SSDs

Micron this week hosted a grand opening ceremony of its Fab 10 Expansion in Singapore. The new cleanroom is not expected to increase the company’s production capacity in terms of wafer starts per month, but will enable Micron to continue adopting more advanced 3D NAND process technologies with a higher number of layers and bit density. The new Fab 10 Expansion is an integral part of Micron’s Fab 10 complex that was previously comprised of Fab 10N and Fab 10X. Officially, it's known that the new 3D NAND production facility is built on a 165,000 m2 land plot, however Micron is not disclosing much else about the usable cleanroom space or other features of the expansion. Micron is now installing equipment and expects to start production...

EKWB Begins Selling Heatsink for Intel’s Optane 905P M.2 SSD

EK Water Blocks has started selling its passive heatsink for Intel’s recently-released Optane 905P M.2 SSD. The cooling solution is meant to ensure consistent performance of the drive under...

15 by Anton Shilov on 2/14/2019

Plugable USBC-NVME Tool-Less NVMe SSD Enclosure Capsule Review

Storage bridges are an important part of computing systems. Currently popular external bridges allow storage drives (hard drives or SSDs) to talk to computing systems over USB or Thunderbolt...

23 by Ganesh T S on 2/14/2019

Comparing Two 1TB NVMe Drives with Same NAND, Same Controller: XPG SX8200 Pro vs HP EX950

Retail drives based on the Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller have arrived. The ADATA SX8200 Pro and HP EX950 are nearly identical drives that are replacing last year's flagship models...

43 by Billy Tallis on 2/6/2019

OWC Unveils Second-Gen ThunderBlade External SSDs: 2800 MB/s Starting at $799

OWC this week introduced its second-generation ThunderBlade external SSDs, which are aimed squarely at the high-end, max performance external storage market. Offering up to 2800 MB/s sequential read speeds...

1 by Anton Shilov on 2/4/2019

CES 2019: New Kingston KC2000 NVMe SSDs for High Performance

At this year’s CES, Kingston demonstrated its first SSDs powered by Silicon Motion’s controllers. The new KC2000-series drives are aimed at high-end client systems.

32 by Anton Shilov on 1/23/2019

The Samsung 970 EVO Plus (250GB, 1TB) NVMe SSD Review: 96-Layer 3D NAND

Samsung is updating its mainstream NVMe SSD with a new generation of 3D NAND that brings improved performance and power efficiency. The new 'Samsung 970 EVO Plus' keeps the...

38 by Billy Tallis on 1/22/2019

CES 2019: Kingston A2000 NVMe SSD Aiming for Below SATA Pricing

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...

16 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2019

The Western Digital WD Black SN750 SSD Review: Why Fix What Isn't Broken?

Last year Western Digital overhauled their WD Black NVMe SSD with an upgrade to 3D NAND and a new in-house SSD controller, transforming the product line from one of...

57 by Billy Tallis on 1/18/2019

Quick Look: Using WD's Black SN750 SSD as a Thunderbolt 3 External Drive

External SSDs with a Thunderbolt 3 interface are still the only option for users looking to get high-end performance in a bus-powered portable device. These SSDs have become possible...

8 by Ganesh T S on 1/18/2019

CES 2019: GIGABYTE’s High-Performance Aorus PCIe and M.2 SSDs

Last year when GIGABYTE introduced its first SSDs, the company took a cautious approach only released entry-level drives. At this year’s CES the company finally unveiled its high-performance SSDs...

2 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2019

Micron Exercises Option to Buyout Intel's Share of IMFT

Micron is following through with the next step in the breakup of their long alliance with Intel for storage technology. As announced last October, Micron is exercising their call...

18 by Billy Tallis on 1/14/2019

CES 2019: ADATA Spectrix Memory & SSDs Get More RGB

RGB lighting has become a major selling point for hardware aimed at gamers and performance enthusiasts. After all, since modern CPUs, GPUs, DRAMs, SSDs, and other components offer plenty...

2 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2019

Mushkin at CES 2019: Carbon X100 & Carbon Z100 External SSDs at Up to 2.2 GB/s

Mushkin introduced its new external SSDs featuring USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 interfaces and powered by desktop-class controllers. The Carbon X100 and the Carbon Z100 drives offer performance akin...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2019

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

CES 2019: TeamGroup And ASRock Release Phantom Gaming Branded Memory and SSD

One of the leading players in memory Team Group has joined forces with ASRock to release the Phantom Gaming branded T-FORCE DELTA Phantom Gaming RGB SSD and T-FORCE XCALIBUR...

5 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2019

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...

13 by Billy Tallis on 1/9/2019

Western Digital at CES 2019: External Flash Storage Solutions Showcased

In addition to the SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD and the 4TB thumb drive prototype demonstration, Western Digital also had announcements related to a couple of additional external flash...

1 by Ganesh T S on 1/8/2019

New Generation of Optane M.2 SSDs Coming Soon

Intel's Optane products so far fall into one of two categories. At the high end is the flagship P4800X enterprise SSD and its derivatives for the enthusiast market. At...

27 by Billy Tallis on 1/8/2019

Toshiba Announces Fourth-Generation BGA SSD with 96L 3D NAND

Toshiba has announced the fourth iteration of their OEM client NVMe SSD that is delivered as a single BGA chip package containing both the SSD controller and the NAND...

0 by Billy Tallis on 1/8/2019

Seagate at CES 2019: BarraCuda 510 and FireCuda 510 M.2 NVMe

Seagate recently returned to the consumer SSD market with the BarraCuda SSD. It didn't make much of a splash, but Seagate got their feet wet and kicked off a...

4 by Billy Tallis on 1/7/2019

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