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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OCZ RD400 SSDCDRLabs has taken an in depth look Toshiba's new OCZ RD400 SSD. Designed with enthusiasts and hard-core gamers in mind, the RD400 is the company's first consumer-ready Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD. This NVMe 1.1 compliant, M.2 form factor drive is powered by Toshiba's TC58NCP070GSB controller and is available with up to 1TB of their 15nm MLC NAND flash. With its PCIe Gen3 x4 lane interface, the RD400 also shatters the traditional SATA bottleneck by delivering over four times the performance of SATA SSDs.

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Plextor M7V SSD SmallToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Plextor's first TLC NAND-based SSD, the M7V. Designed to meet the needs of cost-conscious consumers, this new entry-level SSD is powered by Marvell's 88SS1074B1 controller and is available with up to 512GB of Toshiba's 15nm TLC NAND flash. To overcome the technical limits of TLC NAND, the M7V is equipped with Plextor's new PlexNitro cache acceleration technology, which optimizes performance without taking up any space on the drive. The M7V also has many of the same features found on Plextor's higher end SSDs. In addition to the company's PlexTurbo SSD RAM caching solution, the drive offers support for its PlexCompressor and PlexVault technologies.

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Samsung FIT SmallCDRLabs has taken a long overdue look at Samsung's FIT USB 3.0 flash drive. Designed for use in ultra-slim notebooks and automobiles equipped with USB ports, the FIT allows great portability and maintains streamlined edges of devices while providing an easy grip for removal. The drive's metal-based design also protects your data against water, shock, temp, magnets, and X-rays. To top it all off, the FIT offers sequential read speeds of up to 130MB/s, allowing users to transfer a 2.4GB full HD video or approximately 40 hours of MP3 music in less than 20 seconds.

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pny cs1311 ssdCDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of PNY's new CS1311 solid state drive. Designed for the cost-conscious consumer looking to upgrade their laptop or desktop computer, the CS1311 combines Phison's quad-core, eight-channel PS3110-S10 controller with Toshiba's 15nm TLC NAND flash to deliver faster boot times, quicker application launches and better overall system performance. The CS1311 is also highly durable and offers cool, quiet operation and low power consumption for longer battery life.

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ocz trion 150 ssdCDRLabs has taken an in depth look at OCZ's new TLC NAND-based SSD, the Trion 150. Designed to deliver a superior balance of performance, reliability and value, the Trion 150 is an easy and affordable way for entry-level users to enhance their mobile or desktop systems. Powered by the same Toshiba TC58 controller found in the Trion 100 and available with up to 960GB of the company's new 15nm TLC NAND flash, the drive is capable of 550MB/s read and 530MB/s write speeds for faster boot ups, file transfers, and system responsiveness. The Trion 150 is also optimized for lower energy consumption which translates into longer battery life to keep you up and running longer.

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pny cs2211 ssdToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of PNY's next-generation XLR8 series SSD, the CS2211. Designed with gamers and enthusiasts in mind, the CS2211 offers both extreme performance and enhanced durability. Powered by Phison's quad-core, eight-channel PS3110-S10 controller and available with up to 960GB of Toshiba's 15nm MLC NAND flash, the drive is capable of 565 MB/s read and 540 MB/s write speeds for faster boot up times, quicker application launches, and a better overall computing experience. The CS2211 also offers cool, quiet operation and low power consumption for longer battery life.

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