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Samsung's next-gen 990 PRO PCIe 5.0 SSD confirmed by PCI-SIG

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 14, 2022 12:27 AM CDT

Samsung's next-gen 990 PRO SSD has been listed by the PCI-SIG (Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group) confirming Samsung's PCIe 5.0-ready SSD of the near future.

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We saw the first tease of Samsung's next-gen 990 PRO SSD nearly two weeks ago now, which appeared in the customs database with the Samsung 990 PRO PCIe 5.0-powered SSD in both 1TB and 2TB capacities, with the model numbers: MZ-V9P1T0 and MZ-V9P2T0. We should expect much bigger Samsung 990 PRO SSDs in the future, but the 1TB and 2TB capacities were teased first.

But now, the PCI-SIG listing teases that the Samsung 990 PRO SSD will use an M.2 interface, but we don't know which capacity PCI-SIG is testing. Samsung has already launched its enterprise-class SSDs with their first PCIe 5.0 SSD being the Samsung PM1743 SSD, which uses Samsung's own in-house 6th Gen V-NAND technology. Samsung's PM1743 SSD has sequential read speeds of up to 13GB/sec (13,000MB/sec) and sequential writes of up to 6.6GB/sec (6600MB/sec). We're looking at improved power efficiency, with around 608MB/s per watt, which is a decent 30% improvement over its predecessor.

Continue reading: Samsung's next-gen 990 PRO PCIe 5.0 SSD confirmed by PCI-SIG (full post)

Netac SA500 SSD: up to 1TB capacity, 2.5-inch SSD with up to 530MB/sec

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 7, 2022 7:51 PM CDT

Netac's new 2.5-inch SATA SSD is here with capacities for everyone: between 120GB and 1TB, and speeds of up to 530MB/sec reads.

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The new Netac SA500 SSD comes in 120GB, 128GB, 240GB, 256GB, 480GB, 960GB, and 1TB capacities... so everyone, absolutely everyone, is covered. Netac is using the SATA 6Gbps standard, but it's backwards compatible, weighs just 46g, and has a 3-year warranty.

Netac is using 3D NAND flash and an "advanced controller" on the SA500 SSD, which the company says is "designed to improve the response speed of notebooks and desktops". There's up to 530MB/sec reads on the 960GB and 1TB models, while the 240/256GB and 480/512GB models have up to 520MB/sec, and the 120/128GB with up to 500MB/sec reads.

Continue reading: Netac SA500 SSD: up to 1TB capacity, 2.5-inch SSD with up to 530MB/sec (full post)

OWC Envoy Pro FX with Portable SSD with Thunderbolt: now in 4TB

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 3, 2022 8:52 PM CDT

OWC has just unveiled its new Envoy Pro FX Portable SSD with Thunderbolt is now available in a larger 4TB capacity.

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The new OWC Envoy Pro FX Portable SSD with Thunderbolt is compatible with USB, and now in a 4TB capacity SKU that offers up to 2.8GB/sec (2800MB/sec). It's also dust, drop, and waterproof certified... so it can take a beating, and still keep your data safe and secure.

If you're using a Mac or PC, or even work between them, the OWC Envoy Pro FX Portable SSD with Thunderbolt is bus-powered, so there's no annoying external power adapters required. You can use it for everything: content creators with photos and video, portable backups of your drives, a secondary or even portable OS boot drive, and so much more.

Continue reading: OWC Envoy Pro FX with Portable SSD with Thunderbolt: now in 4TB (full post)

Samsung's next-gen SSDs teased: PCIe 5.0-based 990 Pro in 1TB, 2TB

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 3, 2022 8:33 PM CDT

Samsung's next-gen PCIe Gen5 SSD shouldn't be too much further away, with an official announcement to follow the new entry of the Samsung 990 Pro SSD in the customs database.

Samsung's next-gen SSDs teased: PCIe 5.0-based 990 Pro in 1TB, 2TB 01 | TweakTown.com

We now know the model numbers of Samsung's new 990 Pro PCIe 5.0-powered SSDs in both 1TB and 2TB capacities with the model numbers MZ-V9P1T0 and MZ-V9P2T0. We should see much bigger Samsung 990 Pro SSDs in the capacities of 4TB and 8TB+ but these new 1 TB and 2TB designs could be unveiled first.

Samsung's next-gen 990 Pro PCIe 5.0 SSDs will work inside of any new high-end Z690 and upcoming Z790 motherboard, accompanied by Intel's 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU and the upcoming 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs. AMD will be launching its new X670E + X670 motherboards and Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs that will rock along with PCIe 5.0 support in the coming months.

Continue reading: Samsung's next-gen SSDs teased: PCIe 5.0-based 990 Pro in 1TB, 2TB (full post)

SK hynix unveils 238-layer NAND: 50% perf boost, industry's highest

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 2, 2022 9:17 PM CDT

SK hynix has just announced that it's developed the industry's highest 238-layer NAND flash, with its latest 238-layer 512Gb triple-level cell (TLC) 4D NAND flash going out to customers and starting mass production in 1H 2023.

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In a statement during Flash Memory Summit 2022 (FMS 2022), SK hynix said: "The latest achievement follows development of the 176-layer NAND product in December 2020. It is notable that the latest 238-layer product is most layered and smallest in area at the same time".

Jungdal Choi, Head of NAND Development at SK hynix said during his FMS 2022 keynote: "SK hynix secured global top-tier competitiveness in perspective of cost, performance and quality by introducing the 238-layer product based on its 4D NAND technologies. We will continue innovations to find breakthroughs in technological challenges."

