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KIOXIA might not have been physically at CES 2022, pulling out over the Omicron pandemic panic, but the company had some sweet stuff to show off virtually.
KIOXIA teased its next-gen CD7 PCIe 5.0 NVMe Data Center SSD, an industry-first, with PCIe 5.0 rolling out on Intel's new Z690 chipset motherboards and into the data centers and HPC systems of the world. KIOXIA also showed off its new XD6 Gen4 NVMe SSD on the smaller EDSFF E1.S form factor, pushing a huge 7GB/sec reads.
Alex Mei, vice president of corporate marketing for KIOXIA America, Inc said: "The KIOXIA legacy of innovation continues with product introductions such as the latest generation of BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and our new BG5 Series solid state drives. Whether it is automotive applications or compact high performance-oriented PCs, we are committed to developing flash storage solutions that enable the success of emerging applications and allow existing technologies to reach their full potential".
Phison will be detailing its new PCIe 5.0 SSD controller at CES 2022 this week, with the new PS5026-E26 SSD controller to be finally unveiled. Check out Phison's video first:
The new Phison PS5026-E26 SSD controller can breach 10GB/sec transfer speeds without a problem, with Phison saying that even at these speeds it can maintain the "power requirements of all-day computing". Maybe we're seeing 10GB/sec versus 14-16GB/sec so that we don't need AIOs on our SSDs eventually.
Phison explains: "The E26 SSD solution is the best-in-class combination of performance and low-power using Phison's unique architecture. E26 is a customizable SSD platform designed for PCIe Gen5 that will span enterprise and consumer markets. The company's first Gen5 controller will ship in multiple form factors and features with the ability to scale beyond 10 GB/s while meeting power requirements for all-day computing. Phison will show the E26 for the first time at CES 2022".
Samsung unveiled its next-gen PM1743 PCIe 5.0 SSD a few days ago, and now Ryan Shrout -- who now works for Intel, he used to own and run PC Perspective -- has run the Samsung PM1743 on a fresh new Intel Alder Lake-based Core i9-12900K system.
Intel had planned to show off the Samsung PM1743 PCIe 5.0 SSD at CES 2022 next week, but with more and more companies pulling out of physical in-person attendance at CES 2022, the company decided to get Shrout to work over the holidays. This isn't a bad thing, because I would've (hell, I haven't stopped bar ~24 hours for Christmas or so) especially when it's something this exciting.
The new Intel Core i9-12900K processor was installed onto an ASUS ROG Maximum Z690 APEX motherboard -- don't worry, it's not the one that can catch fire -- with an EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card installed. The motherboard has 2 x PCIe 5.0 slots (x16 and x8) so with the GPU occupying the first PCIe 5.0 slot, the second slot had an AIB installed that allowed Shrout to install the Samsung PM1743 SSD -- the adapter, converts the enterprise-tier (or any other 2.5-inch drive) into the PCIe slot on a x4 interface.
COLORFUL has just introduced 2 new entry-level PCIe 3.0 NVMe M.2 SSDs, with the new Warhalberd CN600 NVMe SSD being offered in 256GB and 512GB capacities.
The new Warhalberd CN600 NVMe SSDs are the first PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs that COLORFUL has made, with the Chinese manufacturer teaming with Yangtze Memory (YMTC) and Maxio Technology for its new CN600 SSD. The collaboration between the 3 companies allowed COLORFUL to ensure the quality and performance of the flash components and the NVMe controller.
COLORFUL's new entry-level Warhalberd CN600 NVMe SSDs are available in the low-profile form in the standard 2280 M.2 form factor, which means it'll fit into virtually anything: desktop PCs, laptops, ultrabooks, and mini-PCs. The PCIe 3.0 x4 interface allows it to reach not-so-entry-level read speeds of up to 3.3GB/sec (3300MB/sec) and writes of up to 2.6GB/sec (2600MB/sec).
If you're running a new PCIe 4.0-powered NVMe M.2 SSD and crank a few gigabytes per second through it constantly, you'll know that they get hot... real hot... and next-gen PCIe 5.0-based NVMe M.2 SSDs are only going to run even hotter.
