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Teamgroup Teases M.2 SSD Drive With Built-In AIO Cooler

The company plans on releasing more details about the product during a Sept. 23 event.

By Michael Kan

WD Gives Spinning Hard Drives a NAND Flash Boost

Western Digital's OptiNAND technology optimizes and integrates hard disk drives with an iNAND embedded flash drive, which should improve drive capacity, performance, and reliability.

By Tony Hoffman

The Best NAS (Network Attached Storage) Devices for 2021

Network attached storage is the most versatile storage, but that's just one of the many benefits of buying a NAS device. We've tested the top connected drives to tell you which one will work best for your home or small business.

By John Burek

TerraMaster F4-421 4-Bay NAS Review

3.5

The TerraMaster F4-421 is a four-bay NAS that offers solid performance, link aggregation, and several RAID options, but its app catalog is limited.

By John R. Delaney

TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Zero Z44Q Review

3.0

TeamGroup's T-Force Cardea Zero Z44Q is a decent entry-level PCI Express 4.0 SSD emphasizing high capacity at low cost, replete with two heat-dissipation solutions.

By Tony Hoffman

MSI Spatium M480 HS Review

4.0

The MSI Spatium M480 HS lives up to its high sequential speed ratings in our testing, and its aluminum heatsink is a great addition for rigs in which it will fit. The drive is on the pricey side, however.

By Tony Hoffman

MSI Spatium M470 Review

3.5

The Spatium M470, part of MSI's entry into the M.2 solid-state drive market, is a solid performer with an excellent durability rating.

By Tony Hoffman

Crucial P5 Plus Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

The PCIe 4.0-compatible Crucial P5 Plus posts excellent program-loading times in our testing and offers a solid software package and warranty.

By Tony Hoffman

Verbatim and Microban Team Up for Antimicrobial USB Drives

USB sticks that stop bacteria growing and microbes reproducing all by themselves.

By Matthew Humphries

The Best PCI Express NVMe Solid State Drives (SSDs) for 2021

Solid-state drives that adhere to the NVMe protocol are the fastest internal storage drives you can buy today for building a PC or upgrading certain laptops. Here's how to shop for one with confidence, along with our top NVMe SSD picks from our deep-dive reviews.

By John Burek

The Best Cheap SSDs for 2021

Still booting from a hard drive? These budget-minded solid-state drives will give your poky PC a big speed boost. We've tested dozens; these are the best.

By John Burek  & Chris Stobing

The Best M.2 Solid-State Drives for 2021

Solid-state drives have been shrinking, thanks to the "gumstick" M.2 format—and, in some cases, they're getting a lot faster. Here's all you need to know to buy the right M.2 SSD, along with deep-dive reviews of the top drives you can buy today.

By John Burek

The Best Internal SSDs for 2021

Still got a spinning-platter hard drive inside your desktop or laptop? It's time you joined the flash generation. Here's everything you need to know to buy the right internal solid-state drive, plus our top picks across M.2 and 2.5-inch drives.

By Chris Stobing  & Tony Hoffman

Synology Warns NAS Owners of Botnet-Creating StealthWorker Malware

Synology issues a security advisory regarding the StealthWorker malware family's attempts to enlist NAS devices into a botnet.

By Nathaniel Mott

The Best External SSDs for 2021

Dump your poky portable hard drive! External solid-state drives are faster and more affordable than ever. Check out our top-rated SSDs, along with detailed advice on how to shop for the best one for you.

By Chris Stobing  & Tony Hoffman

Seagate FireCuda Gaming Hub Review

4.0

It could use more ports, and platter drives have only so much speed upside, but Seagate's FireCuda Gaming Hub excels at backing up and storing all the games you could ever hope to own.

By Tony Hoffman

Buffalo SSD-PUT Portable SSD Review

4.0

Buffalo's innovative SSD-PUT offers solid-state speed and capacity in the body of a typical USB thumb drive. It's good for general use, though its test scores show it better suited for file transfer and storage than program loading.

By Tony Hoffman

Buffalo SSD-PG Portable SSD Review

3.0

Buffalo's SSD-PG Portable SSD can replace a spinning hard drive for grab-and-go storage and is impervious to tumbles. Don't expect it to challenge the latest external SSDs with PCI Express-based guts, though, on speed.

By Tony Hoffman

QNAP TS-230 Review

4.0

The QNAP TS-230 is a reasonably priced two-bay NAS that's simple to install and offers a nice catalog of apps, making it a good choice for first-time users.

By John R. Delaney

Asustor Drivestor 2 Pro AS3302T Review

4.0

The Asustor Drivestor 2 Pro is a two-bay NAS that offers solid performance with multi-gig Ethernet and a nice selection of apps, making it a good personal cloud server and backup solution.

By John R. Delaney