Samsung introduces Samsung SSD 990 EVO series: first SSDs with hybrid PCI-E 4.0 x4 / PCI-E 5.0 x2 connectivity

Samsung has introduced a new mass-market line of high-speed NVMe drives for everyday tasks – Samsung SSD 990 EVO. The series includes 1TB and 2TB models that offer maximum read/write speeds of 5000/4200MB/s and peak performance of up to 700K/800K IOPS. These numbers are significantly higher than those of the ... Read more

MSI introduces SPATIUM M570 PRO FROZR PCIE 5.0 and SPATIUM M482 SSDs

MSI has announced the launch of the flagship SPATIUM M570 PRO FROZR SSD, as well as the high-performance SPATIUM M482 model, which is expected to expand its SSD lineup. The SPATIUM M570 PRO FROZR features a PHISON E26 PCIe Gen 5 controller and 3D NAND memory with a passive thermal ... Read more

PC players who want to play Final Fantasy XVI should prepare an SSD

Although the release date of the action/RPG Final Fantasy XVI on PC is not yet known, the developers advise players to prepare an SSD. This is reported by Eurogamer, citing the words of the game’s producer/director Naoki Yoshida. “Even if we did our best to adjust the GPU, in FF16 ... Read more

Samsung plans to raise prices for flash memory chips. Will SSDs become more expensive?

It seems that flash memory manufacturers are serious about reversing the current trends in the NAND chip market. The suspension of production and the unloading of flash chip inventories are fueling demand for the necessary components. So, manufacturers who were forced to endure a period of low prices for flash ... Read more

Samsung 990 PRO SSD lineup includes a 4TB model

The Korean manufacturer has expanded the Samsung 990 PRO SSD series by adding a 4TB model. The line was introduced a year ago, with 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB devices initially announced. The younger models were available immediately after the announcement, but the most capacious SSD is only now going on ... Read more

ASUS TUF Gaming AS1000 1TB portable drive review: metal power

External portable drives are increasingly becoming indispensable devices for storing and transferring large amounts of data. Compact, convenient, fast, versatile SSDs seem to leave no chance for hard drives that were actively used for similar tasks even in this category. The available range of flash drives is very wide, and ... Read more

Kingston XS1000 1TB portable drive review

Judging by the growing popularity of external SSDs, many users have already appreciated the advantages of this class of devices. Compact, portable models are very convenient for creating backups, transferring data, or even using them to install applications and games. Increased demand creates additional supply. It’s no surprise that Kingston ... Read more

WD faces lawsuit over malfunctioning SanDisk Extreme drives

Western Digital (WD) is facing a lawsuit over its SanDisk Extreme solid-state drives (SSDs). This is reported by Ars Technica with reference to The Register. Nathan Krum filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Jose, California. He bought a 2TB Extreme Pro drive from Amazon for $180, but it ... Read more

Kingston KC3000 1024GB drive review: agile servant

The gradual transition of top devices to the category of mass products is quite a common phenomenon for the segment of central processors, although this rarely happens with video cards. However, similar transformations with solid-state drives are something new and therefore interesting. Circumstances in the SSD market have developed in ... Read more

The era of 100-gigabyte games has arrived, but players are not ready for it

PC Games brought up the interesting topic of increasing the size of games. Journalists of the publication drew attention to the size of AAA games in 2023 and came to the conclusion that we are already living in the era of 100-gigabyte games, and most players are not ready for ... Read more

SSDs have fallen in price, with a further 5-10% price drop expected in Q2 2023

Along with a significant decrease in RAM prices over the past few months flash chips and drives based on them have also become cheaper. While NAND suppliers continue to wind down production, there is still an oversupply of flash memory chips as demand for products such as servers, smartphones and ... Read more

The storage devices of the new MacBook Pro have slowed down as well as in other models of Apple laptops

New MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max processors have begun to reach buyers and tech reviewers. And while the former enjoy fresh laptops, the latter found something to complain about in the update. This is about repeating history with 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with M2 processors. ... Read more

Samsung announced a new SSD with a 5nm controller and a speed of up to 6000 MB/s

Samsung introduced a new PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD for gamers and ordinary consumers – PM9C1a. It uses the company’s new 5nm process controller and seventh-generation V-NAND memory. The manufacturer assures that the new product demonstrates 1.6 times higher speed of sequential reading and 1.8 times higher speed of sequential writing ... Read more

MSI Spatium M570 Pro hard drives: transfers up to 12 GB/s and a radiator with an evaporation chamber

During CES 2023, MSI announced two lines of high-speed M.2 drives with PCI-E 5.0 support – MSI Spatium M570 Pro and MSI Spatium M570. SSDs of both series are based on the Phison E26 controller. Meanwhile, the Spatium M570 Pro uses Micron’s 232-layer flash memory, allowing for claimed peak transfers ... Read more

Kingston FURY introduced a gaming SSD of the Renegade series with an additional radiator for heat dissipation

The gaming division of the American company Kingston Technology — Kingston FURY — announced the start of sales of solid-state drives Kingston FURY Renegade SSD with Heatsink — the second generation SSD PCIe 4.0 NVMe form factor M.2, aimed at use in game consoles and gaming laptops and PCs. The ... Read more

1000TB SSDs could become a reality by 2030 as Samsung plans 1000-layer NAND

At Samsung Tech Day 2022, Samsung unveiled its roadmap for the SSD ecosystem, and it promises significant progress. The company plans to “reach over 1,000 layers” in its state-of-the-art NAND chip by 2030, though it did not say whether that would apply to consumer products. By comparison, earlier this year ... Read more

Samsung showed off the 990 Pro series SSD with significant improvements in speed and efficiency

Samsung has finally updated its popular SSD line-up with the 990 Pro series of NVMe solid-state drives. According to the company, the new drives will reach the highest speeds that are only possible for the PCIe 4.0 interface. Models with PCI 5.0 support should be released later and will be ... Read more

The new “base” MacBook Pro 13s have much slower drives than their predecessors

The updated models of Apple MacBook Pro 13 laptops just (last Friday) hit store shelves, which is always accompanied by a large number of reviews in the press and bloggers. And some of them are quite attentive to the little things. Since the laptop is hard to call new, one ... Read more