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Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller with Samsung TLC NAND Review

Controllers are the heart and soul of every SSD. Without one, an SSD would be a useless PCB with some components slapped on it. It is responsible for everything from garbage collection and wear leveling to error correction and hardware encryption. In simple terms, all these operations can be quite complicated to implement as well as expensive to develop. This …

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SSD of the Week – Samsung 850 Pro

Samsung has had a strong track record with SSDs. Their drives offer high reliability as well as high performance for those with a need for speed.  They are one of the few manufacturers that designs and manufacturers every major SSD component in their drives. That alone should tell you about their expertise and strength in the industry. And it is …

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Hynix Presents 1TB M.2 SSDs and 3D NAND – FMS 2014 Update

Walking around the booth floor of FMS, we found Hynix displaying some new products. What happened to catch our eye was a 1 TB M.2 SSD on display. Advertised performance for the PCIe Gen 2 M.2 drives comes in at 1.4GB/s reads and up to 930MB/s writes and 120k/100k read/write IOPS for the 1TB model. Furthermore, they have standard 2.5″ …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2256 — World’s First 6Gb/s SSD Controller Supporting TLC NAND

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a world-leading designer and marketer of NAND flash controllers for solid-state storage devices, is announcing the SM2256 6Gb/s SSD controller.  The SM2256 represents the world’s first complete merchant ASIC/firmware SATA 6Gb/s controller supporting triple-level cell (TLC) 1x/1y/1znm NAND from all major NAND producers. The SM2256 features Silicon Motion’s proprietary NANDXtend technology.  This state-of-the-art error detection and …

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