WD Blue 3D 1TB SATA SSD Review

WD Blue 3D 1TB SATA SSD Review

Welcome to Myce’s review of the WD Blue 3D 1TB SATA SSD (hereafter referred to as the WD Blue 3D).
Having published many Enterprise Storage reviews this is my first review of a Client (or Consumer) grade SSD.
The WD Blue 3D is a state of the art SATA SSD using 64 layer 3D BiCS (‘Bit Cost Scalable’) TLC NAND. It is available in two form factors – 2.5” and M.2 2280.
On the face of it the WD Blue 3D offers excellent performance at an excellent price – please read on to see what we find.

Toshiba OCZ TR200 480GB review

Toshiba OCZ TR200 480GB review

Today I am taking a look at the new Toshiba OCZ TR200 SSD, the drive is targeted to those that are on the look for value SSD, the TR200 also used the latest 64 layer BiCS TLD NAND, so you should get an excellent value for money and the latest technology that Toshiba has to offer when it comes to NAND, So lets find out more about the performance of the TR200 SSD.

Crucial BX300 SSD review – The value for money option?

Crucial BX300 SSD

Crucial had the BX200 as the only option for those that were on the look for a budget SSD, and it was a good drive as long as you were ready to live with the TLC NAND, Now Crucial has released the BX300 an SSD that has the brand new 3D MLC NAND and want to follow in the steps of the Crucial BX100. So lets find out if the Crucial BX300 can do that.

Samsung T5 Portable SSD 1TB Review

Samsung T5 Portable SSD 1TB Review

Welcome to Myce’s review of the Samsung T5 Portable SSD (hereafter referred to as the T5).
The Samsung T5 is a highly portable, high speed storage device, which could be used for carrying large amounts of data from one location to another; simply transfer the data you want to take to the new location onto the T5, stick the T5 in your pocket, arrive at the other location; plug the T5 into the new host PC or laptop, then copy the files over to the new host PC or laptop at lightning speed.
My myce.com colleague Wendy Robertson reviewed the previous version of the Samsung Portable SSD, the T3, and found it to be an outstanding product (You can read Wendy’s review of the T3 by clicking here). The T5 takes a step forward by providing support for connection to a computer via a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) port, whereas the T3 is limited to a USB 3.0 (5Gbps) connection.
The T5 also introduces the use of Samsung’s fourth generation 64-layer MLC V-NAND. Please read on to see what we make of the T5.

Looking at the three windows power modes, and the impact on SSD performance

Edit power plan logo

There are three modes on the edit power options menu in control panel, and the idea is simple, either get the maximum performance from your system, or go to the other extreme and save as much power as possible. There is also the default mode called balanced mode, that will bride the other two modes, but how much can those three settings affect the speed of your SSD? Lets find find out.

Corsair Vengeance 2666MHz RGB DDR4 RAM review

Corsair Vengeance 2666MHz RGB DDR4 RAM review

Corsair is not stranger when it comes to RAM, they have manage to release some RAM modules that were outstanding, and also pushed the speed of their RAM products to its max. However this days speed is only one part of the reason on why you buy your RAM, the aesthetics of the RAM is another reason, and so far Corsair has done a great job at this. Now they have pushed things even further simply by introducing the Vengeance RGB DDR4 RAM. So lets take a closer look on the Corsair Vengeance DDR4 RGB RAM and its performance.

Micron 5100 ECO 1920GB SATA Enterprise SSD Review

Micron 5100 ECO 1920GB SATA Enterprise SSD Review

Welcome to Myce’s review of the Micron 5100 ECO SATA 1920GB Enterprise SSD. This is the second of two reviews featuring Micron’s 5100 range and the first was for the Micron 5100 MAX 960GB model, which you can see by clicking here. We found the Micron 5100 MAX to be an outstanding drive, please read on to see what we make of its ECO sibling.

Toshiba X300 6TB High Performance HDD Review

Toshiba X300 6TB High Performance HDD Review

Welcome to Myce’s review of the Toshiba X300 6TB SATA Consumer HDD (hereafter referred to as the X300).

I normally review Enterprise Storage products, particularly Enterprise SSDs. As you will see below, Toshiba targets the X300 at professional workstation users; or to put it another way the heavy weight end of the consumer market’s requirements. I am a self-confessed storage freak and I have in excess of 10TB of SSD storage in my home PC, including an NVMe based SSD as my boot drive and SATA and SAS SSDs being run in RAID 0 configurations. These days I can’t imagine that I would ever recommend anyone uses an HDD as a boot drive but I was motivated to investigate what it is like to live with a state of the art, high performance, HDD for data storage in conjunction with an SSD based boot drive. So, with this in mind, I jumped at the opportunity to review the X300.

Please read on to see what I discovered with the X300.

Micron 5100 MAX 960GB SATA Enterprise SSD Review

Micron 5100 MAX 960GB SATA Enterprise SSD Review

Welcome to Myce’s review of the Micron 5100 MAX SATA 960GB Enterprise SSD. This is the first of two reviews featuring Micron’s 5100 range – the next will be for the Micron 5100 ECO 1920GB model.
All models in the 5100 range feature Micron’s 24 layer, eTLC 3D NAND.
Micron considers the 5100 MAX’s closest competitors to be the Intel SSD DC S3610, the Samsung SM863, the Sandisk Cloudspeed Ultra Gen II, and the Toshiba HK4E. We have previously reviewed the Samsung SM863 and the Toshiba HK4E and we considered them both to be exceptional products, so tough competition indeed. Please read on to see how the Micron 5100 MAX stands up.

Corsair Force MP500 NVMe SSD review

Corsair Force MP500 Review

Corsair need no introduction, they are one of the very few manufacturers that can do magic with almost everything that they make, and part that our readers are familliar is thier SSD’s, and they do make some excellent SATA SSD’s. This time they went again one step further and released their new Force MP500, their first m.2 NVMe SSD, so lets find out how they Corsair Force MP500 performs.

Lexar C20c 64GB flash drive review – The three in one solution

Lexar C20c 64GB flash drive review - The three in one solution

Doing something new and refreshing on USB flash drives can a very difficult or very easy task, and it looks like in the case of Lexar it was easy one. The Lexar C20c USB3.1 Gen1 flash drive is a three in one flash drive that offers a lot functionality for its size, comes with good performance and a unique design. Continue reading this review to find all about the Lexar C20c 64GB USB3.1 Gen1 flash drive.

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

Time has moved forward and at the same time SSDs have also moved forward and now we have reached the point that the starting capacity of an SSD is more than 240GB. However most of us were thinking when we will see larger SSD and Crucial with their latest 3D NAND is offering the MX300 SSD with capacities up to 2TB, and this is going to be the SSD that I will be reviewing,
So if you want to learn all about the performance of the 2TB MX300 SSD continue reading this review.