We have two samples of the fastest SSD on the globe, which meet the Crucial T700 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD. Both units are 2TB, one with a heatsink and the other should be placed underneath a motherboard heatsink. This series offers performance metrics running upwards to 12 GB/sec for sustained reads/writes based on a Phison E26 controller and all-new Micron's 3D TLC NAND based on 232-layers
Geil (Golden Emperor International Limited) is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. It was founded in 1993 and will have its 30th anniversary this year. At the end of last year, we had an opportunity to check their Evo V DDR5 memory kit, consisting of two 16 GB modules with a frequency of 6200 MHz and CL34 latency. What are the main differences vs. Evo V? Mainly, the design of a radiator and the lack of two fans used for active cooling of the modules. This time, we will review Geil’s second series, Polaris RGB (there’s also a “regular” Polaris without the lighting), with an astonishing frequency of 8000 MHz.
The Sabrent Rocket NANOv2 NVMe USB SSD is a small form-factor solid-state drive (SSD) that uses the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocol for fast data transfer rates. It connects to a computer through a USB interface and provides a storage solution that is much faster than traditional hard disk and 2.5" SSD drives. The NANOv2 is designed to be compact and portable, making it an ideal solution for those who need to transfer large files quickly or carry their data with them on the go. It has a capacity of up to 2TB, and its small size makes it easy to carry in a pocket or a bag, whilst offering performance up-to 1600MBps.
Sabrent has launched the world's first DirectStorage-optimized SSD, the Rocket 4 Plus-G, optimized for DirectStorage technology, the Rocket 4 Plus-G delivers unprecedented speeds, making it the ultimate gaming drive for the future. We'll be testing this SSD with both AMD's Ryzen 7950X3D and Intel's Core i9 13900K.
Silicon Power is a company (from Taipei) established in 2003. It’s mainly known for DRAM modules, SSDs (like XS70 1TB M.2 NVMe, which we checked last year), and USB Flash cards. We got a sample of their gaming brand (XPOWER) series, named Zenith RGB. It’s the only DDR5 model in their offer, providing frequencies up to 6000 MHz.
VULCANα is a more budget-friendly series from Teamgroup than the Delta RGB, which we checked in 6000 CL40 and 7200 CL34 variants. They are mainly known for memory but also have SSDs, memory cards, USB drives, mobile accessories, and peripherals. The provided sample is from a VULCANα series. It's the mid-tier in the TeamGroup TForce offer, as it offers frequencies up to 6000 MHz.
G.Skill, a Taipei-based company, is a household name in the tech industry. They have established a reputation for producing high-quality DDR memory, but they also offer a diverse range of products including AIOs such as the Enki 360, stylish chassis like the Z5i, sleek keyboards like the KM360, and various other peripherals. However, their crown jewel is the DDR5 RAM, of which the Trident Z5 RGB series is a prime example. With frequencies reaching up to 8000 MHz, this series stands as the top tier in G.Skill's offerings.
Today we’re presenting a review of a Netac NV7000 M.2 SSD. Netac Technology was established in 1999 in Shenzhen (China). Their product line mainly consists of SSDs, RAM, SD cards, USB flash, and external drives. The company is well known in China, but not so much in Europe/USA. It’s the first product of this company covered on guru3d.
Positioned as a PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD value SSD this is the S90 Lite. Addlink claims sequential read and write rates of up to 4500MB/sec utilizing the Phison E21 controller and PCIe Gen 4 x4 interface. Per customary, performance varies depending on the capacity selected and whether the host computer supports PCIe 4.0.
Today we're presenting a review of an HP FX900 Pro M.2 SSD. It's not the first product of this company covered on guru3d. Last time it was the FX900 model, with a 1 TB capacity, it earned the "recommended" award. How will the bigger/faster brother cope with our test suite? These products are sold under the brand "HP". Under official license, these branded storage products are designed, manufactured, and marketed by BIWIN Storage Technology company. FX900 Pro comes in capacities of 512GB, 1TB, 2TB (which we got for the review), and even 4 TB. The target audience are not only gamers but those who want excellent multitasking performance.
ZADAK is not a new competitor in the market of SSDs. They already provided SATA and NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 drives, like TWSG3, ZDKG3, or Spark. This time, it’s a TWSG4S model, which supports PCIe Gen4x4. It comes in 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. We’ve received the biggest TB variant. It’s aimed at gamers, according to ZADAK, and it would be fair to place this in an area of high-end levels. There’s also a clear indication on the website that it’s compatible with the Sony Playstation 5.
In May, Geil presented a new series of DDR5 memories: the EvoV. The available kits have a frequency ranging from the base 4800 MHz up to 6800 MHz (and up to 6400 MHz for the AMD platform). We are checking the Geil EvoV RGB 6200 MHz CL34 DDR5 kit today with the AMD EXPO profile. The main thing that makes the Evo V stand out is the built-in fans (in the radiator). They’re rotating at about 12000 rpm, +/- 20% (but please remember they are small, with a 2 cm diameter, so the revs shouldn’t be so scary).
In July, Corsair presented a new series of DDR5 memories: the Vengeance RGB DDR5. The available kits from the RGB edition have a frequency higher than the base 4800 MHz (5200-6600 MHz); the non-RGB version starts from 4800 MHz. We are checking the Corsair Vengeance RGB 6000 MHz CL36 DDR5 kit today. It's in the middle frequency in the series. We already had an opportunity (almost three years ago) to review the Vengeance (Pro) RGB series RAM, but it was for the DDR4; the frequency was 3200 MHz, and it received a "Top Pick" award, and also the Vengeance RGB Pro SL which had 3600 MHz frequency (with CL18) and got the "Approved" award. But let's focus back on the tested DDR5 kit.
Zadak presented a new series of DDR5 memories in April: the Spark DDR5. The available kits are 16, 32, and 2x16 GB, and their frequency is higher than the base 4800 MHz (5200-6400 MHz). We are checking the Zadak Spark 6000 MHz CL40 DDR5 kit today. It’s in the middle frequency in the series. We already had an opportunity (almost three years ago) to review the Spark series RAM, but it was for the DDR4; the frequency was 4133 MHz (from the upper end of the market offers), and it received a “Recommended” award. But let’s focus back on the tested DDR5 kit.
Intel bartered its SSD segment to Solidigm, we review the P41 Plus M.2 NVMe SSD, it's a PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD, and especially when it comes down to access times and throughput and an SM2269XT controller PCIe Gen 4.0 controller, this unit offers decent budget performance levels in order to bring QLC to the masses.