Kingston KC600 2.5″ 1TB SATA SSD Review – An excellent affordable SATA SSD with hardware AES encryption

The Kingston KC600 has been out for a couple of years now. It offers affordable, fast storage with the added benefit of hardware AES encryption which allows you to enable BitLocker on your PC with little consequence on overall performance. SATA SSDs are starting to feel a little dated now that NVMe drives have become … Read more

Goodram 1TB IRDM M.2 NVMe SSD Review – An affordable NVMe drive aimed at gamers

I was first made aware of Goodram when they asked me to review the IRDM 3200Mhz DDR4 SODIMM Laptop Ram. While this may be a lesser-known brand, they have been manufacturing RAM and storage for many years now, being the largest IT companies in Poland. They are popular with PC builders, such as Chillblast and … Read more

SSD prices to decrease by 10% in Q1 2019

Things are starting to look more positive for PC gamers as we enter 2019. Throughout the year we have seen a drop in DDR4 prices, with it almost becoming affordable during the Black Friday period. Similarly, GPU prices have dropped following the cryptocurrency crash, though Nvidia RTX is still obscenely priced. Another trend during Black … Read more

First DDR4 price hikes, then GPU, now NAND / flash memory due to Samsung power outage

The AMD Ryzen launch last year did a great job at lowering CPU and motherboard prices for PC gaming enthusiast, but unfortunately, this was tarred with a 200% surge in the pricing of DDR4 over 2 years. Over the past year, we have seen GPU prices inflate thanks to cryptocurrency miners, with them buying $776M … Read more

Samsung Launch 860 PRO SSD from £126.49 and 860 EVO Solid State Drive from £90.49

Samsung has developed the best SSDs for years now, this includes both SATA based drives and the new NVMe based drive. They have now announced the successor to the legendary 850 series, the 860 PRO and 860 EVO. As we are already pushing the limits of SATA there are not massive improvements here, but an improvement nonetheless. The … Read more

Buffalo MiniStation Velocity 960GB external SSD Review

Solid State Storage is all the rage for laptops and desktops nowadays, it offers exponentially better performance than a mechanical drive while being smaller, quieter and giving off less heat. However, they are expensive compared to their mechanical equivalents and store less data, this means that we haven’t really seen many external SSDs on the … Read more

Hagiwara shrinks 2.5-inch SSD tech to 1-inch drives

Hagiwara Sys-Com has recently announced it has applied the technology from 2.5-inch solid state drives to smaller 1-inch drives. They have developed the HDF10P SSD drive which is currently only available in an 8GB capacity however they are planning on releasing a 16GB version. The company has placed the TrueSSD controller it has developed in-house … Read more

1TB SSD OCZ Z Drive!!

If you are a PC enthusiast and have more money than sense then the OCZ Z Drive is quite likely the thing for you. This is a PCIe enclosure that’ll contain 1TB worth of SSD storage with maximum read rates of up to 600MB/sec and maximum write speeds of up to 500MB/sec whith a sustained … Read more

Micron develop an ultra fast Solid State Drive – 250 MB/s

Micron is starting production of a new line of solid state drives (SSD) that offer much faster data rates than were previously possible. The new drives are capable of 250MB/s data transfer and come in two lines, an enterprise-class RealSSD P200 and the client-focused RealSSD C200. The company hopes the increased speed and reduced power … Read more