Today’s Hardware Review Roundup

PSU: Fractal Design ION SFX 650G @ NikKTech

Cases: CHIEFTEC Scorpion 3 @ NikKTech

Peripherals: EVGA Z20 @ ThinkComputers, EVGA Z20 @ TechPowerUp, HyperX Pulsefire Haste @ FunkyKit, Patriot Viper V765 RGB KB @ FunkyKit, SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless @ TechPowerUp

Storage: Silicon Power UD70 @ Guru3D, Samsung 980 Pro 2TB @ TweakTown, KIOXIA Exceria Plus 2TB @ NikKTech, ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 And S50 Lite @ Hot Hardware, Kingston DC450R 3.84TB SSD @ KitGuru

Graphics: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 OC Edition @ TweakTown

Audio: HyperX Cloud Orbit S Gaming Headset  @ NikKTech, Sonos Move @ DVHardware

Monitors: Viotek SUW49DA 49-inch Super Ultrawide @ ThinkComputers

Memory: Patriot Viper Steel RGB 3600 MHz 2x16GB @ Guru3D


It’s clear from the charts that the Exceria M.2 NVMe 1TB SSD by KIOXIA performs significantly better than advertised (largely thanks to its Pseudo SLC cache) and by that, I mean up to roughly 3100MB/s in read and 1700MB/s in write (according always to ATTO – with AIDA64 not far behind). Yes, this performance may not last as long as it would with other higher-end models (as evident in our SNIA charts) but still these are very good numbers, for an entry-level M.2 NVMe drive that is (I’ll do my best to also get the Plus version here for a comparison).

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