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Crucial adds P3 + P3 Plus Value M.2 NVMe SSDs: PCIe 4.0 + PCIe 3.0

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 25 2022 6:15 PM CDT

Crucial has just introduced its new P3 and P3 Plus Value M.2 SSDs that are for the mainstream market, and available in both PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 3.0 variants.

Crucial adds P3 + P3 Plus Value M.2 NVMe SSDs: PCIe 4.0 + PCIe 3.0 04 | TweakTown.com

The new Crucial P3 Plus Gen4 NVMe and Crucial P3 NVMe SSDs offer some great speeds, with the Crucial P3 Plus SSD pushing up to 5000MB/sec (5GB/sec) reads, and up to 4200MB/sec (4.2GB/sec) writes. The new Crucial P3 SSDs offer slower, but still great speeds of up to 3500MB/sec (3.5GB/sec) reads, and up to 3000MB/sec (3GB/sec) writes.

Crucial is making its new P3 Plus and P3 SSDs available in up to 4TB capacities, the additional speeds that the P3 Plus SSDs are pushing is all thanks to its PCIe Gen4 standard. The regular Crucial P3 Gen3 NVMe SSD is still hella-fast, but if you've got a Gen4 board, get the Crucial P3 Plus Gen4 NVMe SSD.

Continue reading: Crucial adds P3 + P3 Plus Value M.2 NVMe SSDs: PCIe 4.0 + PCIe 3.0 (full post)

APACER is first with PCIe 5.0 SSDs: up to 13,000MB/sec reads (!!!)

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, May 24 2022 2:47 AM CDT

APACER has announced the world's first consumer-grade PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 SSD, which are capable of up to 13,000MB/sec (13GB/sec) reads and up to 12,000MB/sec (12GB/sec) writes.

APACER is first with PCIe 5.0 SSDs: up to 13,000MB/sec reads (!!!) 01 | TweakTown.com

The new APACER PCIe Gen 5 NVM SSDs are available in two versions: a standard APACER design, and then the ZADAK one, which looks virtually the same. Both of the new PCIe 5.0-ready SSDs support the latest NVMe 2.0 standard, with reads of up to 13GB/sec and writes of up to 12GB/sec on both drives.

You'll need a PCIe 5.0-ready motherboard (Intel Z690 or AMD X670E/X670) to get the huge speeds of 13GB/sec+ but both the APACER + ZADAK PCIe 5.0 SSDs are backwards compatible, working on PCIe 4.0 at half the speed.

Continue reading: APACER is first with PCIe 5.0 SSDs: up to 13,000MB/sec reads (!!!) (full post)

Phison teams with AMD + Micron for PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSDs of the future

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 23 2022 4:47 AM CDT

AMD has now revealed its next-gen X670E and X670 chipsets, dropping later this year with the new AM5 socket and Zen 4-powered Ryzen 7000 series CPUs -- and with it: DDR5 + PCIe 5.0 support.

Phison teams with AMD + Micron for PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSDs of the future 01 | TweakTown.com

Phison has announced a strategic collaboration with AMD + Micron to form a cooperative PCIe Gen 5 ecosystem of compatible products. Phison will be at the heart of this with their flagship PCIe Gen5 SSD controller -- the new Phison PS5026-E26 -- that has 2x the performance over its previous generation flagship SSD controller.

Leo Huang, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Phison said: "We are pleased to announce our cooperative effort with Micron and AMD to advance the technological development of PCIe Gen5 storage offerings, as this validates Phison's commitment to upholding customer-centric values. The E26 controller enables gamers to compete at the highest level and helps content creators to maximize the overall system performance to increase productivity".

Continue reading: Phison teams with AMD + Micron for PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSDs of the future (full post)

OWC's new Envoy Pro mini: full-sized SSD perf, fits in your pocket

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 18 2022 6:25 PM CDT

OWC has just announced their new Envoy Pro mini SSDs, a super-small portable SSD with full-sized SSD performance that fits in your pocket.

The new OWC Envoy Pro mini SSDs are available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities that works with everything. We're talking USB and Thunderbolt-powered (USB-C) Macs, PCs, Linux servers, iPads, Chromebooks, and more as millions of USB devices are in the wild.

We're looking at up to 450MB/sec reads and up to 465MB/sec writes over USB 3.2 Gen 1, while we can expect up to 1025MB/sec reads and 1026MB/sec writes on USB 3.1 Gen 2 (the speeds vary slightly between 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities). You'll get somewhere up to that across your Xbox, PlayStation, iPad, PC, Mac, or everything in-between.

Continue reading: OWC's new Envoy Pro mini: full-sized SSD perf, fits in your pocket (full post)

Sabrent unleashes CFexpress Type-B Card: now in 512GB + 1TB capacities

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, May 10 2022 2:25 PM CDT

Sabrent has just released its new CFexpress Type-B Card, which are now available in 512GB and 1TB capacities with some wicked speeds for content creators and professionals.

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The new Sabrent CFexpress Type-B Card pumps away at up to 1.7GB/sec (1700MB/sec) reads, and up to 1.5GB/sec (1500MB/sec) writes with support for standards seen in SSDs including TRIM, SMART, encryption, and even upgradeable firmware.

