Items tagged with SSDs

ADATA SD810 SSD: Starting at $89.99 (1TB), up to $149.99 (2TB) The ADATA SD810 is a no-frills portable SSD with a tough titanium chassis, fast USB 20 Gbps connectivity, and IP68 ingress protection. Excellent USB SSD Performance IP68 Ingress Protection 5 Year Warranty No Software Required A Little Pricey Utilitarian Aesthetics ADATA sells a... Read more...
If you want a PCIe 5.0 SSD right now, your options are basically limited to drives based on Phison's potent E26 controller. We like Phison around here, but from a consumer perspective, it's always good to have competition. That's why we're excited about SK hynix's new PCB01 SSD -- it's a lightning-fast PCIe 5.0 drive... Read more...
Here's a fun fact: Dodge's last Viper SRT packed up to 645 horsepower with a top speed of a exceeding 200 miles per hour. We're not sure if Patriot Memory's Viper PV553 solid state drive (SSD) is an homage to the muscle car that Dodge retired in 2017, but it is ready to race with breakneck speeds, so long as you have... Read more...
Samsung officially announced its 990 EVO PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 SSDs today, after it was leaked earlier this month when it was accidentally listed on Samsung's own website. The 990 EVO is technically Samsung's first PCIe 5.0 SSD, though it is not a top-end drives capable of double digit GB/s. Instead, the 990 EVO is... Read more...
While it's possible to overclock PC components like CPUs, GPUs, and even monitors now, one thing you've likely never seen overclocked is an SSD. However, tech enthusiast Gabriel Ferraz has recently detailed how he was able to overclock a decade-old SATA III SSD with real performance enhancements. Although this... Read more...
We're starting to sound like a broken record (or a buffering stream, if you're not old enough to remember vinyl), but there are factors at play that could drive up system memory and solid state drive (SSD) prices throughout the course of 2024. After several consecutive quarters of declines in DRAM and NAND flash... Read more...
Kioxia is the company formerly known as Toshiba Memory Solutions, the inventors of NAND flash memory. Along with a myriad of other major tech companies, Kioxia is et to showcase its extensive portfolio of technologoes at CES 2024, more specifically its array of SSDs and memory solutions. In announcing the company's... Read more...
It's a brand new year and, if you're a gamer, chances are high that your PC games library swelled in the waning moments of 2023. That's because Steam, Epic, and other digital distribution platforms closed out the year with tantalizing sales, which are still ongoing by the way. So, you might find yourself suddenly in... Read more...
The fortune tellers at TrendForce predict that NAND flash memory prices are stabilizing and on track to rebound next quarter. That's good news for suppliers, which are making moves to induce a rebound. For consumers, however, it means SSD pricing is leveling out and could potentially go on an upward swing as we head... Read more...
Silicon Motion is one of the leading producers of NVMe PCIe SSD controllers. At the recent Flash Memory Summit one of the firm’s senior managers reportedly indicated that the first laptops packing PCIe 5.0 SSDs will hit retail by the end of 2024. According to Chinese tech media, Silicon Motion’s Product Planning... Read more...
Frore Systems, the company behind the pioneering AirJet solid state cooler, has teamed up with Other World Computing (OWC) to create a new 64TB SSD storage device. The former's silent cooling technology, plus the latter's device-led solutions expertise has precipitated the new 64TB OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual storage... Read more...
ASUS has shown off a new hybrid graphics accelerator and storage PCIe Gen4 card on China’s equivalent of YouTube. GM of ASUS China, Tony Wu, took to Bilibili this weekend to share a concept design which melds an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and an M.2 SSD expansion card. If you have read our review of the GeForce RTX... Read more...
Someone has managed to squeeze a full-fat 2280 M.2 SSD inside the new ROG Ally with some clever drilling. Photos of the mod demonstrate that upgrading the Ally to 2280 formfactor SSDs is surprisingly easy to do and doesn’t require massive alterations to the chassis to support the larger drive size. All you need is a... 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...
Did you buy a spiffy new PCIe 5.0 SSD? Did you ignore the warning that it requires active cooling and install it in your system in a slot without a heatsink? Are you now facing drive shutdowns (causing system halts) and file system errors? Did you think that these two things might be related? Indeed, as revealed in... Read more...
Cigent Technology is a data security company whose main product is the Data Defense software-as-a-service security suite. The company's about to introduce a new line of SSDs, though, and one of those is pretty interesting: the Cigent Secure SSD+, with automated anti-ransomware technology that claims to be able to... 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...
PCIe 5.0 SSDs are about to be out, and they're super-fast, with peak transfer rates up over 12 GB/second. Anything moving data around that quickly is going to use some significant power to do it, and as you are likely already aware if you read this site regularly, PCIe 5.0 SSDs get pretty warm. There's a variety of... 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...
The world's first commercial flash-based solid state drive checked in at a meager 20MB when it shipped over three decades ago. A lot has changed since then and these days 1TB and 2TB SSDs are commonplace, while 4TB and even 8TB SSDs lay on the fringe of high-end consumer systems. Bigger capacities are available in the... Read more...
We recently reported that the first consumer PCIe Gen 5 SSD had hit retail, in Japan, in the shape of the CFD Gaming PG5NFZ Series. Now, eminent Twitter PC hardware leaker momomo_us has acquired one of these impressive 10GB/s devices. The Tweet text translates to ‘Gun gun gun gun’ which in Japanese is a way of saying... 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...
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