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G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD review: A svelte, speedy USB 3.1 drive aimed at the Mac crowd

If you want internal SATA speed in an external drive, the G-Drive SSD delivers—if you have a 10Gbps USB 3.1 port.

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Samsung 960 Pro NVMe SSD review: Ludicrously fast PC storage

Samsung keeps raising the ante on PCIe SSD performance. The 960 Pro can read faster than 2.5GBps and write faster than 1.5GBps.

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Plextor M8Pe NVMe SSD: Looks fast, is fast

Looking for an SSD that's fast and looks good through a case window? Stop your search because the Plextor M8Pe could be your answer.

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Toshiba OCZ's TL100 review: A budget SSD that's not a bargain

Toshiba's third TLC NAND SSD is even slower than the first—something we didn't think was possible.

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OCZ VX500 review: A featherlight SATA SSD that's ideal for laptop upgrades

Fleshing out the middle of the company's SSD lineup, Toshiba/OCZ's VX500 offers the solid overall performance of MLC NAND at an affordable price.

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AFT Blackbird VX-2SSD USB 3.1 review: Internal SATA speed at the end of a wire

Atech Flash lets you add fast SATA storage to your laptop or PC with this USB 3.1 dual-bay enclosure.

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Akitio Thunder3 Duo Pro review: External RAID that's as fast as internal SATA

Akitio's Thunder3 Duo Pro enclosure looks good, and offers super-easy drive installation, but its Thunderbolt 3 support is wasted on SATA storage.

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Akitio Thunder3 PCIe SSD review: Blazingly fast external storage for rich kids

Fantastically fast and fantastically expensive, this external drive lets Thunderbolt 3 strut its stuff to the tune of 2GBps transfers.

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Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB hard drive review: Vast and amazingly fast (for a hard drive)

The Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB is pricey, but this large-capacity hard drive also reads and writes data far faster than the average HDD. It can't match an SSD, but it makes a great companion for one.

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WD My Passport Wireless Pro review: A portable hard drive made for mobile streaming

With an integrated Wi-Fi hot spot and the Plex media server, this drive lets you take all your shows (and all your tunes) on the road.

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OCZ RD400 SSD review: This lightning-fast drive is OCZ's redemption

The industry's latest consumer M.2 PCIe-NVMe drive offers excellent performance, and is relatively affordable.

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USB Type C speed test: Here's how slow your laptop's port could be

The USB Type C port is new, intriguing, and incredibly confusing, because vendors vary in how they implement the standard. It all comes down to the controller, so we take the fastest USB-C device out there to show you the sometimes vast differences.

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Sandisk Extreme 900 SSD review: 10Gbps USB 3.1 performance at last!

The Extreme 900 is one of the first devices to take advantage of USB 3.1 faster speeds, and it's delightfully fast.

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Synology DiskStation DS216+ review: This NAS box can stream 4K UHD movies

Though it downscales them to 1080p, you can stream 2160p videos with Synology's lastest NAS boxes and operating system

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Samsung T3 review: This 'USB 3.1' SSD is stupidly fast

Samsung manages to wring better sustained performance out of a USB 3.1 SSD than some vendors do from their internal SATA SSDs.