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The internal storage device market segment has seen rapid evolution over the last decade after the introduction of flash-based disk drives. Beginning with 2.5-inch SSDs in early 2010s, the market moved to mSATA units while the SATA-to-NVMe transition started to gather steam. With the PCIe 4.0 transition set in motion, many users are finding themselves with spare M.2 SSDs. A common re-purposing method has been to place the SSD in a USB enclosure. Akasa is one of the few manufacturers to possess a SSD enclosure lineup catering to almost all possible scenarios in this market segment. Read on for our review of their M.2 SSD enclosures lineup - the Akasa AK-ENU3M2-02 (SATA), AK-ENU3M2-03 (NVMe), and the AK-ENU3M2-04 (SATA / NVMe).

Hands On: ASRock 4X4 BOX-4800U Out-of-Band Management using Realtek DASH

Many computing use-cases require out-of-band management. For example, rack-mounted servers have dedicated LAN ports that connect to a baseboard management controller (BMC) chip for this purpose. PCs used in...

9 by Ganesh T S on 12/16/2020

ADATA External and HP Portable SSDs Review: Featuring the ADATA SE800 and HP P700

Portable flash-based storage solutions are one of the growing segments in the direct-attached storage market. The emergence of 3D NAND with TLC and QLC has brought down the cost...

13 by Ganesh T S on 9/24/2020

Synology Unveils DiskStation DS220j Dual-Bay NAS: A Basic NAS For the Home

Coming in on the heels of TerraMaster's recently introduced entry-level dual-bay NAS, Synology has announced its own basic NAS, the DiskStation DS220j. Synology's latest NAS can store up to...

23 by Anton Shilov on 3/17/2020

The ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 1TB SSD Review: Realtek's Entry-level NVMe Solution

Realtek's second-generation NVMe SSD controllers are ready for prime time, and ADATA decided to try them out. The XPG SX6000 Pro is an entry-level DRAMless NVMe SSD with competitive...

36 by Billy Tallis on 12/18/2019

The ADATA Ultimate SU750 1TB SSD Review: Realtek Does Storage, Part 1

Realtek has entered the SSD controller market and scored several design wins with ADATA for retail SSDs. The ADATA SU750 entry-level SATA drive is not as important to their...

54 by Billy Tallis on 12/6/2019

Realtek 2.5 GbE PCIe Cards Now For Sale

A Japanese company has started sales of its 2.5 GbE network card that uses a Realtek controller. The adapter is a low-profile PCIe 2.0 x1 board that is compatible...

53 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2019

ADATA Releases the XPG SX8100 SSD: Make It Fast & Hold the Bling

While many gaming-branded components come adorned in RGB LEDs, there is thankfully still a market for plainer and saner products. To that end, ADATA has introduced its new family...

4 by Anton Shilov on 9/20/2019

Realtek Demonstrates RTD2893: A Platform for 8K Ultra HD TVs

Just like with any other major transitions, the shift to 8K Ultra HD TVs will require not only new display panels (and even new display technologies), new cables, and...

23 by Anton Shilov on 6/19/2019

Realtek Showcases RTS5261 SD Express Controller, up to 128 TB at 1GB/s

Last year the SD Association published its Secure Digital 7.0 standard that defines SD Express cards. At this year’s Computex, Realtek demonstrated one of the industry’s first SD Express...

11 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2019

Realtek Demonstrates RTD2173 DisplayPort 1.4 to HDMI 2.1 Converter

Realtek is working on a chip that will convert DisplayPort 1.4 signals to HDMI 2.1 signals. The RTD2173 converter will enable makers of notebooks, motherboards, docks, and other applications...

31 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2019

Club 3D Launches 2.5 GbE USB Type-A & USB Type-C Dongles

Club 3D has introduced its 2.5 GbE dongles featuring a USB Type-A or a USB Type-C interface. The adapters are designed to add 2.5 Gbps wired Ethernet to PCs...

41 by Anton Shilov on 3/21/2019

CES 2019: Dell Alienware Area-51m DTR Laptop with Core i9-9900K & GeForce RTX

In the recent years a number of PC makers have introduced desktop replacement-class notebooks with processors originally developed for desktops. Meanwhile, large OEMs tend to be more conservative and...

34 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2019

ADATA Reveals XPG SX6000 Lite: An Entry-Level NVMe SSD

ADATA has introduced a new lineup of PCIe SSDs aimed at the entry-level market. The XPG SX6000 Lite drives are based on the same controller as the XPG SX6000...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2018

Things We Missed: Realtek Has 2.5G Gaming Ethernet Controllers

Every so often, an interesting tech announcement flies under the radar, especially on the component side of matters. As it turns out, this was the case at this year's...

19 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2018

ADATA Announces XPG SX6000 Pro SSDs: Realtek RTS5763DL with 3D TLC

ADATA on Tuesday introduced its new XPG SX6000 Pro SSDs, which are aimed at mid-range gaming PCs. The new SSDs are based on the Realtek’s latest RTS5763DL SSD controller...

0 by Anton Shilov on 8/28/2018

ADATA Readies XPG SX7100 Realtek RTS5763DL-Based SSD

While the number of companies participating in the SSD market is booming, ADATA ended up being only large SSD vendor that adopted Realtek’s first-generation RST5760 SSD controller for its...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/27/2018

New Realtek PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe Controllers: RTS5762 & RTS5763DL up to 3.5 GB/s

The market of SSDs is expanding rather rapidly, which encourages new companies to enter the scene. Realtek introduced its first SSD controller two years ago targeting primarily entry-level PCIe...

12 by Anton Shilov on 6/25/2018

Realtek Demonstrates a USB 3.1 G2 Type-C Dock Platform: An All-in-One Solution

Realtek demonstrated a prototype of a USB 3.1 Gen 2 docking station that relies entirely on its own chips and features regular connectors, including USB Type-A, DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub...

23 by Anton Shilov on 6/18/2018

ASRock Shows Off B450 Lineup: Something For Everyone

AMD has yet to officially launch the B450 chipset, but that didn’t stop motherboard manufacturers from showcasing their upcoming AM4 B450 motherboards at Computex 2018. Of all the major...

12 by Joe Shields on 6/7/2018

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