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Sabrent's huge 16TB external SSD is here, offers 2.7GB/sec reads

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jun 21 2021 2:40 PM CDT

Sabrent is about to unleash its huge 16TB external SSD, which will arrive to us in the form of the Rocket XTRM-Q 16TB external speeds. Check it out:

The new Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 16TB external SSD has dual 8TB SSDs installed, and lets you use the 16TB external SSD as a single huge 16TB SSD... or an external SSD with dual 8TB SSDs inside. The choice is yours, although if you use it as a single 16TB SSD the SSDs will be used in RAID 0 for some serious speeds.

In RAID 0 mode, the new Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 16TB external SSD boasts read speeds of up to 2.8GB/sec (2800MB/sec) and up to 1.4GB/sec (1400MB/sec) reads. This is more than enough for most people, and it's all driven through Intel's super-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

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Sabrent's new Rocket 4 Plus SSD firmware fixes issues for early drives

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jun 17 2021 3:50 PM CDT

Sabrent unleashed their performance-dominating Rocket 4 Plus 1TB + 2TB SSDs last year, offering an insane 7GB/sec (7000MB/sec) reads, and now those drives have some new firmware up for grabs.

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The original version 1.1 firmware on the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus has been updated, with a new version 1.2 firmware available for download on the official Sabrent website. There are a few issues with the new firmware, with early Sabrent Rocke 4 Plus SSDs now receiving some upgrades.

If you picked up one of Sabrent's super-fast Rocket 4 Plus SSDs closer to their release, you might have a drive with v1.1 firmware -- but most purchases after the initial waves should be v1.2 firmware and not needing the firmware update. For those who purchased early, that firmware update is now ready.

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SK hynix teases Amazon Prime SSD deals, Gold P31 + S31 SSDs discounted

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Jun 11 2021 4:42 PM CDT

SK hynix is kicking off its Amazon Prime Day early with some discounts on its popular SSDs, with sales starting on June 16 and running through to June 22.

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The SK hynix Gold P31 500GB and Gold S31 1TB will be discounted by 15% while on Prime Day -- which is June 21 and June 22 -- SK hynix will have its Gold P31 1TB and Gold S31 500GB with 20% savings through Amazon Prime exclusive discount.

Bringing you up to speed on SK hynix and its Gold P31 -- is that it packs the world's first 128-layer 3-bit NAND chips and is some of the fastest NAND on the market. We have up to 3.5GB/sec (3500MB/sec) reads and up to 3.2GB/sec (3200MB/sec) reads -- oodles of bandwidth and speed for your workstation or gaming PC.

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Marvell's new PCIe 5.0 SSD controller offers insane 14GB/sec!

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 30 2021 7:04 PM CDT

Marvell is the first out of the gate to reveal the industry's first PCIe 5.0 SSD controller, the new Bravera SC5 supports PCIe 5.0 and NVMe 1.4b standards which offers up to an insane 14GB/sec of bandwidth.

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PCIe 5.0 enabled SSDs will have 32GT/s of bandwidth to play with, up from the 16GT/s on offer with new PCIe 4.0 motherboards, and up from the 8GT/s we've been using for the last 10 years with the older PCIe 3.0 standard.

Thad Omura, vice president of marketing, Flash Business Unit at Marvell explains: "Bravera SC5 SSD controllers are first to market with innovative data center features that extend Marvell's flash storage technology leadership. We're working with the entire ecosystem to enable SSD vendors and Do-It-Yourself cloud service providers to deploy the most advanced flash storage solutions".

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Sabrent reveals Plotripper SSD: ultimate Chia coin crypto mining SSD

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 30 2021 2:27 PM CDT

If you want the very best Chia coin crypto mining SSD, then look no further than the new Sabrent Rocket Plotripper Pro NVMe M.2 SSD.

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Yeah... Sabrent has made a new SSD in the theme of AMD and its core-crunching Ryzen Threadripper CPU with its new Rocket Plotripper SSD. Sabrent is making two different SSDs here, with the Plotripper and Plotripper Pro, the regular Plotripper 2TB having 10,000 TBW (terabytes written) while the Plotripper Pro (in both 1TB and 2TB capacities) has 27,000 and 54,000 TBW, respectively.

Perfect for Chia coin mining.

