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Samsung teases 8TB NF1 NVMe SSD: PCIe 4.0 with 3GB/sec reads

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: 16 hours, 49 mins ago

Samsung has just announced its latest 8TB NVMe SSD, something the company has pushed into the next-generation NF1 form factor that will be sold in datacenters, and enterprise servers.




The new Samsung 8TB NF1 SSDs are both NVMe 1.3 and PCIe 4.0 compliant making them, if I want to say them out loud, future-proof. There, I did it. The new drives are using the latest in flash technology that Samsung makes itself, with a single NF1 stick sporting 16 V-NAND dies to drive the capacity up to 8TB.


Get this: the new NF1 form factor packs twice the density of an M.2 drive, blowing away current-gen NVMe M.2 drives in capacity. This is all thanks to the next-gen NG1, or NGSFF (Next-Generation Small Form Factor). Samsung's new high-performance SSD controller sees speeds reaching up to 3100MB/sec reads, and 2000MB/sec writes with up to 500,000 IOPs and 50,000 IOPs read/write. Hell, there's even 12GB of LPDDR4 as cache on the new NG1 drive.

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COLORFUL intros new M.2 SSDs: 2GB/sec read, 1.5GB/sec write

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: May 29, 2018 4:33 am

COLORFUL is mostly known for their monstrous graphcis cards and motherboards, but the company has dabbled in storage for a while, and has now expanded it through the new CN600S 240GB and CN600S 480GB drives.




Both of the new SSDs are in the super-fast M.2 format, powered by Intel 64-layer 3D NAND flash. The COLORFUL CN600S packs the SMI 2263XT controller, with an M.2 2280 design standard and handles up to 2GB/sec reads and up to 1.5GB/sec writes. Both the 240GB and 480GB versions of the M.2 drive push these high speeds.




COLORFUL will be showing off their new range of SL600 SSDs during Computex 2018 next week, where we will go and check them out in person.

Intel and Micron reveal industry's first QLC NAND flash

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: May 23, 2018 1:53 am

Intel and Micron continue their relationship over flash technology, with the two companies announcing the production and shipment of the industry's first step into 4-bits-per-cell 3D NAND flash, AKA as QLC (quad-level cell).




QLC is even denser than triple-level cell (TLC) NAAND flash memory, which means we can expect even larger, faster SSDs in the near future. Micron Executive Vice President, Technology Development, Scott DeBoer explains: "With the introduction of 64-layer 4bits/cell NAND technology, we are achieving 33 percent higher array density compared to TLC, which enables us to produce the first commercially available 1 terabit die in the history of semiconductors".


Micron is the first with a QLC-based SSD with their new 5120 ION SSD that is for the enterprise market, where we'll first see higher capacities before faster QLC-based SSDs arrive. Micron said that their new ION SSD range will be available in massive 1.92TB through to 7.68TB later this year, pretty damn incredible.

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GIGABYTE enters SSD market with UD PRO with 256GB/512GB SSDs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: May 13, 2018 12:32 am

GIGABYTE is slowly expanding into new markets with their latest venture being the storage industry with the announcement of their new UD PRO Series SSDs.




GIGABYTE's new UD PRO Series SSDs come in both 256GB and 512GB, with GIGABYTE keeping the Ultra Durable (hence 'UD') branding for these new drives. They're only 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps standard, so we're looking at up to 530MB/sec reads while writes are 500MB/sec.


The company is offering a 3-year warranty on the drive with a sleek black look that won't stand out too much, thankfully there aren't any RGB LEDs on it... yet.


The new GIGABYTE UD PRO Series SSDs are priced at $68.99 for the 256GB model while the 512GB model will set you back $119.99 with availability penciled in for next week.

Western Digital's new external SSD: 16TB, 2.8GB/sec, $7599

By: Rob Squires | More News: Storage | Posted: Apr 10, 2018 4:40 am

NAB 2018 - The demand for high speed external storage has been growing exponentially and Western Digital is stepping up to the plate with three new professional grade products to enable real-time 4K and 8K workflows.




The new products are part of their G-Technology G-DRIVE and G-SPEED Shuttle product families.




All three products utilize the power of Thunderbolt 3, have transfer rates up to 2800MB/s, and make use of Western Digital's new G-Technology Pro SSDs to offer an ultra-fast, reliable solution. All three products will ship with a 5-year limited warranty.

