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There's an important distinction between a product's announcement and its actual release even if that's not always made clear in a press release or media coverage. We bring this up because MSI has pulled back the curtain on its Spatium M570 Pro, its newest flagship PCIe 5.0 solid state drive. It comes with the claim... Read more...
We're approaching the midway point of 2023 and are just now starting to see solid state drives (SSDs) equipped to cruise in the fast lane, otherwise known as PCI Express 5.0, enter the marketplace. There are still just a few options at your disposal, but they're growing, even if slowly. One that's in the pipeline is... Read more...
Kioxia is expanding its growing lineup of PCI Express 4.0 solid state drives with the addition of the BG6 series. These are Kioxia's first SSDs to feature the company's 6th generation BiCS Flash 3D triple-level cell (TLC) memory, which enables an almost 1.7 times performance uplift over the previous generation BG5... Read more...
Building the ideal gaming PC generally consists of choosing the right CPU, GPU, and PSU. But as games grow in technological advancements, so does the space they take up on a computer's storage drive. With more and more games demanding 100GBs or more of storage space, gamers are having to look at larger SSD drives to... Read more...
If it's been a hot minute since you've looked up pricing on solid state drives (SSDs), do yourself a favor and poke around. You might be surprised to discover that some of the fastest models from name brands like Samsung, Kingston, and others are quite a bit lower than the last time you looked. We've rounded up... 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...
Your options for selecting a solid state drive with a PCI Express 5.0 interface are few and far between, and even more so if you whittle down candidates to ones that are actually in stock. Don't despair, though, as more hyper-fast SSDs are coming soon. One of them is Patriot Memory's Viper PV553, which is due for a... Read more...
The weekend is here and so are the tech deals. This weekend you can find some stellar savings on Solid State Drives, Apple smartwatches, gaming laptops and even MacBook Pros. SSD Deals WD_Black is well known for its high-speed SSDs for PCs and consoles alike. The SN850X is an M.2 SSD that utilizes Gen4 PCI3 to... Read more...
So now that you've built yourself a fancy gaming PC around Intel's Raptor Lake or AMD's Zen 4 platform, you might find yourself wondering where the heck all the Gen 5 solid state drives are hiding out. After all, having all that extra PCIe throughput (2x that of PCIe 4.0) was one of the selling points, and that's even... 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...
Give credit to Valve and its popular Steam Deck handheld for helping push demand for smaller solid state drive (SSD) options in the M.2 2230 form factor. Helping to meet that growing demand is Corsair with its brand-spanking-new MP600 Mini, an ultra-compact NVMe SSD with respectable speed ratings to give your Steam... Read more...
At the recent China Flash Memory Summit (CFMS 2023), a Samsung exec set out his vision for NAND Flash memory. During the speech on the theme of the “Re-evolution of Flash Memory and Towards a New Era,” Kyungryun Kim, VP of Samsung and GM of the NAND Product Planning Group, predicted 1-Petabyte (PB) SSDs will be... Read more...
It's taking a minute or two, but the next generation of solid state drives leveraging the PCI Express 5.0 bus are starting to materialize. Adding to the modest but growing pile is the Galax HOF (Hall of Fame) Extreme 50. This is Galax's first foray into PCIe 5.0 storage territory, and it enters the scene with a... Read more...
Crucial is not hiding the fact that it's getting ready to release its first PCIe Gen 5 solid state drive for consumers under the T700 banner. Just the opposite, there's an official product page teasing "Crucial's Gen 5 SSD is almost here!," along with an option to provide your email to be notified once Micron's... Read more...
The Samsung 980 Pro SSD in your machine may be one of the growing number of fake drives being reported, at least in the Asian market. The average user might not be able to tell unless they take the following steps to spot the phoney. Baidu user 东-董咚懂冬 (East-Dong Dong) posted a startling discovery of quite possibly... Read more...
You may have noticed that your solid state drive (SSD) is not performing as expected after installing this month's Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11 22H2 (KB5023706). Don't worry, it's not just you—Microsoft is aware of the issue and is working on a fix (and hey, at least it's not another boot loop issue at play)... Read more...
The latest storage report from Backblaze, a cloud backup firm with oodles of data and stats to share, is live with some interesting comparisons between its crop of solid-state drives (SSDs) that have been in service since late 2018 and mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) that have been in use for quite some time. While... 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...
Wondering where all the blistering-fast PCI Express 5.0 solid state drives are at? So are we, though good news—they're finally starting to show up, and they bring to the table next-gen data transfer speeds that hit 10GB/s (10,000MB/s) or even higher. Such is the case with TeamGroup's newly unveiled T-Force Cardea Z540... Read more...
Gigabyte’s Aorus Gen 5 10000 SSD has hit retail at last, albeit for pre-order or back-order, depending upon where you prefer to purchase. To celebrate the device’s near-availability, Aorus Middle East has shared an unboxing, product examination, and testing video from a prominent Arabic TechTuber called Cambotar... Read more...
Framework has ambitious plans to revolutionize the laptop market by selling a modular notebook for easy DIY repairs and upgrades that extend way beyond just the usual bits (storage, RAM, and Wi-Fi cards). However, it also jumped at the opportunity to offer Steam Deck owners a viable storage upgrade by securing a batch... Read more...
If you own a Samsung 990 Pro SSD, be on the lookout for a firmware update. Even if you're not experiencing any issues at the moment, you should apply the future firmware update when available anyway, as Samsung has confirmed there is an issue with the drive that can cause "anomalies" with drive health monitoring... Read more...
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