It’s no surprise that PCIe SSDs are expected to outship SATA SSDs in 2017 and a number of SSD vendors are rushing to create products for the growing market. As such, ADATA recently announced the new XPG SX8000 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD designed for gamers, professionals, and enthusiasts.
The new XPG SX8000 SSD will be powered by Micron 3D MLC NAND along with the SMI 2260 controller. It’ll feature SLC caching, a DRAM cache buffer, and LDPC ECC technologies. Performance on the XPG SX8000 will be rated at up to 2.4GB/s sequential reads and 1GB/s sequential writes. The drive will also feature up to 100K/140K IOPS random reads/writes.
The XPG SX8000 will [...]
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 [...]
CES 2015 was a pretty big show for the entire storage industry as a whole and OCZ in particular had a strong showing this year with the unveil of their highly anticipated JetExpress controller. Along with JetExpress, OCZ was also proud to say that they’re now putting the final touches on their integration with Toshiba which includes converting their entire SSD lineup to utilize Toshiba’s latest A19nm Toggle Mode MLC NAND.
Although OCZ’s Vector series drives have been using Toshiba first generation 19nm Toggle Mode MLC since the Vector 150 was launched in late 2013, it’s now finally being replaced with the OCZ Vector 180 [...]
At CES earlier this year, Crucial introduced two new entry level/mainstream SSDs which were expected to hit the market sometime in Q1.
The first was the Crucial MX200, which is an update to the Crucial MX100 introduced in the middle of last year. Although the Crucial MX200 isn’t much different in terms of internal hardware, it does get Dynamic Write Acceleration (DWA) for the first time, which is a feature we first covered in our review of the Micron M600.
The second product Crucial introduced is the Crucial BX100, which would be an all new entry level SSD for Crucial which is designed to be even more cost [...]