SecureUSB KP USB Flash DriveCDRLabs has put together a brief review of SecureData's SecureUSB KP encrypted flash drive. The SecureUSB KP features a FIPS validated design with military-grade AES 256-bit XTS encryption. To access their data, users simply enter their PIN on the keypad and plug it into any device with a USB port. The drive is also equipped with a rugged, extruded aluminum casing that protects it against dust, water and physical damage as well as a USB 3.0 interface capable of delivering up to 152 MB/s read and 118 MB/s write speeds.

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Plextor M9PG Plus SSDCDRLabs kicks off the week with another look at Plextor's M9P Plus series SSDs. This time around we've reviewed their new heatsink-equipped, M.2 form factor drive, the M9PG Plus. Designed for PC gamers and prosumers with intensive application requirements, the M9PG Plus is powered by Marvell's 88SS1092 "Eldora Plus" controller and is available with up to 1TB of KIOXIA's 96-layer BiCS4 3D NAND flash. The drive is also equipped with a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface and features support for Plextor's PlexNitro II, TrueProtect II and SmartProtect technologies.

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Crucial X8 SSDCDRLabs has taken an in depth look at Crucial's first portable SSD, the X8. Manufactured to be durable, rugged and compact, this lightweight, pocket-sized SSD is built with a unibody core of anodized aluminum and can withstand accidental drops of up to 7.5 feet. On the inside, the X8 is powered by Silicon Motion's SM2263EN controller and is available with up to 1TB of Micron's 3D QLC NAND flash. It is also equipped with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface which lets users save or load files up to 1.8x faster than most portable SSDs and 7.5x faster than portable hard drives. 

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Plextor M9PY Plus SSDToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Plextor's latest PCIe SSD, the the M9P Plus. Designed for PC gamers and prosumers with intensive application requirements, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Marvell's 88SS1092 "Eldora Plus" controller and is available with up to 1TB of Toshiba's 96-layer BiCS4 3D NAND flash. The M9P Plus features an ultra-fast PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface and is available with or without a heatsink or as an HHHL add-in card with an extra large heatsink and RGB LED lights.

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piodata ixflashCDRLabs has put together a brief review of PioData's iXflash flash drive. Developed as the ideal pairing for your iPhone or iPad, the drive is equipped with both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connectors. With these two connectors, the iXflash can be used to transfer files between your iPhone, iPad, or any computer with a USB port. PioData also offers a free mobile iOS app that allows you to take pictures and videos without using your device's internal memory and free up space by backing up your photos and videos to the drive. In addition, the app lets you use the iXflash as a portable media library and play back file formats that aren't normally supported by Apple.

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SK hynix Gold S31 SSDCDRLabs has taken an in depth look at SK hynix's new Gold S31 SSD. Aimed at gamers, designers and content creators, the Gold S31 is the first of the company's new SuperCore series of consumer SSDs. Designed and built completely in-house, the drive combines SK hynix's own "Quartz" controller with their 72-layer 3D TLC NAND flash to deliver up to 560 MB/s read and 525 MB/s write speeds

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Synology DS620slim NASToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Synology's new 6-bay NAS, the DiskStation DS620slim. Designed for home and small business use, this ultra-compact NAS is powered by an Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor and is equipped with 2GB of DDR3L memory, dual USB 3.0 ports and a pair of gigabit Ethernet ports. The DS620slim also runs the latest version of Synology's award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system which offers a wide range of applications for cross-platform file sharing, data backups, cloud synchronization and multimedia streaming.

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SecureDrive BT SSD FrontCDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of SecureData's SecureDrive BT encrypted SSD. This portable drive features a compact FIPS compliant design, super-fast USB 3.0 interface and military grade full disk 256-bit AES hardware encryption. What really makes the SecureDrive BT unique, though, is that it offers secure wireless user authentication via the DataLock app on your mobile device. The device is also remote management ready with geo- and time-fencing, remote wipe by admin, and unique unlock features including two-factor authentication, password recovery and more.

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Orico Transparent NVMe EnclosureCDRLabs has put together a brief review of ORICO's new transparent NVMe M.2 SSD enclosure. This tool-free design features a clear, plastic case that lets you see the drive inside as well as a finned, aluminum heatsink to keep it cool. ORICO's new enclosure is also equipped with JMicron's JMS583 USB 3.1 Gen 2 to PCIe Gen3 x2 bridge controller which provides Type-C connectivity, 10Gbps data transfer speeds and support for TRIM and UASP.

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Optiarc VP SSDToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Optiarc's VP series SSDs. Designed with a focus on data integrity, the VP utilizes market leading components like Phison's PS3111-S11 controller as well as Toshiba's 64-layer BiCS3 3D TLC NAND. The drive is also equipped with an enhanced firmware to better control the data flow and prevent errors or overloading at the cellular level. To top it all off, Optiarc has implemented intensive testing procedures that go far beyond the standardized mainstream testing process. The company uses state of the art hardware to test each element of every single VP series SSD to ensure long term reliability and stability.

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