• 12.10.2021

    What's the difference between SATA, PCIe, NVMe, and M.2?

    Are you looking to build your own PC? If so, then understanding your storage space is crucial. The Solid State Drive (SSD) has become the storage item of choice over Hard Drive Discs (HHDs). Everyone is always throwing terms out there like SATA, M.2, PCIe, and NVMe. But what is the difference between the terms PCIe, NVMe, M.2, and SATA?

    Let's take a look...



    (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives, optical drives, and solid-state drives - that’s used to connect drives to the computer’s motherboard. SATA 3 being the most current model with a maximum speed of 600 mb/s.


    Our choice:

    Integral C Series



    (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) is a modern electrical bus interface that is much faster than SATA's.

    Theses interfaces enable speeds of up to 1gb/s, versus SATA at 0.6gb/s.

    They contain up to 16 channels or 128 gbps of storage.

    PCIe drives have better heat sinks, but they only really matter when at high transfer rates.


    Our choice:

    Samsung 970 Pro



    (Non-volatile Memory express) is a storage protocol, not a form factor (like M.2) or an interface (like SATA).

    NVMe is an open standard developed to allow modern SSDs to operate at the read/write speeds their flash memory is capable of. Essentially, it allows flash memory to operate as an SSD directly through the PCIe interface rather than going through SATA and being limited by the slower SATA speeds.

    This can be up to 5 or 6 times faster than it's SATA based equivalent.

    NVMe drives provide write speeds as high as 3500mb/s for Gen 3 and 5000mb/s for Gen 4. That’s 7x as high as SATA SSD'(6oo mb/s) and as much as 35x over spinning HDDs.

    NVMe's are said to have up to 64,000 queues, each capable of 64,000 commands.

    With data transfer speeds many multiples of traditional 7200 RPM and even 10,000 RPM drives, it has become the protocol of choice.


    Some typical questions that come with NVMe's:

    • Can you plug an M.2 drive into a NVMe connector?

    - Yes, depending on the motherboard. Are all M.2 drives NVMe? No. Some only support NVMe and some do both. You cannot plug an NVMe into a M.2 connector.

    • Can NVMe's run on any system?

    -Not as well supported. These interfaces only get support from Linux, Windows, Mac OS, and even Chrome OS. But BIO's and component support are not as prevalent.

    • How many channels can they hold?

    -Can go between 2 and 4 lanes. Doubling your bandwidth.

    Remember, at higher speeds, devices using NVMe can get very hot when under stress for long durations of time.



    M.2 is a form factor, not a protocol (like NVMe) or a bus interface (like PCIe). M.2 drives can come in SATA versions (like the Crucial MX500 M.2 for example) and NVMe versions (like the Samsung 970 Pro/EVO. Other SATA form factors include 2.5" and 3.5".

    M.2 drives are compatible with both SATA and NVMe drives. They are smaller than its predecessor and don't use cables.

    M.2 and NVMe aren’t interchangeable terms, but they are very similar in nature.

    NVMe itself is not a connection type but rather a protocol that utilizes a pre-existing PCIe connection.

    Remember, removing M.2 drives can be a pain. You might have to remove your graphics cards to get to it.

    Our choice:

    Corsair MP510 M.2



    Alright, so now that you know the terminology surrounding your storage space, you can finally make a decision. But don't just go for the most modern decision. SATA is the original chocice with up to 600mb/s. It's the cheapest choice for SSDs. PCIe's are the more modern choice. They can run up to 1,000 mb/s. PCIe drives can hit high temperatures and will need more cooling. You will also be paying much less for modern PCIe's than original SATA drives. The M.2 is a form factor that can operate PCIe and SATA interfaces. They can fit easily of the motherboard by just being screwed in. Original 2.5" SATAs are plugged into the motherboard with a cable. This allows larger SATA's to sit in many different places around your setup. M.2 drives must be placed into a difficult spot on the motherboard, that might mean removing your graphics card first. So which storage decision will you make? HDD? SSD?. Will those be plugged into a SATA or PCIe interface?  Those questions are up to you to decide.


    So what will you choose?




  • 14.09.2021

    The most popular AMD Ryzen CPU's

    AMD and Intel are some of the biggest computer processor producers in the world. But one company has really been making headway in recent years, and that company is AMD. You see, AMD has been known to offer higher core counts, and at lower prices. This makes them more dynamic than Intel. Intel has continued to stick with their 14nm processors they've been using for years. AMD Ryzen 5's are the most future proof. They come tuned with 6 cores and 12 threads, which are at the perfect spot for the current state of gaming. All Ryzen CPUs can be overclocked, but to a degree. Intel CPU's can be overclocked much more than AMDs, but the average person doesn't really need to overclock their system. Now what about APU's? These devices combine CPU's and GPU's together into one ultimate device. This minimizes the physical distance between the two enables, thus creating faster data transfer and increased performance. With graphics card prices being so high nowadays, APU's make for great alternatives.

