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ADATA Announces Ultimate SU700 SSD With 3D TLC NAND – Value-Oriented, With Data Integrity and Performance-Boosting Features

ADATA is announcing the Ultimate SU700 SATAIII (6Gb/s) SSD featuring 3D TLC NAND.    The Ultimate SU700 is being marketed as a value-oriented drive, yet with included data integrity and performance-boosting features.  This 2.5” x 7mm  drive features agile error correction, virtual parity recovery, 256-bit AES encryption and WriteBoost SLC caching. The Ultimate SU700 pairs Micron 3D TLC NAND with a …

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ADATA Announces Release of XPG SX950 SSD and EX500 Enclosure

ADATA announced the XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) SX950 SSD back in January, as our Sean Webster reported from CES 2017.  ADATA has now announced the official release of the SX950 SSD, as well as its accompanying gaming-style drive enclosure, designated as the EX500.   The SX950 features a custom ADATA PCB, as well as only the most select NAND chips to …

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Phison Demos Entry-level NVMe E8 Controller – CES 2017 Update

When talking about high-performance storage and the controllers that power them, you can be sure that Phison will be in the conversation. Many companies have taken advantage of their E7 NVMe controller to bring out enthusiast class SSDs, such as the Patriot Hellfire, Corsair MP500, and MyDigitalSSD BPX (all of which are in our queue to review). But, as times are moving, Phison …

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Maxiotek Begins Mass Production of Their MK8115 DRAM-less SSD Controller Supporting 3D NAND

Back in August of this year our Sean Webster was at Flash Memory Summit 2016, and had the opportunity to visit the Maxiotek display (view our coverage here).  On display was their new MK8115 DRAM-less SSD controller that supports 3D MLC and 3D TLC NAND.  The new Maxiotek controller has reportedly been widely adopted by numerous major SSD brands, resulting …

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Micron Announces 5100 Series of Enterprise SATA SSDs With Tunable Drive Performance

Micron is announcing their latest enterprise SATA SSD lineup, designated as the 5100 series. This new series of enterprise SATA SSDs gives data storage platform designers the ability to future-proof their data storage with ideal combinations of performance, capacity and enterprise-class reliability. The 5100 series provides IT with a realistic upgrade path as storage systems migrate to an all-flash data …

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Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD Review (250GB/1TB)

Last month we took a look at the best performing SSD, Samsung’s 960 PRO. Packed with Samsung’s latest MLC V-NAND, new Polaris controller, and put together with their engineering expertise, it easily sped off to the top of our charts. Not only that, but it did so without even utilizing their latest NVMe 2.0 driver. The 960 Pro is the enthusiast class …

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Toshiba Building New Fab Facility at Yokkaichi (Japan) to Expand 3D Flash Memory Production Capacity

Toshiba is announcing their outline schedule for constructing a new state-of-the-art fabrication facility at their Yakkaichi Operations in Mie, Japan.  The new fab will be geared toward expanding production of Toshiba’s proprietary 3D Flash memory, also known as BiCS FLASH™. Toshiba had announced their intention to build a new BiCS FLASH™ facility back in March of this year, and they …

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Transcend Announces New SSD230 Featuring 3D NAND

Transcend is announcing its newest SSD featuring 3D TLC NAND and an SLC cache.  The SSD230 is built in the 2.5” form factor, and reflects Transcend’s move to 3D NAND flash technology for its latest SSD offerings, with its ability to increase storage capacity at reasonable price points, as well as enhanced performance and reliability. As we try to increase …

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