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MSI has just unveiled its very first SSD... and boy, what an SSD it is. We're talking about PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD goodness at up to 7GB/sec.
The new MSI GAMING SSD was teased by MSI Product Marketing boss Bryant Lin, who said: "and here's a surprise for some" people during his CES 2021 keynote speech. The new MSI GAMING SSD comes in up to a huge 4TB in capacity, with read speeds hitting 7000MB/sec (7GB/sec) and write speeds of up to 6900MB/sec (6.9GB/sec).
We should know more details about the lower capacity MSI GAMING SSDs in the coming weeks, but for now we're looking at a huge 4TB capacity in an ultra-fast 7GB/sec world.
Western Digital has just bumped up the maximum size of its external SSD offerings, boosting up its previously large 2TB external SSD up to a huge 4TB with its latest drive.
The new Western Digital's My Passport SSD is now coming in a 4TB capacity with a price of $680, offering up to 1050MB/sec (1.05GB/sec) reads and up to 1000MB/sec (1GB/sec) writes.
The new Western Digital's My Passport SSD will work with the new next-gen consoles as well, but you won't get full compatibility on them so be careful with purchasing these new drives for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S just for now. We are looking at the Western Digital's My Passport SSD coming with shock and vibration resistance, in color options that include gray, blue, red, gold, and silver.
Western Digital has just bumped up the maximum size of its external SSD offerings, boosting up its previously large 2TB external SSD up to a huge 4TB with its latest drives.
The new and super-fast Western Digital Black P50 Game Drive SSD 4TB costs $750 but you'll get read and write speeds of up to a super-fast 2000MB/sec (2GB/sec). You can use the Western Digital's Black P50 Game Drive SSD 4TB on consoles as well, including the Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation, and Microsoft Xbox consoles.
Now... there is an issue for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S owners with the new Western Digital Black P50 Game Drive SSD 4TB. You can connect the Western Digital Black P50 Game Drive SSD 4TB to the PlayStation 5, but you can only store PS4 games on it.
Intel has just unveiled its new Rocket Lake-S processors with the flagship Core i9-11900K coming in Q1 2021, it's now COLORFUL's turn to unveil some new Z590-based motherboards.
COLORFUL's new flagship iGame Z590 Vulcan W and iGame Z590 Vulcan X have been revealed, with some beautiful design work made on the boards and the choice between black and white for your new gaming PC build. Both of the boards rock RGB lighting, the new Z590 chipset, and a slew of other features.
The new COLORFUL iGame Z590 Vulcan W and iGame Z590 Vulcan X motherboards pack 'Vultune' graphics with ARGB backlighting that lights up the PCH heat sink, looking great. The heat sink keeps the new Z590 chipset cool, as well as your installed and super-fast NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs.
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.