Will co-exist with SSD, like ebony and ivory
Seagate might have been pushing into the solid state drive (SSD) market with shedloads of acquisitions or strategic alliances with SSD partners, but that does not mean that HDs are a thing of the past.
Including an NVMe PCIe M8Se SSD series
Plextor came to the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in style, unveiling a couple of new SSDs including the high-end NVMe PCIe M8Se series that will be available in both M.2 and half-height PCIe card form factors.
WD jumps into NVMe market
Western Digital has announced its first entry into the NVMe Solid State Disk market. Coming out of the gate strong, its first offering is a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe-based SSD that it expects to deliver more than three times the sequential read speeds over their current SATA SSDs portfolio
Coming in M.2 form-factor
PNY has unveiled its new consumer-oriented CS2030 series of NVMe SSDs, coming in capacities of up to 480GB and sequential performance of up to 2750MB/s.
Based on 15nm Toshiba TLC NAND
Plextor has announced that it will be showing both the final version of its M8Se performance mainstream SSD as well as future SSDs based on 3D NAND flash at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas.
SMI 2258 controller and 3D MLC NAND flash
ADATA has released its flagship Ultimate SU900 SSD that is based on a standard 2.5-inch form-factor and powered by an SMI 2258 controller with 3D MLC NAND flash.
Coming in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities
Corsair has released a new addition to its Force Series SSD lineup, the MP500 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD series, which promises impressive performance of up to 3,000MB/s for read and up to 2,400MB/s for write.
Ten per cent increase
Prices of SSDs and eMMC gear will increase by 10 percent next year due to a shortage of NAND flash, according to beancounters at DRAMeXchange.
SATA interface and 3D TLC NAND
Micron has unveiled its newest 5100 series enterprise SSDs that will feature a SATA interface and be based on 3D TLC NAND, aiming at servers and data centers.