Lexar Launches NM800 SSDs: Up to 7400 MBps with Graphene Heat Spreader

Lexar Launches NM800 SSDs: Up to 7400 MBps with Graphene Heat Spreader

Lexar has introduced its new lineup of SSDs that bring together extreme performance, a graphene heat spreader, and extended longevity. The Professional NM800 drives are designed primarily for high-performance desktops and inexpensive mobile or desktop workstations that can benefit from its characteristics. Interestingly, the SSDs are not too expensive too.  Designed to compete with the…

Biostar's Z590 Cryptominig Motherboard: Mine With 9 GPUs, Farm with 10 SSDs

Biostar’s Z590 Cryptominig Motherboard: Mine With 9 GPUs, Farm with 10 SSDs

Creating a serious custom cryptocurrency mining rig requires specialized hardware and that includes crypto-specific motherboards, GPUs, power supplies, and for Chia farmers extra storage options. As spotted by VideoCardz, Biostar has today presented a motherboard dedicated to mining multiple cryptocurrencies, using Intel’s high-end Z590 chipset. Called the TZ590-BTC DUO, at the heart of this beast,…

Researchers Bake Malware Protection Directly Into SSDs

Researchers Bake Malware Protection Directly Into SSDs

An international team of researchers has developed an SSD security solution that acts at the controller firmware level, meaning the feature is baked right into the storage device to detect out-of-the-ordinary activity that signals a ransomware infection and its attempt to encrypt your data. According to the researchers, the method degrades performance slightly, to the…

Chia Coin Miners Are Reselling Used SSDs as New

Chia Coin Miners Are Reselling Used SSDs as New

Chia Coin is an alternative cryptocurrency coin designed to be a greener solution to the whole cryptocurrency craze, and it started off incredibly strong, leading to crushing HDD shortages. However, the currency has now tumbled to roughly ~15% of its initial peak over the last three months, so miners are reportedly fleeing to other platforms.…