SSDs

HighPoint Technologies has updated their NVMe switch and RAID solutions with PCIe 5.0, and supporting up to eight NVMe drives. The new HighPoint Rocket 1600 (switch add-in card) and 7600 series (RAID adapters) are the successors to the SSD SSD7500 series adapter cards introduced in 2020. Similar to its predecessors, the new Rocket series cards are also based on a Broadcom PCIe switch (PEX 89048). The Rocket 7600 series runs the RAID stack on the integrated ARM processor (dual-core Cortex A15) The PEX 89048 supports up to 48 PCIe 5.0 lanes, out of which 16 are dedicated to the host connection in the Rocket adapters. The use of a true PCIe switch means that the product doesn't rely on PCIe lane bifurcation support in the...

Solidigm Lays Off Employees Due to Industry Downturn

The solid state storage industry has been in a well-documented slide for the better part of the last year now. With storage product demand from both the client and...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/25/2023

Seagate Releases Game Drive PCIe 4.0 SSDs for PlayStation 5

Western Digital's WD_Black SN850P was the first officially PlayStation 5-licensed SSD to hit the market. Seagate wants a piece of that and has hopped on the PlayStation 5 train...

4 by Zhiye Liu on 10/3/2023

Samsung T9 Portable SSD Review: A 20 Gbps PSSD for Prosumer Workloads

Samsung's portable SSD lineup has enjoyed significant market success since the launch of the T1 back in 2015. Despite the release of the Thunderbolt-capable X5 PSSD in 2018, the...

15 by Ganesh T S on 10/3/2023

eMMC Destined to Live a Bit Longer: KIOXIA Releases New Generation of eMMC Modules

While the tech industry as a whole is well in the middle of transitioning to UFS and NVMe storage for portable devices, it would seem that the sun won't...

11 by Anton Shilov on 9/27/2023

Crucial Unveils X9 Portable SSD: QLC for the Cost-Conscious Consumer

Crucial entered the portable SSD market relatively late, with their X6 and X8 PSSDs being the mainstay for many years. Based on QLC NAND, they were marketed for read-intensive...

1 by Ganesh T S on 9/27/2023

Solidigm Introduces D7-P5810: 144L SLC NVMe Drive for Write-Intensive Workloads

Solidigm's datacenter SSD offerings have been clearly delineated into different categories - the D3- SATA offerings for legacy servers, the D5- QLC-based offerings (with different models offering different tradeoffs...

3 by Ganesh T S on 9/25/2023

Sabrent Ships 8TB SSD for PlayStation 5: High Capacity for a High Price

Although Sony's PlayStation 5 game console fully supports off-the-shelf PCIe 4.0 solid-state drives, Sony initially limited the maximum capacity to 4 TB. Recently the company removed that cap as...

19 by Anton Shilov on 9/22/2023

Western Digital Releases WD_Black SN770M: M.2-2230 SSD for Consoles

Western Digital has unveiled a compact version of its WD_Black SN770 SSD, tailored mainly for handheld gaming consoles such as the Asus ROG Ally and Valve Steam Deck. The...

10 by Anton Shilov on 9/12/2023

Samsung 990 Pro SSD Gets 4TB Model

When Samsung launched its 990 Pro family of SSDs for retail market last year, it only introduced 1 TB and 2 TB models, surprisingly omitting premium high-capacity 4 TB...

15 by Anton Shilov on 8/24/2023

OWC Teams Up with Frore for 32TB and 64TB SSD Devices

OWC and Frore Systems demonstrated silent 32 TB and 64 TB solid-state storage devices that use Frore's AirJet Mini coolers at the Flash Memory Summit 2023. Both devices promise...

12 by Anton Shilov on 8/15/2023

Samsung Teases 256 TB SSD: 3D QLC NAND at Its Best

Samsung teased the industry's first 256 TB solid-state drive at the Flash Memory Summit 2023. The new drive features unprecedented storage density and is aimed primarily at hyper-scale data...

27 by Anton Shilov on 8/11/2023

Silicon Motion Readies PCIe Gen5 SSD Platform with 3.5W Power Consumption [UPDATED]

UPDATE 8/24: As it turns out, the 3.5W figure referes to power consumption of the controller alone, not the whole SSD. The story has been updated accordingly. We also...

19 by Anton Shilov on 8/9/2023

SK Hynix Shows Off 321-Layer 3D TLC NAND Device

SK Hynix showcased its 321-layer TLC NAND memory at the Flash Memory Summit 2023. The South Korean company is the first NAND maker to publicly demonstrate 3D NAND with...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/9/2023

Kioxia's CD8P SSD Unveiled: Up to 30.72 TB, PCI 5.0 x4 Interface

Hyperscale data centers have very specific requirements for different tiers of storage devices: some tiers need maximum performance, and others demand maximum storage density. Kioxia's new CD8P drives for...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2023

Crucial X9 Pro and X10 Pro High-Performance Portable SSDs Announced

Crucial's X6 and X8 Portable SSDs have been attractive budget options for the mainstream consumers looking to purchase high-capacity direct-attached storage drives. The company has been delivering some industry-firsts...

8 by Ganesh T S on 7/25/2023

Solidigm Announces D5-P5336: 64 TB-Class Data Center SSD Sets NVMe Capacity Records

Advancements in flash technology have come as a boon to data centers. Increasing layer counts coupled with better vendor confidence in triple-level (TLC) and quad-level cells (QLC) have contributed...

18 by Ganesh T S on 7/20/2023

Adata Reveals Its First PCIe Gen5 SSD: Legend 970

Adata has introduced its first PCIe 5.0 SSD, the Legend 970. A Phison E26-based design, the Legend 970 pairs Phison's high-end controller with a sophisticated active cooling system that...

26 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2023

PNY Pro Elite V2 and Elite-X PRO Portable SSDs Review: Performance on a Budget

PNY Technologies is well known in the computing industry for its NVIDIA-based graphics cards, but the company also participates in the DRAM and flash-based storage products markets. In the...

5 by Ganesh T S on 6/30/2023

Western Digital Updates WD Blue Series with SN580 DRAM-less Gen4 NVMe SSD

Western Digital is unveiling its latest addition to the mainstream WD Blue family today - the SN580 NVMe SSD. A DRAM-less PCIe 4.0 x4 drive, it brings in performance...

4 by Ganesh T S on 6/28/2023

Seagate Announces FireCuda 540 PCIe Gen5 SSD

Flash-based computer storage has been improving in speed and capacity at breakneck pace over the last decade. M.2 NVMe SSDs have almost completely replaced SATA drives for primary storage...

3 by Ganesh T S on 6/27/2023

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