Lexar NQ100 SSDCDRLabs has taken an in depth look at Lexar's latest SATA SSD, the NQ100. Aimed at everyday end-users looking to upgrade their laptop or desktop computer, the drive combines Lexar's DM928 controller with Micron's TLC NAND flash to deliver read speeds of up to 550MB/s for faster startups, data transfers and application load times. With no moving parts, the NQ100 SSD is also shock and vibration resistant, making it more reliable and durable than a typical hard drive. In addition, it offers cool, quiet operation and low power consumption for longer battery life.

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Patriot Supersonic Rage ProCDRLabs has put together a brief review of Patriot's latest USB flash drive, the Supersonic Rage Pro. Available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities, the Supersonic Rage Pro is powered by Silicon Motion's SM3282 single chip controller and is equipped with a USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface. The drive also supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) mode, which allows it to read at speeds up to 420MB/s and deliver up to 8,000 4K random IOPS. 

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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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