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KIOXIA SSDs achieve PCIe 5.0 compliance, up to 30TB capacity, and up to 14,000 MB/s

Kosta Andreadis | Dec 18, 2023 8:01 AM CST

PCIe Gen5 storage is well and truly here, offering up to double the speed of Gen4 across bandwidth and transfer. This massive generational leap delivers a sizable performance boost for all applications requiring huge amounts of data - including in the enterprise and server space.

KIOXIA SSDs achieve PCIe 5.0 compliance, up to 30TB capacity, and up to 14,000 MB/s

Today, we've got a new announcement from KIOXIA, a leader in flash memory and storage, confirming that its CM7 Series and CD8P Series NVMe Drives have passed certification for PCI Express 5.0 specification and NVMe 2.0 specification compliance. This includes up to 14,000 Megabyte/s of read throughput for a PCIe X4 lane SSD. KIOXIA notes that the PCIe 5.0 tests were carried out at PCI-SIG compliance workshops and can now be found on PCI-SIG Integrator's List.

This is wonderful news for enterprises and the cloud as the KIOXIA CM7 Series and CD8P Series are available in capacities of up to 30.72 TB in 2.5-inch and E3.S form factors.

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KIOXIA RM7 Series Value SAS SSDs now available in HPE Servers... and in Space!

Kosta Andreadis | Dec 10, 2023 9:02 PM CST

KIOXIA RM7 Series SSDs are all about value and delivering high performance with a focus on reliability, lower latency than SATA SSDs, and speeds of up to 12Gb/s using the SAS interface (SAS-3). With capacities starting from 960GB and going up to 7.68TB, RM7 Series Value SAS SSDs are now available in HPE's ProLiant Gen11 servers.

KIOXIA RM7 Series Value SAS SSDs now available in HPE Servers... and in Space!

And to make the news just that little bit cooler, KIOXIA has confirmed that in addition to ProLiant servers for enterprise, KIOXIA RM Series Value SAS SSDs are also being used aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in the HPE Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2). SBC-2 is currently being used to conduct scientific experiments in orbit around Earth. HPE's next mission to the ISS is scheduled for January.

"With outer space being the most rugged and the furthest edge environment there is, we are very excited to have Value SAS as the core storage technology supporting HPE SBC-2 over the next several years, targeted for the International Space Station," said Faraz Velani, senior director and head of Go-to-Market for the KIOXIA SSD Business Unit.

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ADATA SD810 External SSD is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, with speeds of up to 2000MB/s

Kosta Andreadis | Dec 7, 2023 9:38 PM CST

The new ADATA SD810 External SSD is a serious contender for being one of today's most rugged external SSD and storage solutions. It features triple IP68 waterproof, dustproof, and MIL-STD shockproof protection - so it can withstand any environment on the planet and keep chugging along.

ADATA SD810 External SSD is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, with speeds of up to 2000MB/s

It's also speedy, with the USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 interface (over a Type-C connection) able to deliver read and write speeds of up to 2000 MB/s. In addition to being compatible with all PCs and modern consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, it supports Apple's new iPhone 15 smartphones to back up photos and videos while out and about.

The ADATA SD810 External SSD is constructed from aluminum alloy with a design that improves heat dissipation and stability compared to other external SSDs. It's also lightweight and smaller than a credit card.

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Sabrent's new USB-C hub has an M.2 SSD slot and HDMI for fast storage and 4K video

Kosta Andreadis | Dec 5, 2023 5:57 PM CST

SABRENT's latest UDB-C Hub is one of those devices that packs in the right amount of features while remaining compact to feel essential. Per the headline, the big thing here, apart from the USB-C Hub action, is the addition of an M.2 SSD Slot that comes with a thermal pad for cooling to make the most out of the main USB-C 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2x1) connection.

Sabrent's new USB-C hub has an M.2 SSD slot and HDMI for fast storage and 4K video

There's also up to 90W bypass charging power delivery, with three USB Type-A ports, two 5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) with power, and a single legacy USB 2.0 port for connecting devices like keyboards and mice. As with all SABRENT hubs, the new SABRENT USB-C Hub 6-Port Dock with M.2 SSD Slot (HB-6PNV) is plug-and-play.

