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Marvell is the first out of the gate to reveal the industry's first PCIe 5.0 SSD controller, the new Bravera SC5 supports PCIe 5.0 and NVMe 1.4b standards which offers up to an insane 14GB/sec of bandwidth.
PCIe 5.0 enabled SSDs will have 32GT/s of bandwidth to play with, up from the 16GT/s on offer with new PCIe 4.0 motherboards, and up from the 8GT/s we've been using for the last 10 years with the older PCIe 3.0 standard.
Thad Omura, vice president of marketing, Flash Business Unit at Marvell explains: "Bravera SC5 SSD controllers are first to market with innovative data center features that extend Marvell's flash storage technology leadership. We're working with the entire ecosystem to enable SSD vendors and Do-It-Yourself cloud service providers to deploy the most advanced flash storage solutions".
If you want the very best Chia coin crypto mining SSD, then look no further than the new Sabrent Rocket Plotripper Pro NVMe M.2 SSD.
Yeah... Sabrent has made a new SSD in the theme of AMD and its core-crunching Ryzen Threadripper CPU with its new Rocket Plotripper SSD. Sabrent is making two different SSDs here, with the Plotripper and Plotripper Pro, the regular Plotripper 2TB having 10,000 TBW (terabytes written) while the Plotripper Pro (in both 1TB and 2TB capacities) has 27,000 and 54,000 TBW, respectively.
Perfect for Chia coin mining.
Western Digital has unveiled its new WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD, built on the kick-ass speeds provided to us by the PCIe 4.0 standard we have new SSDs with 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities.
The new WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD offers PCIe 4.0-based speeds of up to 3600MB/sec (3.6GB/sec) which is pretty damn blistering. Western Digital notes that its new WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD uses up to 30% less power than its predecessor, and is the perfect upgrade for your desktop gaming PC or laptop.
Western Digital also unveiled some new PlayStation 5-focused and Xbox Series X/S-focused SSDs under its WD_BLACK range, and you can read more about that right here.
Sony installed a pretty shitty amount of albeit super-fast PCIe 4.0-based SSD storage inside of its next-gen PlayStation 5 console, with just 667GB of usable SSD storage once the PS5 is up and running.
Luckily we have Western Digital to the rescue, with the company unveiling its new WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD that is designed to work with next-gen gaming consoles like the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X/S consoles.
The new WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD comes in 500GB, 1TB, and its largest 2TB capacity. You're looking at up to 900MB/sec on the new WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD on the PlayStation 5 -- not bad, just short of 1GB/sec on the PS5. The company even provides a slick detachable stand for the drive, too.
Phison and Cigent have just jointly announced they have created the industry's first and only range of self-defending storage devices that have cybersecurity built into the firmware itself. This built-in protection shields you from ransomware, data theft, and malicious insider theft.
The new Phison Crypto-SSD will arrive in a range of TCG-enabled Self-Encrypting Drives that are designed to pass FIPS 140-3 Level 2 certification. Now if you didn't know what FIPS 140-3 Level 2 certification was, it is industry-best security that Phison can use in its arsenal of storage products. You can read more on that here.
Cigent has revealed its own Secure SSD drives that were originally developed for US government and military use, are now the world's first commercially available cyber-secure SSDs. The new Cigent K2 and Denali Secure SSDs include multi-patented firmware-based cybersecurity features built into Phison's own PCIe NVMe controller firmware.
Sabrent's new RocketQ Destroyer is out and into open waters, if you can find it, where if you use the powers of Highpoint's new FnL AIC NVMe RAID card along with 8 x Sabrent Rocket4 Plus SSDs you will be enjoying up to 7.1GB/sec (7100MB/sec) reads and up to 6.6GB/sec writes (6600MB/sec).
If you want that glorious 64TB of SSD storage you will be knocked down to PCIe 3.0 with the Sabrent RocketQ SSDs but you can get them in the much larger 8TB capacity. Sabrent's RocketQ SSD in 8TB has up to 3.3GB/sec (3300MB/sec) reads and up to 2.9GB/sec (2900MB/sec) writes. Nothing to sneeze at, that's for sure.
