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All the latest storage news, with everything related to solid-state drives, hard drives & plenty more.

First PCIe Gen5 SSDs with 10 GB/s of read speed are on sale in Japan

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 29, 2023 6:59 PM CST

CFD Gaming is the first company to introduce consumer-grade SSDs with a 10 GB/s of read speed using the new NVMe 2.0 spec and PCIe Gen5 interface. It's also capable of delivering 9.5 GB/s of sequential write speed, which, when put up against one of the fastest PCIe Gen4-based SSDs, the Samsung 990 Pro, it's a notable improvement over read/write speeds of up to 7450/6900 MB/s there.

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CFD Gaming PCIe Gen5 NVMe 2.0 SSD

Keeping the comparison train going, pricing for the 2TB version of CFD Gaming's PCIe Gen 5.0 NVMe SSD, 48,980 Yen, or roughly USD 385 (including taxes), represents a 13% jump as per Wccftech. Three models are available; CSSD-M2M4TPG5NFZ (4TB), CSSD-M2M2TPG5NFZ (2TB), and CSSD-M2M1TPG5NFZ (1TB). Currently, only the 2TB model has hit retail.

Continue reading: First PCIe Gen5 SSDs with 10 GB/s of read speed are on sale in Japan (full post)

Micron's 1.5TB MicroSD card is costly but awesome for the Steam Deck or Switch

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 25, 2023 10:31 PM CST

Micron's new 1.5TB microSD card is the world's largest in terms of storage capacity, but it's pricey at around USD 400. Still, seeing a microSD card with a 1.5TB capacity is a little crazy - but before we wondered how Micron managed to fit that amount of data onto something the size of a sim card, we began thinking about its potential usage.

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And sure, for photographers and videographers, it's a potential game-changer, but we were thinking something a little more literally game-changing. Pairing this with the Steam Deck or the Nintendo Switch would mean being able to install just about every game you can think of without having to worry about running out of storage.

Continue reading: Micron's 1.5TB MicroSD card is costly but awesome for the Steam Deck or Switch (full post)

Silicon Power's new UD85 PCIe Gen 4 SSD is all about entry-level performance

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 16, 2023 9:59 PM CST

Silicon Power's new UD85 PCIe Gen 4 M2 SSD is designed to deliver performance, speed, and reliability as an entry-level and budget-friendly choice for those looking to expand their storage.

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With read speeds of up to 3,600MB/s and write speeds of up to 2,800MB/s, plus support for NVMe 1.4 and Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology, you're looking at something perfect for upgrading and expanding laptop or desktop storage capacities. "The UD85 is all about value," writes Silicon Power in its announcement - which is good to see as PCIe Gen 4 M2 SSD speeds have recently made them the drive option of choice for gamers everywhere.

Continue reading: Silicon Power's new UD85 PCIe Gen 4 SSD is all about entry-level performance (full post)

Sabrent's new USB Type-C Docking Station supports everything and will also clone

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 16, 2023 9:24 PM CST

We can't help but think of USB Docking Stations as toasters for all your hard-drive swapping action, pop a new drive in, grab or copy over the data you need, and then pop in the next one. More than a simple comparison, if you've had multiple PCs and gone through several HDDs over the years, a Docking Station is as essential for a home office/gaming den as a toaster is in a kitchen.

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With support for M.2 PCIe/NVMe, SATA 2.5/3.5-Inch SSD and HDD, and offline cloning (DS-UNHC), the latest USB-C Docking Station from Sabrent might be the last one you'll ever need. It's packed with features, but the dual SATA and M.2 SSD support make it a winner.

Continue reading: Sabrent's new USB Type-C Docking Station supports everything and will also clone (full post)

KIOXIA next-gen SSD technology set to power storage in vehicles, PCs, and more

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 10, 2023 1:31 AM CST

KIOXIA is no stranger to flash memory, with the company inventing NAND flash and being at the forefront of consumer and enterprise applications. At CES 2023 it brought its full range of next-gen SSDs with impressive solutions as flash memory and SSDs become the standard across vehicles, mobile devices, PCs, and more.

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Being a leader when it comes to 3D Flash Memory technology, the company's BiCS FLASH 3D in particular increases density and reliability, making it a cutting-edge fit for data center, enterprise, and mobile storage.

Continue reading: KIOXIA next-gen SSD technology set to power storage in vehicles, PCs, and more (full post)

MSI Spatium M570 Pro SSD: next-gen PCIe 5.0 SSDs with blistering 12GB/sec reads

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 5, 2023 4:51 PM CST

We've been hearing an awful lot about next-gen PCIe 5.0 SSDs, with MSI unveiling its first consumer-focused PCIe 5.0 SSD offerings at CES 2023 (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas.

