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ProClockers has a growing library of data storage reviews for PC storage, laptop storage, and mobile device storage devices. We have our experts cracking out SSD reviews, Micro SD reviews, and thumb drive reviews for many of today's top storage manufacturers. You can also find many hard drive accessory reviews like SSD enclosure reviews and SD card reader reviews.  

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:00am
Seagate SkyHawk Surveillance 10TB Hard Drive

With the ceaseless parade of the latest in flash-based storage technology in both the consumer and enterprise world, it would be easy to assume mechanical drives are nearly finished. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In mid-2016, Seagate reorganized its drive branding into 3 main segments under the new Guardian Series. Each branch contains drives targeted and optimized for specific use cases. The rebranded BarraCuda Compute family targets PCs and Gaming. The new IronWolf series features technologies specialized for RAID and NAS duties. The new SkyHawk family is built for write-intensive workloads common to Video Surveillance systems and this is the segment we’ll be checking out today.

 

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:00am
Intel SSD DC P4510 Series 2.0TB PCIe 2.5” Datacenter SSD

Intel has been making SSD’s for more than ten years now, but the average consumer is probably only familiar with them from the more recent Optane based drives. On the Enterprise side of the world, Intel is regarded as the defacto standard for reliability and performance. Some of this has spilled over into the prosumer world a few years back with the Intel 750 series drives. Today we’ll be looking at Intel’s SSD DC P4510 series drive. Designed for the rapidly growing and evolving cloud architecture, the P4510 series provides higher capacity, low latency and scalable performance for continued innovation.

Posted by James Keir
on Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 8:00am
Crucial P1 1000GB

Over the past few years, the popularity of M.2 drives has dramatically increased due to their small form factor, blazing speeds, and affordability. With the recent decline of prices of PCIe based SSDs, they are now making their way into many entry-level systems and not just enthusiast builds. Crucial’s new P1 line of NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD’s promises to brings both high speeds and ample storage suitable for any build. The P1 drive comes in 3 different configurations which range from 500GB to 2TB of storage with speeds up to 2000MB/s read and 1700MB/s write. With a starting MSRP of $109.99 choosing a PCIe based drive over a SATA SSD is now a much easier decision.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 8:00am
GIGABYTE M.2 2280 PCIe SSD 256GB

Gigabyte is one of the most well-known brands in the PC world and with that comes a certain level of brand loyalty. While Gigabyte does complete PC’s in the small form factor world, their laptops are the bread and butter of the read to run PC line up. For those that like to build, for the longest time you were limited to motherboards, and eventually video cards.  More recently we’re seen Gigabyte expand internal component offerings to power supplies, and memory, and even SATA SSD’s. Today we’ll be looking at their first jump into the NVMe market in the M.2 form factor.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:00am

Having your data on the go is nothing really new at this point, portable flash memory has been readily available since around the turn of the century. What has changed though is the size, and how long it takes to move data on and off of the drive. Carrying hundreds of gigabytes is pretty common these days, but it’s not that practical if it takes several hours to fill and nearly as long to copy back off. Patriot has something a little different in mind. Packing up to 1TB of space, the EVLVR capitalizes on the blazingly fast Thunderbolt 3 Interface. 

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:00am
Patriot Trinity 64GB USB 3.1 USB Flash Drive

If you are reading this, you probably have a hand full of various thumb drives floating around, and you might even know where one or two actually are. You might have one for music, another for documents, one with the work project you had to move to another computer, and that special OTG one you bought when your phone was full of pictures. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just use one big drive for everything AND keep it on your keychain so you didn’t lose it? Thanks to Patriot you can now have that magical drive that goes anywhere and does anything. You can use Type-A on your desktop, Type-C on your Laptop and USB Mini-B on your phone to move and store up to 128GB of anything you need, anywhere you want to or from nearly any device out there!

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:00am
Toshiba OCZ RC100 480GB M.2 2242 NVMe SSD

We got to see Toshiba’s minuscule OCZ RC100 drive at CES 2018 and here a few months later, we finally get to check out this tiny, one-chip drive. Using Toshiba’s own single package, state-of-the-art 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC BiCS FLASH and controller, the RC100 is designed to span the gap between the aging SATA 6Gbps interface and expensive enthusiast level consumer NVMe SSD’s. Available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB, each compact M.2 2242 drive is ready for any platform from mini-PC’s to full-size desktops and everything in between.

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