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Blistering transfer rates, fast boot times and lower power consumption – but more expensive that hard drives – SSD is becoming really popular. Make sure you choose wisely, read KitGuru’s opinion before you buy.

Memblaze unveils the PBlaze5 520 Series NVMe SSD

Memblaze has announced its PBlaze5 520 Series NVMe SSDs, promising enterprise level performance, 96-layer 3D NAND and a significant reduction in power usage.  One of Memblaze’s focuses with the new PBlaze5 520 series is to bring down the power consumption. The new SSDs have a typical power consumption of 9W and …

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Kioxia aims for “Wafer-Level SSD”

The Chief Engineer at Kioxia, Shigeo Oshima, recently gave a presentation at VLSI Symposium 2020 where he talked about the company’s plans for a “Wafer-Level SSD”, a potentially game changing approach to storage production.  The process of creating an SSD device is usually a long and complicated one. It starts …

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TeamGroup announces T-FORCE CARDEA Ceramic C440 SSD

TeamGroup has released its latest SSD, the T-FORCE CARDEA Ceramic C440, offering sequential read/write speeds that reach as high as 5,000/4,400 MB/s. The new CARDEA Ceramic C440 SSDs from TeamGroup come with either 1TB or 2TB capacities. The “Ceramic” part of the product’s name stems from the SSD being built …

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Lexar intros the SL200 portable SSD

Lexar has announced a new portable SSD, the SL200. Weighing in at just 40g, this external SSD features read speeds up to 550MB/s read and write speeds up to 400MB/s. SL200 from Lexar comes with either 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB storage capacity and uses a USB 3.1 …

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KIOXIA launches industry’s first 24G SAS SSDs

This week, Kioxia became the first company to launch 24G SAS SSDs for servers and storage applications – consisting of the company’s 6th gen enterprise SAS SSD family. 24G SAS is expected to double the data throughput compared to its predecessor. The 24G SAS technology was first demonstrated at the Flash …

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YMTC set to enter the SSD market this year

The Chinese-based memory manufacturer, YMTC, is expected move into the SSD market in Q3 2020. The company is reported to have started mass-producing 64-layer 3D NAND that will be used in the upcoming SSDs. Yangtze Memory Technologies, also known as YMTC, was founded in Wuhan, China in July 2016 – …

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