3D TLC

Flash-based removable media has a host of use cases in products ranging from content capture devices to portable game consoles. Behind the standards of these is the SD Association, and we saw the introduction of an NVMe-based SD Express standard (SD 7.0) in 2018, with a SD 8.0 follow-up in 2020. SD cards, as well as card readers based on these new standards, have been making the rounds at various trade shows since 2019. However, none went on to appear in the retail market. That is about to change in the coming months, with both ADATA and Lexar announcing plans to launch their SD Express 7.1 cards within the next few quarters. The cards from both vendors are based on the Silicon Motion SM2708...

The Seagate BarraCuda (500GB) SSD Review: Getting Back In The Game

Seagate has been one of the top names in the storage industry for decades, but it's almost exclusively for their hard drives. The company has been largely absent from...

39 by Billy Tallis on 12/7/2018

SK Hynix Launches 96-Layer 3D NAND and Discloses QLC Plans

SK Hynix this week officially launched its new 96-layer 3D NAND flash memory chips, which feature a new architecture and a faster interface. The NAND has already been qualified...

4 by Anton Shilov on 11/8/2018

The Corsair Force MP510 SSD (960GB) Review: A High-End Contender

The Corsair Force MP510 isn't the first retail Phison E12 drive to hit the shelves but it's the first one to hit our testbed. The Phison controller paired with...

42 by Billy Tallis on 10/18/2018

Corsair Launches Force Series MP510 NVMe SSD

Today Corsair is launching the Force Series MP510 as their new high-end M.2 NVMe SSD. The MP510 is a big improvement over the preceding MP500, replacing the Phison E7...

12 by Billy Tallis on 10/16/2018

Kingston HyperX Savage EXO External SSD Capsule Review

Kingston had announced plans at the 2018 CES for a high-performance external SSD targeting the gaming market. The HyperX Savage EXO USB 3.1 Gen 2 SSD went on sale...

3 by Ganesh T S on 10/2/2018

Kingston Launches HyperX Savage Exo External SSD

Kingston has announced its new external SSDs. The HyperX Savage Exo drive is uses a USB Type-C interface and are compatible with Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Microsoft’s Xbox One...

3 by Anton Shilov on 9/27/2018

Seagate Fast SSD and SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB USB 3.1 DAS Review

The advent of 3D TLC flash and high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Thunderbolt 3 has resulted in a number of economical high-performance direct-attached storage devices...

17 by Ganesh T S on 9/27/2018

The Team Group Delta RGB SSD Review: Lite Performance, Light Drive

Today we're looking at another SATA SSD with RGB lighting, but the Team Delta RGB is very different from our previous RGB SSD. The lighting design is far more...

14 by Billy Tallis on 9/26/2018

The Kingston HyperX Fury RGB SSD Review: Bright Idea, Dimmed Performance

Kingston's HyperX gaming brand is introducing their first SSD with adjustable RGB LED lighting. The LEDs add significantly to the price tag, but internally it's a mid-range SATA SSD...

45 by Billy Tallis on 9/24/2018

GIGABYTE Launches M.2 PCIe SSDs: Phison PS5008-E8T, Up to 512 GB

GIGABYTE this week expanded its lineup of SSDs with its new M.2 PCIe drives. The company keeps its cautious approach to the storage market and for now continues to...

12 by Anton Shilov on 9/20/2018

KLEVV Launches NEO N500 SSDs Based on SK Hynix’s 72-Layer 3D NAND

SK Hynix’s subsidiary KLEVV has introduced its new client SSDs based on the manufacturer’s 72-layer 3D NAND flash. The KLEVV NEO N500 drives are aimed at entry-level desktops and...

0 by Anton Shilov on 9/14/2018

Phison: PS5012-E12 Controller in Mass Production, 20+ SSDs Incoming

Phison and its partners have been absent from the high-end SSD market in the past couple of years. This is partly because its memory supplier, Toshiba, was somewhat late...

14 by Anton Shilov on 9/7/2018

Samsung Launches Broad Range Of Datacenter SSDs

Today Samsung is launching a new generation of datacenter SSD models that are intended for small and medium businesses and will be sold through online retailers. Most of the...

14 by Billy Tallis on 9/4/2018

ADATA Announces XPG SX6000 Pro SSDs: Realtek RTS5763DL with 3D TLC

ADATA on Tuesday introduced its new XPG SX6000 Pro SSDs, which are aimed at mid-range gaming PCs. The new SSDs are based on the Realtek’s latest RTS5763DL SSD controller...

0 by Anton Shilov on 8/28/2018

HGST Launches Ultrastar DC SS530 SSDs: 3D TLC NAND, 15.36 TB, SAS 12 Gbps

Western Digital has quietly added its new HGST Ultrastar DC SS530-series SSDs to its lineup of products. The new drives are aimed at mission-critical storage applications, such as financial...

9 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2018

The Silicon Motion SM2262EN SSD Controller Preview: Good And Bad Amplified

Silicon Motion's high-end NVMe controller is being updated as the SM2262EN. It sets new records by improving on the strengths of the original SM2262, but it also exacerbates the...

28 by Billy Tallis on 8/1/2018

The ADATA XPG SX8200 & GAMMIX S11 NVMe SSD Review: High Performance At All Sizes

With the ADATA XPG SX8200 and the related XPG GAMMIX S11, ADATA has moved past the performance limitations of their earlier NVMe SSDs and finally delivered high-end drives at...

19 by Billy Tallis on 7/25/2018

Toshiba Announces XG6 NVMe SSD With 96L 3D NAND

Toshiba is introducing their first SSD using 96-layer 3D NAND flash memory. The new Toshiba XG6 is an update to their XG5 client NVMe SSD for the OEM market...

9 by Billy Tallis on 7/23/2018

The Phison E12 Reference Design Preview: A Next-Gen NVMe SSD Controller

Phison's latest NVMe SSD controller will soon power a new generation of high-end consumer SSDs that may bring great performance and power efficiency to a cheaper price bracket than...

28 by Billy Tallis on 7/18/2018

The HP EX920 M.2 SSD Review: Finding the Mainstream Sweet Spot

Historically, HP has not been a big player in the consumer storage market. Recently however, the HP brand has been used for several SSDs based on reference designs for...

32 by Billy Tallis on 7/9/2018

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