The consumer solid state drive market could see a price war coming with leading manufacturers ramping up production according to industry sources. NAND flash supplier Micron has reportedly reduced sales of its flash chips to other companies in order to support its own Crucial branded solid state drives.
ADATA is displaying several next-generation solid state drives at Computex 2014 this week. These new drives are based off the SandForce 3700 Series controllers, which are set to launch in the second half of this year.
For all of your storage buffs out there G.Skill definitely has something for you at Computex 2014! They were showing off their brand new Phoenix Blade Series of PCI-Express solid state drives, which if you can guess are very, very fast!
At Computex today WD is showing off a new hard drive that makes use of a SATA Express connection. The drive is built much like the WD Black2, which we reviewed back in January. Using the SATA Express interface allows WD’s hard drive to communicate over the PCI-Express bus.
GeIL is showing off their new line of ZENITH high-performance solid state drives at Computex 2014 this week. The series made made up of two models: the performance-minded ZENITH S3 and the value-minded ZENITH A3.
While we are just a few days away from the official unveiling of Crucial’s MX100 solid state drive, thanks to a distributor listing the specifications online we now have the full scoop on Crucial’s latest solid state drive.
I’m sure most of you have heard of mSATA solid state drives. They are one of the smallest storage options available. It is most likely that your ultrabook or even your motherboard has a mSATA slot. This gives you the ability to easily add more storage capacity or use an mSATA drive as a caching option. Today we are taking a look at ADATA’s flagship mSATA drive the SX300. It is outfitted with the latest LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. Let’s see if this is the perfect drive to add to your system.
It looks like Crucial’s next generation MX100 solid state drive series will be powered by Micron’s 16 nm MLC (Multi-Level Cell) NAND flash technology. This next generation solid state drive would come in the 2.5-inch form factor and will be showcased at Computex 2014.
We have actually seen M.2 solid state drives for a while now, but up until recently none of them have hit retailers. This is probably because motherboards that support M.2 were only just launched with the advent of Intel’s 9-series chipset. One of the first to hit retailers is the Samsung XP941. The first generation of M.2 is based on PCI-Express 2.0 x2 with a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 1000 MB/s read and write.
ASUS has shown off their first solid state drive. This drive has been co-developed with the HyperX team over at Kingston. A brand that we of course know for some of the best memory and storage solutions. The HyperXpress Solid State Drive makes use of the new SATA Express interface that you will see on Intel’s new Z97 motherboards.
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