Continue reading: SK hynix unveils 238-layer NAND: 50% perf boost, industry's highest (full post)

ADATA unveils LEGEND 960 PCIe 4.0 SSD: up to 7.4GB/sec reads

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 2, 2022 8:29 PM CDT

ADATA has just unveiled its very latest LEGEND 960 PCIe 4.0 SSD, which is capable of up to 7.4GB/sec reads: more than enough for anything you throw at it.

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The new ADATA LEGEND 960 PCIe 4.0 SSD has sequential reads of up to 7.4GB/sec (7400MB/sec) and writes of up to 6.8GB/sec (6800MB/sec). ADATA says that its new LEGEND 960 SSD is compatible with Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 SSD, so if you need some beefed-up storage for your PS5, there's another Gen4 SSD on the block.

ADATA is making its LEGEND 960 SSD available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities with SLC Caching and DRAM Cache Buffer for "advantages in system loading and data caching. It features 4K random read/write of up to 750K/630K IOPS for smoother multitasking. Plus with LDPC (Low Density Parity check Code) and AES 256-bit encryption, users can rest assured that their data stays accurate and secure".

Continue reading: ADATA unveils LEGEND 960 PCIe 4.0 SSD: up to 7.4GB/sec reads (full post)

AMD + Phison tease PCIe 5.0 SSD on Ryzen 7000 series at 10GB/sec+

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 2, 2022 8:01 PM CDT

AMD and Phison teamed up to show off a next-gen PCIe 5.0 SSD running on AMD's upcoming Zen 4-powered Ryzen 7000 series platform.

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The new super-fast demo was shown off during Flash Memory Summit 2022 (FMS 2022) where Phison was showing off its new PS5026-E26 PCIe controller, which was used on an ASUS ROG Strix X670 HERO motherboard, pushing 10GB/sec+ in both reads and writes (while the SSD itself can push 12GB/sec reads).

Phison was tapping Micron's new 232-layer B58R TLC technology which is "still in the tuning phase" which is why we're seeing lower speeds (10GB/sec max, versus 12GB/sec capable on the SSD itself). We've already seen Phison show off its new PS5026-E26 PCIe Gen5 SSD controller before, where it was pushing a higher 12.5GB/sec on an AMD X670-based motherboard just back in late May.

Continue reading: AMD + Phison tease PCIe 5.0 SSD on Ryzen 7000 series at 10GB/sec+ (full post)

Sabrent's new Rocket 4 Plus G SSD: tweaked for Microsoft DirectStorage

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 1, 2022 8:21 PM CDT

Sabrent has just unveiled their very latest Rocket 4 Plus G SSD that offers the very fastest storage performance, enough for Elon Musk to power the systems required to get him to Mars... hell, he's a big gamer, so Elon could power his Mars-based gaming PC with Sabrent's new Rocket 4 Plus G SSD.

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The new Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus G SSD is perfect for your new Windows 11-powered gaming PC, where the Microsoft DirectStorage API is ready to be taken advantage of in storage-strapped applications and games. Sabrent is pushing 7GB/sec+ with its Rocket 4 Plus G SSD, and capacities of 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB.

One of the crown jewels of the Rocket 4 Plus G is Sabrent's new O₂ firmware, which the company says is "specially engineered to elevate our cutting-edge hardware to all-new levels. Sustain high levels of performance throughout your long gaming session, without ever missing a beat. Your drive's health is intelligently maintained seamlessly in the background".

Continue reading: Sabrent's new Rocket 4 Plus G SSD: tweaked for Microsoft DirectStorage (full post)

KIOXIA KumoScale storage software v3.21: super-charged new update

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 28, 2022 9:30 PM CDT

KIOXIA have released the latest version of its KumoScale storage software built around the NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) prototal, with KumoScale Software v3.21 including some big upgrades and new support.

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The big new features inside of KumoScale software version 3.21 include a new cluster-wide Command Line Interface (Cluster CLI), compatibility with OpenStack Yoga multipathing, and interoperability with Microsoft Azure Active Directory. KIOXIA says that its new KumoScale software version 3.21 includes enhancements to the software upgrade process, SSD volume evict enhancements and compatibility with Dell EMC PowerEdge R6525 servers.

KIOXIA explained in its press release that its KumoScale software version 3.21 "delivers high-performance NVM Express (NVMeTM) flash storage-as-a-disaggregated networked service. Combining the speed and responsiveness of born-in-the-cloud software with the staying power of one of the world's largest flash memory makers, the KumoScale storage system software uses NVMe technology to enable flash-as-a-service in software-defined storage (SDS) environments for Kubernetes infrastructures, OpenStack® infrastructures and bare metal infrastructures".

Continue reading: KIOXIA KumoScale storage software v3.21: super-charged new update (full post)

Silicon Motion PCIe 5.0 SSD controllers: 14GB/sec + 128TB capacity

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 28, 2022 7:50 PM CDT

Silicon Motion has just introduced its new PCIe 5.0 SSD controllers, with the introduction of the new MonTitan "SM8366" and "SM8308" PCIe Gen5 SSD controllers.

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The new Silicon Motion MonTitan SM8366 and SM8308 PCIe 5.0 SSD controllers are capable of up to 14GB/sec reads, up to a huge 128TB capacity, and they'll use either DDR5-4800 or DDR4-3200 RAM. We can expect the new controllers with industry-leading + purpose-built ASIC and FW architecture that are optimized for performance, and QoS.

Nelson Duann, Silicon Motion's Senior Vice President of Marketing and R&D said: "SSD storage solutions are evolving to address new challenges in data centers which demand changes in storage platforms and operating models. Our MonTitan™ SSD solution is an innovative PCIe Gen5 SSD platform designed to satisfy the unique demands of datacenters today while providing flexibility and programmability to meet future evolving standards".

Continue reading: Silicon Motion PCIe 5.0 SSD controllers: 14GB/sec + 128TB capacity (full post)

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