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.
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 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.
Not everyone want a flash drive just to move data from one place to another, some of us need o have a large drive with us all time and also a must is that the drive will be able to handle rough conditions. Lexar’s Tough USB3.1 flash drive is here to rescue you, so lets take a look on what it has to offer and how it performs.
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.
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.
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 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.
Samsung’s 960 series of M.2 NVMe SSDs goes mainstream in the shape of the 960 EVO series of SSDs.
Today I’m taking a look at the 250GB version of the Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NMVe SSD.
The 960 EVO uses the Samsung Polaris SSD controller coupled to 3 bits per cell (TLC) 3D V-NAND.
Let’s find out how it performs in this review.