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This year's Flash Memory Summit event is right around the corner, but storage makers aren't necessarily waiting to unveil their latest bleeding edge offerings. Silicon Motion sure isn't—it has announced its MonTitan (SM8366) solid state drive (SSD) controller to power blazing fast PCI Express 5.0 storage solutions in... Read more...
TeamGroup has launched what it claims is the world's first M.2 form factor solid state drive (SSD) equipped with an industrial grade vapor chamber cooling solution, the N74V-M80. The pitch is that porting vapor chamber cooling over to M.2 SSDs is an effective way to prevent performance-robbing heat buildup. Because as... Read more...
If you have a need for speed in the data center, Kioxia hopes to satiate your hunger for blazing fast storage with its new CM7 series, which is now shipping to customers. Designed around the PCI Express 5.0 bus and offered in Enterprise and Datacenter Standard Form Factor (EDSFF) E3.S and 2.5-inch form factors, these... Read more...
While many of us worry about running out of storage space on our smartphones with 128GB of storage or more, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) operates with a mere 68GB SSD. After seeing the first images from the space telescope last week, it is hard to imagine how that is possible. NASA revealed the first... Read more...
AMD and Intel are both readying next-generation platforms, Zen 4 (Ryzen 7000 series) and Raptor Lake (13th Gen Core), respectively. In anticipation of what those platforms will bring, Adata is showing off a handful of products that users will be able to pair with Zen 4 and Raptor Lake, including a couple of high-speed... Read more...
Earlier this year, SK Hynix acquired Intel’s NAND flash business and formed a new entity, dubbed Solidigm. For all intents and purposes – to this point, at least – Solidigm's operation is a well-oiled machine and subsidiary that has taken Intel’s established and respected NAND flash business and ran with it under a... Read more...
Installing a speedy SSD in your struggling PC can be the difference between a system that feels generally sluggish and one that flies by the seat of its pants. It's not a cure-all for slow performance, but the difference is dramatic if you're coming from an HDD. Whatever your situation, if you're in need of an SSD... Read more...
One of the best features of the PlayStation 5 is the ability to upgrade the internal storage with an off-the-shelf solid state drive (SSD). There are certain size and speed requirements, but there are a whole lot of SSDs that are compatible with Sony's latest generation game console. In case you needed added peace of... Read more...
If you haven't shopped for a high-speed solid state drive (SSD) lately, you might be pleasantly surprised at what you find. Prices in general have continued to fall over the past few months, and even the fastest drives on the market are going for less these days. One example is Kingston's Fury Renegade, a PCIe 4.0... Read more...
Depending on when you ordered your Steam Deck console and just plain old luck of the draw, you could end up with a model configured with a downgraded solid state drive (SSD). Affected units cut the available bandwidth in half, impacting the theoretical maximum data transfer rate. However, Valve says it's no big deal... Read more...
Earlier this month, Apple unveiled its second generation M2 processor with some notable upgrades over the previous generation M1. It's a physically bigger SoC that packs 20 billion transistors, and supports up to 24GB of fast unified memory with 100GB/s of memory bandwidth, which is 50 percent higher than the M1... Read more...
As it turns out, you shouldn't mod your Steam Deck console with a physically bigger solid state drive (SSD) because it "will significantly shorten the life" of the system, according to one of the device's actual designers at Valve. The warning comes after a mod began making the rounds showing a larger form factor SSD... Read more...
Update 6-27-22: Since publishing this story, a Steam Deck designer at Valve posted a warning on Twitter to avoid this mod because it will heat up the charger IC and "will significantly shorten the life" of the console. Original Story: It's not every day a portable handheld manufacturer encourages you to do your... Read more...
For whatever reason, there aren't many solid state drives (SSDs) that combine RGB lighting with the M.2 form factor and PCIe Gen 4x4 spec, or at least not many that I could find. They are so few and far between that Viper Gaming, a division of Patriot Memory, has erroneously laid claim to launching the very first such... Read more...
Remember when floppy disk drives (FDDs) ruled the day before USB flash drives rendered them obsolete? Mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) have proven more resilient in the wake of solid state drives (SSDs) making a speedy splash in the storage market, but if Microsoft has its way, OEM system builders will forget all... Read more...
ASUS last month teased the release of its very first solid state drive (SSD), the ROG Strix SQ7 in 1TB form, but at the time it stopped short of offering up any detailed specifications and/or speed claims. Fast forward a few weeks and ASUS has now revealed some juicy details on what it promises will deliver "epic data... Read more...
It may seem hard to fathom but much faster solid state drives (SSDs) are on the horizon, with sequential read and write speeds on pace to double over today's fastest solutions. In a brief demonstration posted to YouTube, Phison showed off an engineering sample SSD ripping off reads just shy of 12.5GB/s and writes... Read more...
Two years ago, SK hynix made a splash in in the storage scene with its Gold P31 SSD family, which at the time was the first to incorporate 128-layer NAND flash memory. Fast forward to today and SK hynix is looking to cannonball into the super high-speed storage sector with its Platinum P41 line delivering sequential... Read more...
Western Digital is rolling out some new high speed storage options for PC and console gamers. One of them is the Black SN580X shown above, an internal solid state drive with an NVMe interface, and other other is the Black P40 Game Drive, a fast and portable storage solution with a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 interface and RGB... Read more...
ASUS has its hands in a lot of cookie jars, including everything from smartphones and laptops, to motherboards, power supplies, graphics cards, a sea of gaming peripherals, and more. What you won't find among its extensive catalog of products, though, are any solid state drive (SSD) solutions. That's about to... Read more...
Solidigm today announced it has begun volume production of a couple of high-speed solid date drive (SSD) lines for enterprise and cloud clients. They include the D7-P5520 and D7-P5620, both of which Solidigm is pitching as the industry's most advanced PCI Express 4.0 family of SSDs, with much improved read and write... Read more...
A massive 200TB capacity solid state drive (SSD) sure would give your growing games catalog room to breathe, especially when even patches and game updates are swelling in size. It's probably going to be a minute or two before we see that kind of capacity in the consumer realm, but 200TB SSDs could actually be coming... Read more...
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