Items tagged with Storage

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...
It took a hot minute but there's finally some competition to leverage the expansion port that Microsoft built into its Xbox Series X|S game consoles. Specifically, from Western Digital with its new and officially licensed WD_Black C50 lineup. Like the expansion cards that Seagate offers, the WD_Black C50 drives tap... Read more...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Most of the discussion around Microsoft's DirectStorage API has been centered around games and how it can drastically reduce their load times when paired with fast NVMe SSDs. DirectStorage as an API actually works on any kind of storage device, though, and it offers reduced overhead even on old spinning rust. However... 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...
A Reddit thread has confirmed the existence of Microsoft's DirectStorage API in the Diablo 4 beta. This revelation was found in the game’s internal files where a direct storage DLL file was found. If this isn’t chalked up to a mishap by the developers, Diablo 4 could see some massive loading time improvements in the... 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...
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 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...
For the most part, the floppy disk is a relic from a bygone era in computing—they've long been replaced by optical media, USB flash drives, and cloud storage. Forgotten by many though they may be, they're not completely gone or obsolete. Over on TikTok, a Chuck E. Cheese employee demonstrated a new show being... Read more...
Lonestar Data Holdings Inc. has cleared a key financing milestone for placing data centers on the Moon, as it secures $5 million in oversubscribed seed financing. The company successfully completed data storage and edge processing testing as part of the first-ever software-defined payload sent to the International... Read more...
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