Samsung 980 SSDToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Samsung's first DRAM-less SSD, the 980. Designed for everyday PC users, gamers and content creators, this compact, M.2 form factor drive is powered by Samsung's "Pablo" controller and is available with up to 1TB of their latest 6th generation V-NAND flash. To overcome the performance drawbacks typically associated with DRAM-less SSDs, the 980 utilizes Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology, which lets the drive use a small portion of the host system's memory as its own. The 980 is also equipped with Samsung's newly upgraded Intelligent TurboWrite 2.0 technology as well as an ultra-fast PCIe Gen3 x4 interface to provide NVMe performance with six times the speed of SATA SSDs.

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Samsung 980 Pro 2TB SSDCDRLabs kicks off the week with another look at Samsung's latest NVMe SSD, the 980 PRO. This time around, we've reviewed the 2TB version of the drive which combines Samsung's "Elpis" controller with their latest 6th generation V-NAND flash. The 980 PRO also utilizes Samsung's newly enhanced Intelligent TurboWrite 2.0 technology along with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.3c interface to deliver up to 7,000 MB/s read and 5,100 MB/s write speeds and a maximum of 1,000K IOPS for both random read and write operations.

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ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 SSDCDRLabs has taken an in depth look at ADATA's latest PCIe 4.0 SSD, the XPG GAMMIX S70. Designed with avid gamers, overclockers and PC enthusiasts in mind, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Innogrit's new Rainier (IG5236) controller and is available with up to 2TB of 3D TLC NAND flash. The GAMMIX S70 is also equipped with an aluminum CoolArmor heat spreader as well as an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.4 interface to deliver up to 7,400 MB/s read and 6,400 MB/s write speeds.

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Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus SSDToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Sabrent's latest NVMe SSD, the Rocket 4 Plus. Designed for enthusiasts, gamers and professionals looking for unrivaled performance, this compact, M.2 form factor SSD is powered by Phison's new PS5018-E18 controller and is available with up to 4TB of 3D TLC NAND flash. The Rocket 4 Plus also supports SMART and TRIM commands and offers features like advanced wear leveling, bad block management, error correction code and over-provisioning. To top it all off, the drive is equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface to deliver up to 7,100 MB/s read and 6,600 MB/s write speeds.

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Samsung 870 EVO SSDCDRLabs has taken an in depth look at Samsung's new SATA SSD, the 870 EVO. Delivering a compelling mix of performance, reliability and compatibility for casual PC and NAS users, this new drive is powered by Samsung's MKX "Metis" controller and is available with up to 4TB of their latest 3-bit MLC V-NAND flash. This combination not only allows the 870 EVO to reach sequential read and write speeds of 560 and 530 MB/s, respectively, it delivers a 30% improvement in sustained performance as well as a 38% improvement in random read speed over its predecessor, the 860 EVO. The drive also offers a long list of features including Samsung's Intelligent TurboWrite technology, AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption and support for the company's Magician software.

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Silicon Power Superior Pro microSDXC CardCDRLabs kicks off the new year with a review of Silicon Power's Superior Pro microSDXC card. Available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities, this microSDXC card meets the UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and the Video Speed Class 30 (V30) standards and can be used to capture high-quality images and extended lengths of Full-HD and 4K Ultra HD video. The Superior Pro is also optimized for app performance on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. With its A1 rating, the card is capable of 1,500 random read and 500 random write IOPS which equates to faster launches and enhanced operation. To top it all off, the Superior Pro is waterproof, shockproof, temperature-proof and X-ray-proof for use in extreme environments.

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WD Black SN850 SSDToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Western Digital's new PCIe 4.0 SSD, the WD_BLACK SN850. Optimized for top-tier and high-intensive gaming, this single-sided M.2 form factor drive is powered by Western Digital's new G2 controller and is available with up to 2TB of the company's 96-layer BiCS 3D TLC NAND flash. The WD_BLACK SN850 is also available with or without an RGB-enabled heatsink and is equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 interface to deliver up to 7,000 MB/s read and 5,300 MB/s write speeds.

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Silicon Power US70 SSDCDRLabs has taken an in depth look at Silicon Power's latest PCIe 4.0 SSD, the US70. Designed for gamers, overclockers, professionals and high-end business users, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Phison's PS5016-E16 controller and offers features like low density parity check (LDPC) coding, E2E data protection, wear leveling and a built-in bad block management (BBM) mechanism that detects and marks bad blocks to eliminate access errors. The US70 is also equipped with up to 2TB of 3D TLC NAND flash as well as an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface to deliver read and write speeds that are nearly 10 times faster than traditional SATA SSDs.

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ADATA XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite SSDCDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of ADATA's new PCIe 4.0 SSD, the XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite. Designed with gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts in mind, this heatsink-equipped, M.2 form factor drive is powered by Silicon Motion's new SM2267 controller and is available with up to 2TB of 3D TLC NAND flash. The GAMMIX S50 Lite also utilizes dynamic SLC caching and a DRAM cache buffer to improve read and write performance as well as Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) code technology, End-To-End (E2E) data protection and a RAID engine to ensure data integrity and stability. To top it all off, the GAMMIX S50 Lite is equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.4 interface and is capable of 3,900 MB/s read and 3,200 MB/s write speeds.

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SecureUSB BT USB Flash DriveCDRLabs has put together a brief review of SecureData's SecureUSB BT encrypted flash drive. This pocket-sized storage device features a FIPS compliant design with military-grade AES 256-bit XTS encryption. What really makes SecureDrive BT stand out amongst other encrypted USB flash drives is that, instead of a keypad, it offers secure wireless user authentication via the SecureData Lock app on your mobile device. The drive is also equipped with a rugged, extruded aluminum sleeve that protects it against dust, water and physical damage as well as a USB 3.0 interface capable of delivering up to 130 MB/s read and 43 MB/s write speeds.

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