The features don't stop there, as there's a lot more to this little USB-C Hub - including the ability to connect to an external display for 4K@60Hz video, which is awesome for Steam Deck and ASUS ROG Ally owners.

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Sabrent's next-gen Rocket 5 Plus SSD teased: 14GB/sec+ insanity coming soon

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 1, 2023 5:36 AM CST

Sabrent is cooking right now, preparing its next-gen Rocket 5 Plus SSDs powered by Phison's newest E16 SSD controller that will unleash rocket-fueled transfer speeds of 14GB/sec and beyond.

Sabrent's next-gen Rocket 5 Plus SSD teased: 14GB/sec+ insanity coming soon

According to some of my industry sources, Sabrent will be unleashing its next-gen Rocket 5 Plus SSDs "soon" (the Consumer Electronics Show is held in Las Vegas in the first week of January). The new Sabrent Rocket 5 Plus SSD will have read speeds of up to 14GB/sec on the right platform: you'll need the right CPU and the right motherboard, with a Gen5 M.2 SSD slot, and you'll be ready to rock and roll at those rocket-fueled speeds.

Phison has a few E26 SSD controllers powering Gen5 SSDs that are pushing 10GB/sec, then 12GB/sec and now the codenamed "Max14um" controller fully saturates the PCIe Gen5 x4 interface. Oh yeah.

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You can use the 3D V-Cache on an AMD Ryzen CPU as a RAM Disk and hit speeds of up to 182 GB/s

Kosta Andreadis | Nov 29, 2023 5:59 PM CST

Using the popular CrystalDiskMark benchmarking suite, Twitter/X user @GPUsAreMagic posted a result showcasing some pretty incredible results - a read speed of 182 GB/s and a write speed of 175 GB/s. You might think this was either fake or the app glitching, but with the tag CrystalCacheMark, the result comes from using the 32MB of 3D V-Cache on the Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU as a RAM disk.

You can use the 3D V-Cache on an AMD Ryzen CPU as a RAM Disk and hit speeds of up to 182 GB/s

Sure, with a capacity of 32MB (out of a total of 96MB of V-Cache on the 5800X3D), you're not talking about much in the way of storage, but 182 GB/s is the sort of read speed that makes the latest SSDs look like floppy disks from the 1980s. We're blown away by PCIe Gen 5 drives hitting 12GB/s, so seeing 182GB/s is insane.

Setting up and using the CPU's limited 3D V-Cache as a storage device requires an OSFMount tool, which allows RAM disks to mount image files in various formats. Not only that, but precise CrystalDiskMark settings needed to be used.

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ASUS RTX 4060 Ti DUAL SSD with Crucial Gen5 SSD: 12GB/sec+ with M.2 on the GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 24, 2023 7:47 PM CST

ASUS recently teased its GeForce RTX 4060 Ti DUAL SSD graphics card with an M.2 slot on the back, but now the team at ASUS have been toying with it... using the M.2 slot to make a GeForce RTX 4090 act as an external GPU, as well as throwing a Gen5 M.2 SSD inside and rocking huge speeds through the GPU.

ASUS RTX 4060 Ti DUAL SSD with Crucial Gen5 SSD: 12GB/sec+ with M.2 on the GPU

We've got ASUS China Product Manager, Tony Yu, playing with the ASUS RTX 4060 Ti DUAL SSD... where he not only used the aforementioned RTX 4090 as an external GPU, but plugged in both a Gen4 and Gen5 M.2 SSD into the back side of the GPU and ran some storage tests... with some rather surprising results, I've got to admit.

The Crucial T700 Gen5 SSD was installed into the M.2 slot, because ASUS has tweaked the PCB and included a Gen5 connector on the card. The RTX 4060 Ti itself uses the Gen4 standard, but the M.2 slot on the back is ready to rock and roll with those 12GB/sec+ glorious speeds that only Gen5 can do. With the Crucial T700 Gen5 4TB SSD installed, ASUS proudly showed off an incredible 12.4GB/sec reads, and 11.7GB/sec writes... all from the back of its RTX 4060 Ti DUAL SSD graphics card.

