Based on 176-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory
During its Computex 2021 presentation, Micron announced it has started shipping its first PCIe 4.0 SSDs, the Micron 2450 and Micron 3400, both featuring the latest 176-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory.
HighPoint SSD 7540 controller and eight Sabrent's SSDs
Sabrent has once again started to talk about the Sabrent Rocket Battleship, a PCIe storage solution based on the HighPoint SSD 7540 PCIe Gen4 x16 8-Port NVMe RAID Controller and paired up with eight Sabrent SSDs.
Rainier IG5236 controller and 3D TLC NAND
Patriot Memory has released its latest M.2 NVMe SSD as a part of its Viper Gaming lineup, the Viper VP4300, promising high sequential read and write performance, hitting up to 7,400MB/s and 6,800MB/s, respectively.
4TB goes for $801.85
It has taken some time to see Sabrent's Rocket 4 Plus widely available in all its capacity options, but, it appears that the company has decided to somewhat cut down the price and the entire lineup is now available over at Amazon.com with a $100 drop in price.
Promises decent performance at mainstream price
Samsung has officially announced its new 980 M.2 NVMe SSD series, which promises to bring decent performance at mainstream price points.
Shortage of NAND Flash controllers
The analyst firm TrendForce has warned that solid-state drives (SSD) prices are going to increase this year.
Non-PRO version with 3D TLC V-NAND
While Samsung 980 Pro SSD is aimed at those looking to pull performance from the PCIe 4.0 interface, it appears that Samsung is working on a 980 non-PRO version which will use PCIe 3.0 interface, lack a DRAM cache, and be based on Samsung's latest 136-layer TLC V-NAND.
Writing too much
Twitter and the MacRumors forums are full of users reporting that M1 Macs are experiencing extremely high drive writes over a short space of time.
Coming in 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities
Western Digital has released its new and affordable WD Green SN350 SSDs, which will be available in capacities ranging from 240GB to 960GB and come in a standard M.2 2280 form factor, with PCIe 3.0 interface.
Already out of stock
Samsung's 980 Pro has only lately become available in 2TB capacity option, and while it is listed on Amazon.com, it is currently out of stock, showing just how popular this M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive actually is.