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Optane Memory review: Why you may want Intel's futuristic cache in your PC

This next-gen memory technology greatly increases responsiveness of PCs but only for those who still want to use a hard drive

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StarTech Dual-Bay SATA Hard Drive Adapter Enclosure with RAID review: Great for hard drives, not for SSDs

With all the appearance of a 3.5-inch hard drive, this RAID enclosure lets you increase hard drive performance using RAID 0. But SSDs proved problematic.

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ADATA XPG SX8000 M.2 NVMe SSD review: A more affordable NVMe option

ADATA has undercut the field by offering the joy-inducing XPG SX8000 NVMe SSD for a joy-inducing price.

Upgrading MacBook storage with TarDisk

The TarDisk is a half-length SD card that fits flush with the body of an older MacBook or MacBook Pro and seamlessly doubles storage capacity via pairing software that creates a single virtual volume.

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Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z review: This USB thumbdrive is small, secure, and device-agnostic

Apricorn has taken the Aegis Secure Key 3.0 and made it smaller, less expensive, and more easily configurable in batches with a $99 USB configuration hub.

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Zyxel NAS520 review: New-school hardware, old-school software (in a good way)

Zyxel's NAS520 is an affordable NAS box with good streaming and backup features, but it's a bit less refined than mainstream users would want.

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TerraMaster F2-220 NAS review: Major-league hardware and rapidly improving software

TerraMaster's FS-220 is relatively new to the NAS category, but it's a great performer with a promising interface.

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Netgear ReadyNAS 212 review: Super fast, but best for business

With a boatload of pro features and excellent performance, this is a box better suited for the small office than the home, but it streams as smoothly as any of its rivals.

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Synology DS216play NAS review: Great media streaming and 4K transcoding for the price

Synology's DS216play NAS is a middling performer, but there's no better NAS box available for media streaming and 4K transcoding.

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QNAP TS-251A NAS review: More media features than you can shake a stick at

QNAP's TS-251A NAS has the ability to output video directly to an external 1080 display and is a great media streamer. The advertised on-the-fly 4K transcoding, on the other hand, proved to be weak.

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Seagate Personal Cloud 3TB NAS review: Incredible bang for the buck

Seagate's Personal Cloud 3TB NAS is only a single-bay NAS, but $140 for 3TB of storage and advanced software features is a steal.

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WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra review: Excellent features and performance at a very nice price

For a NAS box with a boatload of software features and top-notch performance, the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra is amazingly affordable.

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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.