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In Micron's keynote today at (virtual) Computex, the memory manufacturer announced they have started shipping the companies first PCIe 4.0 SSDs, using their latest 176-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory. The two new product families are the Micron 3400 and 2450 series client SSDs. The 3400 series is their high-end client SSD, with double the read throughput of their preceding Micron 2300, and 85% higher write throughput. The 3400 uses Micron's latest in-house SSD controller design, and Micron is touting performance and power efficiency that make the drive suitable for applications ranging from notebooks to workstations. As is typical for high-end client PCIe 4.0 SSDs, the capacity options start at 512GB and go up 2TB. The Micron 2450 series is a more entry-level design but still...

Phison Develops PS5017 Controller for SD Express & MicroSD Express Cards

In order for the SD 7.0/7.1 (aka SD Express) ecosystem to take off, a number of things are needed, but aside from specification itself, availability of controllers for card...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2019

TeamGroup Cardea Zero PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD: Up to 1 TB

Also on display at the TeamGroup booth was its T-Force Cardea Zero PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 which uses the Phison PS5016-E16 controller which we saw frequently throughout Computex this...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/12/2019

More 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD Options: Patriot with Custom Firmware coming Q4

If you’ve been following our coverage of Computex, you may have seen that there have been several companies with PCIe 4.0 SSDs to show off. These designs have almost...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2019

Galax Goes White: A PCIe 4.0 2TB SSD with a White PCB

There were a number of PCIe 4.0 SSDs on the Computex show floor this year, mostly using the Phison reference design. Galax still used the turnkeys solution, but applied...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

Essencore 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD Enters The Game

One of the underlying themes of this year’s Computex was the number of PCIe 4.0 SSDs on display (or lack thereof). At present it seems that only drives powered...

6 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

GIGABYTE’s PCIe 4.0 SSD Uses 77g of Copper Due to 8W TDP, up to 2TB

One of the hot ticket items at this year’s Computex was the range of PCIe 4.0 storage devices available. All of them except one was built on the Phison...

19 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2019

Phison’s PS5016-E16 & PS5019-E19: The First PCIe 4.0 Client SSD Controllers

In the recent years SSD controllers and NAND flash memory have become so fast that the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface used by M.2 SSDs has become a bottleneck for...

12 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2019

GIGABYTE Shows PCIe 4.0 x16 Four-Way M.2 PCIe Add-In Card

We’ve seen some of these before – an add-in card that helps expand the M.2 capabilities of a system. Typically motherboards come with up to three M.2 slots, however...

9 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

Corsair Announces MP600 NVMe SSD With PCIe 4.0

Now that AMD has kicked off the transition to PCI Express 4.0 in the consumer PC market, peripheral vendors are racing to follow suit. Phison is on track to...

10 by Billy Tallis on 5/27/2019

GIGABYTE Teases PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD in Press Release: 5 GB/s

A press release sent out by GIGABYTE on Friday said that the company would demonstrate one of the industry’s first SSDs featuring a PCIe 4.0 interface at Computex next...

42 by Anton Shilov on 5/24/2019

The Team Group MP34 512GB SSD Review: Refining Phison's NVMe Workhorse

Team Group's MP34 is a high-end NVMe SSD based on the familiar combination of the Phison E12 controller and Toshiba 3D TLC, but the price drops enabled by the...

17 by Billy Tallis on 5/15/2019

The GIGABYTE Aorus RGB M.2 SSD Review: Nothing Is Too Small For RGB LEDs

GIGABYTE entered the SSD market last year somewhat timidly with entry-level SATA drives, and they've been working their way up the market since. Their new Aorus RGB SSDs are...

23 by Billy Tallis on 4/10/2019

Patriot Launches Viper VPN100 SSDs: Up to 2TB, Massive Heatsink

Patriot this week started sales of its top-of-the-range VPN100-series SSDs. Prototypes of these drives based on the Phison PS5012-E12 controller were demonstrated at CES 2018, but it took the...

31 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2019

GALAX Launches 2TB Hall Of Fame SSDs with Pre-Installed Heatpipes

Palit Microsystems, which owns a number of GPU brands, entered SSD market a little more than two years ago with entry-level offerings to simplify product development and avoid competition...

22 by Anton Shilov on 3/28/2019

The Silicon Power P34A80 SSD Review: Phison E12 With Newer Firmware

Today we're looking at Silicon Power's P34A80 high-end NVMe SSD, another drive based on the Phison E12 controller and Toshiba 64L 3D TLC NAND, but with newer firmware than...

11 by Billy Tallis on 2/28/2019

CES 2019: Kingston A2000 NVMe SSD Aiming for Below SATA Pricing

Manufacturers of SSDs have traditionally sold drives with a PCIe interface at a premium when compared to devices featuring a SATA interface because of higher performance and despite of...

16 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2019

CES 2019: GIGABYTE’s High-Performance Aorus PCIe and M.2 SSDs

Last year when GIGABYTE introduced its first SSDs, the company took a cautious approach only released entry-level drives. At this year’s CES the company finally unveiled its high-performance SSDs...

2 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2019

Seagate at CES 2019: BarraCuda 510 and FireCuda 510 M.2 NVMe

Seagate recently returned to the consumer SSD market with the BarraCuda SSD. It didn't make much of a splash, but Seagate got their feet wet and kicked off a...

4 by Billy Tallis on 1/7/2019

The Seagate BarraCuda (500GB) SSD Review: Getting Back In The Game

Seagate has been one of the top names in the storage industry for decades, but it's almost exclusively for their hard drives. The company has been largely absent from...

39 by Billy Tallis on 12/7/2018

Panasonic Announces Its First Thunderbolt 3 SSDs

Panasonic has unveiled its first external SSDs featuring a Thunderbolt 3 interface. Panasonic’s Thunderbolt 3 Compact Lightweight Portable SSD enables the company to offer high-performance storage devices for its...

10 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2018

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