Silicon Motion

Manufacturers of SSDs have traditionally sold drives with a PCIe interface at a premium when compared to devices featuring a SATA interface because of higher performance and despite of the fact that most SATA SSDs use drive form-factor and are more expensive to make than M.2 modules. Later this year Kingston plans to launch its A2000-series SSDs featuring a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface that will be priced below SATA SSDs. The Kingston A2000-series drives will be offered in various controller/NAND configurations in a bid to be flexible in terms of BOM costs and ensure that the SSDs are consistently cheaper than solutions featuring a SATA interface. In particular, Kingston plans to use Silicon Motion’s SM2263-series and Phison’s low-cost controllers along with Toshiba’s BiCS4 3D TLC...

Mushkin at CES 2019: SSDs With 96L 3D NAND in Q2

At CES, Mushkin provided their usual roadmap update detailing the next several SSDs they plan to release. There aren't any big surprises: several of the products have been mentioned...

2 by Billy Tallis on 1/11/2019

HP Announces EX950 M.2 NVMe SSD

HP has announced a new high-end consumer NVMe SSD, the HP EX950. The EX950 is the successor to the very successful HP EX920, which for most of 2018 was...

11 by Billy Tallis on 1/9/2019

ADATA Announces XPG Gammix S11 Pro: SM2262EN, 3D TLC, Up to 3.5 GB/s

ADATA on Thursday introduced its highest-performing SSD to date, featuring sequential read speeds of up to 3.5 GB/s and random read speeds of up to 390K IOPS. The enthusiast-class...

11 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2018

Innodisk Launches M.2 Graphics Card with 4K Output

Innodisk has released a graphics adapter in an M.2 form-factor. The card supports resolutions of up to 1920×1080 at 60 Hz or 3840×2160 at 30 Hz and is designed...

23 by Anton Shilov on 12/5/2018

The Mushkin Source 500GB SATA SSD Review: A Value Proposition For An Everyday PC

QLC SATA SSDs haven't quite hit the consumer market just yet, so the most affordable entry-level SSDs are still DRAMless designs with TLC NAND. The Mushkin Source is a...

31 by Billy Tallis on 11/21/2018

The Crucial P1 1TB SSD Review: The Other Consumer QLC SSD

The Crucial P1 is the second consumer SSD with QLC NAND to hit the market, and the first consumer NVMe drive that Crucial has released. It is fundamentally similar...

66 by Billy Tallis on 11/8/2018

Crucial's First NVMe SSD: P1 M.2 With QLC NAND

Micron's consumer-oriented Crucial brand is finally entering the world of NVMe SSDs with the new Crucial P1 M.2 SSD. The P1 is an entry-level NVMe drive using four bit...

50 by Billy Tallis on 10/16/2018

The Team Group Delta RGB SSD Review: Lite Performance, Light Drive

Today we're looking at another SATA SSD with RGB lighting, but the Team Delta RGB is very different from our previous RGB SSD. The lighting design is far more...

13 by Billy Tallis on 9/26/2018

ADATA Unveils IUSP33F BGA SSDs: Up to 1.2 GB/s Throughput

ADATA has announced its first SSDs in a BGA form-factor. The IUSP33F drives are designed for devices that require a storage solution with a minimal footprint, such as thin-and-light...

8 by Anton Shilov on 9/13/2018

The Intel SSD 660p SSD Review: QLC NAND Arrives For Consumer SSDs

The first consumer SSD with QLC NAND has arrived, and it shows that there isn't much to worry about. For most use cases, the Intel SSD 660p is as...

88 by Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

Silicon Motion Announces SM2270 Enterprise NVMe SSD Controller

At Flash Memory Summit this week, Silicon Motion is previewing their first SSD controller designed specifically for enterprise and datacenter SSDs. The new SM2270 will be Silicon Motion's largest...

3 by Billy Tallis on 8/6/2018

The Silicon Motion SM2262EN SSD Controller Preview: Good And Bad Amplified

Silicon Motion's high-end NVMe controller is being updated as the SM2262EN. It sets new records by improving on the strengths of the original SM2262, but it also exacerbates the...

30 by Billy Tallis on 8/1/2018

The ADATA XPG SX8200 & GAMMIX S11 NVMe SSD Review: High Performance At All Sizes

With the ADATA XPG SX8200 and the related XPG GAMMIX S11, ADATA has moved past the performance limitations of their earlier NVMe SSDs and finally delivered high-end drives at...

20 by Billy Tallis on 7/25/2018

The HP EX920 M.2 SSD Review: Finding the Mainstream Sweet Spot

Historically, HP has not been a big player in the consumer storage market. Recently however, the HP brand has been used for several SSDs based on reference designs for...

37 by Billy Tallis on 7/9/2018

UFS - USB Bridge Controllers for Card Readers, Hosts Incoming from JMicron & SMI

The JEDEC published the UFS Card 1.0 specification back in mid-2016, and shortly after that Samsung introduced its UFS cards with 32, 64, 128, and 256 GB capacities. In...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2018

Micron’s 96-Layer 3D TLC NAND Demonstrated, Qualified by Maxio, SMI

Micron yet has to formally introduce its 3rd generation 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. But as we've spotted on the Computex showfloor, SSDs based on the new type of...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

SMI Eyes Samsung's Performance Crown With SM2262EN Controller

Silicon Motion, Inc controllers shipped in 30% of the world's SSDs last year. The company had a successful entry into the consumer SSD market and within just five years...

11 by Joe Shields on 6/7/2018

ADATA XPG Gammix S11: SM2262 with Heat Spreader for Gamers

The most popular gaming hardware these days tend to be the kit that has gaming-focused 'special treatment'. To satisfy such needs, numerous companies introduce separate brands to address requirements...

10 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2018

Mushkin Launches Source SSDs: 3D TLC NAND, SATA, from $39 to $110

Mushkin has announced its new family of affordable SSDs primarily aimed at users who would like to upgrade their PCs featuring HDDs. The company’s Source drives use inexpensive 3D...

42 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2018

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