Plextor M8Pe SSDCDRLabs has taken a long overdue look at Plextor's latest PCIe SSD, the M8Pe. Designed with gamers and professionals in mind, this NVMe 1.2 compliant, M.2 form factor drive is powered by Marvell's 88SS9187 "Eldora" controller and is available with up to 1TB of Toshiba's 15nm Toggle MLC NAND flash. The M8Pe also uses a PCIe Gen3 x4 lane interface to deliver up to 2,500 MB/s read and 1,400 MB/s write speeds along with a maximum of 240,000 random write IOPS.

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Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC CardToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Samsung's new EVO Plus microSDXC memory card. Available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, this updated version of the popular EVO+ gives smartphone, tablet and camera users the capacity they need to store hours of 4K UHD video and thousands of high-resolution photos. The EVO Plus is also UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) rated and is capable of read and write speeds of up to 100 MB/s and 90 MB/s, respectively. 

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ADATA XPG SX8000 SSDCDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of ADATA's new PCIe solid state drive, the XPG SX8000. Designed to deliver massive speed for gaming notebooks and high-end desktops, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Silicon Motion's new SM2260 controller and is available with up to 1TB of 3D MLC NAND flash. The SX8000 also meets NVMe 1.2 specifications and is equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 interface to deliver four times the read and twice the write performance of average SATA 6Gb/s SSDs.

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Patriot LX Series microSDXC CardCDRLabs has put together a brief review of Patriot's new 256GB LX Series microSDXC memory card. Equipped with the latest 3D NAND technology, this dime-sized card gives smartphone, drone and action camera users the capacity they need to capture hours of 4K Ultra HD video and thousands of high-resolution images. The 256GB LX Series microSDXC card is also Class 10, U3 qualified, allowing for sequential speeds of up to 90MB/s read and up to 80MB/s write for the quick capture of images and speedy transfer of data from camera to computer.

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Samsung 960 PRO SSDCDRLabs kicks off the New Year with a review of Samsung's 960 PRO SSD. First unveiled at the 2016 Samsung SSD Global Summit in Seoul, this cutting-edge NVMe SSD is powered by the company's new 5-core Polaris controller and is available with up to 2TB of their 48-layer V-NAND flash. Also, thanks to its PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 lane interface, the 960 PRO is capable of delivering up to 3,500 MB/s sequential read and 2,100 MB/s sequential write speeds.

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OCZ VX500 SSDToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Toshiba's new OCZ VX500 SSD. Aimed at mainstream desktop and notebook users, this mid-range SSD is designed to deliver an excellent balance of performance, endurance, value and features. The VX500 is powered by Toshiba's own TC358790 controller and is available with up to 1TB of the company's 15nm MLC NAND flash. This combination not only provides excellent performance, it delivers over 3x the endurance of TLC-based SSDs, making it suitable for write-intensive applications.

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ADATA SU800 SSDCDRLabs has taken an in depth look ADATA's new Ultimate SU800 SSD. Designed for use in ultrabooks, notebooks, and desktops, this mid-range SSD is powered by Silicon Motion's new SM2258 controller and is the first drive from ADATA to come equipped with 3D TLC NAND flash. The SU800 also features intelligent SLC caching and a DRAM cache buffer to boost performance up to 560MB/s read and 520MB/s write, with LDPC error correction, Data Shaping, and a RAID Engine to bolster data integrity. To top it off, the SU800 supports DEVSLP (Device Sleep) technology, which extends the battery life of a device by reducing the drive's power consumption when it is idle.

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Plextor S2C SSD SmallCDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of Plextor's new S2C solid state drive. Targeted towards first time upgraders and do-it-yourselfers, this successor to the M7V is powered by SMI's SM2258 controller and is available with up to 512GB of SK Hynix's 16nm TLC NAND flash. To compensate for the slow write speeds typically associated with TLC NAND, the S2C is equipped with Plextor's PlexNitro cache acceleration technology, which optimizes performance without taking up any space on the drive. The S2C also has many of the same features found on Plextor's higher end SSDs. In addition to the company's PlexTurbo intelligent RAM caching solution, the drive offers support for its PlexCompressor and PlexVault technologies.

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Crucial MX300 M2 SSDToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Crucial's new MX300 M.2 SSD. Designed for tablets and ultrabooks, this new addition to the MX300 line isn't much larger than a stick of gum. The drive is powered by Marvell's 88SS1074B1 controller and is available with up to 1050GB of Micron's 3D TLC NAND. The MX300 M.2 also shares many of the same features as its full size counterpart. In addition to Crucial's Dynamic Write Acceleration technology, it offers AES 256-bit encryption, thermal and power loss protection, TRIM support and active garbage collection. The MX300 M.2 also uses technologies like Data Defense and Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN) to increase security and protection of data to a level that’s not typically found in consumer-class SSDs.

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Crucial MX300 SSDCDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of Crucial's new MX300 solid state drive. Powered by Marvell's 88SS1074B1 controller and available with up to 1050GB of Micron's 3D TLC NAND, this new mainstream SSD delivers 530MB/s read and 510MB/s write speeds for faster boot times, quicker application launches and better overall system performance. The MX300 also offers a long list of features including AES 256-bit encryption, thermal and power loss protection, TRIM support and active garbage collection. It also comes equipped with Crucial's Dyamic Write Acceleration technology, which uses an adaptable pool of high speed, single-level cell flash memory to enable faster saves and file transfers.

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