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Samsung officially unveils the 990 PRO SSD
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 25 August 2022 14:04

Samsung officially unveils the 990 PRO SSD


Hitting sequential read of 7,450MB/s on PCIe 4.0

Samsung has officially announced its latest 990 Pro SSD, an M.2 (2280) SSD based on Samsung V-NAND 3-bit TLC NAND, in-house controller, and PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe 2.0 interface.

Samsung readies 8th generation V-NAND
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 19 August 2022 10:03

Samsung readies 8th generation V-NAND


Headed for SSDs, and upcoming PCIe 5.0 capable drives

Samsung is about to start mass production of its upcoming eighth-generation V-NAND memory, which is expected to be found on future SSDs, including upcoming PCIe 5.0 capable drives.

Sabrent announces Rocket 4 Plus G SSD lineup
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 03 August 2022 13:29

Sabrent announces Rocket 4 Plus G SSD lineup


PCIe 4.0 and support for Microsoft's DirectStorage API

Sabrent has officially announced its latest Rocket 4 Plus G SSD lineup, a new lineup with optimized O2 GO firmware and support for Microsoft's DirectStorage 4 API.

Next gen SSD is nearly with us
Published in News
Wednesday, 03 August 2022 11:37

Next gen SSD is nearly with us


Samsung 990 Pro hits the regulators 

The next generation of SSD is nearly there,if a recent regulatory filing proves accurate.

Apple caught out on slow SSD speeds
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 15 July 2022 11:40

Apple caught out on slow SSD speeds


But claims they are fast anyway due to magic CPU

Fruity cargo-cult might have been a little creative when it came to the benchmark speeds for its latest shiney toys and when questioned about it is claiming that the M2 chip covers all sins. 

Apple’s M2 new 13-inch MacBook Pro has an SSD powered by snails
Published in PC Hardware


You must make your money from somewhere

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with its over hyped M2 chip has another flaw which you are unlikely to read in the Tame Apple Press.

Steam warns about the dangers of a bigger SSD drive
Published in News


Upgrade is a flaming risk

The world wide wibble has been flooded with reports about how easy it is to upgrade the Steam Deck's 2230 SSD to a bigger 2242 drive, but a Valve employee has warned that it could bork the machine.

Microsoft wants to abandon HDDs
Published in News
Thursday, 09 June 2022 11:17

Microsoft wants to abandon HDDs


Too slow for Windows 11

A recent executive brief from data storage industry analyst firm Trendfocus reports that OEMs have disclosed that Microsoft is pushing them to drop HDDs as the primary storage device in pre-built Windows 11 PCs.

Phison shows its PCIe Gen5 SSD controller in action
Published in PC Hardware


Hits 12.5GB/s read and 10GB/s write on AMD X670 platform

Phison's upcoming E26 PCIe Gen5 SSD controller has been spotted running on the AMD X670 platform and reaching impressive 12.5GB/s read and 10GB/s write speeds.

Boffins cross an SSD and a RAM
Published in News
Thursday, 13 January 2022 12:35

Boffins cross an SSD and a RAM


UltraRAM is more rammy than ever before

Scientists from Lancaster University say that we might be close to combining SSDs and RAM into one component.