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Toshiba Q300 SSD review: Not the bargain it should be

Though a decent performer most of the time with small data sets, the Q300 slows to the pace of a hard drive when writing large files. Worst of all, it's not priced appropriately.

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Crucial BX200 SSD review: Good for casual users, but not for slinging extra-large files

For light-duty computing, the BX200 is a good SSD. But stress it by writing lots of files and it slows to a crawl.

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M.2 SSD roundup: Tiny drives deliver huge performance

The marriage of PCIe and the SSD has resulted in uber-fast storage for your PC. We compare small-slot AHCI, NVMe, and SATA models. Even if you're using a desktop, one of these tiny wonders can increase your storage transfer speeds by a factor of four.

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Arc 100 review: OCZ's better bargain SSD

Though a year old, the Arc 100 still compares favorably with any budget 2.5-inch SSD available

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OCZ Trion 100 review: An affordable SSD with a problem

Though it's a bit cheaper than its rivals, the Trion slows to hard drive speeds when writing even mildly large amounts of data.


M-Disc optical media reviewed: Your data, good for a thousand years

Want your data to outlive you by a few centuries? M-Disc optical media, with its super-stable data layer, is what you're looking for.

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Review: Kingston's HyperX Predator PCIe SSD offers fast M.2 performance

A very fast PCIe/M.2 SSD that's also very expensive. It's available on an expansion card adapter and, thankfully,you can find it heavily discounted for just over a buck a gigabyte.

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Intel 750 series SSD review: Storage so fast, only the highest-end PCs can keep up

The future of storage is here: Intel's 750-series SSD features NVMe and over-the-top performance.


Portable storage for the paranoid: We test two secure USB drives on keypad vs. software security

Encrypted storage on a stick is expensive, so consider security method as well before you buy. We test examples of each approach.

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Crucial MX200 Review: A fast SSD at a nice price

Crucial’s older SSDs were only middling performers that deserved to be discounted, but the MX200 can hang with the best around.


QNAP HS-251 Review: NAS meets home entertainment

QNAP has taken the convergence of home networking and entertainment another step further with this handsome, quiet, network-attached storage box that outputs directly to your TV via HDMI

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Samsung T1 External SSD review: Super small, super light, super fast

Samsung’s T1 external USB 3.0 SSD is extremely small and light, promises excellent longevity by virtue of its 3D NAND storage, and even better--is extremely fast.

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Samsung 850 EVO review: 3D NAND and insane endurance for the masses

Samsung's 850 EVO brings its 3D NAND to consumers in a cheaper package than its Pro series.

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IronKey Workspace W700 FIPS Review: Windows To Go on one tough, secure little key drive

The first remotely manageable, FIPS 140-2 level 3 validated USB stick that can run Windows To Go. Pricey, but nicely done.