Patriot Viper VPR400, 1TB Of RGBs

Need A Little DRAM-less TLC? The Patriot Viper VPR400 RGB 1TB is currently selling for $128 on Amazon, which is not bad for a PCIe 4.0 NVMe 1.4 SSD but not spectacular; not even as good as Josh’s pick from this week’s PCPer Podcast.  Then again, not many of those competitor’s heatspreaders are this luminescent […]

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Micron’s All New 232-layer NAND 2

Micron’s All New 232-layer NAND

Goodbye 176-layer NAND, Hello 232-layer NAND You might think that the first PCIe 5.0 drive would be the top story instead of the first link below the fold, but there is news that is  at least as exciting as that.  Micron have just announced the details on their new 232-layer NAND, which is faster and […]

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The 2TB Goodram IRDM Pro M.2 NVMe SSD

How Polished Is This Polish PCIe 4.0 NVMe 1.4 SSD? GOODRAM is a Polish brand of Wolf Electronic and has been around for 30 years, though without much penetration of the North American computer component market.  As most of the PCIe 4.0 drives we’ve seen the Goodram IRDM PRO uses an 8-channel Phison E18 controller […]

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NVMe SSD Heatsink Roundup 5

NVMe SSD Heatsink Roundup

Hot Flash, Cool Controller It is well known that NVMe SSD heatsinks are important, whether provided with the drive or with your motherboard, to maintain full transfer speeds.  We haven’t seen a roundup of the various heatsinks available however, or at least until now.  Guru of 3D took two Kioxia Exceria drives, the PCIe 4.0 […]

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