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TEAMGROUP announces new co-branded SSDs with ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Jun 24 2020 9:24 PM CDT

TEAMGROUP has teamed with ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance in a few new storage products, with the new T-Force Cardea II TUF Gaming Alliance M.2 SSD and T-FORCE DELTA TUF Gaming Alliance RGB Gaming Solid State Drive(5V).

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The new T-Force Cardea II TUF Gaming Alliance M.2 SSD is the "first M.2 SSD certified by ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance", where it has up to 3400MB/sec (3.4GB/sec) reads and up to 3000MB/sec (3GB/sec) writes. It's available in 512GB and 1TB capacities and is cooled by TEAMGROUP T-Force's patented "gaming cooling fin".

Next up is the T-Force Delta TUF Gaming Alliance RGB SSD 12V, which plugs into the 5V ADD header on your motherboard and has some seriously nice RGB lighting. It comes in 500GB and 1TB capacities on the 2.5-inch SATA 3 standard offering up to 560MB/sec reads and up to 510MB/sec writes.

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Kingston Technology begins shipping 7.68TB DC1000M SSD

Shane McGlaun | Mon, Jun 22 2020 12:01 PM CDT

Kingston Technology has announced that it has begun shipping a 7.68TB version of the Data Center 1000M NVMe PCIe SSD. The SSD is known as the DC1000M, and provides additional storage and implement strict QoS. By implementing strict QoS, Kingston can ensure predictable IO and low latency for data centers that are using the DC1000M.

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Kingston is slotting the DC1000M into its line along with the recently released DC1000B NVMe boot drive. The new drive uses a hot-pluggable 2.5-inch form factor to allow integration with the latest generation servers and storage arrays currently using the PCIe and U.2 backplanes.

Kingston wrote, "The lightning-fast drive provides enterprise-grade features such as end-to-end data path protection, power-loss protection (PLP) and telemetry monitoring for increased data reliability." The SSD is backed by a five-year limited warranty and includes free technical support. The new SSD is optimized for mixed-use applications. It promises up to 3100 MB/s Read and 2600 MB/s write speeds. Steady-state 4K read/write speeds are 485,000/210,000 IOPS.

Continue reading: Kingston Technology begins shipping 7.68TB DC1000M SSD (full post)

KIOXIA launches industry's first 24G SAS SSD: pumps 4.3GB/sec reads

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jun 22 2020 12:08 AM CDT

KIOXIA is ushering in the next generation of SAS technology, with the company being the first in the world to deliver a next-gen 24G SAS SSD to server and storage applications with its new PM6 Series of enterprise SAS SSDs.

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The new PM6 series drives make up KIOXIA's 6th-generation SAS SSD family, with fresh new 24G SAS doubling the speeds of its predecessor. The company has also added in a slew of new features and enhancements that help the KIOXIA PM6 series to "reach new application performance levels".

KIOXIA has deployed its in-house 96-layer BiCS FLASH 3D TLC flash memory, which enables the PM6 Series to pump away at 4300MB/sec (4.3GB/sec) sequential reads performance. This is over 2x the level of its predecessor, with KIOXIA offering a huge 30.72TB capacity in 2.5-inch SAS SSD form -- the largest in the industry.

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Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD could pump 6.5GB/sec, two months away

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jun 15 2020 8:11 PM CDT

We've been graced with some truly ridiculously fast PCIe 4.0-based SSDs over the last year or so, but it looks like Samsung is ready to give us "the super performance of real PCIe 4.0 SSD".

Samsung is gearing up to launch its new 980 Pro SSD by the end of August 2020, where it will be their first consumer-focused PCIe 4.0 SSD. We can expect some truly insane speeds of up to 6500MB/sec reads, and 5000MB/sec writes which translates to 6.5GB/sec read and 5GB/sec writes -- just let that sink in.

The news is coming from @UniverseIce on Twitter, who tweeted "Samsung 980 Pro SSD will be released within two months, you will see the super performance of real PCIe 4.0 SSD". We did see Samsung show off its insane 980 Pro SSD at CES 2020 earlier this year with crazy speeds.

Continue reading: Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD could pump 6.5GB/sec, two months away (full post)

Samsung 870 QVO SSD: 8TB of SSD storage will cost you $900

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jun 11 2020 10:19 PM CDT

You might be salivating over our review on Sabrent's new champion Rocket Q NVMe 8TB SSD but if you can't afford $1500 on a new 8TB NVMe-based SSD... then maybe an 8TB 2.5-inch SSD will just have to do.

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Amazon is now listing Samsung's QVO series SSD at up to 8TB, but the listing was quickly removed. There were two different varieties of Samsung's QVO series SSDs up for sale, with a 1TB and 8TB option -- but there will surely be 2TB and 4TB versions of the drive once they are officially on sale.

The pre-order price for the 1TB drive was $130 and is available starting June 30, while the much larger 8TB drive also costs a hell of a lot more at $900 -- and it will be available to purchase and install (literally) every single game you own on August 24.