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TeamGroup's new T-Force Siren GD120S AIO SSD cooler: an AIO cooler, for your SSD

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 24, 2023 5:51 PM CST

TeamGroup has just released its new T-FORCE SIREN GD120S AIO Cooler, which is exactly what it sounds like: a new AIO cooler for your SSD, which will keep even the fastest Gen5 SSDs cool.

TeamGroup's new T-Force Siren GD120S AIO SSD cooler: an AIO cooler, for your SSD

The new T-FORCE SIREN GD120S AIO Cooler is a unique all-in-one liquid cooling solution for PCIe 2280 SSDs that uses exclusive patented technology, with the SSD water block fitting perfectly with M.2 2280 SSDs that provides next-level cooling, allowing super-fast SSDs to maintain huge transfer speeds without throttling due to thermals.

This is perfect for new, super-fast Gen5 SSDs... TeamGroup tested its SIREN GD120 on a PCIe 5.0 SSD that was able to stay under 54C even during heavy loads. TeamGroup explains its new T-FORCE SIREN GD120S AIO SSD Cooler, saying it "boasts excellent cooling performance by equipping the precision aluminum alloy dual-tube water blocks with double-layered thermal pads, which allow the SSD controller chip and IC to be tightly affixed to the copper base of the cooler. The pump utilizes a ceramic shaft design and three silent motors to achieve silent, highly efficient, and stable liquid cooling".

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Sabrent unleashes even more Black Friday sales, save up to $60 on these products NOW

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 24, 2023 4:36 PM CST

Sabrent is celebrating Black Friday by putting sale stickers on a bunch of its products, where you could've scored yourself 65% off a huge 4TB Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 SSD... but now Sabrent has kicked off even more sales on their website.

Sabrent unleashes even more Black Friday sales, save up to $60 on these products NOW

We're talking about everything from USB-C multi-card readers, the wicked little Rocket nano XTRM external SSD, through to USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 hubs. Starting with the USB-C multi-card reader, which is now $20 off, down to $60 from its original price of $80 while the Rocket nano XTRM external SSD enjoys a chunkier $40 off, bringing its original price of $170 down to only $130 for Black Friday.

The most you can save on Sabrent's website with these deals is $60 off on the Thunderbolt 4 KVM switch, dropped from its original price of $300 and now just $240 for Black Friday, while a multi-port USB-C hub drops $10 from $30 to $20. There are some unique Sabrent products up for sale here, with a USB-C hub that packs a 6-port dock and M.2 SSD slot for $60, down $20 from its original price of $80.

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TEAMGROUP announces new T-FORCE G50 and G70 Gaming SSD Series with PS5 support

Kosta Andreadis | Nov 23, 2023 6:32 PM CST

TEAMGROUP has announced a new lineup of PCIe Gen 4 SSDs for gaming under the T-FORCE brand with the new T-FORCE G70, G70 PRO, G50, and G50 PRO. The flagship T-FORCE G70 and G70 PRO SSDs offer sequential read speeds of up to 7,400 MB/s and write speeds of up to 6,800 MB/s and are both PlayStation 5-ready.

TEAMGROUP announces new T-FORCE G50 and G70 Gaming SSD Series with PS5 support

Outside of the T-FORCE G70 PRO offering DRAM Caching and the SLC Caching found on the T-FORCE G70, the big difference comes via heat dissipation. Both the G70 and G70 PRO feature TEAMGROUP's ultra-thin patented graphene heatsink, with the G70 PRO also available with the company's brand-new aluminum alloy heat spreader. All versions of the G70 are PS5 compatible.

The T-FORCE G70 and G70 PRO will be available in 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities, with the T-FORCE G50 and G50 PRO available in 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. The full line-up is expected to become available in North America via Amazon by the end of December 2023.

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