Crucial T705 Gen5 NVMe SSD: A 14.5 GBps Consumer Flagship with 2400 MT/s 232L NAND

Crucial is unveiling the latest addition to its Gen5 consumer NVMe SSD lineup today - the T705 PCIe 5.0 M.2 2280 NVMe SSD. It takes over flagship duties from...

32 by Ganesh T S on 2/20/2024

Update: Samsung Announces 990 EVO SSD, Energy-Efficiency with Dual-Mode PCIe Gen4 x4 and Gen5 x2

After Samsung's earlier product page snafu, the company is officially launching their next-generation mainstream client SSD today. The 990 EVO will be available in both 1TB and 2TB capacities...

19 by Ganesh T S on 1/23/2024

Wi-Fi Alliance Introduces Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7: 802.11be Prepares for Draft Standard Exit

The final approval of the 802.11be standard may only be scheduled for December 2024, but that has not put a spanner in the works of the Wi-Fi Alliance in...

16 by Ganesh T S on 1/23/2024

Seagate Unveils Mozaic 3+ HDD Platform as HAMR Readies for Volume Ramp

Seagate's financial reports have been indicating imminent mass production of HAMR HDDs for a few years now, and it looks like the wait for these drives to appear in...

26 by Ganesh T S on 1/17/2024

Network-Attached Storage Market Update: ASUSTOR, Terramaster, and QNAP Introduce New NAS Units

The network-attached storage (NAS) market had a break-out decade in the 2010s, with a large number of vendors trying to get a slice of the pie. Brands such as...

13 by Ganesh T S on 1/13/2024

Micron at CES 2024: USB4 SSD Technology Demonstrations

Micron's consumer brand, Crucial Memory, has been putting extra focus on the SSD market over the last few quarters. The brand was marketing entry-level QLC drives in the 2018...

13 by Ganesh T S on 1/11/2024

ASUS Unveils NUC 14 Pro and Pro Plus Meteor Lake Mini-PCs

As part of its 2024 CES announcements, ASUS officially unveiled a number of NUCs based on Intel's Meteor Lake platform. The company had earlier released the NUC 13 Rugged...

8 by Ganesh T S on 1/10/2024

Phison Details U21 USB4 PSSD and E31T Mainstream Gen 5 SSD Controllers

Phison's lineup of SSD and portable SSD controllers is keeping pace with the general industry trends, as evidenced by their products on display at the 2024 CES. Portable SSDs in...

3 by Ganesh T S & Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2024

Ubiquiti Networks Introduces U7 Pro: First UniFi Wi-Fi 7 Access Point Scores on Affordability

The market launch of Ubiquiti's first Wi-Fi 7 product in their UniFi lineup has been hotly anticipated since its FCC filings became public late last year. Unlike traditional consumer...

13 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2024

LaCie Rugged Mini SSD Review: Power-Efficient Flash Storage at 20 Gbps

LaCie's portable storage drives have enjoyed a fan following, particularly among creative professionals valuing both performance and product design / appearance. After Seagate's acquisition, the brand has continued to...

8 by Ganesh T S on 1/3/2024

Seagate IronWolf Pro 22TB HDD Capsule Review

Seagate's IronWolf Pro lineup of hard drives for network-attached storage units has consistently offered good value for money, particularly at the highest capacity points. I purchased two 22TB IronWolf...

15 by Ganesh T S on 1/2/2024

InfiRay P2 Pro and TOPDON TC001 Thermal Cameras Capsule Review

Low-cost infrared cameras have been flooding the market since FLIR and Seek Thermal opened up the consumer thermal camera market in the late 2010s. The rise of smartphones has...

12 by Ganesh T S & Nethra Iyler on 12/31/2023

ASRock Industrial 4X4 BOX-7840U mini-PC Review: AMD Phoenix in an UCFF Avatar

AMD's Phoenix line of low-power processors for the notebook market has been lapped up by various second and third-tier mini-PC vendors in the Asian market. The platform's value proposition...

15 by Ganesh T S on 12/28/2023

ASRock Industrial 4X4 BOX 8040 and NUC(S) Ultra 100 BOX Series Bring Accelerated AI to Mini-PCs

ASRock Industrial maintains a lineup of ultra-compact form-factor machines in the NUC BOX (Intel-based) and 4X4 BOX (AMD-based) series. These systems have gained significant market acceptance (evidenced by the...

10 by Ganesh T S on 12/23/2023

Silicon Power MS70 SSD-in-a-Stick Review: Thumb Drive Meets Massive Capacity

NAND flash technology has seen rapid advancement in recent years. This has resulted in the capacity limits of SSDs and thumb drives getting pushed up regularly. Companies like Kingston...

28 by Ganesh T S on 12/21/2023

GEEKOM A5 mini-PC Review: Affordable Cezanne Zen 3 at 35W

Ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) desktops have gained significant market share over the last decade. Processors with TDPs ranging from 6 - 15W formed the backbone of this segment in the...

35 by Ganesh T S on 12/8/2023

Micron Intros 3500 NVMe SSD: 232L 3D TLC and Phison E25 for the OEM Market

Micron has been on a roll lately with new product introductions despite the downturn in the flash market. The company is currently the only NAND manufacturer shipping products based...

7 by Ganesh T S on 12/5/2023

Best Portable SSDs: Holiday 2023

Once the domain of external, bus-powered hard drives, these days the market for external storage has been almost completely consumed by portable SSDs. Rapid technological advancements in NAND flash...

5 by Ganesh T S on 11/29/2023

Best Internal Hard Drives: Holiday 2023

Data storage requirements have kept increasing over the last several years. SSDs have taken over the role of the primary drive in most computing systems. However, when it comes...

21 by Ganesh T S on 11/23/2023

Samsung T5 EVO Portable SSD Review: QLC Sets Sane Expectations, Insane Pricing

The market for portable SSDs (PSSDs) has seen rapid growth over the past decade. Samsung is one of the active tier-one flash vendors in the space, with their popular...

13 by Ganesh T S on 11/14/2023

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