Continue reading: Sabrent unleashes CFexpress Type-B Card: now in 512GB + 1TB capacities (full post)

WD unveils industry's first 22TB CMR and 26TB SMR HDDs for the cloud

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 9 2022 11:05 AM CDT

Western Digital has just unleashed the industry's first 22TB CMR and 26TB UltraSMR HDDs to "select hyperscale cloud customers, further expanding its areal density leadership and delivering customer value by driving TCO lower".

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The huge new 26TB and 22TB drives use unique OptiNAND technology, energy-assisted PMR (ePMR), triple-stage actuator (TSA), HelioSeal, and now UltraSMR technologies. So... not only is WD already offering 26TB and 22TB HDDs but they're already teasing bigger 30TB+ drives using ePMR.

Western Digital CEO David Goeckeler said before the "What's Next Western Digital Event in San Francisco": Everything we do starts with the belief in human potential as it intersects digital innovation, and in turn, creates possibility. This possibility is fueled by a technology platform that the world's innovators are building on and enabling the best new experiences - intelligent devices, powered by the cloud, connected by high-performance networks. We have only scratched the surface on the value of data and the technologies that unlock it".

Continue reading: WD unveils industry's first 22TB CMR and 26TB SMR HDDs for the cloud (full post)

WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB capacity, up to 7.3GB/sec read

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 9 2022 11:00 AM CDT

Western Digital has just announced it has expanded its WD_BLACK gaming portfolio, unveiling the new WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD at its "What's Next Western Digital Event" in San Francisco.

WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB capacity, up to 7.3GB/sec read 03 | TweakTown.com

The new WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD is capable of a huge 7.3GB/sec (7300MB/sec) so it will go perfectly with a PCIe 4.0-capable motherboard and super-fast CPU and GPU. Western Digital's new WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD comes in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities, too.

Joe Macri, Compute and Graphics CTO and Corporate Fellow at AMD explained: "AMD is delighted with its continued collaboration with Western Digital to deliver exceptional gaming experiences. As games become more immersive, the expectation for fast, seamless gameplay increases".

Continue reading: WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB capacity, up to 7.3GB/sec read (full post)

ASUS teases new ROG Strix SQ7: 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD, coming soon

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 8 2022 7:43 PM CDT

ASUS is about to enter the SSD business with its ROG Strix SQ7 SSD, which will be offered in up to 1TB capacity (maybe only 1TB at first) and on the fast PCIe 4.0 x4 standard.

ASUS teases new ROG Strix SQ7: 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD, coming soon 01 | TweakTown.com

The company is new to the SSD market and has just teased its ROG Strix SQ7 SSD on its ROG Taiwan social channels, with a sleek-looking SSD. There's no heat sink here, just the bare SSD in up to 1TB capacity on the M.2 PCIe Gen4 interface.

Sure, we've got PCIe 5.0 here now... so a bleeding-edge company like ASUS looks like they're behind the race with a PCIe 4.0 SSD in the second half of 2022, while they also sell PCIe 5.0-capable Z690-based motherboard. It's a pity, but that will change with time. Speaking of time, ASUS will be showing off its new SSD either at its just-announced "Boundless" event on May 17, or at Computex which is barely weeks away now.

Continue reading: ASUS teases new ROG Strix SQ7: 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD, coming soon (full post)

Samsung's new UFS 4.0: 4.2GB/sec reads for next-gen smartphones, more

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 4 2022 6:19 PM CDT

Samsung has just unveiled the industry's highest-performing Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 storage solution, which has received its important JEDEC board of director approval.

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The new Samsung UFS 4.0 uses the latest JEDEC standard specification, which the company says "enhances our diverse portfolio. Our UFS mobile storage solutions differentiate key technologies in controller design to improve performance and power efficiency".

The company has worked with smartphone and consumer device manufacturers across the world, making sure that there is an ecosystem for the super-fast UFS 4.0 standard for high-performance mobile storage solutions. We're looking at up to 23.2Gbps per lane, which is double UFS 3.1 -- with Samsung's advanced 7th-generation V-NAND used -- on top of an in-house controller delivers up to 4.2GB/sec (4200MB/sec) reads and up to 2.8GB/sec (2800MB/sec) writes.

Continue reading: Samsung's new UFS 4.0: 4.2GB/sec reads for next-gen smartphones, more (full post)

GRAID SupremeRAID SR-1010: unleashes record-breaking 110GB/sec reads

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Apr 29 2022 6:16 PM CDT

GRAID Technology has just announced its monster new SupremeRAID SR-1010, which the company claims is the world's fastest NVMe and NVMeof RAID card for PCIe 4.0.

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Inside of the new SupremeRAID SR-1010 is the NVIDIA Ampere GA106 GPU, which provides some rather wicked speed increases over the previous NVIDIA T1000 GPU inside of its predecessor, the SupremeRAID SR-1000. The new SupremeRAID SR-1010 arrives on a PCIe 4.0 x16 interface, with up to 110GB/sec sequential reads, and up to 22GB/sec sequential writes... pure insanity.

Just for comparison sake: a regular 2.5-inch SSD is pushing somewhere between 500-550MB/sec (0.5GB/sec) while a regular NVMe M.2 SSD on PCIe 3.0 will do 1GB through to 3.5GB/sec... while Sabrent and others offer PCIe 4.0 drives that are cranking in the heights of 7.5GB/sec.

Continue reading: GRAID SupremeRAID SR-1010: unleashes record-breaking 110GB/sec reads (full post)

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