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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 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 8:00am
Kingston KC2000 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD

The world of SATA based SSD’s is slowly coming to a close with the raw speed and performance of PCIe based drives falling to near price parity. The benefit is radically increased bandwidth, up to about 6x the raw speed and some drives are so small they can slot right into your desktop motherboard or laptop with no need for pesky cables. Kingston’s latest KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD falls into this category in its M.2 2280 form-factor that brings 3200 MB/s reads and 2200 MB/s write speeds to capacities from 250GB to 2TB. Add in a 5-year warranty and you have the recipe for success, but does that translate to real-world performance? Let’s find out!

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Friday, June 14, 2019 - 8:00am
iStorage diskAshur2 2TB USB 3.1 Portable Encrypted Hard Drive

In today’s hyper-connected world, data security is paramount. Even with everything connected, having your important data accessible to you no matter where you are and what device you are using is equally as important as having it secure. Cloud services, like most things, online have had repeated breaches over the last few years and no provide appears to be immune to the malicious underbelly of the web. If you work with sensitive data, or just plain don’t want prying eyes to get a peep at your important files, what are you to do? iStorage says to take it with you of course. Nothing beats literally having your data at hand, and they can protect it with government-grade, hardware-based security. No leaving your data in some mystery cloud, no software programs a 5-year-old can break into, only the best protection, for the most sensitive data.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 8:00am
Silicon Power P34A80 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD Review

Silicon Power is no stranger to the world of flash memory and SSD’s, but today we’ll be taking a look at one of the first entries into the high-speed NVMe market segment. Featuring the latest Phison E12 controller, the P34A80 Drive can run at 3200MB/s read and 3000MB/s writes. Coming in 3 capacities from 256GB to 1TB, the P34A80 gives you both speed and capacity at an affordable price with zero compromises. Let’s check out how it performs!

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:00am
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage

Intel’s 3D XPoint (pronounced cross point) has been one of the very few of the dozens of annual groundbreaking storage technologies to make it to retail, and the only one in recent memory to actually deliver on the hype. This technology arrived in the form of a 16GB or 32GB M.2 module called ‘Optane’ that could be used as a very high-speed cache for your existing SATA drive. While many enthusiasts argued that ‘high speed’ was a bit of a stretch when mistakenly compared to top end NAND drives that were easily clearing the 3GB/s mark on high-queue depth sequential transfers in synthetic tests, those that could see the difference between apples and oranges saw the more than order of magnitude increase Optane provides in low queue depth random I/O that more closely resembles daily real-world usage.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Friday, April 12, 2019 - 8:00am
HyperX Fury RGB 2.5” 240GB SSD

In a world of RGB-everything, nothing is safe from colorful illumination. Even your storage isn’t safe and HyperX has one of the few RGB SSD’s on the market. Not everyone has a spare M.2 port in their system, but you’d be hard pressed to find a computer that doesn’t have a free SATA port and the need for 240 to 960GB of extra high-speed storage that also looks incredible. With enough space and speed for today’s latest huge games, HyperX gives your storage a complete makeover with the Fury RGB SSD.

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.

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