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Teamgroup's QX SSD packs an astounding 15.3TB in a 2.5' package

Kevin Carbotte | Thu, Sep 3 2020 12:05 AM CDT

Teamgroup just revealed a ridiculously huge solid state drive. It offers such a large capacity we can scarcely believe it. Teamgroup's QX is a 2.5" SSD with an astounding 15.3TB of storage space.

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The QX features the latest and greatest 3D QLC flash memory, which gives it the density to provide 15TB of storage space. 3D QLC NAND flash is not known for its blazing speed, but the QX supports a smart dual-cache solution, which includes SLC caching and a DRAM cache buffer that work together to provide a 560MB/s read speed and 480MB/s write speed, which is more than enough for long term storage.

With that much capacity, you best believe that Teamgroup went the extra mile to ensure your data will remain safe. The QX offers an industry-leading write life of 2560TBW (terabytes written). It also supports Windows TRIM and features a smart algorithm that regularly takes care of garbage collection to keep your drive in tip-top shape.

Continue reading: Teamgroup's QX SSD packs an astounding 15.3TB in a 2.5' package (full post)

Nimbus unveils world's highest capacity SSD: record-breaking 64TB

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Aug 31 2020 12:34 AM CDT

Nimbus Data have just unveiled their latest SSD, which is now the world's highest-capacity QLC flash SSD in the new ExaDrive NL SSD.

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The new ExaDrive NL offers an incredible 64TB in a single SSD, whcih the company says is aimed at companies who want to replace their existing mechanical HDDs (that are normally much larger than traditional SSDs) with their new ExaDrive NL with 64TB on-tap in SSD form.

Nimbus Data's new ExaDrive NL comes in a larger 3.5-inch form factor, just like any other enterprise hard drive -- and will work in virtually any 3.5-inch slot. This makes it easy for companies to replace their existing drives with a new, much, much faster drive without upgrading the core system.

Continue reading: Nimbus unveils world's highest capacity SSD: record-breaking 64TB (full post)

Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD: 1TB capacity, 7GB/sec read speeds (!!!)

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Aug 30 2020 11:37 PM CDT

Samsung has finally unveiled its next-gen 980 PRO SSDs that are now sliding into motherboards on PCIe 4.0 interfaces, offering some ridiculous speeds.

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The new Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSDs come in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities -- offering up to a huge 7000MB/sec (7GB/sec) sequential read speeds, while writes are at 5000MB/sec (5GB/sec) on the 1TB model. The smaller sizes have lowered speeds.

Samsung's new 980 PRO SSD 500GB model has 6900MB/sec (6.9GB/sec) reads, while writes are at 5000MB/sec (5GB/sec) and then the 250GB model is slower again with 6400MB/sec reads (6.4GB/sec) while writes plummet -- but they're still a ridiculous 2700MB/sec (2.7GB/sec).

Continue reading: Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD: 1TB capacity, 7GB/sec read speeds (!!!) (full post)

Sabrent does it again: Rocket 4 Plus SSD packs insane 7GB/sec reads

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Aug 30 2020 8:13 PM CDT

Sabrent has done it again: the company has just unveiled the next generation in storage technology with its latest Rocket 4 Plus that has absolutely insane speeds.

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The new Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe SSD is powered by Phison's new E18 controller -- and comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities with read speeds that hit 7000MB/sec (7GB/sec) which is simply bonkers. Even the writes are equally insanely high, with Sabrent pushing a huge 6850MB/sec (6.85GB/sec) in sequential writes on its new Rocket 4 Plus.

You will need a PCIe 4.0-capable motherboard for this, where I would recommend a high-end AMD Ryzen 3000-series CPU and motherboard -- or if you're a content creator, an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000-series CPU and motherboard. Either of these mixed with 1 (or more) Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus SSDs and you're in Storage Heaven.

Continue reading: Sabrent does it again: Rocket 4 Plus SSD packs insane 7GB/sec reads (full post)

Sabrent has yet another world first: 4TB NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD for $770

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jul 21 2020 7:05 PM CDT

I've just spotted Sabrent's new SSD that it should likely unveil any minute now while trawling Amazon, with a new Rocket Q4 NVMe 4.0 SSD that comes in a 4TB capacity -- another world first for Sabrent.

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Sabrent's new 4TB Rocket Q4 NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 SSD has read speeds of up to an insane 4900MB/sec (4.9GB/sec) while writes are at up to 3500MB/sec (3.5GB/sec). As for pricing, the Sabrent 4TB NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD costs $770 -- a big premium from the 2TB that costs $320. You can get it without the heat sink for $750.

But you're getting 4TB of insane-fast PCIe 4.0-powered NVMe SSD storage... if you want the very best... Sabrent has your back, but it'll cost you a kidney. The 8TB version of Sabrent's Rocket Q4 NVMe SSD family could cost a pretty penny now, where we could be looking at up to $1600-$2000 at this rate.

