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Leaked new information shows Samsung SSD T5 EVO with variants up to 8TB and USB 3.1 Gen 2 5Gbps throughput
Adata has announced the SE920, the company's first USB4 external SSD with blazing-fast transfer speeds of up to 3.8 GB/s.
Asus has launched a PCIe Gen5 storage expansion card for PCs, but please check the product FAQ for how many drives it will support with your system configuration.
Sabrent launches the Rocket Nano XTRM (SB-XTMN) external SSD allowing for speeds up to 2.7 GB/s through Thunderbolt 3.
SK Hynix enters the consumer external SSD fray with the Beetle X31 which is cased in aluminum and offers good sustained performance.
WD says that it is readying a firmware fix for a frightening SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD sudden failure issue, but it only mentions updates for 4TB users.
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