The new Sabrent RocketQ Battleship is made possible thanks to Highpoint's now-in-the-wild Fast n' Little (FnL) NVMe AIC RAID card that is capable of taking 8 x NVMe M.2 SSDs. The FnL AIC NVMe RAID card itself is PCIe 4.0 compatible so you can throw in 8 x 4TB PCIe 4.0 SSDs (Sabrent Rocket4 Plus) or 8 x 8TB PCIe 3.0 SSDs (Sabrent RocketQ) for the largest and fastest PCIe 4.0 SSD RAID storage in the world.
KIOXIA will be detailing their next-gen, flash-based SSDs for enterprise and data center markets at the Dell Technologies World 2021 event this week.
KIOXIA has sponsored the Dell Technologies World event for 5 years in a row as a diamond-level conference sponsor, collaborating with Dell for many years making the "best-in-class storage solutions that redefine what is possible". KIOXIA will be showcasing how its next-gen SSDs can open up a new world of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and VMware vSAN™ solutions.
Where the majority of focus from KIOXIA will be placed is into the power and performance that its new PCIe 4.0-based SSDs plugged into Dell EMC PowerEdge servers provides.
Sabrent teased something really, really special earlier this year with its RocketQ Battleship SSD: offering 8 x RocketQ NVMe 8TB SSDs on the Highpoint SSD7540 8-port PCIe 4.0 x16 M.2 NVMe RAID controller. Well, now it's even closer... and soon it'll be a reality offering some truly insane storage capacity (64TB) and up to 28GB/sec reads.
Highpoint's own website for its new Fast n' Little NVMe AIC RAID card, no seriously it's called the Highpoint FnL which is the industry's most customizable NVMe RAID solution. Highpoint builds its AIC RAID controller cards for individual professionals and corporate clients that want wicked-fast NVMe storage out of the box.
But right down the bottom of the Highpoint FnL NVMe AIC website, there's the FnL NVMe AIC Drive Solutions bit -- where it lists the PRO Class Solutions which are using Samsung's 970 and 980 PRO series NVMe SSDs but below that is what we're all here for. Highpoint teases its ELITE Class Solution, which is "Built around Sabrent's diverse Rocket Series of NVMe SSD's, Elite Class AIC drives offer unprecedented storage capacity and class-leading versatility".
We might not know it yet but Chia cryptocurrency mining is most likely going to be the reason HDD and SSD shortages will happen, with Chia Coin -- a new cryptocurrency designed to be mined with SSDs and HDDs.
Chia was designed by the creator of BitTorrent, Bram Cohen -- with the blockchain farmed through Proof of Space, done on your HDD and SSD computing through already-in-storage models to which it then contacts Chia's servers for Proof of Time.
This is where the Onda B365 D32-D4 Magic Edition motherboard steps up to the plate, packing 32 x SATA ports that are ready for 32 x SATA-based HDDs or SSDs making it totally perfect to mine Chia. As for the motherboard, it is based on the Intel B365 chipset with 4 x DDR4 DIMMs and a single PCIe 3.0 x16 and PCIe 3.0 x1 slot.
Seagate was originally founded back in 1979 and has since shipped an unimageable amount of storage -- a number that has tipped 3 zettabytes which is an industry-first.
The company took 36 years to reach 1 zettabyte of storage shipped, only another (just under) 4 years to hit 2 zettabytes and then just over another 2 years to reach the new 3 zettabytes milestone. It's a helluva lot of storage, with Seagate providing a great infographic that details that 3 zettabytes of storage can house over 30 billion (30,000,000,000) movies in glorious 4K resolution.
3 zettabytes of storage is enough for 1.5 quadrillion selfies (enough for nearly 200,000 of every single human being on the planet), 7.5 trillion MP3 songs, 60 billion video games (or 3 installations of Call of Duty) and 30 billion 4K movies which works out to around 5.4 million YEARS of binge watching.