This is where Chinese manufacturer, Josbo, steps in with the introduction of its new active cooler for PCIe NVMe M.2 SSDs. The SSD cooler has a thermal pad under its contact base, attaching to the NVMe M.2 SSD and the cooler, with a built-in aluminum heat sink that will absorb the heat from your ultra-fast NAND flash.
The best part is the blower-style Turbo fan that can push a huge 3000RPM, with a maximum air volume of 4.81 CFM, with a maximum noise of 27.3 dBA. Josbo has the SSD cooler in a black chassis, which looks really cool -- it won't stand out in your system, but it will at the same time -- all while looking after your super-fast SSD.
Samsung has entered the PCIe 5.0 SSD race with the announcement of its new PM1743 SSD for enterprise servers, based on the next-gen PCIe 5.0 standard and offering some blistering speed.
The new Samsung PM1743 SSD takes advantage of Samsung's own in-house 6th Gen V-NAND technology, with Yong Ho Song, Executive Vice President and Head of the Memory Controller Development Team at Samsung Electronics explains: "For over a decade, Samsung has been delivering SATA, SAS and PCIe-based SSDs that have been recognized for outstanding performance and reliability by leading enterprise server customers including corporations, governments and financial institutions".
"The introduction of our PCIe 5.0 SSD, along with PCIe 6.0-based product developments that are underway, will further solidify our technological leadership in the enterprise server market".
ADATA is preparing some next-generation PCIe 5.0-ready NVMe M.2 SSDs in what has just been leaked as ADATA's new Project Nighthawk and Project Nightbird.
The two new SSDs will be compliant with the M.2 and NVMe 2.0 protocol, with what should be Phison's new PCIe 5.0 SSD controller. ADATA will have up to 14GB/sec (14,000MB/sec) reads on their new PCIe 5.0 SSDs, with other models that have slower transfer speeds of up to 12GB/sec and 10GB/sec.
We know that PCIe 5.0-based SSDs will be running much hotter than PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 SSDs, with improved thermal solutions expected from not just ADATA, but all companies that will be making PCIe 5.0-based NVMe M.2 SSDs in 2022 and beyond.
Marvell will ship its 5 billionth HDD controller next month, a milestone that took the company 25 years to reach.
The company explained in a press release that the "achievement is a testament to the longevity of Marvell's HDD business and underscores the company's ongoing commitment to investing in and developing cutting-edge Bravera™ HDD products and IP to address the ever-increasing need for greater storage capacity".
Marvell has been at the forefront of the new push of continued digital transformation across multiple industries: cloud services, digital payments, artificial intelligence, and 5G, requiring higher capacity data storage. Marvell's in-house Bravera HDD controller and preamplifier solutions power over 1500+ HDD-related patents, as well as 18 generations of Read Channel IP.
Sabrent's ultra-fast Rocket 4 Plus 4TB NVMe M.2 SSD is available on the cheap right now, down from $1000 to $750 with $250 discount.
If you want some of the very fastest read and write speeds for your gaming and productivity storage, then Sabrent provides that in rocket loads with up to 7.2GB/sec (7200MB/sec) reads and 6.9GB/sec (6900MB/sec) writes if you've got a PCIe 4.0-capable motherboard.
The monster 4TB variant of the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus is usually $1000 and currently has $250 discount on Amazon, bringing the price down to $750. I personally use a few of these across my systems and there is nothing faster, and once you go back to something slower it really feels like you're going back in time. $250 off right now? Beautiful. Remember, the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 4TB NVMe M.2 SSD will work in the next-gen Sony PlayStation 5 console, too.
KIOXIA has just introduced its new BG5 Series SSD family, with super-fast PCIe 4.0 SSDs that were designed to blend into a balance of performance, cost, and power to everyday gamers and PC users.
The new KIOXIA BG5 Series is built on the PCIe 4.0 x4 standard, powered by KIOXIA's in-house fifth-generation BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory technology. The new KIOXIA BG5 Series SSDs also support the latest Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology that in KIOXIA's words "realize a finely optimized DRAM-less SSD".
KIOXIA is offering 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities of its new BG5 Series SSDs, with up to 3.5GB/sec (3500MB/sec) and 2.9GB/sec (2900MB/sec) reads and writes, respectively. The new SSDs have up to 500,000 IOPS random read, and 450,000 IOPS random write.