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Pricing on solid state drives (SSDs) has fallen so precipitously over the past couple of years that it's easy to forget how volatile the market can be. We're about to be reminded, according to TrendForce, which says client SSDs are on track to shoot up anywhere from 8-13% by the end of the year. The guidance comes... Read more...
Seagate is adding its FireCuda 520N to the relatively small but growing pile of M.2 2230 form factor solid state drives (SSDs) that fit neatly inside compact handheld PC game consoles like the Steam Deck. Available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, the FireCuda 520N offers more storage space than what the Steam Deck and ASUS... Read more...
As consumers, we've been a little spoiled with RAM prices over the past few years. A continued overabundance of chips on the supply side kept retail prices steadily trending downward, even (and especially) for DDR5 kits, which were sky high (compared to DDR4) at the outset. Unfortunately, DDR5 and DDR4 kits are about... Read more...
Silicon Power is getting ready to release the XPower XS80, a "groundbreaking" solid state drive (SSD) with a PCI Express 5.0 interface paving the way for incredibly fast sequential read and write speeds on supported platforms. Of course, it's backwards compatible so you don't necessarily need a PCIe 5-based system to... Read more...
Samsung T9 SSD: Starting $139.99 (1TB), $439.99 (4TB) The new Samsung T9 Portable SSD is reminiscent of the rugged T7 Shield external SSD that launched earlier this year, at least in terms of industrial design, but internally the T9 features a new platform for significantly more performance.  Compact Form Factor... 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...
As with most storage mediums, the life of a solid state drive (SSD) can be really long, disappointingly short, or somewhere in between. That's not exactly helpful info. So how reliable are SSDs really? That, dear reader, is a loaded question. Fortunately, the folks at Backblaze, a cloud backup provider that employs... Read more...
After teasing a 4-terabyte (TB) capacity addition to its flagship 990 Pro solid state drive (SSD) lineup last week, Samsung has now revealed when it will be available and how much it will cost—it releases next month with pricing north of $300 for both the standalone 4TB drive and the version that comes with a heatsink... Read more...
SSD manufacturer Addlink has unveiled a new set of budget-friendly PCIe Gen 4 M.2 NVMe drives dubbed the A93 with speeds of up to 7400MB/s and capacity options up to 4TB. These new SSDs aim to be cheaper alternatives to Addlink’s high-performance A95 series SSDs, with very similar performance and the same capacities... Read more...
Gigabyte is adding to a small but growing pile of solid state drives (SSDs) that make use of the PCI Express 5.0 bus for faster throughput. That puts the company's new Aorus Gen5 12000 SSD in elite company. By our count, there are around half a dozen PCIe 5.0 SSD models (not including different capacity options)... Read more...
It took a little while but Samsung has confirmed that it will indeed add a 4TB capacity option to its flagship 990 Pro solid state drive (SSD) series. That's great news for a couple of reasons, one of which is that the 990 Pro is compatible with the PlayStation 5. Additionally, these kinds of additions can help drive... Read more...
The data center is the unsung hero of modern computing, in that so many tasks rely on them (cloud gaming, online shopping, and so forth) but they often take a back seat to local devices. Back seat or not, it's important to keep data centers fed with high-tech hardware, and that's what Kioxia is delivering with its... 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...
There's little reason to skimp on storage these days, even when it comes to outfitting your PC with a fast solid state drive (SSD). Why is that? Well, there's been a steady decline in SSD prices over the past year due in part to a continued oversupply of NAND flash memory chips. Combine that with the fact that... Read more...
Have you looked up pricing on solid state drives (SSDs) recently? If not, you might be surprised to discover how far they've fallen, depending on the last time you checked. That's true even if it's only been a few weeks since the last you time browsed for a storage upgrade. And it could be true the next time you look... Read more...
Seagate just released its first solid state drive (SSD) line to make use of the PCI Express 5.0 bus, the FireCuda 540 series, and with it comes some much-needed competition to a small but growing segment. As you might imagine, Seagate is targeting "gamers, [content] creators, and tech enthusiasts" with its foray into... Read more...
Galax has retooled its Hall of Fame (HOF) Extreme 50 solid state drive (SSD) that it showed off earlier this year, with the latest iteration offering even faster speeds. Like the original model, Galax's new HOF Extreme 50S variant hitches its storage wagon to the PCI Express 5.0 bus but kicks things up a notch with... Read more...
With Father's Day just around the corner, here are a few deals that dear old dad is sure to appreciate. There are plenty of ideas to choose from that range from a pair of Sonos Bluetooth speakers to a gaming PC from HP. Liven Up The Party With Sonance Speakers What dad would not appreciate a set of Sonos outdoor... Read more...
Seagate has issued a new firmware update for its FireCuda 530 PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs that enhances the DirectStorage capabilities of the drive. This will enable drive owners to utilize the full strength’s Microsoft’s DirectStorage API with applicable GPUs and games that support the feature, dramatically improving load... Read more...
Corsair MP700: Starting At $169.99 (1TB), $289.99 (2TB) The Corsair MP700 SSD is crazy fast and breaks the 10GB/sec barrier, courtesy of Phison's E26 controller and its PCIe Gen 5 interface. Say hello to 10GB/sec of glorious bandwidth. Class-Leading Performance Blistering 10GB/sec Bandwidth Great Rated Endurance Specs 5 Year Comprehensive... Read more...
When it comes to tackling temps, most of attention ends up focused on the CPU and GPU. These days, however, proper cooling is just as important for storage now that solid state drives (SSDs) have become commonplace, and the need for heat dissipation only increases as drive makers push out increasingly faster products... 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...
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