SSDs

Rounding out our Computex 2024 SSD controller news, let's talk about the final major controller vendor at the show: Silicon Motion. Silicon Motion has been somewhat late to the PCIe Gen5 SSD party, as its rival Phison has been offering their high-end PS5026-E26 controller for almost 18 months now. But as Silicon Motion gets ready to make the transition to PCIe 5.0, the company has a trump card up its sleeve: the SM2508 controller, an energy-efficient high-end SSD controller that is intended for lower-power drives. A PCIe Gen5 x4 controller, SMI's SM2508 boasts a very low active power consumption of 3.5W. Which, installed in an M.2 SSD, is intended to allow drive manufacturers to built 7 Watt (or lower) SSDs, according to the company. The...

Realtek Outlines SSD Controller Roadmap: High-End PCIe 5.0 x4 Platform in the Works

While Realtek is best known in the enthusiast space for for its peripheral controllers such as audio codecs and network controllers, the company also has a small-but-respectable SSD controller...

1 by Anton Shilov yesterday

Cheaper PCIe 5.0 x4 SSDs Incoming: Silicon Power Demos Phison E31T-Based SSD

Although consumer SSDs based on Phison's PS5026-E26 controller have been on the market for almost a year and a half now, the class-leading drives still carry a distinct price...

6 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

Lexar ARMOR 700 Portable SSD Review: Power-Efficient 2 GBps in an IP66 Package

Lexar has a long history of serving the flash-based consumer storage market in the form of SSDs, memory cards, and USB flash drives. After having started out as a...

1 by Ganesh T S on 5/30/2024

Sabrent Launches Rocket Nano M.2-2242 SSD: Up to 5 GB/sec

Sabrent tends to get into news when it launches ultra-high-performance SSDs for enthusiast-grade desktops, but this week the company introduced a completely different type of product: a small form-factor...

4 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2024

Samsung Starts Mass Production of 9th Generation V-NAND: 1Tb 3D TLC NAND

Samsung Electronics has started mass production of its 9th generation of V-NAND memory. The first dies based on their latest NAND tech come in a 1 Tb capacity using...

2 by Anton Shilov on 4/23/2024

Lexar SL500 Portable SSD Review: Silicon Motion SM2320 and YMTC NAND in a Potent Package

Lexar has a long history of serving the flash-based consumer storage market in the form of SSDs, memory cards, and USB flash drives. After having started out as a...

7 by Ganesh T S on 4/23/2024

SK hynix Tube T31 Stick SSD Review: Bridging Solution Springs A Surprise

SK hynix is one of the few vertically integrated manufacturers in the flash-based storage market. The company is well-established in the OEM market. A few years back, they also...

15 by Ganesh T S on 4/15/2024

SK hynix Platinum P51 Gen5 SSD with 238L NAND Spotted at GTC

SK hynix is set to unveil their first Gen5 consumer NVMe SSD lineup shortly, based on the products at display in their GTC 2024 booth. The Platinum P51 M.2...

8 by Ganesh T S on 3/19/2024

First DNA Data Storage Specification Released: First Step Towards Commercialization

The DNA Data Storage Alliance introduced its inaugural specifications for DNA-based data storage this week. This specification outlines a method for encoding essential information within a DNA data archive...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/15/2024

Western Digital Launches PC SN5000S SSD: Low-Cost Meets High Performance

Western Digital has introduced its new series of SSDs aimed at mainstream PCs, which combine high performance and low cost. The Western Digital PC SN5000S family of DRAM-less drives...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/14/2024

Best Portable SSDs: March 2024

Once the domain of external, bus-powered hard drives, these days the market for external storage has been almost completely consumed by portable SSDs. Rapid technological advancements in NAND flash...

1 by Ganesh T S on 3/8/2024

SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE Portable SSD Ecosystem Review

Western Digital had unveiled the SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE modular SSD ecosystem in mid-2022 to serve the needs of the professional market. Compact and sturdy NVMe drives (PRO-BLADE SSD Mag...

13 by Ganesh T S on 3/7/2024

Western Digital Issues Update on Company Split: CEOs for Post-Split Entities Announced

Now well in the midst of executing its plan to divide itself into separate hard drive and NAND businesses, Western Digital today offered a fresh update on the state...

27 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2024

Silicon Power PX10 Portable SSD Review: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Silicon Power announced the MS70 and PX10 Portable SSDs in late 2023. The company is well known for offering entry- and mid-range products at compelling price points, but the...

5 by Ganesh T S on 3/4/2024

Crucial T705 Gen5 NVMe SSD: A 14.5 GBps Consumer Flagship with 2400 MT/s 232L NAND

Crucial is unveiling the latest addition to its Gen5 consumer NVMe SSD lineup today - the T705 PCIe 5.0 M.2 2280 NVMe SSD. It takes over flagship duties from...

34 by Ganesh T S on 2/20/2024

Patriot Reveals Viper PV553 SSD: 12.4 GB/s with a Blower Fan

Patriot has formally introduced its first solid-state drives featuring a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface aimed at demanding users. The Viper PV553 SSD uses the company's all-new active cooling system...

14 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2024

Corsair Launches MP600 Elite: Inexpensive Phison E27T-Based Drives

While enthusiasts are now focused mostly on SSDs with a PCIe 5.0 interface, there are many people who will be just fine with drives featuring a PCIe 4.0 interface...

12 by Anton Shilov on 1/31/2024

TeamGroup Reveals 14GB/s Innogrit IG5666-Based T-Force Ge Pro PCIe 5.0 SSD

Virtually all client SSDs with a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface released to date use Phison's PS5026-E26 controller. Apparently, TeamGroup decided to try something different and introduced a drive powered...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/26/2024

Update: Samsung Announces 990 EVO SSD, Energy-Efficiency with Dual-Mode PCIe Gen4 x4 and Gen5 x2

After Samsung's earlier product page snafu, the company is officially launching their next-generation mainstream client SSD today. The 990 EVO will be available in both 1TB and 2TB capacities...

19 by Ganesh T S on 1/23/2024

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