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WD's new Black 3D NVMe SSDs are the best you can get

By: Rob Squires | More News: Storage | Posted: Apr 5, 2018 1:01 pm

Today Western Digital announced their latest addition to their SSD line, the Western Digital Black 3D NVMe. Western Digital's new vertically integrated SSD platform has been engineered from the ground up, and specifically architected to help maximize performance for NVMe SSDs.




Advanced power management, durability and endurance for the growing range of applications benefiting from NVMe technology were engineered into the drives by design.


The series of M.2 drives feature a new Western Digital designed SSD NVMe architecture and controller, which optimally integrates with Western Digital 3D NAND. This new breed of SSDs were designed to help remove the traditional storage bottleneck. The drives are set to feature up to a sequential read (up to 3,400 MB/s for 1TB and 500GB model) and write performance (up to 2,800MB/s for 1TB model) combined with up to 1TB.

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Nimbus Data launches 100TB SSD, servers house 100PB easily

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Mar 20, 2018 5:11 am

Nimbus Data has just announced the world's largest SSD that completely trumps the recent 30TB SSD from Samsung, with their new ExaDrive SSD that packs an insane 100TB.




The new ExaDrive 100TB SSD was made for data centers and edge servers for IoT services, with the 100TB of storage holding up to 20 million songs - or as TheNextWeb frames it "about half of Spotify's catalog of streaming music". Insanity.


Nimbus Data made the drive to consume 85% less power per TB of storage, so that enterprise users can use many more of them, use less power, and less physical space in their server racks. A standard rack with these new ExaDrive 100TB SSDs will hold an insane 100PB of storage, that's 1000TB folks.

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WD's new NVMe SSDs push 3.4GB/sec read and 2.8GB/sec write

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 28, 2018 2:43 am

Western Digital has just announced two new SSDs in the form of the PC SN720 and PC SN520 with both of them NVMe-based SSDs with some impressive speeds.




WD's new SSDs are being aimed at the IoT, edge computing and mobile computing markets. Also think small and thin laptops, 2-in-1s, and embedded PCs for this new range of NVMe SSDs.


Senior Director of Client SSD, Devices Business Unit, Western Digital, Eyal Bek, explains: "With this new vertically integrated SSD platform, we are able to optimize the architecture to our NAND for low latency and power efficiency, and most important, for the growing range of applications benefiting from NVMe, the scalable architecture supports a range of capacity and performance points, while streamlining system qualification to improve time-to-market for our customers".


The SN720 will be available in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB while the SN520 will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. WD's PC SN720 will arrive on a single-sided M.2 2280 form factor while the SN520 will arrive on single-sided M.2 2280, M.2 2242, or M.2 2230 form factors.

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Samsung unveils massive 30TB SSD, largest capacity SSD ever

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 21, 2018 2:04 am

Samsung has just announced its next generation SSD, something it's calling the PM1643, and it has propelled the South Korean giant to new storage records with up to 30TB on tap.




Samsung's new PM1643 boasts a huge 30.72TB of SSD storage, with the company pushing the new SSD for next-generation storage systems for the government, health and education markets, and others. The new 30TB SSD has enough space to hold thousands of movies and countless files.


The new 30TB SSD is twice the capacity of Samsung's current 15.36TB SSD that it unveiled in 2016 which boasted speeds of 2100MB/sec for reads and 1700MB/sec writes. Samsung combined layers of flash memory into "super-sense" 1TB packages in order to double the SSD storage beast to 30TB.


Samsung started manufacturing the new 30TB SSD last month, with plans to unveil a larger family of drives with lower capacities later this year, with no pricing revealed just yet.

SanDisk now shipping 400GB microSD card, pumps 100MB/sec

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 17, 2018 2:34 am

SanDisk unveiled its massive but super-small 400GB microSD card last year, but is only now shipping it, at least in the US for now.




The new SanDisk Ultra PLUS 400GB is designed for Android smartphones and tablets, cameras, and other devices that can take the massive 400GB of microSD storage. SanDisk's new 400GB microSD card has the following features:


  • Up to 400GB capacity for more full HD video storage
  • U1, V10 and Class 10 video rating, full HD video capture and playback;
  • Up to 100MB / s transfer speed Support up to 1200 photos in 1 minute;
  • A1 application performance level to support faster loading of applications;
  • Ideal for Android smartphones and tablets;
  • Waterproof, temperature, anti-X-ray, anti-magnetic, shockproof.


As for the price, we should expect it to hit shelves for $250.