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WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD: PCIe 4.0 speeds, 250GB starts from $54.99

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 26 2021 11:05 AM CDT

Western Digital has unveiled its new WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD, built on the kick-ass speeds provided to us by the PCIe 4.0 standard we have new SSDs with 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities.

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The new WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD offers PCIe 4.0-based speeds of up to 3600MB/sec (3.6GB/sec) which is pretty damn blistering. Western Digital notes that its new WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD uses up to 30% less power than its predecessor, and is the perfect upgrade for your desktop gaming PC or laptop.

Western Digital also unveiled some new PlayStation 5-focused and Xbox Series X/S-focused SSDs under its WD_BLACK range, and you can read more about that right here.

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WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD: up to 2TB SSD for your PS5 at 900MB/sec

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 26 2021 11:00 AM CDT

Sony installed a pretty shitty amount of albeit super-fast PCIe 4.0-based SSD storage inside of its next-gen PlayStation 5 console, with just 667GB of usable SSD storage once the PS5 is up and running.

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Luckily we have Western Digital to the rescue, with the company unveiling its new WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD that is designed to work with next-gen gaming consoles like the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X/S consoles.

The new WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD comes in 500GB, 1TB, and its largest 2TB capacity. You're looking at up to 900MB/sec on the new WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD on the PlayStation 5 -- not bad, just short of 1GB/sec on the PS5. The company even provides a slick detachable stand for the drive, too.

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Phison and Cigent team up on the first self-defending storage device

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 19 2021 7:20 PM CDT

Phison and Cigent have just jointly announced they have created the industry's first and only range of self-defending storage devices that have cybersecurity built into the firmware itself. This built-in protection shields you from ransomware, data theft, and malicious insider theft.

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The new Phison Crypto-SSD will arrive in a range of TCG-enabled Self-Encrypting Drives that are designed to pass FIPS 140-3 Level 2 certification. Now if you didn't know what FIPS 140-3 Level 2 certification was, it is industry-best security that Phison can use in its arsenal of storage products. You can read more on that here.

Cigent has revealed its own Secure SSD drives that were originally developed for US government and military use, are now the world's first commercially available cyber-secure SSDs. The new Cigent K2 and Denali Secure SSDs include multi-patented firmware-based cybersecurity features built into Phison's own PCIe NVMe controller firmware.

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Sabrent RocketQ Destroyer: fastest, largest PCIe 4.0 SSD in the world

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, May 11 2021 6:26 PM CDT

Sabrent's new RocketQ Destroyer is out and into open waters, if you can find it, where if you use the powers of Highpoint's new FnL AIC NVMe RAID card along with 8 x Sabrent Rocket4 Plus SSDs you will be enjoying up to 7.1GB/sec (7100MB/sec) reads and up to 6.6GB/sec writes (6600MB/sec).

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If you want that glorious 64TB of SSD storage you will be knocked down to PCIe 3.0 with the Sabrent RocketQ SSDs but you can get them in the much larger 8TB capacity. Sabrent's RocketQ SSD in 8TB has up to 3.3GB/sec (3300MB/sec) reads and up to 2.9GB/sec (2900MB/sec) writes. Nothing to sneeze at, that's for sure.

The new Sabrent RocketQ Battleship is made possible thanks to Highpoint's now-in-the-wild Fast n' Little (FnL) NVMe AIC RAID card that is capable of taking 8 x NVMe M.2 SSDs. The FnL AIC NVMe RAID card itself is PCIe 4.0 compatible so you can throw in 8 x 4TB PCIe 4.0 SSDs (Sabrent Rocket4 Plus) or 8 x 8TB PCIe 3.0 SSDs (Sabrent RocketQ) for the largest and fastest PCIe 4.0 SSD RAID storage in the world.

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KIOXIA showcases next-gen SSD with new PCIe 4.0, 24G SAS solutions

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, May 6 2021 5:36 PM CDT

KIOXIA will be detailing their next-gen, flash-based SSDs for enterprise and data center markets at the Dell Technologies World 2021 event this week.

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KIOXIA has sponsored the Dell Technologies World event for 5 years in a row as a diamond-level conference sponsor, collaborating with Dell for many years making the "best-in-class storage solutions that redefine what is possible". KIOXIA will be showcasing how its next-gen SSDs can open up a new world of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and VMware vSAN™ solutions.

Where the majority of focus from KIOXIA will be placed is into the power and performance that its new PCIe 4.0-based SSDs plugged into Dell EMC PowerEdge servers provides.

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