Storage News - Page 4
KIOXIA is preparing for the future of storage later, which is when PCIe 5.0 arrives and we can unleash SSD speeds once again.
The company teased what the future of storage looks like, with a few new products that start with the EDSFF (Enterprise and Datacenter SSD Form Factor) where KIOXIA teases that its next generation SSDs will "carry NVMe into the PCIe 5.0 age to deliver higher density and performance enabling a breakthrough for the next era of data centers".
Not only that but there's the new XFMEXPRESS which is KIOXIA's new form factor that the company says will deliver "an unparalleled combination of size and serviceability designed to revolutionize ultra-mobile PCs, IoT devices and embedded applications".
Phison's new U18 memory controller bring speeds of up to 1.9GB/sec reads and 1.7GB/sec writes to USB-C flash drives.
Phison just revealed its new PS2251-18 (U18) native UFD memory controller that introduces higher-speeds via USB 3.2 Gen2x2. Phison's U18 taps USB 3.2 Gen2x2's 20Gbps by using both the 10Gbps data transmission and the other 10Gbps transmission for optional features like DisplayPort, giving max throughput available from the standard. The result is blistering-fast data speeds for high-performance data workloads and storage.
Phison's U18 controller is DRAM-less, is "15 times faster and more quiet than external HDDs," and supports up to 4TB of flash memory with speeds of 1.9GB/sec reads and 1.7GB/sec writes. It's also backwards compatible and features seamless compatibility with USB-C devices, and should complement next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X quite nicely.
Sabrent has started 2021 off with a gigantic bang, sinking their competitors' battleships with their own RocketQ Battleship, which offers unprecedented storage capacity with a gigantic 64TB!
The company is using 8 of its RocketQ NVMe 8TB SSDs on a single x16 PCIe 4.0 (backwards compatible) port that will give you not just an insane 64TB of capacity, but with ultra-fast speeds. Sabrent is using Highpoint's new SSD7540 8-port PCIe 4.0 x16 M.2 NVMe RAID controller which is capable of 28,000MB/sec (28GB/sec) transfer speeds.
The new RocketQ Battleship might not end up being made into a retail product for consumers, but rather something the company is playing around and testing with in their labs. I love the name and hopefully they stick with it, because it's perfect: RocketQ Battleship has unlimited marketing potential.
Sabrent sells its RocketQ NVMe 8TB SSDs on Amazon for $1299 each, so 8 of them would cost you a total of $10,392 and then the Highpoint SSD7540 will cost another $999 for a total of $11,391 -- so we should expect Sabrent to sell its RocketQ Battleship 64TB SSD for somewhere in the vicinity of $12,000 or so.
XPG is unleashing a bunch of next-gen gaming products during CES 2021 and its own Future of Gaming event, and one of those is the new XPG Gaming Gum... yes, chewing gum made for gamers.
The new XPG Gaming Gum has been made with ingredients that include caffeine, which XPG says are good for a "quick energy boost and improved concentration". Not only that, but the XPG Gaming Gum also includes Lutein which is an antioxidant that is beneficial to the eyes -- and it also suppresses inflammation and enhances sharpness of vision, among other benefits, says XPG.
XPG also notes that its new Gaming Gum "contains no fat and protein and features a refreshing and invigorating mint flavor".
World exclusive: Sabrent has some of the very best NVMe SSDs on the market, with its new flagship Rocket 4 Plus SSD -- available in 1TB and 2TB so far... but now we have some exclusive benchmarks on the 4TB Rocket 4 Plus SSD.
The new Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 4TB SSD has been tested by TweakTown under a couple of our usual benchmark runs, including CrystalDiskMark that sees the new Rocket 4 Plus 4TB SSD pumping away at 7171MB/sec (7.1GB/sec) sequential reads and a huge 6893MB/sec (6.9GB/sec) sequential writes.
This makes the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 4TB SSD one of the fastest SSDs in the world, an incredible feat. The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2TB SSD for example, in our Storage God, Jon Coulter's review, pumps away at 7115MB/sec (7.1GB/sec) reads and 6597MB/sec (6.6GB/sec) writes. Great, but not quite the lofty heights that the new 4TB model is capable of.
ADATA announced that it's preparing to revolutionize the SD card market with new SD Express cards capable of nearly three times the data throughput of the fastest SD cards on the market.
SD cards aren't super exciting. They give you extra storage capacity in your smartphone and give your digital camera somewhere to store images. As such, SD cards aren't usually the subject of impressive innovation.
The fastest SD cards, the UHS-II and UHS-III certified models, have been around for a few years now, and they top out at 312MB/s. ADATA's upcoming SD Express cards will be capable of roughly 824MB/s reads and 410MB/s writes.
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.
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".
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'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.
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.
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.
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 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.