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All the latest storage news, with everything related to solid-state drives, hard drives & plenty more - Page 7.

Sabrent unleashes CFexpress Type-B Card: now in 512GB + 1TB capacities

Anthony Garreffa | May 10, 2022 2:25 PM CDT

Sabrent has just released its new CFexpress Type-B Card, which are now available in 512GB and 1TB capacities with some wicked speeds for content creators and professionals.

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The new Sabrent CFexpress Type-B Card pumps away at up to 1.7GB/sec (1700MB/sec) reads, and up to 1.5GB/sec (1500MB/sec) writes with support for standards seen in SSDs including TRIM, SMART, encryption, and even upgradeable firmware.

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WD unveils industry's first 22TB CMR and 26TB SMR HDDs for the cloud

Anthony Garreffa | May 9, 2022 11:05 AM CDT

Western Digital has just unleashed the industry's first 22TB CMR and 26TB UltraSMR HDDs to "select hyperscale cloud customers, further expanding its areal density leadership and delivering customer value by driving TCO lower".

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The huge new 26TB and 22TB drives use unique OptiNAND technology, energy-assisted PMR (ePMR), triple-stage actuator (TSA), HelioSeal, and now UltraSMR technologies. So... not only is WD already offering 26TB and 22TB HDDs but they're already teasing bigger 30TB+ drives using ePMR.

Western Digital CEO David Goeckeler said before the "What's Next Western Digital Event in San Francisco": Everything we do starts with the belief in human potential as it intersects digital innovation, and in turn, creates possibility. This possibility is fueled by a technology platform that the world's innovators are building on and enabling the best new experiences - intelligent devices, powered by the cloud, connected by high-performance networks. We have only scratched the surface on the value of data and the technologies that unlock it".

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WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB capacity, up to 7.3GB/sec read

Anthony Garreffa | May 9, 2022 11:00 AM CDT

Western Digital has just announced it has expanded its WD_BLACK gaming portfolio, unveiling the new WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD at its "What's Next Western Digital Event" in San Francisco.

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The new WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD is capable of a huge 7.3GB/sec (7300MB/sec) so it will go perfectly with a PCIe 4.0-capable motherboard and super-fast CPU and GPU. Western Digital's new WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD comes in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities, too.

Joe Macri, Compute and Graphics CTO and Corporate Fellow at AMD explained: "AMD is delighted with its continued collaboration with Western Digital to deliver exceptional gaming experiences. As games become more immersive, the expectation for fast, seamless gameplay increases".

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ASUS teases new ROG Strix SQ7: 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD, coming soon

Anthony Garreffa | May 8, 2022 7:43 PM CDT

ASUS is about to enter the SSD business with its ROG Strix SQ7 SSD, which will be offered in up to 1TB capacity (maybe only 1TB at first) and on the fast PCIe 4.0 x4 standard.

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The company is new to the SSD market and has just teased its ROG Strix SQ7 SSD on its ROG Taiwan social channels, with a sleek-looking SSD. There's no heat sink here, just the bare SSD in up to 1TB capacity on the M.2 PCIe Gen4 interface.

Sure, we've got PCIe 5.0 here now... so a bleeding-edge company like ASUS looks like they're behind the race with a PCIe 4.0 SSD in the second half of 2022, while they also sell PCIe 5.0-capable Z690-based motherboard. It's a pity, but that will change with time. Speaking of time, ASUS will be showing off its new SSD either at its just-announced "Boundless" event on May 17, or at Computex which is barely weeks away now.

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Samsung's new UFS 4.0: 4.2GB/sec reads for next-gen smartphones, more

Anthony Garreffa | May 4, 2022 6:19 PM CDT

Samsung has just unveiled the industry's highest-performing Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 storage solution, which has received its important JEDEC board of director approval.

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The new Samsung UFS 4.0 uses the latest JEDEC standard specification, which the company says "enhances our diverse portfolio. Our UFS mobile storage solutions differentiate key technologies in controller design to improve performance and power efficiency".

The company has worked with smartphone and consumer device manufacturers across the world, making sure that there is an ecosystem for the super-fast UFS 4.0 standard for high-performance mobile storage solutions. We're looking at up to 23.2Gbps per lane, which is double UFS 3.1 -- with Samsung's advanced 7th-generation V-NAND used -- on top of an in-house controller delivers up to 4.2GB/sec (4200MB/sec) reads and up to 2.8GB/sec (2800MB/sec) writes.

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GRAID SupremeRAID SR-1010: unleashes record-breaking 110GB/sec reads

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 29, 2022 6:16 PM CDT

GRAID Technology has just announced its monster new SupremeRAID SR-1010, which the company claims is the world's fastest NVMe and NVMeof RAID card for PCIe 4.0.

