Items tagged with nvme

MSI Spatium M570 Pro: 2TB for $329 The MSI Spatium M570 Pro is a PCIe Gen 5 SSD with class-leading performance and an integrated cooler that (literally) towers over the competition. Excellent Performance Native PCIe Gen 5 Interface Low Latency Great For Gamers Price Premium Not Suitable For PS5 MSI has consistently... Read more...
ADATA Legend 970 PCIe Gen 5 SSD: Currently $339 (2TB) The  Competitive Overall Performance Great Game Level Loads PCIe Gen 5 Interface Low Latency, Good Responsiveness Negative Notes Audible Active Cooler Price Premium At this point in time, PCIe 5.0 SSDs have been around for while, and we've already evaluated... Read more...
Seagate FireCuda 540: 2TB for $299 The speedy Seagate FireCuda 540 is a PCIe Gen 5 SSD with fast sequential transfers, which targets discerning gamers and content creators. Excellent Overall Performance Fast Game Level Loads Competitive Latency Latest PCIe Gen 5 Interface Requires Additional Cooling Price Premium Over... Read more...
We've all been there, right? You want to add another SSD to your system, but all your M.2 sockets are full. You could get a SATA SSD, but that's not going to satisfy your need for speed. No, you definitely need more NVMe storage, and that means you're going to have to get a PCIe-to-M.2 adapter. If that's the case... Read more...
Samsung SSD 990 Pro: Starting At $69, 4TB - $334 MSRP Samsung has boosted the SSD 990 Pro series cpacaity to 4TB, while maximizing performance in PCIe Gen 4 systems. High Capacity Strong All-Around Performance Single-Sided Relatively Low Power Good Endurance PCIe Gen 5 SSDs Have Arrived Middling Game Level Loads... Read more...
Solidigm SSD D5-P5336: $<0.08 - $0.10 per GB (Estimated) The new Solidigm SSD D5-P5336 targets read-heavy workloads and features the company's latest QLC NAND flash memory to achieve massive storage capacities up to 61.44TB. Massive Capacities Targeting Lower Price Points (per GB) Mulitple Form Factors... Read more...
Crucial T700: Starting At $209 (1TB), $369 (2TB w/ Heatsink) The PCIe 5 Crucial T700 enthusiast-class SSD pairs Micron 232-layer 3D NAND flash to the Phison E26 controller with fantastic results. Class-Leading Performance Bleeding Edge NAND For Desktops / Workstation Only Price Premium After showing them off over the last few months,... Read more...
Solidigm SSD D5-P5430: $0.08 - $0.10 per GB (Estimated) The new Solidigm SSD D5-P5430 features the company's latest QLC NAND flash memory, with read speeds up to 7GB/s and capacities topping out at over 30TB. High Capacities Priced Lower Than D7-Series Array Of Form Factors Strong Performance Not Ideal For... Read more...
PCIe 5.0 SSDs are the latest component PC DIYers have to strap a fan to, simply to maintain the advertised level of perky performance. Ample evidence of this is already available, but just how bad thermals can affect the latest storage has been crystallized in a social media post by ComputerBase. The German tech... Read more...
We have reviewed a handful of Solidigm SSDs since the company came into existence a couple of years ago and have come away impressed. The Solidigm P41 Plus is an excellent performing mainstream SSD and the higher-end P44 Pro is one of the most well-rounded, enthusiast-class drives we’ve tested to date. We know... Read more...
Seagate has announced a trio of collectable NVMe SSDs with a Star Wars theme. The Seagate Lightsaber Collection Special Edition FireCuda PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSDs cleverly use an RGB LED light bar to represent the glowing blade from a 3D light saber design M.2 faceplate. Seagate sticks to characters from the original... Read more...
Utah-based PCIe add-in-card developer Apex Storage has launched its maiden product, and it is pleasingly ambitious. The Apex Storage X21, earns its suffix for its ability to cram 21 M.2 NVMe SSDs into a single expansion slot. This add-in-card (AIC) thus facilitates the addition of up to 168TB of storage (using 8TB M.2... Read more...
Solidigm P44 Pro: Starting At $55, $179 For 2TB Model The Solidigm P44 Pro is an enthusiast-class PCIe Gen 4 solid state drive that offers excellent all-around performance at competitive prices. Strong All-Around Performance Low Latencies Aggressive Pricing Good Endurance Ratings None Since Solidigm was formed... Read more...
We have all been victims of that horrible time when you have to uninstall your favorite games to play the shiny new title. It often hurts, but it is a necessary evil, considering modern games are requiring ever more storage. For example, ARK: Survival Evolved without any modifications fills almost 140GB. That's why... Read more...
Have you ever heard of CFD Gaming? Neither have we, but the company appears to be first to market with a Phison-based PCIe 5.0 SSD. The M.2 NVMe drive has appeared in shops in Japan's famous Akihabara technology district with a 2TB capacity and a claimed maximum sequential read speed of 10 GB/sec. This information... Read more...
Phison E26 PCIe 5 NVMe SSD Preview: Coming Soon To An SSD Near You A new controller, fresh firmware, and an updated design paradigm results in one of the fastest SSDs we've ever tested. Ultra High Sequential Transfers Low Latency Tuned For DirectStorage Didn't Always Lead With Random 4K Transfers Needs Faster NAND For Max Performance Both... Read more...
Micron announced that it is shipping the world’s first client SSD using NAND flash with over 200 layers. The Micron 2550 NVMe SSD uses 232-layer TLC NAND, which the company says benefits consumers through density and power advantages. The Micron 2550 SSD is rated for sequential reads and writes of up to 5.0 GB/s... Read more...
Solidigm P41 Plus: Starting At $82.99 The Solidigm P41 Plus is an affordable, DRAM-less PCIe 4 Solid State Drive, tuned for low queue depths and mainstream computing workloads. It offers good throughput at very attractive price points. Excellent cost per gigabyte Strong low queue depth performance PCIe 4.0 class transfer speeds with... Read more...
Kioxia XG8: Starting At $XXX A new NVMe controller and the latest 3D NAND combine to make a very solid product for OEM markets. It won't officially come to retail channels, though.  Excellent sequential throughput Very good latency and IOPs at high queue depths Solid performance in system drive workloads Mediocre latency... Read more...
Solidigm may not yet be a household name for some of our readers, but it should be. The company was spun out of Intel’s SSD and NAND flash business as part of its sale to SK Hynix last year. We were impressed by Solidigm’s D7-P5520 NVMe drive for datacenters earlier this year, and it is continuing to deliver in the... Read more...
Samsung SSD 990 Pro: Starting At $169 A new, more efficient controller and fresh V-NAND boost Samsung SSD 990 Pro series performance to over 7.4GB/s, while consuming less power. It's a win-win. Excellent Sequentials Top-Notch PCMark Score Cool, Low-Power 8nm Controller Better At Low Queue Depths Mediocre 4K Transfers Trails At High Queue... Read more...
Samsung has just announced its new 990 Pro Series of solid-state drives, which is targeted at gamers seeking a smoother gameplay experience and professionals with data-intensive workloads like 3D rendering and 4K video editing. The 990 Pro Series are native PCIe Gen 4 drives that leverage Samsung’s freshest V-NAND... Read more...
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