Beancounters at DRAMeXchange have added up some numbers and concluded that the NAND flash industry this year is exhibiting signs of oversupply.
By nearly 50 percent
With Solid-state drives both getting cheaper and higher in capacity, it does not come as a surprise that HDD shipments are expected to drop by nearly 50 percent in 2019.
Coming with Gaming Mode
Western Digital has unveiled its latest addition to the SSD lineup, the WD Black SN750 series NVMe SSD which is based on WD's own controller and SanDisk's 64-layer 3D TLC NAND, as well as a unique Gaming Mode.
Same performance as MLC SSDs at 15c/GB
Samsung has officially announced its new 860 QVO SSD lineup based on 4-bit QLC (Quad Level Cell) NAND and Samsung's own MJX controller, which finally brings affordable SSD to the market, putting a lot of pressure on HDDs with 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities.
2.5-inch SATA SSD with 3D QLC NAND
ADATA has unveiled its latest Ultimate SU630 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps SSD based on next-generation 3D QLC (Quad-Level Cell) NAND.
GAMMIX S5 SSD and GAMMIX D30 DDR4 in tow
ADATA has unveiled three new products in its storage and memory lineup, the new XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SSD, as well as the GAMMIX S5 M.2 SSD and GAMMIX D30 DDR4 memory.
Realtek controller with 3D TLC NAND
ADATA has unveiled its latest XPG SX6000 Pro SSD lineup which will be available in capacities of up to 1TB and use Realtek's controller in combination with 3D TLC NAND, reaching sequential performance of up to 2100/1400 MB/s.
First NVMe-based external SSD with Thunderbolt 3
Samsung has officially unveiled its new Portable SSD X5, an NVMe-based portable SSD which will be available in capacities of up to 2TB, and feature a Thunderbolt 3 interface to hit read and write speeds of up to 2,800MB/s and 2,300MB/s, and will cost quite a penny.
With 96-layer 3D TLC NAND
Toshiba has announced its new XG6 series client NVMe SSD series, which is the first to use the new 96-layer 3D BiCS NAND.
Reaching up to 2TB in capacity
Seagate has joined the crowded consumer SSD market with its newest Barracuda SSDs which will be available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities as well as hitting read and write speeds of up to 540MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively.