ADATA SX8200 SSDCDRLabs has taken an in depth look ADATA's latest PCIe SSD, the XPG SX8200. Designed for PC enthusiasts, dedicated gamers and overclockers, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Silicon Motion's new SM2262 controller and is available with up to 1TB of Micron's 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. The SX8200 is also equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface and is capable of 3,200 MB/s read and 1,700 MB/s write speeds and a maximum of 280,000 random write IOPS.

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WD Black NVMe SSDToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Western Digital's new PCIe NVMe SSD, the WD Black NVMe. Built to boost the performance of gaming systems, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Western Digital's own Spectrum controller and is available with up to 1TB of the company's 64-layer BiCS 3D TLC NAND flash. The WD Black NVMe is also equipped with a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface to deliver up to 3,400 MB/s read and 2,800 MB/s write speeds along with a maximum of 500,000 random read IOPS.

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Samsung 970 EVO SSDCDRLabs has taken an in depth look at Samsung's latest mainstream NVMe SSD, the 970 EVO. Designed for tech savvy consumers, gamers and professionals, this compact, M.2 form factor SSD is powered by the same Phoenix controller found in the 970 PRO and is available with up to 2TB of Samsung's 3-bit MLC V-NAND flash. The 970 EVO is also equipped with a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface and is capable of 3,500 MB/s read and 2,500 MB/s write speeds and a maximum of 480,000 random write IOPS.

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Samsung 970 PRO SSDToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Samsung's new NVMe SSD, the 970 PRO. Designed to meet the needs of enthusiasts, hardcore gamers and professionals, this cutting-edge NVMe SSD is powered by Samsung's new Phoenix controller and is available with up to 1TB of their latest 2-bit MLC V-NAND flash. The 970 PRO is also equipped with a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface and is capable of 3,500 MB/s read and 2,700 MB/s write speeds and a maximum of 500,000 IOPS for both random read and write operations.

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Crucial MX500 500GB SSDCDRLabs has taken yet another look at Crucial's popular MX500 Series SSD. This time around, we've reviewed the 500GB version of the drive which combines Silicon Motion's SM2258 controller with Micron's second generation 3D TLC NAND to deliver 560 MB/s read and 510 MB/s write speeds. The MX500 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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Plextor M8V SSDCDRLabs has taken an in depth look at Plextor's latest SATA SSD, the M8V. This entry-level device is powered by Silicon Motion's SM2258 controller and is available with up to 512GB of Toshiba's 64-layer BiCS3 3D TLC NAND flash. To compensate for the slow write speeds typically associated with TLC NAND, the M8V is equipped with Plextor's PlexNitro cache acceleration technology, which optimizes performance without taking up any space on the drive. The M8V also features built in LDPC technology as well as a RAID engine and data shaping for enhanced data transfer stability. To top it all off, the drive supports Plextor exclusive applications like PlexTurbo, PlexCompressor and PlexVault.

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Samsung T5 SSDToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Samsung's latest portable SSD, the T5. Designed especially for content creators, business and IT professionals as well as mainstream consumers, this pocket-sized SSD is lightweight, yet durable. Thanks to a sturdy metal body and shock-resistant internal frame, the drive can withstand accidental drops of up to 2 meters. On the inside, the T5 is powered by Samsung's MGX controller and is available with up to 2TB of their 64-layer V-NAND flash. It is also equipped with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface which lets users transfer a 4.8GB 4K UHD movie in as little as 12 seconds. To top it all off, the T5 offers password protection of data with AES 256-bit hardware encryption.

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Plextor M9Pe SSDCDRLabs has taken an in depth look Plextor's latest PCIe SSD, the M9Pe. Optimized for high-level PC gaming, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Marvell's 88SS1093 "Eldora" controller and is available with up to 1TB of Toshiba's 64-layer BiCS3 3D TLC NAND flash. To compensate for the slow write speeds typically associated with TLC NAND, the M9Pe uses Plextor's exclusive PlexNitro cache acceleration technology to optimize performance without taking up any space on the drive. The M9P is also equipped with a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.2 interface to provide higher bandwidth and lower latency than SATA SSDs.

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Crucial MX500 SSDToday, CDRLabs brings you a review of Crucial's new MX500 SSD. Powered by Silicon Motion's SM2258 controller and available with up to 2TB of Micron's second generation 3D TLC NAND, the drive delivers 560 MB/s read and 510 MB/s write speeds for faster boot times, quicker application launches and better overall system performance. The MX500 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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Synology DS218 NASCDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of Synology's latest 2-bay Plus-series NAS, the DS218+. Designed with home users and small businesses in mind, this all-around storage solution is equipped with an Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor, 2GB of DDR3L RAM, three USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port and a gigabit Ethernet port. The DS218+ also offers a wide range of applications for cross-platform file sharing, data backup, cloud synchronization and multimedia streaming. In addition, it supports the latest version of Surveillance Station which employs user-friendly video management tools and smart analytics to help protect your home or business.

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