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Mushkin Helix-L 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

The Helix-L purports to be a budget offering with good performance (Up to 1700/1500 MB/s R/W) and a solid value per GB. The Helix uses again uses a Silicon Motion controller and runs without a DRAM module (cost savings) but uses HMB (Host Memory Buffer) and system RAM similar to how drives with integrated DRAM work as well. We’ll put the drive through its paces and see how the DRAMless drive performs! Read More

Samsung Releases 860 QVO SSD: Multi-Terabyte Storage Capacity At Reasonable Prices

Today, Samsung has unveiled a new consumer solid state drive (SSD) lineup – the Samsung 860 QVO SSD. The new SSD features capacity of up to 4 terabytes (TB) with speeds reaching 550/520 MB/s reads and writes, respectively. The drives are built using their own high-density 4-bit multi-level cell (QLC) NAND flash. Samsung has developed these drives to have higher capacity SSDs be more accessible to the masses (read: less expensive). Read More

ADATA Gammix S11 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

Today we get an opportunity to look at another M.2 NVMe based SSD in the ADATA Gammix S11. The Gammix series of products are typically part of a higher performance line and the Gammix S11 drive is no different. The modules are able to reach speeds up to 3200MB/s sequential reads and 1700 MB/s on writes which, on paper, places it up there with other enthusiast level drives. Read More

Toshiba OCZ RC100 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

NVMe based M.2 drives have been in the consumer landscape for a couple of years now. Typically these blazing fast mass storage devices come with a much higher price per gigabyte than its 2.5″/7mm SATA based cousins. As time has gone on, more players entered the market and budget oriented NVMe M.2 drives started to appear lowering the price per gigabyte while still being faster than SATA based drives. In this case, Toshiba OCZ has sent us the RC100 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD to review. Read More

ADATA XPG SX8200 M.2 SSD Review

ADATA launched the XPG SX8200 in late March this year. It’s built around their second generation 64 layer 3D NAND Flash and it’s their fastest consumer SSD to date. I just happen to have one of these drives here today and we’ll see just how fast it is using our usual array of testing. Read More