Micron begins shipping 176-layer QLC NAND SSD
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2400 SSD Billed as the most advanced NAND architecture

Micron has started volume shipments of the world's first 176-layer QLC NAND SSD.

Intel announces PM1743 PCIe 5.0 x4 SSD
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Samsung PM1743 hits 13.8 GBps throughput

Intel has been showing off how well its i9-12900K Alder Lake processor can work with Samsung's recently announced PM1743 PCIe 5.0 x4 SSD.

Sabrent shows PS5 SSD heatsink for Rocket series SSDs
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Makes it one of the fastest options

Sabrent has unveiled a dedicated Playstation 5 heatsink for its Rocket series SSDs, specifically the Rocket 4 Plus SSDs.

Sabrent teases upcoming Rocket 4 Plus 8TB SSD
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Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 4TB sells for $999.99

Sabrent has started teasing the 8TB version of its fastest Rocket 4 Plus M.2 NVMe SSD, which should be coming to retail/e-tail soon.

Valve Steam Deck has M.2 SSD slot but might not be easily upgradable
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M.2 2230 SSDs are hard to find

According to Gabe Newell's response to Reddit Steam members, it appears that the Valve Steam Deck features an M.2 NVMe 2230 slot, making an upgrade possible, but Valve says it is not intended for end-user replacement, even if you can find it.

Seagate rolls out FireCuda 530 PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD at SG21
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Phison controller and Micron's 3D TLC NAND

During SG1, Seagate has unveiled its latest flagship SSD, the FireCuda PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD, reaching a sequential performance of up to 7,300/6,900 MB/s, thanks to Phison controller and 176L 3D TLC NAND.

Western Digital preparing update for WD Black SN850 SSD
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One for AMD's X570 platform

Western Digital is apparently working on a firmware update for WD Black SN850 M.2 NVMe SSD that should fix issues that this drive has on AMD X570 chipset motherboards.

Sabrent rolls out firmware update for Rocket 4 Plus SSD series
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Fixes several caching and performance issues

Sabrent has released a new firmware update for the Rocket 4 Plus M.2 NVMe SSD series, which addresses some caching and performance issues seen with earlier batches of Rocket 4 Plus SSDs.

Seagate brings Cyberpunk 2077-themed FireCuda 520 limited edition SSD
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Only 2077 to be made

Seagate has launched the new Cyberpunk 2077-themed FireCuda 520 SSD, featuring PCIe 4.0 interface, a custom RGB Cyberpunk 2077 heatsink, and a 1TB capacity.

Micron unveils its client PCIe 4.0 SSDs
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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.