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Sabrent's new Rocket 4 Plus SSD hits Amazon, 7GB/sec starts from $200

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Nov 23 2020 6:55 PM CST

Sabrent's rocket-fueled new SSD is available on Amazon, with the ultra-fast Rocket 4 Plus NVMe 4.0 Gen 4 PCIe M.2 SSD available on Amazon right now in 1TB and 2TB capacities.

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The new Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus is capable of a huge 7.1GB/sec (7100MB/sec) reads and up to 6.6GB/sec (6600MB/sec) writes in a PCIe 4.0-capable motherboard. If you're using it in a PCIe 3.0-capable motherboard, then you'll be tapping out at 3.4GB/sec and 3.0GB/sec for reads and writes, respectively.

Continue reading: Sabrent's new Rocket 4 Plus SSD hits Amazon, 7GB/sec starts from $200 (full post)

Highpoint's new M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 controller: 64TB SSD at 28GB/sec!!!

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Nov 12 2020 10:30 PM CST

Highpoint has just unveiled the industry's first 8-port PCIe 4.0 x16 M.2 NVMe RAID controller, with the introduction of the Highpoint SSD7540.

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The new SSD7540 can take any PCIe 3.0 or PCIe 4.0 SSD at up to 8TB capacities, and up to 8 of them, to provide a simply insane 28,000MB/sec (28GB/sec) transfer speeds. You could install 8 x 8TB drives for 64TB in a single PCIe 4.0 x16 slot pumping away 28GB/sec. I don't even have words.

You can buy one of these new Highpoint SSD7540 8-Port PCIe 4.0 x16 M.2 NVMe RAID Controller right now, buy a bunch of the biggest PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs, and enjoy up to 28GB/sec of read speeds in a PCIe 4.0-capable AMD motherboard.

Continue reading: Highpoint's new M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 controller: 64TB SSD at 28GB/sec!!! (full post)

Phison SSD shipments surge 94% in 2020, new Xbox Series X helps bigly

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Nov 12 2020 9:29 PM CST

Phison is having a huge, huge year -- driven by supplying SSD controllers to Microsoft for its next-gen Xbox Series X/S consoles as well as shipping more and more SSD controllers for various PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs.

Phison SSD shipments surge 94% in 2020, new Xbox Series X helps bigly 02 | TweakTown.com

It was just a few days ago that Phison teased its second-gen E18 SSD controller, which is capable of a gigantic 7.4GB/sec. It is the fastest PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD solution in the world, with capacities of up to 8TB which is just incredible.

DigiTimes reports: "Phison Electronics has disclosed shipments of its PCIe SSD controllers surged nearly 94% on year in the first 10 months of 2020, with shipments for October alone rising 55% to a monthly high".

Continue reading: Phison SSD shipments surge 94% in 2020, new Xbox Series X helps bigly (full post)

Kioxia's new XG7 PCIe 4.0 SSDs offer over 6GB/sec reads for your PC

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Nov 9 2020 7:02 PM CST

Kioxia has just unveiled their new XG7 and XG7-P NVMe SSDs, filling out their PCIe 4.0-powered range of storage products with enterprise and datacenter solutions already on the market.

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The new Kioxia XG7 SSD offers at least 6.3GB/sec reads and 4.6GB/sec writes, so it might not be the very best -- but bloody hell we're talking over 6GB/sec reads. The higher-end Kioxia XG7-P drive comes in up to 2TB and 4TB capacities, while the XG7 comes in 256GB to 1TB.

Kioxia is the first to offer client-focused OEM SSDs with 4TB capacities, and should find their way into systems in 2021.

Continue reading: Kioxia's new XG7 PCIe 4.0 SSDs offer over 6GB/sec reads for your PC (full post)

Micron reveals world's first 176-layer 3D NAND flash memory

Derek Strickland | Mon, Nov 9 2020 4:31 PM CST

Micron just unveiled the world's first 176-layer TLC NAND flash that will enable high-performance, high-capacity flash drives across consumer and enterprise markets.

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Micron's new fifth-generation 176-layer 3D NAND flash is the same height as its 64-layer memory, but packs in 2.75 times more layers in the same space--a space that's 30% smaller than today's leading flash chips. The cells are 1/5th the thickness of a sheet of paper and is ideal for mobile electronics, consumer SSDs, autonomous vehicles, and SD cards, but also have applications for data centers.

The shrink was made possible by a combination of Micron's advanced memory techniques: Its CMOS-under-array (CuA), charge-trap, and replacement-gate architectures have been used in tandem to squeeze together 176 layers of ultra-dense memory.

Continue reading: Micron reveals world's first 176-layer 3D NAND flash memory (full post)

Phison second-gen E18 PCIe 4.0 SSD controller: up to 8TB at 7.4GB/sec

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Nov 9 2020 1:04 AM CST

We had an exclusive first-look at Phison's next-gen E18 SSD controller just a couple of weeks ago, with benchmark results pushing a huge 7.4GB/sec -- but now it's official, check it out:

Phison's new PS5018-E18 (E18) PCIe 4.0 controller is the industry's fastest PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD solution now, succeeding Phison's previous-gen PS5016-E16 that dropped in late 2019. The new Phison E18 SSD controller is on the newer TSMC 12nm node, too.