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The new MSI Spatium M570 and Spatium M570 Pro were spotted by the folks at Tom's Hardware, being shown off at the MSI booth. MSI's upcoming Spatium M570 and Spatium M570 Pro are both super-fast, with the flagship MSI Spatium M570 Pro rolling out with Micron 232-layer NAND chips and Phison's upcoming E26 controller. MSI's second-fastest Spatium M570 uses the same Phison E26 SSD controller, but uses TLC-based memory.

MSI's upcoming flagship Spatium M570 Pro SSD pumps away with up to 12GB/sec reads and write speeds of up to 10GB/sec, while the Spatium M570 offers read speeds of up to 10GB/sec.

Continue reading: MSI Spatium M570 Pro SSD: next-gen PCIe 5.0 SSDs with blistering 12GB/sec reads (full post)

Sabrent's new all-in-one docking station is perfect for content creators

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 5, 2023 3:59 PM CST

Sabrent has just released its new USB Type-C To Dual 3.5" SATA and Raid Docking Station with CFast/SD Card Readers and USB Type-A Port (DS-2BCR) which has a wicked list of features and functionalities, so let's dive into what it can do.

Sabrent's new SATA-RAID HDD Docking Station with card readers

Sabrent's new SATA-RAID HDD Docking Station with card readers

The new Sabrent USB Type-C To Dual 3.5" SATA and Raid Docking Station with CFast/SD Card Readers and USB Type-A Port (DS-2BCR) lets you use your SSD or mechanical disks in single mode, or RAID mode, with solid and durable metal construction that packs two removable HD trays.

It's compatible with 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA III disks, but don't worry: it's backward compatible with SATA I and SATA II standards. Sabrent includes a locking key that prevents the accidental removal of the HD trays during operation. There's also fast and reliable USB Type-C connectivity with speeds that can burst over 1GB/sec (1000MB/sec).

Continue reading: Sabrent's new all-in-one docking station is perfect for content creators (full post)

KIOXIA CM6 and CD6 series SSDs receve Windows Server 2022 certification

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 15, 2022 1:08 AM CST

KIOXIA has proudly announced that its CM6 and CD6 series of PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs as well as its PM6 series of 24G SAS SSDs have secured themselves Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) certification.

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This allows the aforementioned KIOXIA SSDs to be used with Windows Server 2022 SDDC solutions that utilize Storage Spaces Direct, with certification of KIOXIA's SSDs conducted by Microsoft to ensure the compatibility and performance KIOXIA's CM6, CD6, and PM6 series SSDs.

As for Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, it's a feature built into Windows Server that creates a software-defined software solution, which combines SSDs on clustered servers, allowing them to share the storage resources in converted and hyperconverged IT infrastructures. This means users can scale out storage capacity by simply adding in more drives or more servers into their cluster, with Storage Spaces Direct automatically onboarding the new drives, and rebalancing the storage pool.

Continue reading: KIOXIA CM6 and CD6 series SSDs receve Windows Server 2022 certification (full post)

Sabrent's new Rocket 2230 SSD: 5GB/sec for your Steam Deck, laptops, and more

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 10, 2022 8:57 PM CST

Sabrent has just launched its new Rocket 2230 SSD, which falls into the M.2 2230 form factor, a smaller SSD that will super-speed your system no matter how small it is.

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The new Sabrent Rocket 2230 SSD and its M.2 2230 form factor will fit into devices like Valve's popular Steam Deck handheld console, a Microsoft Surface, an ultrabook, an Intel NUC system, a compact HTPC, and everything in between.

Sabrent's new Rocket 2230 SSD comes in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities with reads of up to 5000MB/sec (5GB/sec) on the 512GB variant. Sabrent is using the new PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD controller with 'exceptional' 3D TLC flash, with the company noting that users usually need to compromise with M.2 2230 SSDs, but with their new Gen4 controller, you'll be enjoying gaming desktop-class performance, mixed with the efficient flash for the best experience.

Continue reading: Sabrent's new Rocket 2230 SSD: 5GB/sec for your Steam Deck, laptops, and more (full post)

Phison's 8TB SSD gets NASA certification for Lunar Moon Mission in 2023

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 7, 2022 11:17 PM CST

Phison has just announced that its 8TB M.2 2280 SSD memory module has passed the required certification for space flight required by Lonestar Data Holdings and its initial data center mission into space.

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Lonestar's upcoming mission to the Moon will see the Phison 8TB SSD inside of their systems, with space logistics company Skycorp being a p[partner to Lonestar's engineering design and manufacturing for the mission. Phison had certification for NASA Technology Readiness Level 6 -- TRL-6 -- by checking all the required boxes for flight and space tests.

This includes conditions like the vacuum of space, and deep cryogenic temperatures that the Phison 8TB SSD will have on the surface of the Moon. Phison also had to complete testing with their SSD against environmental and stress testing, working with SpaceX and its Falcon 9 rocket at Silicon Valley commercial and governmental testing facilities.

Continue reading: Phison's 8TB SSD gets NASA certification for Lunar Moon Mission in 2023 (full post)

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