Tag: SSD

OWC Envoy Pro FX external SSD now available in 4TB capacity

Last year, in the beginning of 2021, we told you about the Envoy Pro FX — an external solid state drive from OWC. What made this particular SSD special was its use of two chipsets to maximize compatibility with both…

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ADATA launches LEGEND 960 PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 2280 SSD for PC and Sony PlayStation 5

M.2 solid state drives are great options for both laptops and desktop PCS. Hell, if you add such a drive to a compatible enclosure (such as this one), you can transform it into a portable SSD too. But did you…

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TEAMGROUP N74V-M80 NVMe M.2 SSD features vapor chamber liquid cooling

Does the average home user need any form of cooling on their M.2 solid state drives? No, it is not necessary. With that said, active and passive cooling options can extend the life of your drive while possibly making it…

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Transcend launches ESD380C portable SSD

Hey, storage fans! If you get excited by new external solid state drives like I do, then today, you are in for a real treat. Transcend has decided to launch a new USB-C SSD that offers a unique combination of…

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Entry-level 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro has significantly slower SSD than M1 models

If you opt for the base model of Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with the company‚Äôs new M2 chip, you might end up being disappointed by the performance. Tests have revealed that the entry-level 256GB model, priced at $1,299, have significantly…

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PATRIOT launches VIPER VPR400 RGB M.2 PCIe Gen 4×4 SSD for gamers

M.2 PCIe Gen 4×4 solid state drives are nothing new — there are plenty of them on the market. However, a Gen 4×4 SSD with RGB lighting is apparently non-existent — until now, that is. Today, Patriot launches the all-new…

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Silicon Power PCIe Gen 4×4 UD90 solid state drive is fast, but the SSD is also kind of slow

Are all PCIe 4.0 solid state drives fast? Absolutely. However, they aren’t all the same speed. For instance, the Mushkin SSD we covered here can achieve read speeds up to 7,415MB/s — that is really fast. A new SSD called…

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Lexar SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD features RGB lighting

How do you make a portable SSD a “gaming” drive? Just add RGB lighting, of course! Today, Lexar launches a new solid state drive that it claims is designed for gaming. Is that just marketing? Yes and no. Called “SL660…

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Kingston VP80ES IronKey Vault Privacy 80 is an encrypted USB-C SSD with touchscreen

Solid state drives don’t just make wonderful internal boot drives for computers — they’re excellent for external storage too. Not only are they smaller than mechanical hard disk drives, but they use less power and are much faster as well….

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PNY Pro Elite V2 USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 Type-C Portable SSD is fast and tiny

While solid state drives make wonderful internal boot drives for computers, they are also great options for external storage. Not only are SSDs much smaller than mechanical hard disk drives, but they use less power and are much faster too….

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