The new Phison E18 is the world exclusive SSD controller capable of breaching 7GB/sec reads -- right up to the new heights of 7.4GB/sec reads and up to 7GB/sec writes, with capacities of up to 8TB (!!!) and bursting through 1 million IOPS.

Continue reading: Phison second-gen E18 PCIe 4.0 SSD controller: up to 8TB at 7.4GB/sec (full post)

WD blows hinges off PCIe 4.0 SSD doors, the new champion to beat?

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Nov 6 2020 10:03 PM CST

Everyone is talking about Samsung's 980 Pro, and Phison's E18 Gen4 SSDs. However, everyone kind of forgot about the WD Black SN850 (reviewed here). Well, everyone will be paying close attention going forward. In our most important metrics, Western Digital's Gen4 Black SN850 2TB SSD is serving up numbers that we've not seen before from a Gen4 SSD. Take a look for yourselves:

WD blows hinges off PCIe 4.0 SSD doors, the new champion to beat? 01 | TweakTown.com

Starting with Anvil's, new scoring record for any flash based SSD. MAX IOPS, random read IOPS, new record for any flash based SSD. Gaming, best we've ever seen from a flash based, high-capacity SSD. And consumer workloads, by FAR the best we've seen from any flash-based SSD.

Continue reading: WD blows hinges off PCIe 4.0 SSD doors, the new champion to beat? (full post)

Kioxia's XD6 is built for datacenters, PCIe 4.0 SSD pumps 6.5GB/sec

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Nov 5 2020 6:32 PM CST

Kioxia has just unveiled its new XD6 SSDs, an industry-first family of SSDs on the EDSSF E1.S 'ruler' form factor on the PCIe 4.0 x4 interface allowing it to have seriously high brute speeds.

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The new Kioxia XD6 SSDs have been made to address the specific requirements of hyperscale applications, something Kioxia notes including performance, power, and thermal requirements of the Open Compute Platform (OCP) NVMe Cloud SSD Specification.

Sequential read and write performance of up to 6500MB/sec (6.5GB/sec) and 2400MB (2.4GB/sec), respectively. Kioxia is packing in its 3D TLC NAND flash memory, and a new controller that has everything it needs from an NVMe 1.3c-compliant hyperscale-optimized chip.

Continue reading: Kioxia's XD6 is built for datacenters, PCIe 4.0 SSD pumps 6.5GB/sec (full post)

Upgrade to PCIe 4.0 SSDs with up to 50% off on super-fast Sabrent SSDs

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Oct 29 2020 9:11 AM CDT

Sabrent is throwing a huge sale today on Amazon -- where you can get yourself a super-fast new NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD with some serious discount.

Upgrade to PCIe 4.0 SSDs with up to 50% off on super-fast Sabrent SSDs 1164 | TweakTown.com

Sabrent's kick ass 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 SSD is just $199, down from $319 -- a large 38% discount. You can read Jon's review on the Sabrent's Rocket NVMe 4.0 PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD. In the review, Jon gushed on Sabrent's delicious Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD where he said: "Looking back at our benchmark results leads us to conclude that Sabrent is serving up Gen4 SSD goodness at the same level as the competition, but at a better price than we've seen so far".

He added: "The drive is a quality piece that looks as good as it performs. Even the packaging is of high quality. When you factor in the included copy of Acronis True Image, and five-year factory warranty, you have one of the best values in solid state storage".

You can buy the Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 Internal SSD here.

Continue reading: Upgrade to PCIe 4.0 SSDs with up to 50% off on super-fast Sabrent SSDs (full post)

PNY joins the PCIe 4.0 craze with a line of 5,600MB/s SSDs

Kevin Carbotte | Thu, Oct 22 2020 9:42 PM CDT

PNY is getting into the PCIe 4.0 SSD game. Today, the company revealed the XLR8 CS3040, a new line of high-speed M.2 NVMe Gen 4 x4 SSDs with up to 2TB of storage capacity and 5,600MB/s read speeds.

PNY joins the PCIe 4.0 craze with a line of 5,600MB/s SSDs 01 | TweakTown.com

PNY's new XRL8 CS3040 SSDs support the latest NVMe Gen 4.0 protocol, enabling extreme data access speeds far faster than previously possible. PNY's new drives can deliver sequential reads up to 5,600MB/s and write data at up to 4,300MB/s. That's significantly faster than PCIe 3.0 drives are capable of.

PNY said the XLR8 CS3040 drives would be available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB variants. PNY is also offering each drive with or without a built-in heat sink. The heat sink version includes a 45-gram aluminum heat sink with eight fins for increased thermal dissipation.

Continue reading: PNY joins the PCIe 4.0 craze with a line of 5,600MB/s SSDs (full post)

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