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Sabrent rockets out of California, makes new HQ in Florida in 2021

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Dec 30 2020 11:25 PM CST

Sabrent has announced it will be moving its operations out California, and down to Florida -- marking yet another big business moving its operations out of California.

Sabrent rockets out of California, makes new HQ in Florida in 2021 01 | TweakTown.com

In a statement to TweakTown, Sabrent explained: "Big business moving out of California continue to increase, now Sabrent joins the list and began doing so at the beginning of 2020. The target location for Sabrent is Florida, which offers a competitive business environment".

"Sabrent states that to continue to be competitive in the storage market, they have looked elsewhere for a more business-friendly location so Sabrent can continue to innovate advanced storage solutions for the ever-growing storage market. What will it take for California to change this increasing trend? Wildfires, power outages, and COVID lockdowns continue to frustrate businesses and force them to look elsewhere to operate".

Continue reading: Sabrent rockets out of California, makes new HQ in Florida in 2021 (full post)

XPG SPECTRIX S20G M.2 SSD: 2.5GB/sec reads with slick RGB stylin'

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Dec 22 2020 9:26 PM CST

XPG has just unveiled its new XPG SPECTRIX S20G PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD, which by name alone might sound like yet another M.2 SSD -- but the RGB lighting sets it apart.

XPG SPECTRIX S20G M.2 SSD: 2.5GB/sec reads with slick RGB stylin' 06 | TweakTown.com

XPG's new SPECTRIX S20G PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 comes in 500GB and 1TB capacities, with reads speeds of up to 2.5GB/sec (2500MB/sec) and write speeds of up to 1.8GB/sec (1800MB/sec). If you're looking for a new upgrade in storage for your gaming PC, then the XPG SPECTRIX S20G PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 is a fine choice.

You're not going to see 7GB/sec+ from the likes of a bleeding edge M.2 SSD from Sabrent, but 2.5GB/sec is enough for the majority of gamers. There's no pricing just yet, or no ETA -- but I'm sure it will be detailed soon.

Continue reading: XPG SPECTRIX S20G M.2 SSD: 2.5GB/sec reads with slick RGB stylin' (full post)

Sabrent's awesome M.2 NVMe Thunderbolt 3 discounted from $90 to $60

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Dec 22 2020 12:45 AM CST

Sabrent's tool-free Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD enclosure is currently on sale, with the Sabrent EC-T3NS (our review here) down from its price of $90 to $60.

Sabrent's awesome M.2 NVMe Thunderbolt 3 discounted from $90 to $60 01 | TweakTown.com

Store4PC via Amazon.com has the Sabrent EC-T3NS on sale right now for $59.99, down from $89.99. You'll need to use our own TweakTown code to get the discount, with the code being "20TWEAKT". That's a decent discount of $30 if you're in need of a super-fast, thin Thunderbolt to M.2 NVMe SSD tool-free enclosure.

You're going to see speeds of up to 1600MB/sec out of the Sabrent EC-T3NS, which is pretty damn good, with a nice and easy tool-free installation.

Continue reading: Sabrent's awesome M.2 NVMe Thunderbolt 3 discounted from $90 to $60 (full post)

Mushkin's new Alpha series SSDs pack a huge 8TB with 3.3GB/sec speeds

Derek Strickland | Tue, Dec 8 2020 3:04 PM CST

Storage-maker Muskin just launched a new line of high-performance SSDs that pack a whopping 8TB of storage.

Mushkin's new Alpha series SSDs pack a huge 8TB with 3.3GB/sec speeds 888 | TweakTown.com

Mushkin's new Alpha series SSDs hits up to 3.3GB/sec sequential reads and 3GB/sec sequential write speeds, and comes in two massive 4TB and 8TB capacities. There's some huge price tags to match: the 4TB model costs $649 whereas the 8TB will set you back $1,299.

The Alpha series use Phison's powerful 12-channel E12 memory controller on PCIe Gen3x4, complete with QLC 3D NAND--possibly Micron's 96-layer QLC memory.

Continue reading: Mushkin's new Alpha series SSDs pack a huge 8TB with 3.3GB/sec speeds (full post)

Sabrent will soon launch 16TB 2.5-inch SSD, world's largest laptop SSD

Anthony Garreffa | Sat, Dec 5 2020 7:29 PM CST

Sabrent is known for some of the world's very fastest storage products in the world, but now the company is making a gigantic 16TB (yes, 16 terabytes) of 2.5-inch SSD goodness.

Sabrent will soon launch 16TB 2.5-inch SSD, world's largest laptop SSD 1162 | TweakTown.com

You won't be breaching 550MB/sec on it -- from the dizzying heights of 7GB/sec on Sabrent's latest Rocket 4 Plus NVMe M.2 SSDs -- but you will have a huge 16TB of storage, where you just might be able to install Call of Duty -- not once, but twice!

As for what to expect out of the Sabrent 16TB 2.5-inch SSD, we will get up to 560MB/sec writes and 510MB/sec writes. Pricing is unknown right now, but don't expect it to be cheap!

Continue reading: Sabrent will soon launch 16TB 2.5-inch SSD, world's largest laptop SSD (full post)

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.

Sabrent's new Rocket 4 Plus SSD hits Amazon, 7GB/sec starts from $200 05 | TweakTown.com

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.

Highpoint's new M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 controller: 64TB SSD at 28GB/sec!!! 05 | TweakTown.com

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.

Kioxia's new XG7 PCIe 4.0 SSDs offer over 6GB/sec reads for your PC 02 | TweakTown.com

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.

Micron reveals world's first 176-layer 3D NAND flash memory 9 | TweakTown.com

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)

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