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Patriot Announces VP4300 Series NVMe M.2 Solid State Drives

Fresh off the press is Patriot Memory’s Viper Gaming VP4300 series NVMe M.2 solid-state drives. These newly announced drives will be available in 1 TB and 2 TB models and features an Innogrit IG5236 Gen4 x 4 controller and DDR4 DRAM cache. According to Patriot, the drives have a rated sequential read speed of up to 7,400 MB/s and sequential writes of up to 6,800 MB/s. Additionally, each drive includes two heat spreaders, a thin graphene heatshield for laptop applications, and a thicker aluminum heat sink for desktop installations. Pricing is listed at $254.99 for the 1TB model and $499.99 for the 2TB model. Continue reading for more information from the Patriot Memory website. Read More

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Samsung announces the 980 NVMe DRAMless M.2 SSD

Samsung has just announced the 980 NVMe M.2 SSD. This will be Samsung’s first SSD drive that lacks onboard DRAM. Instead, the 980 SSD relies on the CPU’s DRAM via the PCIe. The approach of utilizing a DRAMless controller still provides NVMe speeds via PCIe 3.0 x4 while reducing overall costs. With rated sequential read and write speeds of  3500 MB/s and 3000 MB/s, the 980 will be no slouch. While these drives will not be at the forefront of speed, they will be some of the most affordable based on the performance you receive. The 980 is available in three capacities, 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB, and can be purchased directly from Samsung or any vendor that normally carries Samsung products. Pricing will start at $50 for the 250 GB model, $70 for the 500 GB, and $130 for the 1 TB. Here is the press release from Samsung. Read More

Memory

Mushkin Launches New ALPHA Series Solid State Drives

Mushkin has just announced the ALPHA series high-performance solid-state drives. Offering both high speeds and large capacity, the ALPHA series drives will be available in huge (for M.2 SSDs) 4TB and 8TB with max sequential speeds of 3300Mb/s read and 3000Mb/s write. Both drives are controlled by a Phison E12S controller, a 3D NAND memory controller, and utilize PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface. Here is the full press release from Mushkin. Read More

Reviews

T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 PCIe Gen 4x4 Review

With the cancelation of Computex 2020 due to Covid-19, some computer vendors have been getting creative with launching new products. Just this last September, Team Group hosted a consecutive three-day online launch event with new products being introduced every day. One of the products released was the Cardea Ceramic C440 Gen4x4 NVMe SSD. This new drive features a unique aerospace-grade ceramic heat dissipater and excellent performance. Read More

Reviews

ADATA Falcon and Swordfish NVMe SSD Review: Pushing the Price/Performance Boundary

In recent years, ADATA has gained recognition as one of the global leaders of DRAM memory and Flash application products. They recently launched two new fast PCI-Express x4 3.0 NVMe 1.3 drives, which push the performance per price boundary. The FALCON and SWORDFISH come in at just 13 and 12 cents per gigabyte respectively. Despite the remarkably low price, performance is still quite good. They even managed to include a stylish heatsink to help with thermal throttling and add a little bling to your build. Read More