SSDs

ADATA has announced its new SSD aimed at the very high end of the market. The new flagship XPG SX9000 drives are based on the Marvell 88SS1093 BTB2 controller and are paired with Toshiba’s 2D MLC NAND flash memory. Later on, the company plans to switch to Toshiba’s 3D MLC NAND for a product that will succeed the SX9000 SSD series. The ADATA XPG SX9000 SSDs use the Marvell 88SS1093 BTB2 controller, which sports three processor cores and 8 NAND channels, with 4 banks per channel for 32 targets in total. The IC is an improved version of the 88SS1093 with higher frequencies and performance to boost speeds of higher-end SSDs. The 88SS1093 BTB2 supports a Marvell’s third-generation ECC technology based on the LDPC algorithm...

EKWB Launches Aftermarket EK-M.2 Aluminum Heatsink for M.2 SSDs

EKWB (EK Water Blocks) on Wednesday introduced a useful but slightly different to their normal routine type of product. The company has started to sell its EK-M.2 NVMe passive...

25 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2017

Samsung’s Multi-Billion Fab in Pyeongtaek Starts Production of 64-Layer V-NAND

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it had started mass production of 64-layer V-NAND memory in its newly build fab in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, and the first batch had already...

17 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2017

Toshiba's 768Gb 3D QLC NAND Flash Memory: Matching TLC at 1000 P/E Cycles?

Toshiba last week announced its first 3D NAND flash memory chips featuring QLC (quadruple level cell) BiCS architecture. The new components feature 64 layers and developers of SSDs and...

36 by Anton Shilov on 7/3/2017

Micron Discontinues Lexar Business, Plans to Focus on Higher-Margin Products

Micron this week announced plans to discontinue its Lexar removable media storage business as a part of the company’s strategy to shift to higher margin NAND flash-based products. The...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2017

Western Digital Announce BiCS4 3D NAND: 96 Layers, TLC & QLC, Up to 1 Tb per Chip

Western Digital on Tuesday formally announced its fourth-generation 3D NAND memory, developed as part of the Western Digital/Toshiba joint venture. The fourth-generation BiCS NAND flash chips from Western Digital...

22 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2017

Western Digital My Passport SSD Mini-Review

Flash-based external direct-attached storage (DAS) devices have evolved rapidly over the last few years. Starting with simple thumb drives that could barely saturate USB 2.0 bandwidth, we now see...

23 by Ganesh T S on 6/28/2017

The Intel SSD 545s (512GB) Review: 64-Layer 3D TLC NAND Hits Retail

64-layer 3D NAND has arrived with Intel as the first to market. The new Intel SSD 545s is a mainstream consumer SATA SSD that greatly improves on last year's...

75 by Billy Tallis on 6/27/2017

Memblaze Launches PBlaze5 SSDs: Enterprise 3D TLC, Up to 6 GB/s, 1M IOPS, 11 TB

Memblaze has introduced its new generation of server-class NVMe SSDs for mixed and mission critical workloads. The PBlaze5 SSDs are based around Micron's 3D eTLC memory and paired with...

19 by Anton Shilov on 6/24/2017

Best SSDs: Q2 2017

The next generation of 3D NAND—with 64 or more layers—has not yet hit the shelves, but it's getting closer. Toshiba and Western Digital announced their first mainstream client SSDs...

54 by Billy Tallis on 6/16/2017

Mushkin Announces Availability Of SATA SSDs With 3D NAND

As previewed early this year at CES, Mushkin is now launching their first SSDs using 3D NAND flash. The new Reactor ARMOR3D is the replacement for the successful Mushkin...

12 by Billy Tallis on 6/12/2017

ADATA SD700 512GB External SSD Capsule Review

​Flash-based external direct-attached storage (DAS) devices have been rapidly evolving over the last few years. The USB Type-C interface standard has prompted vendors to release updates to their lineup...

10 by Ganesh T S on 6/8/2017

Intel Announces SSD DC P4501 Low-Power NVMe SSD With 3D NAND

A month ago, Intel unveiled a new generation of enterprise SSDs based on their 3D TLC NAND and powered by a new generation of Intel NVMe SSD controllers. Intel's...

17 by Billy Tallis on 6/5/2017

MSI Demos Prototype Hybrid Storage Card: M.2 & 2.5” SATA on a PCIe Card

Going a bit off the beaten path for this year’s Computex, MSI surprised us at the show with the prototype of a new hybrid storage array. The MSI Gaming...

22 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2017

Plextor Announces M9Pe SSD: 3.1 GB/s, Marvell Controller, 64-Layer 3D TLC, RGB LEDs

Plextor has announced its next-generation high-end SSD, the M9Pe. The new drive will use Toshiba’s 64-layer 3D TLC NAND memory and a Marvell controller, and will be available in...

41 by Anton Shilov on 6/2/2017

Patriot Preps Budget-Priced & Phison-Based Scorch NVMe SSD For Q3

Phison likes playing the role of underdog with the ability to disrupt the SSD market. The S10 took some time to perfect, but once it was fully enabled, it...

1 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2017

Toshiba Introduces XG5 Client NVMe SSD

After teasing with a demo earlier this month at the Dell EMC World conference, Toshiba is now officially announcing their first SSD based on their 64-layer BiCS3 3D NAND...

7 by Billy Tallis on 5/30/2017

WD Blue 3D NAND SATA & SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs Launched: 3D TLC NAND, SATA, Marvell

Western Digital on Monday officially launched its first consumer SSDs based on its 64-layer 3D NAND memory. The new drives will be available under the WD Blue 3D NAND...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/29/2017

TechInsights Publishes Preliminary Analysis of 3D XPoint Memory

Now that the Intel Optane Memory M.2 SSDs are readily available on the open market, anyone with an electron microscope and the skills to use it can begin to...

22 by Billy Tallis on 5/27/2017

NVMe 1.3 Specification Published With New Features For Client And Enterprise SSDs

The first major update to the NVMe storage interface specification in almost two and a half years has been published, standardizing many new features and helping set the course...

15 by Billy Tallis on 5/24/2017

Western Digital Seeks To Intervene In Toshiba's Sale Of Memory Business

Western Digital, through its SanDisk subsidiary, is seeking arbitration to prevent Toshiba from selling off its stake in their flash memory joint venture without the consent of Western Digital...

12 by Billy Tallis on 5/23/2017

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