

This CES, Corsair opted not to have a standard booth or suite. Instead they held a press event prior to CES proper, and unfortunately I wasn't able to attend...

5 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/10/2013

Synology at CES 2013: DSM 4.2 and the ioSafe N2

We met up with Synology at CES today, and the main focus was on the recently released Disk Station Manager 4.2 firmware. Different NAS vendors take different approaches to...

6 by Ganesh T S on 1/10/2013

Micron/Crucial Announces M500 SSD Line of SSDs

Micron/Crucial briefed us on their new M500 line of SSDs, which upgrades the controller to the Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2 along with moving to 20nm Micron MLC NAND. Along with the...

25 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2013

Mushkin's High Performance Ventura Ultra SF-2281 USB 3.0 Stick

All of the memory makers seem to have embraced the selling of flash memory devices--be they USB sticks, SSDs, SD flash for cameras, etc. Typically, USB sticks have settled...

10 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

Mushkin Unveils Enterprise ProSpec SSD Line

Like many memory companies, Mushkin has also added a selection of flash memory and SSD products to their portfolio. Their current Chronos and Chronos Deluxe lines cater to the...

0 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

HGST/G-Technology Touro, G|Drive, and G|RAID

We met with HGST at their hotel suite and were interested to hear their plans now that they’ve been acquired by WD. Western Digital bought HGST (who had previously...

0 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

Plextor/LiteOn Enters the eMMC Market

This is an unusual move but one that makes a lot of sense. Plextor is currently qualifing its first eMMC solution built around a Marvell controller. These integrated eMMC...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/8/2013

Plextor's Dabbles in TLC NAND

Following in Samsung's footsteps, Plextor will be bringing a TLC version of its M5 series of SSDs to market towards the middle of the year. Despite the move to...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/8/2013

Plextor's M5M mSATA SSD

In addition to the 2.5" SATA M5 Pro Xtreme, Plextor is bringing an mSATA version of the drive to market in the first half of this year as the...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/8/2013

Hands On with Plextor's NGFF SSDs

The Next Generation Form Factor for SSDs is designed to bring standardization to the wild west of Ultrabook SSD form factors. We reported on the standard at IDF, but...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/8/2013

Plextor Introduces M5 Pro Xtreme SSD

Shipping at the end of this month is Plextor's new M5 Pro Extreme SSD, an update to the M5 Pro that we reviewed not too long ago. The M5...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/8/2013

LaCie 5big NAS Pro Review - Part I

We have looked at LaCie's 5big offering before in late 2010. In that product, the only LaCie signature was the industrial design and choice of hardware components of the...

31 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2013

SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD Review (256GB)

SanDisk is a household name as far as NAND storage is concerned. You can’t walk into an electronics retailer and not be bombarded with SanDisk made CompactFlash and SD...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2013

Marvell Adds NVDRIVE to DragonFly Family of Enterprise Storage Accelerators

Marvell's DragonFly virtual storage accelerators have been around for close to two years. Back in April 2011, StorageReview had some hands-on time with the DragonFly storage accelerator. In August...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/3/2013

Corsair Neutron & Neutron GTX: All Capacities Tested

Corsair surprised us all at Computex this year when they announced their Neutron and Neutron GTX SSDs based on a so-far relatively unknown Link A Media Devices (LAMD) controller...

44 by Kristian Vättö on 12/19/2012

Samsung Acquires SSD Caching Company NVELO

This came out of the blue. Samsung announced their intent to acquire NVELO, known for their Dataplex SSD caching software. Price or specific timeframe of the acquisition have not...

15 by Kristian Vättö on 12/16/2012

Plextor Updates The Firmware on M5 Pro: Promises Increased Performance, We Test It

Plextor released their M5 Pro SSD in August, which we reviewed shortly after the release. Now nearly four months later, Plextor has released an updated firmware (v1.02) for the...

46 by Kristian Vättö on 12/10/2012

Samsung Explains The Firmware Bug Causing The Failures of SSD 840/840 Pro

We've been covering the issues surrounding Samsung's SSD 840/840 Pro lately. The issue was first discovered when Anand's pre-production review sample died during testing and we also noted that...

56 by Kristian Vättö on 12/7/2012

Mushkin Announces First 480GB mSATA SSD

We're seeing a true shift in the mobile market to including SSDs in more of the market spectrum. What was once the domain of $1500+ laptops is now being...

27 by Jarred Walton on 12/6/2012

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