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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, 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.

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. 

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