Storage News - Page 1
Sabrent blew the lid off of the storage world back in May 2020 with the introduction of the craziest NVMe SSD on the market: the Sabrent Rocket Q 8TB NVMe SSD.
The drive debuted with a price of $2000 but now you can enjoy a nice 30% off, seeing that $2000 price shaved down to $1400, a savings of $600. With that $600, you could almost get NVIDIA's kick ass new GeForce RTX 3080 -- or it is $600 towards the $1500 required for the beasty 8K ready GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card.
Sabrent provides a huge 3.4GB/sec read speeds and 3GB/sec writes on its Rocket Q 8TB SSD (read our review on the drive here), so you'll be taken care of when it comes to huge speeds. But the 8TB on a single little NVMe SSD is insanity, and perfect to pair with a new Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card.
I don't know about you, but the world of storage interests me just as much as GPUs and CPUs -- with Sabrent coming out and slaying everyone every couple of months with a record-breaking drive.
Their recent Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus offers a huge 7000MB/sec (7GB/sec) transfers, which are the fastest you can get from a single drive -- but now GIGABYTE has unveiled its new AORUS Gen4 AIC 2TB and 8TB SSDs.
The new AORUS Gen4 AIC 2TB SSD packs 4 x 500GB pre-installed NVMe M.2 SSDs directly to the AIC (add-in card) that detects as one single 2TB drive. The 8TB model is the same, with 4 x 2TB drives that show up as one beyond-ultra-fast 8GB SSD.
GALAX has just announced its new super-fast Hall of Fame (HOF) Extreme PCIe 4.0 SSD, which packs Phison's incredible new SSD controller that enables 7GB/sec read speeds.
The new Phison PS5018-E18 controller is powering GALAX's new HOF Extreme PCIe 4.0 SSD, which means we're looking at an ultra-fast 7000MB/sec (7GB/sec) reads and 6850MB/sec (6.85GB/sec) writes. This is at the same level as Sabrent's new Rocket 4 Plus SSD which packs the same Phison E18 controller.
We can expect GALAX to offer its new Hall of Fame Extreme PCIe 4.0 SSDs in 1TB, 2TB, and even 4TB capacities which is great to see. GALAX has just stepped up, over and beyond Samsung with its new HOF Edition PCIe 4.0 SSDs -- the same with Sabrent which has come out of nowhere and dominated the SSD market.
Phison has truly delivered the speedy SSD goods with its new E18 controller, with the new PS5018-E18 NVMe SSD controller that is now making its way into high-end SSDs from the likes of Sabrent.
The company has been teasing a new 2TB engineering sample that crushes Samsung's new 980 PRO, with a huge 7GB/sec reads and 6.9GB/sec writes... on top of that we have 74,217 IOPs which beats out the Samsung drive that can't even hit 60K.
Sabrent is using the Phison E18 SSD controller inside of its amazing new Rocket 4 Plus SSD, which you can read all about here. Sabrent is the only one offering a new 7GB/sec capable NVMe SSD in 2TB capacities too -- remember that, Samsung is only offering 250GB/500GB/1TB.
Teamgroup just revealed a ridiculously huge solid state drive. It offers such a large capacity we can scarcely believe it. Teamgroup's QX is a 2.5" SSD with an astounding 15.3TB of storage space.
The QX features the latest and greatest 3D QLC flash memory, which gives it the density to provide 15TB of storage space. 3D QLC NAND flash is not known for its blazing speed, but the QX supports a smart dual-cache solution, which includes SLC caching and a DRAM cache buffer that work together to provide a 560MB/s read speed and 480MB/s write speed, which is more than enough for long term storage.
With that much capacity, you best believe that Teamgroup went the extra mile to ensure your data will remain safe. The QX offers an industry-leading write life of 2560TBW (terabytes written). It also supports Windows TRIM and features a smart algorithm that regularly takes care of garbage collection to keep your drive in tip-top shape.
Nimbus Data have just unveiled their latest SSD, which is now the world's highest-capacity QLC flash SSD in the new ExaDrive NL SSD.
The new ExaDrive NL offers an incredible 64TB in a single SSD, whcih the company says is aimed at companies who want to replace their existing mechanical HDDs (that are normally much larger than traditional SSDs) with their new ExaDrive NL with 64TB on-tap in SSD form.
Nimbus Data's new ExaDrive NL comes in a larger 3.5-inch form factor, just like any other enterprise hard drive -- and will work in virtually any 3.5-inch slot. This makes it easy for companies to replace their existing drives with a new, much, much faster drive without upgrading the core system.
Samsung has finally unveiled its next-gen 980 PRO SSDs that are now sliding into motherboards on PCIe 4.0 interfaces, offering some ridiculous speeds.
The new Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSDs come in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities -- offering up to a huge 7000MB/sec (7GB/sec) sequential read speeds, while writes are at 5000MB/sec (5GB/sec) on the 1TB model. The smaller sizes have lowered speeds.
Samsung's new 980 PRO SSD 500GB model has 6900MB/sec (6.9GB/sec) reads, while writes are at 5000MB/sec (5GB/sec) and then the 250GB model is slower again with 6400MB/sec reads (6.4GB/sec) while writes plummet -- but they're still a ridiculous 2700MB/sec (2.7GB/sec).
Sabrent has done it again: the company has just unveiled the next generation in storage technology with its latest Rocket 4 Plus that has absolutely insane speeds.
The new Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe SSD is powered by Phison's new E18 controller -- and comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities with read speeds that hit 7000MB/sec (7GB/sec) which is simply bonkers. Even the writes are equally insanely high, with Sabrent pushing a huge 6850MB/sec (6.85GB/sec) in sequential writes on its new Rocket 4 Plus.
You will need a PCIe 4.0-capable motherboard for this, where I would recommend a high-end AMD Ryzen 3000-series CPU and motherboard -- or if you're a content creator, an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000-series CPU and motherboard. Either of these mixed with 1 (or more) Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus SSDs and you're in Storage Heaven.
I've just spotted Sabrent's new SSD that it should likely unveil any minute now while trawling Amazon, with a new Rocket Q4 NVMe 4.0 SSD that comes in a 4TB capacity -- another world first for Sabrent.
Sabrent's new 4TB Rocket Q4 NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 SSD has read speeds of up to an insane 4900MB/sec (4.9GB/sec) while writes are at up to 3500MB/sec (3.5GB/sec). As for pricing, the Sabrent 4TB NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD costs $770 -- a big premium from the 2TB that costs $320. You can get it without the heat sink for $750.
But you're getting 4TB of insane-fast PCIe 4.0-powered NVMe SSD storage... if you want the very best... Sabrent has your back, but it'll cost you a kidney. The 8TB version of Sabrent's Rocket Q4 NVMe SSD family could cost a pretty penny now, where we could be looking at up to $1600-$2000 at this rate.
TeamGroup has just the latest member of its storage family, with the introduction of the T-FORCE CARDEA Ceramic C440 M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD.
What do we have here? The CARDEA Ceramic C440 SSD is powered by the NVMe 1.3 specification and PCIe 4.0 x4 interface, driving crazy speeds of up to 5000MB/sec (5GB/sec) reads and up to 4400MB/sec (4.4GB/sec) writes. TeamGroup has gone with a unique style here with its CARDEA Ceramic C440 SSD, featuring gold lettering and a white ceramic background. It'll probably be covered by a heat sink unfortunately, but it looks nice on its own.
The company is using 3D NAND on the CARDEA Ceramic C440 SSD, which is why we're able to have it in the higher-end 2TB capacity. TeamGroup says it's using "aerospace ceramic material" which means the drive has better heat dissipation.