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.

Hynix Client SSDs

Furthermore, they have standard 2.5″ MLC and TLC and mSATA drives on display. Hynix is also offering a SATA 6Gb/s M.2 version SSD in 256GB and 512GB capacity. Sequential read coming in at 540MB/s and sequential write at 520MB/s burst and 98k/90k read/write IOPS for the 512GB model.

Hynix Client M.2 SSD

What we really found interesting was their display of their own 3D NAND wafer.

Hynix 3D NAND Wafer

Hynix is now moving towards producing 128Gb MLC 3D NAND. Samsung isn’t going to be the only kid in the sandbox anymore!

This is just a quick preview, there will be more to come!


The SSD Review would like to thank Toshiba and Avant Technology for their support in our participation at the Flash Memory Summit 2014.


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    I’m frustrated and maybe someone can help. I’m looking for what I feel like is some kind of magic unicorn. I’d like to build a system around a 1TB x4 PCIE 3.0 NVMe M.2 ssd. Is my best bet the Samsung SM951 ? Any other options? When can I get one at retail?

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    These Samsung PCIe M.2 drives are not being released to general retail but only to OEMs (at least this was the case for the XP 941). This means that they will be very difficult to obtain, and likely if available will be exorbitantly priced…

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