Are you one of those gamers who wears a full set of camo and combat boots before launching Battlefield 1? Apacer has got just the perfect SSD for you.
Aptly called the Apacer PT920 Commando, the new PT920 is a MLC NAND based PCIe x4 SSD carrying a heatsink styled off the lower of an AR-15 rifle. Apacer says this is not only an aesthetic decision, but it’s also a strategic one for improved heat dissipation.
Performance wise, the Apacer PT920 Commando features sequential read performance up to 2,500 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 1,350 MB/s with the 480GB capacity model. The PT920 will arrive in capacities of 240GB and 480GB.
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Market research firm, Forward Insights, recently released their 2016 SSD marketshare report and according to the report, 63 million SSDs were shipped in the channel over the past year despite the NAND shortage that occurred during a significant portion of the year. The channel market includes distributors, resellers, retail/e-tail, system builders, and solution providers.
As expected, Samsung took the #1 spot for SSDs shipped in the channel, racking up 21% of the market, or 13.23 million units. Following in the #2 spot is Kingston, which took 16% of the market, or 10.08 million units. This is followed by SanDisk, Micron, A-DATA and Toshiba with between 5%-7% [...]
Here’s one that most of you probably weren’t expecting. Stopping by the Apacer booth here at Computex 2015, Apacer showed off several PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSDs in the M.2 as well as the 2.5″ form factor. These appear to be using an Apacer branded controller along with Toshiba A19nm flash. The 2.5″ SSD also contains full power loss protection which suggests that it’s designed for the enterprise while the M.2 drives appear to be designed for client applications.
According to the spec card, the SSDs will support NVMe 1.1. The M.2 22110 and 2.5″ models will be capable of up to 2500MB/s sequential reads and 1,200MB/s sequential writes. The [...]