Today, Samsung is kicking off their 2016 Global SSD Summit in Seoul, Korea. As anticipated from yesterday’s banners spotted around the halls of the Shilla Hotel in South Korea, Samsung is introducing two new drives, the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO.
Samsung 960 PRO
Based on NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4, the Samsung 960 PRO will be available in capacities of 512GB, 1TB and 2TB. The new 2TB capacity makes the Samsung 960 PRO the highest capacity M.2 NVMe SSD on the market. Samsung is able to achieve this through a “uniquely restructured package design” which we’ll likely be hearing about as the presentations kick off in just a few [...]
Western Digital recently announced that they’re now demoing the new 1TB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC memory card prototype at the Photokina show now happening in Cologne, Germany.
“Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD™ card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant [...]
We just arrived in Korea for Samsung’s annual SSD Global Summit. This year, Samsung will announce a pair of new consumer SSDs including the 960 EVO and the higher-end 960 PRO, which is the successor to last year’s 950 PRO, which brought Samsung’s 3D V-NAND and NVMe to a smaller, M.2 form-factor. While the official announcement will be tomorrow, we did get a sneak peek at both of the new models courtesy of a few product photos which Samsung integrated into their yearly theme.
Looking at the banners, we can see that both the 960 EVO and 960 PRO will be NVMe SSDs available in the M.2 form-factor. While the 960 EVO model will be [...]
Samsung Memory recently sent out exclusive invitations for their annual SSD Global Summit event which will take place on September 21-22 in Seoul, Korea. The world’s top SSD vendor is expected to release some new products and update us on the latest and greatest in SSD and NAND flash technology.
While the invitation doesn’t provide us much information of what’s to come, we’ll be expecting a few new products as this has been the case every year. At the 2015 Samsung SSD Global Summit, Samsung launched the PCIe based Samsung 950 PRO, at the 2014 event Samsung launched the Samsung 850 Pro, at the 2013 event Samsung launched the [...]
According to a new report from DRAMeXchange, DRAM and NAND Flash prices are expected to increase in 4Q2016 and beyond due to growing demand and a tightening supply.
PC DRAM prices are expected to increase as much as 15% thanks to decreasing PC DRAM supply and increasing notebook shipments which are expected to increase more than 8% in the 4th quarter. DRAM makers are scaling back PC DRAM production in order to expand mobile and server DRAM production which now constitute the lion’s share of the DRAM market. Mobile DRAM is also expected to see price increases in the coming months with some smartphone makers negotiating contracts with prices 10% higher than 3rd [...]
Market intelligence firm TrendFocus recently released a report on the SSD market for calendar Q2 and as you’d expect, the SSD and NAND market is doing very well.
Client SSDs did the best shipping nearly 30 million units representing a total of 8.24 exabytes, or 66% of the total 12.41 exabytes shipped in Q2. This is 7% higher than the original forecast with shipment increases seen in all form factors and market segments.
Enterprise SSDs didn’t do so bad either, shipping 4.068 million units representing a total of 4.17 exabytes, or 34% of the total 12.41 exabytes shipped in Q2. This is a healthy 10% increase over Q1 with shipment increases seen in [...]
According to a recent press release, ADATA launched their new Ultimate SU800 SSD designed for mainstream consumer applications.
Available in capacities of 128GB to 1TB, the ADATA Ultimate SU800 is a SATA 3 6Gb/s SSD featuring new 3D NAND Flash paired with a SMI (Silicon Motion) controller solution. Performance on the ADATA Ultimate SU800 tops out at 560MB/s sequential reads and 520MB/s sequential writes. Furthermore, the ADATA Ultimate SU800 supports SLC caching and a DRAM caching for additional performance.
For greater reliability, the ADATA Ultimate SU800 also has several key features including LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) ECC, data shaping, and an onboard [...]
Ever since PCIe was launched back in 2003, it’s become the de-facto standard for most expansion cards, and with high speed storage now adopting the standard, it’s become more important than ever. It’s only natural then that PCI-SIG, the group behind PCIe, has been working on a new PCIe 4.0 standard which aims to continue to solidify its importance in the computing world. In a recent interview conducted by Tom’s Hardware with PCI-SIG Vice President, Richard Solomon, Solomon revealed some interesting developments for the upcoming PCIe 4.0 standard.
As expected, PCIe 4.0 will double the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0, carrying on the [...]
At Flash Memory Summit, Samsung recently unveiled a new 32TB 2.5″ SAS SSD making it the world’s biggest in the 2.5″ form factor. Although Seagate also recently introduced their own massive 60TB SSD at the show, Seagate’s solution utilizes the SFF 3.5″ form factor which is significantly larger than Samsung’s drive.
In order to achieve such capacities, Samsung is leveraging their all new 4th Generation 3D V-NAND which now features 64-layers, a whopping 30% increase in cell density over their previous 3rd Generation 48-layer 3D V-NAND. Samsung’s new 64-layer product utilizes 3-bit per cell (TLC) technology to achieve [...]
In addition to the Nytro XP7200, Seagate also unveiled an unnamed 60TB SAS SSD, which Seagate claims is the highest capacity SSD in the world. In order to achieve such a feat, Seagate was able to utilize the same controller used in the Seagate 1200.2 SSD, but also included a staggering 1,280 NAND flash dies linked via bridge chips. These bridge chips allow the SSD controller to communicate with far more NAND dies than would typically be allowed without the bridge chips.
Designed for large storage arrays, archives and other read intensive applications, performance on the drive is weighed towards reads with sequential read performance rated at up to 1,500MB/s and [...]