Dr. Plextor’s SSD Lab – New Games for the Summer

Hi guys! That’s me, your favorite Dr. Plextor yet again. Half of the summer has gone by and I have not really got a chance to do much. Unfortunately, whenever the weather was nice, I was stuck in the office (mind you, I still love my job but I missed quite some sun) and whenever I had some spare time, the weather was terrible, raining cats and dogs, not literally of course. Continue reading

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Dr. Plextor’s SSD Lab – Choosing the right capacity of the SSD

Hello my dear friends! Have you missed me? Don’t worry I will not be offended if you did not. I understand, summer is there and you probably try to use every opportunity to spend some time in the fresh air. I know I would but unfortunately the weather here is not quite to my liking. As I am writing this, it is raining, and I am stuck inside my lab. Don’t get me wrong, I like my lab. With all the cool equipment here, it is the closest you get to paradise. But right now I would really want to have some sunshine. Continue reading

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SSD Must-know Knowledge – Five Tips and Tricks for Video Editing

Today we’re been asked to share a few of our video editing tricks with you. Continue reading

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Dr. Plextor’s SSD Lab – What will you be doing in 60 months time?

Hello guys. Don’t you think it is a little slow this summer? All the games I want to play have fall release dates! But the weather’s making me think of getting out of Japan and going on vacation Have you already been on vacation? Or maybe you are counting down the days until one? Let me know where you’ve been/are going. Continue reading

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SSD Must-know Knowledge – The M.2 SSD Revolution

The world of storage has come a long way in a few years and unlike smartphone screens physically smaller is definitely better. Currently the outside of the average SSD looks very much like its predecessor the hard drive, most of us use 2.5” SATA SSD that slot into relatively large bays in desktops and laptops. This state of affairs is changing due to the M.2 revolution. The M.2 form factor is a new standard for SSDs that is being embraced by Intel and by laptop and motherboard manufacturers. What makes M.2 remarkable is not just the potential for performance, but size or more precisely lack of size. The M.2 specification is specifically designed to replace the aging mSATA slot in laptops and to provide a convenient way to introducing ultra-fast storage on desktops. At the Computex technology show MSI, Asus, ASRock, and Gigabyte all proudly showed their latest M.2 slot high performance motherboards and all were paired with ultra-fast Plextor M6e M.2 PCIe SSDs. Most were based on Intel 9-series chipset with the exception being ASRock’s AMD based system. Continue reading

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