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Kingston ships new KC2500 2TB NVMe PCIe SSD

Shane McGlaun | Wed, Jun 10 2020 3:04 PM CDT

2TB of storage in the small form factor SSD. The drive is aimed at desktop, workstation, and high-performance computing systems where performance is critical. Kingston uses a GEN 3.0 x 4 controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND.

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Read/write speeds are up to 3500/2900 MB/s, and Kingston promises that the drive is durable. The new 2TB capacity slots into the range for the KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD range that begins at 250GB. Kingston also supports end-to-end data protection using XTS-AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption.

The SSD also allows the use of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions. That includes offerings from Symantec, McAfee, WinMagic, and others. The KC2500 also has integrated Microsoft eDrive support, which is a security storage specification for use with BitLocker. Kingston ships all capacities of the SSD with cloning software.

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD debuts in up to 4TB

Shane McGlaun | Tue, Jun 9 2020 10:03 AM CDT

OWC is a company that specializes in hardware for Mac computers new and old. It has a new SSD that it says will "revitalize older Macs and PCs" with improved performance. The new SSD offering is available now and is the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD. The drive is offered in capacities from 240GB up to 4TB.

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All capacities are in a 2.5-inch form factor that should fit inside most desktop and laptop systems. OWC says that the SSD is ideal for audio, video, photography editing, and production for users who need sustained performance. The Mercury Extreme Pro 6G is promised to be up to 10x faster than what many drives deliver today.

According to OWC, some drives drop to 50 to 60 MB/s after their cache is exhausted. The SSD promises read speeds of 37 MB/s and write speeds of 98 MB/s for 6 Gb/s 4K random data. The SSD can sustain 34 MB/s read speeds and 79 MB/s writes with 3 Gb/s 4K random data. Sustained read speed is up to 559 MB/s with sustained writes at up to 527 MB/s.

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HGST 8TB Ultrastar He10 SATA HDD is on sale

Shane McGlaun | Fri, May 29 2020 11:01 AM CDT

Typically when we talk about B&H and the discounts it gives out on products, it's usually a notebook that's on sale. B&H has a wide range of products, including computer hardware. Currently, it's offering a significant discount on the HGST 8TB Ultrastar He10 SATA HDD is a 3.5-inch internal NAS storage device.

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The normal price for the hard drive is $229.99. It's on sale for the next 13 hours as of writing for $179.99, making a 22% discount. That is a significant amount of storage space for such a low price. The drive uses the SATA III 6 Gb/s interface and has a 256MB cache.

HGST designed the 8TB Ultrastar He10 SATA HDD for capacity density and power efficiency. It's ideal for high-density data centers and centralized surveillance, cloud, or hyperscale storage applications. The drive was intended for 24/7 availability without sacrificing reliability with a mean time between failure of 2.5 million hours.

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Kingston is shipping a 7.68 TB data center SSD

Shane McGlaun | Wed, May 27 2020 11:02 AM CDT

Kingston Digital is the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company. Kingston Digital has announced that it is now shipping a 7.68 TB model of the DC500R SSD and DC450R SATA SSD. Another new drive called the DC1000M 7.68 TB U.2 NVMe ships in June.

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Kingston says the SSD provides additional storage and implements strict QoS ensuring predictable I/O and low latency for data centers using NVMe or SATA. The DC500R is a VMware Ready SSD that's engineered for read-intensive applications like web servers, virtual desktop infrastructure, operational databases, and real-time analytics.

The DC450R has a specific and focused feature set for read-intensive applications and is optimized for data centers looking for more affordable alternatives to write-intensive SSDs. The drive is designed for content-delivery networks, edge computing, applications, and a range of software-defined storage architectures.

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Lexar rolls out new M.2 NVMe SSDs that pump up to 3.5GB/sec

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, May 21 2020 8:27 PM CDT

Lexar has just unveiled its new Professional NM700 NVMe SSD, with the new storage drive coming in three different capacities: 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.

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Inside, we have Lexar tapping the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface which offers some great speeds of up to 3.5GB/sec (3500MB/sec) reads, and up to 2GB/sec (2000MB/sec) writes. Lexar is using 3D NAND flash on the drive, with LDPC technology (Low-Density Parity Check) error code checking technology.

LDPC helps facilitate transfers of large amounts of data, making it more reliable and fixing errors before they arrive so that it doesn't slow the drive down. Lexar provides a 5-year warranty with its new Professional NM700 NVMe SSD drives, too. As for pricing:

  • Lexar Professional NM700 NVMe SSD 256GB: 79.99
  • Lexar Professional NM700 NVMe SSD 512GB: $110.99
  • Lexar Professional NM700 NVMe SSD 1TB: $119.99

Continue reading: Lexar rolls out new M.2 NVMe SSDs that pump up to 3.5GB/sec (full post)

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