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Crucial MX500 1 TB M.2 SSD Review

A few weeks ago we reviewed the Crucial MX500 1TB SSD in 2.5-inch format and today we are testing the Crucial MX500 1TB SSD as M.2 version on OCinside.de. In the review we show the differences between the MX500 2.5-inch vs. M.2 SSD and test the M.2 both with and without passive M.2 heatsink on the ASRock Z390 Extreme4 motherboard. So we can be curious whether the small surcharge to the M.2 SSD is worth it and how well the … Continue reading Crucial MX500 1 TB M.2 SSD Review

Icy Dock MB973SP-1B FlexCage Review

Today we test the Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-1B removable frame. Homeserver or self-built or finished NAS solutions are gaining popularity again. Almost all finished network attached storages have so-called hot-swap bays, which makes it easy to change the hard disks. But what if the performance of a NAS is not sufficient, but you don’t want to do without the comfort of the hot-swap bays? Many consumer cases or 19-inch cases in the lower price segment only have internal 3.5-inch and … Continue reading Icy Dock MB973SP-1B FlexCage Review

Synology DS218+ NAS Review

Everyone’s talking about the cloud. In this way, large companies achieve a reduction in IT costs and shift responsibility to the cloud provider. But cloud storage is also becoming increasingly important for private users. The goal is to store large amounts of data securely and with high availability and to be able to access them from anywhere. However, the data should be stored in your own home if possible in order to have a certain degree of security. Therefore, today … Continue reading Synology DS218+ NAS Review

Icy Dock MB524SP-B FlexiDock Review

Who doesn’t know it? Programs and games are getting bigger and bigger but there is no more room for additional SSDs in the case. The Icy Dock FlexiDock MB524SP-B should help. This is a mobile rack that offers up to four 2.5-inch drives in a 5.25-inch bay. How and if this works well, we show on OCinside.de in the following review.

Crucial MX500 1 TB SSD Review

A few weeks ago Crucial introduced their new MX500 series with 64 Layer 3D TLC NAND. After the MX100, MX200 and MX300 follows not the MX400 SSD, but now the MX500 SSD. The Crucial MX500 is available in capacities from 250GB over 500GB and 1TB up to 2TB and offers a number of features designed to provide greater stability and data security. In our previous test of the Crucial BX300 we were already enthusiastic about the Silicon Motion SMI 2258 … Continue reading Crucial MX500 1 TB SSD Review

Samsung SSD 860 Pro vs Samsung SSD 860 Evo Review

The new Samsung SSD 860 Pro and Samsung SSD 860 Evo 2.5-inch SSDs which are available from 250GB over 500GB, 1TB, 2TB up to 4TB total capacity are being tested on OCinside.de. The EVO and PRO are looking almost identical and they are fast at first glance, but why are their prices so different? We also take a second look at the two brand-new Samsung SSDs and show the differences between the Samsung SSD 860 PRO and Samsung SSD 860 … Continue reading Samsung SSD 860 Pro vs Samsung SSD 860 Evo Review

Crucial BX300 480 GB SSD Review

Today we are testing the latest development from Micron and this is the Crucial BX300 480GB SSD, which with the next generation 3D MLC NAND will become a price breaker with high performance in the entry-level segment and will even be offered as a small 120GB as well as a BX300 240GB SSD. So much in advance: It was a success!

Intel 600p 512 GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

Today, we test the Intel 600p 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD on OCinside.de. The Intel SSD 600p supports PCIe Gen3 x4 and that is already one sign for high performance. But the best thing is that the Intel 600p is priced at the level of much slower SATA SSDs! In the following review you will find some benchmarks, a large SSD benchmark comparison, infrared thermal images of this Intel SSD 600p as well as tips for the correct NVMe SSD installation.

Samsung T5 500 GB Portable USB 3.1 SSD Review

On OCinside.de we have an external Samsung T5 Portable 500GB USB 3.1 SSD in the test, today. The special feature of this external USB SSD is that it supports USB 3.1 Gen2 at up to Gb/s and can reach or even exceed speeds of an internal SATA3 SSD. The matching USB 3.1 Type-C cable and USB-C to USB 3.1 Type-A cable are included in the delivery. In the following Samsung Portable SSD T5 review we will clarify if the performance … Continue reading Samsung T5 500 GB Portable USB 3.1 SSD Review

Plextor M8SeGN 512 GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

Today, we test the brand new Plextor M8SeGN 512 GB M.2 NVMe SSD. Who already knows the numerous M.2 reviews on OCinside.de, is familiar with the advantages of a NVMe SSD: high performance! However, the Plextor M8Se without heatsink achieved such a very high temperature, that we recommend purchasing the M8SeY or M8SeG version or at least a M.2 heatsink. The new Plextor NVMe SSD will be available soon. We show today some benchmarks, compare the results with dozens of … Continue reading Plextor M8SeGN 512 GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

Crucial MX300 525 GB M.2 SSD Review

After our test of Crucial MX300 2 TB SSD we take a look at the 2280 M.2 SSD from the MX300 series. We test the Crucial MX300 525GB M.2 SSD and compare the benchmarks with SSDs from Intel, Samsung and other SSDs. Another subject is particularly interesting at M.2 SSDs and that is the temperature of M.2 SSDs. For this reason we have taken pictures with a thermal imaging camera and even published a M.2 thermal video in our OCinside … Continue reading Crucial MX300 525 GB M.2 SSD Review

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

Today, with the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD, we test the so far largest capacity SSD on OCinside.de. Recently we have already tested the smaller MX300 750 GB limited edition and now Micron has released with the Crucial MX300 2050 GB an interesting SSD, where many users do not have to think about additional hard disks in their PC or Mac. We will see how the MX300 with 2 TB Micron 3D NAND compares against other SSDs from ADATA, Crucial, Intel, … Continue reading Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500 GB M.2 NVMe Review

After testing the Samsung 960 Pro SSD we evaluate the cheaper Samsung 960 Evo SSD today at OCinside.de. The Samsung 960 Evo 500 GB M.2 NVMe SSD comes contrary to the Samsung 960 Pro not with 2-bit MLC, but only with 3-bit MLC, so-called TLC NAND. With an 32 GB/s Ultra M.2 slot we have tested, if the Samsung 960 EVO is nevertheless unbelievable fast and we have compared it with the Samsung 960 Pro, as well as other current … Continue reading Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500 GB M.2 NVMe Review

Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1 TB M.2 NVMe Review

The Samsung 960 Pro 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD can convince all along the line and received our OC Dream Award ! The SSD is incredibly fast, but does not reach the limit of our ASRock test system thanks to 32Gb/s Ultra M.2 slot. Let us begin now with the delivery, price, specifications, firmware update and some SSD tips, before the fast NVMe M.2 SSD has to compete against many SSDs and SSD RAID array on following pages.

Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD Review

Today, we test the Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD on OCinside.de. With the MX300 SSD not just Micron 3D NAND is used for the first time in Crucial SSDs, but there are also new sizes at Crucial with 275 GB, 525 GB, 750 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. In the following review we will take a look at the features of the new Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD and compare benchmark results with many other SSDs from ADATA, Crucial, … Continue reading Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD Review