WD jumps into NVMe market
Western Digital has announced its first entry into the NVMe Solid State Disk market. Coming out of the gate strong, its first offering is a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe-based SSD that it expects to deliver more than three times the sequential read speeds over their current SATA SSDs portfolio
Coming in M.2 form-factor
PNY has unveiled its new consumer-oriented CS2030 series of NVMe SSDs, coming in capacities of up to 480GB and sequential performance of up to 2750MB/s.
Based on 15nm Toshiba TLC NAND
Plextor has announced that it will be showing both the final version of its M8Se performance mainstream SSD as well as future SSDs based on 3D NAND flash at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas.
SMI 2258 controller and 3D MLC NAND flash
ADATA has released its flagship Ultimate SU900 SSD that is based on a standard 2.5-inch form-factor and powered by an SMI 2258 controller with 3D MLC NAND flash.
Coming in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities
Corsair has released a new addition to its Force Series SSD lineup, the MP500 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD series, which promises impressive performance of up to 3,000MB/s for read and up to 2,400MB/s for write.
Ten per cent increase
Prices of SSDs and eMMC gear will increase by 10 percent next year due to a shortage of NAND flash, according to beancounters at DRAMeXchange.
SATA interface and 3D TLC NAND
Micron has unveiled its newest 5100 series enterprise SSDs that will feature a SATA interface and be based on 3D TLC NAND, aiming at servers and data centers.
First 4TB MLC SSD on the market
While it has already announced a 4TB 850 EVO SSD back in July, Samsung is planning to introduce a 4TB version of its 850 Pro SSD at the CES 2017 show in Las Vegas.
Reducing the lifespan of the drive
A new report has warned that Spotify could be borking the lifespan of your SSD.