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Inside of the new SupremeRAID SR-1010 is the NVIDIA Ampere GA106 GPU, which provides some rather wicked speed increases over the previous NVIDIA T1000 GPU inside of its predecessor, the SupremeRAID SR-1000. The new SupremeRAID SR-1010 arrives on a PCIe 4.0 x16 interface, with up to 110GB/sec sequential reads, and up to 22GB/sec sequential writes... pure insanity.

Just for comparison sake: a regular 2.5-inch SSD is pushing somewhere between 500-550MB/sec (0.5GB/sec) while a regular NVMe M.2 SSD on PCIe 3.0 will do 1GB through to 3.5GB/sec... while Sabrent and others offer PCIe 4.0 drives that are cranking in the heights of 7.5GB/sec.

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KIOXIA intros XG8 Series PCIe 4.0 SSDs: available at up to 4TB

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 27, 2022 12:04 AM CDT

KIOXIA has just introduced the latest member of its growing PCIe 4.0 family of SSDs, with the new XG8 Series of client SSDs for high-end notebooks, desktops, gaming PCs, workstations, and even data center boot applications.

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The new KIOXIA XG8 Series SSDs are available in the super-fast PCIe 4.0 interface, in the M.2 type 2280 form factor. We've got the latest TCG Pyrite 2.01 and TCG Opal 2.01 standards. What does this mean? KIOXIA explains that these standards "ensure data is kept secure at home, in the office, or on the road. In addition, the XG8 Series features end-to-end data path protection for greater data integrity".

Neville Ichhaporia, vice president, SSD marketing and product management, KIOXIA America, Inc. said: "With the addition of the XG8 Series we are proud to offer a comprehensive client PCIe 4.0 portfolio. Built with our fifth generation BiCS FLASHTM 3D flash memory, the XG8 Series delivers a next-generation solution for client and data center boot applications in need of advanced performance".

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PNY's new XLR8 SSD heat sink keeps your PlayStation 5 SSD cool for $20

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 21, 2022 11:56 PM CDT

PNY has announced that its PNY XLR8 SSD Cover with Integrated Heatsink designed for Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 console will cost $19.99 and be available later this month.

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The new PS5 SSD heat sink has been designed to replace the standard SSD cover, perfect for when you are upgrading the SSD inside of your PS5. PNY designed the XLR8 SSD cover to integrate the SSD cover with an extruded aluminum heat sink... ensuring the super-fast SSD inside of your PS5 stays nice and cool.

PNY engineered the heat sink with a negative pressure design, which the company says "delivers extreme cooling performance, cooling the SSD over 40% compared to no heat sink". Well, duh... no heat sink versus heat sink. Still, the new PNY XLR8 SSD Cover with Integrated Heatsink designed to fit PS5 hits the market this month on BestBuy and Amazon (as well as PNY's own website, and other retail partners) for $19.99.

Continue reading: PNY's new XLR8 SSD heat sink keeps your PlayStation 5 SSD cool for $20 (full post)

Sabrent announces DS-UCTB: 10-bay 3.5-inch SATA to your PC with USB-C

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 12, 2022 5:48 AM CDT

Sabrent is on a roll with releases this month, first bursting into the scene with their new Rocket V90 SD cards, and then their Rocket DDR4 SO-DIMM memory... and now, their new 10-bay 3.5-inch SATA Hard Drive Tray-Less Docking Station (DS-UCTB).

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Sabrent's new 10-bay SATA HDD tray-less docking station lets you install 10 x 3.5-inch SATA SSDs, with Sabrent hitting it right saying "without the frustration of assembling enclosures". You can simply install one, or many 3.5-inch SATA drives into the Sabrent DS-UCTB and access your files (or back them up) over USB Type-C at up to 10Gbps.

You won't be able to have anyway built-in RAID functionality, but Sabrent notes that software RAID configurations "are possible". The new 10-bay Sabrent DS-UCTB could take just 1-2 or up to 4 drives when you buy it, and then upgrade as you need it. It's a wickedly designed device, with two cooling fans to keep your storage devices cool inside.

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Seagate + Phison team for cheaper next-gen NVMe SSDs for enterprise

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 6, 2022 7:06 PM CDT

Seagate and Phison have been working closely on storage technology together since 2017, where the companies cooperated on Seagate's mainstream SATA SSD development.

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We've seen that partnership work through the last few years as Seagate pushed out its FireCuda-branded gaming NVMe SSDs , and then we have the world's first purpose-built NAS NVMe SSDs. So we've got mainstream SSD, gaming NVMe SSDs, NAS NVMe SSDs... and now Seagate and Phison are doubling down on that storage dominance.

The world seeks more capacity, higher speed, new technologies, and cheaper prices with their storage -- especially when it comes to the enterprise market -- with Seagate and Phison's extended partnership seeking to do just that... lower the cost for enterprise. The new SSDs will help companies keep the total cost ownership (TCO) by advanced storage density, lower power consumption, and increased performance.

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