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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, September 3, 2018 - 8:00am
Teamgroup T-Force Delta RGB SSD

In a world of RGB-everything, nothing is safe. Migrating colorful system lighting onto main components like motherboards and GPU’s was kind of a given and even memory. We already had RGB fans, so the jump to RGB power supplies wasn’t a huge surprise, but one of the last hold-outs has now given in to the relentless craze: the lowly SSD.  What was once a rather unassuming rectangle stuffed in a dark corner can now be a centerpiece of your brilliantly lit build thanks to Teamgroup with the new T-Force Delta RGB SSD. Is it all for show, or does it actually have something under the hood worth mentioning as well? We’ll find out!

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 8:00am
Kingston SSDNow 960 GB Internal SSD ‑ 2.5" ‑ UV500

With all of the fanfare M.2 NVMe drives get, it’s sometimes easy to forget that SSD’s exist in other form-factors and that SATA drives are still alive and well. If you have a machine that isn’t the very latest, it’s quite possible you don’t even have M.2 support. If you work from your PC or otherwise need protection, Kingston’s UV500 series drives provide full end to end 256-bit AES Hardware-based encryption for peace of mind and OPAL 2.0 support for security management solutions. If you need something smaller, the UV500 also comes in M.2 B-key (SATA) and mSATA also for speed and security in any machine.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 8:00am
Kingston A1000 M.2 480GB SSD

For the Last couple of years that PCIe based SSD’s have been around, they have been firmly in the realm of the more deep-pocketed enthusiast niche. In the last few months, we’ve seen some more budget-friendly drives coming out based around newer low-cost controllers. These entry-level drives are aiming squarely at displacing SATA SSD’s with performance several times higher in the same cost per capacity segment. Today we’ll be checking out Kingston’s Entry-Level offering, the A1000. Offering more than double the performance than SATA is even capable of for a price nearly identical to a premium SATA offering, this just might be one foot in the grave for SATA SSD’s. 

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 8:00am
Intel 760p SSD

In the consumer PC world, Intel is a very well-known name, but not typically for storage. If you are familiar with Intel’s SSD offerings, you either work around datacenters, or more likely, you’ve had some time with one of the datacenter drives gone consumer known as the Intel 750 series. You know, the one everyone wanted to water cool a few years ago. More recently you may be familiar with some of the Optane offerings, but Intel now has SSD’s targeted squarely at the mainstream segment of the consumer market with the 760p series. Offered in M.2 form-factor with capacities ranging from 128GB to a whopping 2TB, this might just be your next SSD.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:00am
Corsair Force MP300 M.2 480GB SSD

The storage world is a continuous march towards bigger, better, and eventually, cheaper. You always have those on the bleeding edge willing to pay the early adopter tax on the latest and greatest, but much of the market is a generation or two behind just to avoid a second mortgage. SSD’s have been around awhile now, most directly replacing mechanical disks on the SATA III 6 Gbps bus that turns ten years old later this summer. More recently, Solid-State Drives have moved to PCIe through the universally confusing M.2 port but the cost per gigabyte has left most still using the 2nd drive for more space with the operating system and a few things on the SSD only. PCIe NVMe drive prices have been trickling down, but we are just now starting to see a level of cost parity from PCIe to SATA SSD’s and today we’ll be looking at a new offering from Corsair that aims to take on that market segment.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 8:00am
Intel Optane Memory Data Drive Acceleration

When Intel’s 3D XPoint technology hit the market as Intel Optane Technology, it could do wonderful things to your computer, but only in the right configuration. To take advantage, you had to couple an Optane module to a SATA based drive. Not long after, larger drives big enough to hold your entire system became available, but only for the deeper-pocketed enthusiasts. Many users couple a smaller PCIe storage drive with the OS to a large mechanical Hard Drive for storage and Intel has now opened up Optane Acceleration to kick your data drive into high gear as well. Those smaller 32 and 64GB Optane modules can now be put to good use, and we’ll be looking at how this typical SSD+HDD configuration can benefit from Intel Optane Acceleration Technology.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:30pm
Intel Optane SSD 800P

The PC world is no stranger to ground-breaking, revolutionary memory announcements. They come along every so often promising order of magnitude increases in speed, capacity, and so on. The few that actually materialize into a physical product are often lackluster and fade from existence in days to months or are quickly eclipsed by incremental updates to existing technology. When 3D XPoint was announced a few years ago as this crazy new storage and memory hybrid, most of the industry shrugged it off as another cry of ‘wolf!’ since NAND based NVMe drives were just starting to take off.

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