    Now, with that all being said, let's jump in and look at some of the best AMD Ryzen's on the market.


    AMD Ryzen 3 1200


    Series-  Ryzen 3 1200

    CPU Socket- Socket AM4

    Boost Frequency- 3.4GHz

    Number Of Cores- 4

    Number Of Threads- 4

    Cache- Processor cache: 8MB
    Processor cache type: L3

    Manufacturing Process- 14 nm


    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Wraith Spire


    Series-  AMD Ryzen 5

    CPU Socket- AM4

    Operating Frequency- 3.2GHz

    Boost Frequency- 3.6GHz

    Number Of Cores- 6

    Number Of Threads- 12

    Cache- Processor cache: 16MB

    Manufacturing Process- Processor Lithography- 14 nm


    AMD Ryzen 5 2600


    Series-  AMD Ryzen 5

    CPU Socket- AM4

    Operating Frequency- 3.4GHz

    Boost Frequency- 3.9GHz

    Number Of Cores- 6

    Number Of Threads- 12

    Cache- Processor cache: 12MB

    Manufacturing Process- Processor Lithography- 12nm


    AMD Ryzen 5 3600


    Series-  AMD Ryzen 5

    CPU Socket- AM4

    Operating Frequency- 3.4GHz

    Boost Frequency- 3.9GHz

    Number Of Cores- 6

    Number Of Threads- 12

    Cache- Processor cache - 16mb

    Manufacturing Process- Processor lithography- 12 nm


    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G


    Series-  Ryzen 3 1200

    CPU Socket- Socket AM4

    Boost Frequency- 3.4GHz

    Number Of Cores- 4

    Number Of Threads- 4

    Cache- Processor cache: 8MB
    Processor cache type: L3

    Manufacturing Process- 14 nm


    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G


    Series-  AMD Ryzen 7

    CPU Socket- L3

    Operating Frequency- 3.8GHz

    Boost Frequency- 4.6GHz

    Number Of Cores- 8

    Number Of Threads- 16

    Cache- Processor cache - 16mb

    Processor cache type- L3

    Manufacturing Process- Processor lithography- 7 nm

    Integrated Graphics Type- AMD Radeon Graphics

    Integrated Graphics Speed- 2000MHz



    Find the right processor for you. Sometimes you can be swayed by the cost. Sometimes it's the thread count. Sometimes it's the overclocking abilities. Maybe it's even the integrated graphics card. Either way, we hope we helped you to find the best AMD Ryzen for your next build!

  • 02.09.2021

    Now Available! Transcend DrivePro Body Cameras

    Attention public service officials and community activists,

    We have some amazing new Transend Body Cams to present to you.

    Without further ado, here are four of the best body cameras on the market.



    Transcend DrivePro Body 10B


    Transcend's DrivePro Body 10B is the best companion for police officers, security guards and other professionals. The camera uses STARVIS™ high-sensitivity image sensor, high-quality lens, and automatic infrared illumination that ensure all the important details of actions are clearly recorded. The DrivePro Body 10 also features a built-in battery and excellent water and shock resistance, making it ideal for indoor and outdoor use.



    Transcend DrivePro Body 30


    Transcend's DrivePro Body 30 features STARVIS™ image sensor and infrared LEDs to capture high-resolution images in low light. Up to 12 hours of battery, high storage capacity, and high resistance to water, dust, and shock are ideal for public safety professionals. The package also includes useful accessories and value-added software that facilitate users in using the device and managing the files.



    Transcend DrivePro Body 60


    Transcend's DrivePro Body 60 body camera features a compact camera unit tethered to a control unit, allowing for a wide variety of attachment options. Tailor-made for public safety professionals, the rugged and highly responsive DrivePro Body 60 allows high-definition evidence collection and wireless data previews and transfers.



    Transcend DrivePro Body 52


    Transcend's DrivePro Body 52 body camera features a camera unit connected to the main unit by a flexible cable, allowing for a wide variety of attachment options. Tailor-made for law enforcement, private security, and other professionals, the DrivePro Body 52 is rugged and durable to withstand splashing water and shock. The camera features an Exmor™ image sensor to capture high-resolution images with extremely fine tonal gradation even in low light. With built-in Wi-Fi, the DrivePro Body 52 allows users to live-stream footage and snapshots to iOS and Android mobile devices.





