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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.

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OCZ Trion 150 review: A true budget SSD competitor

Unlike its predecessor, the Trion 150 offers decent performance at a decent price.

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QNAP TAS-268 review: Can this Android-powered NAS box rival a Roku?

Qnap delivers a streaming box on steroids. But it's not the easiest device to set up, and it's light on apps for tasks other than media streaming.

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Transcend SSD370 review: Excellent value, solid performance

This SATA 6Gbps SSD offers very good overall performance—much better than that of comparably priced TLC SSDs.

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Visiontek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD review: Convenient form factor, fast reads, slow writes

The Visiontek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD is great for distributing the same data across multiple computers, but is little better, and a lot more expensive, than a hard drive for backup.

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Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD review: Stacked NAND, stacked performance

If you're looking for an M.2 upgrade, this is the drive to have.

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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.

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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.