Continue reading: Sabrent has yet another world first: 4TB NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD for $770 (full post)

TeamGroup T-FORCE CARDEA Ceramic C440 M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD: 5GB/sec reads

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jul 2 2020 7:46 PM CDT

TeamGroup has just the latest member of its storage family, with the introduction of the T-FORCE CARDEA Ceramic C440 M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD.

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What do we have here? The CARDEA Ceramic C440 SSD is powered by the NVMe 1.3 specification and PCIe 4.0 x4 interface, driving crazy speeds of up to 5000MB/sec (5GB/sec) reads and up to 4400MB/sec (4.4GB/sec) writes. TeamGroup has gone with a unique style here with its CARDEA Ceramic C440 SSD, featuring gold lettering and a white ceramic background. It'll probably be covered by a heat sink unfortunately, but it looks nice on its own.

The company is using 3D NAND on the CARDEA Ceramic C440 SSD, which is why we're able to have it in the higher-end 2TB capacity. TeamGroup says it's using "aerospace ceramic material" which means the drive has better heat dissipation.

Continue reading: TeamGroup T-FORCE CARDEA Ceramic C440 M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD: 5GB/sec reads (full post)

Fujifilm: we'll have 400TB storage tapes by 2030

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Jul 1 2020 7:20 PM CDT

Fujifilm has teased its storage drives of the future, saying that it has goals to build a gigantic 400TB cartridge using Strontium Ferrite (SrFe) technology.

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The new storage tapes use Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, which is an open standard that was developed by IBM. The reason LTO was formed was to see that all tape-based storage devices were made using the same format, instead of their own proprietary magnetic formats -- a nice good guy move by IBM.

Here in 2020 we are at the LTO-8 version of this technology -- with LTO-8 released in 2017 and is capable of 12TB in a single cartridge. Well, LTO-9 will have support for 24TB while LTO-10 will have 48TB. Once we get to LTO-11 we're talking about 96TB, while LTO-12 delivers 192TB. But then the real fun begins with LTO-13 with 384TB, and then the grand daddy of them all: LTO-14 with an insane 768TB.

Continue reading: Fujifilm: we'll have 400TB storage tapes by 2030 (full post)

Samsung launches 8TB 870 QVO SATA SSD

Shane McGlaun | Tue, Jun 30 2020 1:01 PM CDT

Samsung has officially announced that today marks the launch of its second-generation QLC SATA SSD. The drive is called the 870 QVO SATA SSD and is intended to offer a fast and high capacity consumer storage solution. The drive is available with up to 8TB of data storage capacity.

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Samsung says that in the past, consumers had to choose between an SSD that offered superior performance and an HDD that offered superior capacity. The 8TB 870 QVO SSD was designed specifically was designed to skirt that gap between performance and capacity. The drive is aimed at mainstream PC users who want performance and value.

"Following the launch of Samsung's first consumer QLC drive - the 860 QVO - in 2018, we are releasing our second-generation QVO SSD which offers doubled capacity of 8TB as well as enhanced performance and reliability," said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics. "The new 870 QVO will allow more consumers to enjoy the performance benefits of an SSD at HDD-like capacities."

Continue reading: Samsung launches 8TB 870 QVO SATA SSD (full post)

KIOXIA teases EDSFF SSD, the future of SSD storage for servers

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jun 30 2020 8:00 AM CDT

KIOXIA has just demonstrated the new EDSFF SSD form factor, a new next-gen SSD form factor for enterprise and datacenter SSD storage.

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Enterprise and Datacenter SSD Form Factor, or EDSFF (and also known as E3 -- not to be confused with the gaming-focused E3 event) is designed to maximize system density, efficiency, and simplicity. KIOXIA itself is a member of the SNIA SFF-TA-1008 technical work group which is working on the new storage form factors.

EDSFF E3.Short (E3.S) and E3.Long (E3.L) solutions are the future of SSD storage for not just servers, but All Flash Arrays (AFAs) in cloud and enterprise datacenters.

Continue reading: KIOXIA teases EDSFF SSD, the future of SSD storage for servers (full post)

Sabrent unleashes world's first 8TB external SSD: 2.7GB/sec reads

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jun 29 2020 8:28 AM CDT

Sabrent has been going from strength to strength in the storage market lately, unleashing the world's first 8TB SSD (our review here) and now the company has just released the world's first external 8TB SSD.

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The new Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 8TB is powered by Thunderbolt 3 or any USB port, offering a huge 2700MB/sec (2.7GB/sec) reads on Thunderbolt 3 while older USB you're going to see up to 900MB/sec. The drive is available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB capacities.

As for price, we're looking at $170, $220, $360, $830, and a huge $1600 for the 8TB flagship external SSD. The Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q can detects between Thunderbolt 3 or USB automatically, with integrated temperature and health monitoring systems keeping tabs on your super-huge and super-fast external SSD.

Continue reading: Sabrent unleashes world's first 8TB external SSD: 2.7GB/sec reads (full post)

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