    If you are a public service official, or just like keeping the peace, then these cameras are for you. With 1080P resolution, the videos and photos are filled with rich color. Take photos while recording video simultaneously. High dynamic range makes these cameras thrive in low light situations. Their battery life lives between 5 - 12 hours on a full charge.


    So go out and record the best, or worst parts of your day. Most importantly, keep the peace.

  • 25.08.2021

    Now Available! AMD Ryzen 5 5600G and AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

    Great news! The new AMD Ryzen 5 5600G and Ryzen 7 5700G processors are here! Now, you might be asking yourself, what does the G stand for? It stands for Vega Graphics, an integrated graphics system.

    These unique processors don't necessarily need a graphics card. So wait, no need to worry about pricey graphics cards anymore? Well, yes and no. While it's not necessary to have one, you can always add a graphics card on for more detail.

    Let's go over the new packages below.


    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G



    Series - AMD Ryzen 5

    CPU Socket - Socket AM4

    Operating Frequency  - 3.9GHz

    Boost Prequency - 4.4GHz

    Number Of Cores - 6

    Number Of Threads - 12

    Cache - 16MB Processor cache type: L3

    Manufacturing Process - 7 nm

    Integrated Graphics Type - AMD Radeon Graphics


    The AMD Wraith Stealth Desktop Processor has 6 cores and 12 threads, an operating frequency of 3.9GHZ, and an AMD boxed desktop processor of 16MB cache.


    AMD Ryzen 5 5700G



    Series - AMD Ryzen 7

    CPU Socket - L3

    Operating Frequency  - 3.8GHz

    Boost Prequency - 4.6GHz

    Number Of Cores - 6

    Number Of Threads - 16

    Cache - 16MB Processor cache type: L3

    Manufacturing Process - 7 nm

    Integrated Graphics Type - AMD Radeon Graphics

    Integrated Graphics Speed - 2000MHz



    The AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler desktop processor is a Ryzen 7 5700G  series desktop processor. It has 3.8GHz operating frequency and 16MB cache for optimum performance.



    The Ryzen 5600G and 5700G are the hottest items of the year. These newly anticipated integrated graphics CPU's can run without a dedicated graphics card. This is huge news during the graphics cards shortage we are facing right now. Run tests, do more research, and let us know what your thoughts are on the new AMDs.

  • 14.08.2014

    Bags for all.

    Bags, sleeves and more. We added a new ranged of Wenger Status models to our bag section. Ideal vertical bags for Macbook Air, iPad and more. Sizes from 10, 13, 15 and more.



  • 29.05.2014

    Garmin Forerunner

    For the runner in all of us. We have recently added running watches by Garmin Forerunner 220 and 630.  Please be sure to checkout our fitness range for many more exciting items.

    GPS Fitness

  • 21.03.2014


    We have a new range from ZTC in  mSATA and the newer M.2 interface format. ZTC offers a range of performance SSD with excellent build quality. Pretested and QC before leaving the factor. Designed with value in mind for a quality item.  Take the M.2 NGFF model including a range of advanced features from static and dynamic wear Leveling, bad block management, TRIM Support to mention but a few.

    Be sure to check out our SSD section.

  • 30.01.2014

    Power Banks

    We have gone power mad with the recent addition of our "POWER BANK" range. Need power on the go. Why not browse our range of banks.


    Emergency power when you need it most - never get stuck with a dead smartphone or tablet ever again!

    Portable, small form factor rechargable battery packs. Comes with a USB connection at one end (more depending on the model). Plug in your original USB cable to this pack and you are good to charge your phone.


    Many options and brands to select form Adata, LVSun, Neon, Patriot and PQI. Only need to charge a mobile we have lower rated power models to high end models.


    Idealy able to charge not only a mobile but tables. Yes, you read correctly. Stay tuned more models to come.


    If you would like to know more click on this link below.

    Power Banks

  • 23.10.2013

    Mobile phone batteries

  • 10.07.2013


    Compact offline scanner from Penpower. Scans without being connected to a computer. Documents can be saved to the internal memory, or directly to a USB drive or memory card. Effortlessly share documents with iPad or Android tablets, and the included management software easily converts documents to PDF, Word or Excel. Scan on the go; this scanner is powered by built-in rechargeable battery.

