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 of the gaming crowd, or just release special products. ADATA on Wednesday introduced its new XPG Gammix S11-series SSDs - the value-add for gamers is the red heat spreader, which according to ADATA is designed to ensure consistent performance of the drives and to match gaming systems with red and black color schemes. The ADATA XPG Gammix S11 M.2-2280 SSDs are essentially the company’s XPG SX8200-series drives based on Silicon Motion’s SM2262 controller (eight NAND channels, four ARM Cortex-R5 cores, NVMe 1.3, LDPC ECC, RAID engine, etc.) using 64-layer 3D TLC NAND memory from Micron. From...
The SSD industry has been talking about TLC NAND for over three years now. We published our first post, Understanding TLC NAND, back in early 2012, but in three...35 by Kristian Vättö on 6/17/2015
Silicon Motion has remained relatively quiet about its plans for a PCIe controller. We have known that the company is working on one (well, it would be a major...11 by Kristian Vättö on 6/9/2015
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The ADATA Premier SP610 is the first SSD with a new Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller to enter our test labs. This is a drive going after the lower cost...24 by Kristian Vättö on 6/27/2014