SSD is king
HDD shipments across the board for all HDD applications were down 12.3 per cent over the prior quarter, despite the fact that the average HDD capacities increased.
AMD has released a new lineup of Radeon-themed SSDs, which it claims combines great value with good performance.
High capacity storage key to multi-media
As UHD tellies promise that huge amounts of data will need to be shifted the question of how to do it fast enough is being answered by a new generation of SSDs based around Thunderbolt.
Transferring files at up to 2GB/s
At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2016 in Shenzhen, China, Intel again demonstrated its new Intel Optane SSD technology, showing some real-life performance where it reaches transfer speeds of just under 2GB/s.
3D NAND on board
Chipzilla has released its super-fast and high-capacity SSDs with 3D NAND chips.
PM871a as well
Samsung unveiled quite a few new OEM-based SSDs at the Samsung 2016 SSD Forum in Japan, including new SATA-based 2.5-inch CM871a and PM871a value-oriented SSD based on the new MAIA controller.
Low-profile NVMe storage package using 1.8v power instead of 3.3v
During Samsung’s 2016 SSD Forum in Japan, the company took the wraps off its first ever ball-grid array (BGA) solid state disk for mobile devices, the PM971.
Coming in by the end of March
While Zotac has already announced its new Sonix PCIe 480GB SSD based on Phison controller, we still could not find it listed anywhere in Europe so we reached out to Zotac for a bit more information and it appears it will be coming by the end of March with a price set at around €349.
2.5-inch form-factor and 12Gbps SAS interface
Samsung has now officially announced and started to ship its new Samsung PM1633a line of solid state drives for Enterprise Storage Systems, which includes the highest capacity SSD ever made by Samsung, the 15.35TB PM1366a model.