  • 26.04.2013


    Hot news we have recently added to our catalog "Wendger  SwissGear bags". High quality and durable bags ranging in sizes from 14 inch to 17 in. Not only have we take in backpacks. We have also sleeves and messanger style models.  SwissGear computer bags are made to the highest of standards, with high quality materials.  SwissGear bags are extremely well padded, reinforced shoulder straps "Tear resistant", Reinforced Handles and more.



  • 15.02.2013

    Universal Laptop and Netbook Chargers

    Please be sure to check out our Battery/Chargers section. We have recently added a number of universal laptop/netbook chargers with multiple connection tips.



  • 07.01.2013


    Just added a CompactFlash range speed rating 1000X range UDMA7 adhering to the adherence to the Video Performance Guarantee-20 specification for professional-quality video

  • 31.10.2012


    Be sure to check out our new Laptop bags and sleeves. Many  new models added special note to the nice GEEQ Desert laptop backpack  (just added).



  • 26.03.2012

    CFast Cards

    Hot news just added a new CFAST ranged to our listing of Memory categories.

    Super Talent’s new compact digital storage product line, CFastTM Storage Card, followed by the new CFA CFast specification, redefines the high speed storage standard. Just like traditional SD card and its enhanced version, SDHC card, CFast Storage Card, with SATA interface, has an improved, unmatched write/read performance number over the traditional CompactFlashTM Card.



  • 30.01.2012

    Latest specials

    Check out our latest offers on sale in our Special offer section. We have external drives to external DVD players. Also just added a netbook Sleeve line and more to come in the next few weeks. Our laptop bag range is expanding.



  • 08.12.2011

    Christmas time

    Christmas time is upon us and we have taken in a neat novelty range of USB drives. Snowman, Christmas treat and don't forget Gingerbread man.

  • 16.08.2011

    Laptop batteries.

    Laptop batteries.

    Good news in  time we are taking in a selection of Laptop batteries. At present "Laptop Replacement Battery for Dell CPI (14.8V 4400mAh) Li-ion" but many more to come.

  • 27.07.2011

    GE X500

    Its official we have in the GE X500 camera. As easy to use as most point-and-shoot cameras, the GE X500 is an outstanding value with many of the most popular and advanced features found in larger, more expensive SLRs.Advanced features like Shutter and Aperture Priority Modes; High Dynamic Range and Smile, Blink and Face Detection to name a few, make the GE X500 camera an extreme value at an attractive price.

  • 23.05.2011

    Gingerbread Man

    Exciting news we have taken in a range of novelty USB drives.  This current range is in the style of a Gingerbread man. Fully functional usb drives in capacities ranging from 2GB - 8GB.

    This is the coolest flash drive available today, unique design silicone Gingerbread man with USB connection. Suitable for Windows, Mac and Linux systems.

    Be the envy of your friends and family with this cool USB flash drive. Durable and smooth silicone material,capless desing which includes LED indicating data transfer when in use.

  • 23.05.2011

    Gingerbread Man

    Just in exciting news we have taken in a range of novelty USB drives.  This current range in in the style of a Gingerbread man. Fully functional usb drive in capacities ranging from 2GB - 8GB.

    This is the coolest flash drive available today, unique design silicone Gingerbread man with USB connection. Suitable for Windows, Mac and Linux systems.

    Be the envy of your friends and family with this cool USB flash drive. Durable and smooth silicone material,capless desing which includes LED indicating data transfer when in use.

  • 05.05.2011


    Shop4memory now stocks Mushkin.You have here it hear first hot off the grape vine. By popular demand we have decided to sell a range of DDR3 modules by a brand call Mushkin. Mushkin is a worldwide memory modules manufacturer. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado. Mushkin produces some of the worlds best performing high end kits from entry level to the extreme. Among the ranges is the ever popular "Redline series" offering truly great performance. They lead the market in innovation and speed constantly pushing memory to the highest levels. 

  • 25.02.2011

    Laptop Bag


    Great news we have taken in a Geeq range. One of many to come in Laptop bag format. Comfort in the knowledge you can protect your laptop on the go. In a bag padded and amply able to take all laptop ranges up to 15.6 inches.

    GEEQ Almeria sporty laptop backpack for all notebooks and netbooks up to 15.6-inch screensize.

    - Cool sporty orange/grey/black design
    - Padded main laptop compartment fits any laptop up to 15.6 inch
    - Adjustable and padded shoulder-straps
    - Padded carrying handle
    - Large main compartment with space for books, homework, documents
    - Middle compartment with separate sections for accessories, chargers, wallets, iPods, along with access for earphone cables
    - Front pocked with space for small parts
    - Two side water bottle compartments
    - Mobile phone holder on shoulder-strap
    - Dual metal zippers for heavy duty use
    - Reinforced rubberised bottom for better durability






  • 02.02.2011


    In stock now ... RipjawsX! G.Skill New Memory Series Designed Specifically for Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, H67 and P67 Platforms

    A whole range of performance memory for any Intel Sandy Bridge system, development of its brand new RipjawsX series memory modules, designed specifically for Intel Sandy Bridge LGA1155 processors, and H67 and P67 motherboard platforms.

    Combined with the Intel’s highly anticipated Sandy Bridge platform, G.Skill RipjawsX series memory kits deliver more bandwidth and performance than ever

    RipjawsX memory kit is hand-tested on an Intel Sandy Bridge platform in accordance with G.Skill's strict internal testing procedure, to ensure the best in class performance, compatibility and reliability across a range of popular motherboards. It is the perfect memory solution for PC gamers, performance workstations, enthusiast power users and anyone who loves the cutting-edge of technology

  • 02.02.2011

    2TB drive external drive

    Greater storage at more affordable pricing a 2TB drive external drive only 124 Euro 2.2.11.  The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk is one of the largest single-volume external hard drive on the market and has arguably the best combination of design, performance, and storage capacity. What does this mean for you the ability to have a 700 MB movie  saved on this drive subject to compression you could save around 2800 movies. If an average song is 4 MB you can save 480,000 songs on this external drive.

  • 22.12.2010

    Opening times

    Hi All,

    We are closing up for the holiday season 24/12/10 and will be back 4/01/11.  We wish to thank all our customers for using our services. We wish you all a " Happy Christmas & a Happy New Year.

    Once back on the Tuesday after the New Year. We will do our best to process all orders placed over the festive season and respond to all mails in a first in first out order.

    On a lighter note I can not wait to get stuck in on  Christmas day plenty of turkey and stuffing.  Festive greeting to all

  • 22.12.2010

    Weather update

    The weather in most parts of Central and Northern Europe has worsened, with more snow and freezing temperatures expected. Many airports across Ireland and UK (along with Germany, Benelux, France) have closed, causing huge delays to all orders shipped from us.

    All orders shipped from us on December 20th are likely to incur a delay of at least 24 hours, and possibly up to 2-3 days depending on how the weather develops.

    Orders placed on our website from today will most definately incur a delay of minimum 24 hours, and possibly more.

    Note, we have suspended ALL pre-Christmas delivery commitments both within Ireland, and to any other country, although we do continue to do our very best to get all orders shipped and delivered as fast as possible.

    We regret any inconvenience this may cause to our customers and we thank you all for your understanding.

  • 07.10.2010

    New Luminox 9.0 Camera Added

    Luminox 9.0 Megapixel Compact Digital Camera (New)


    Personal review: Excellent entry level camera. First hand experience with this model. Ideally suited for low tech users. Good point and click camera. Takes microSD up to 8GB and triple  AAA batteries.  I would ideally place this with a teen market or older parent. Or ideally some one looking for a cheap and cheerful camera.


    Additional facts: It also has a great 2.4 LCD display to watch your images and video back, before you transfer it to computer or disc and this can also be used in live shooting. This model also features Video capture.  It ticks a lot of my boxes.

  • 21.09.2010

    Facebook competition

    Check out our new Facebook competition! Simply recommend our page to your friends and you could be in with a chance to win an MP3 player.

    You will find details of this competition on our Facebook page here:


  • 23.06.2010

    New Facebook page

    We are pleased to announce our new easier-to-find Facebook page.

    The new location for shop4memory on Facebook is here:

    Please feel free to visit us on Facebook - and why not "like" our page while you are there.


  • 08.06.2010

    Find us on Facebook

    You can now also find us on Facebook - check out our Facebook page where we will be doing special promotions, campaigns and much more.

    Direct link to our Facebook page:

    We look forward to seeing you there :)

  • 26.05.2010

    Launch of new website

    We are delighted to launch our new website today!

    Work has been going on for about 5 months to complete our new site design and we are very pleased with the new look and feel. Some of the main highlights of our new design include:

    • New improved search function
    • Fresh up-to-date look and feel
    • Wider range of products
    • More product specifications and images for every product
    • More competitive pricing

    We have consistently heard from our customers that you do not want to register in order to make a purchase from our website - so that is one thing we have maintained: There is still no need to setup any type of account with us in order to make a purchase.

    We hope you enjoy the new design. Please let us know if you have any comments or feedback!


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