Corsair MP600 PRO XT
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Corsair Launches MP600 PRO XT PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD

Today, Corsair launched the MP600 PRO XT SSD, adding to the already extensive MP600 line-up. A PCIe 4.0 NVMe, the MP600 PRO XT features sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,100 MB/s and 6,800 MB/s respectively. Utilizing 3D TLC NAND technology, it is available in 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB models. Pricing ranges from $199.99 for the 1 TB model up to a ‘you gotta be kidding me’ sticker price of $989.99 for the 4 TB. You can purchase these at the Corsair online web store now, and soon will be available at any store that carries Corsair products. Below is Corsair’s official press release. Read More

MSI Spatium M480 M.2 NVMe Gen4x4 SSD
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MSI SPATIUM M480 and M470 M.2 NVMe Gen 4x4 SSD Review

MSI first announced intentions to enter the SSD market way back in January at the CES 2021 event. After a lengthy global microchip shortage, that intention has finally become a reality. MSI was kind enough to send two models to Overclockers.com for review, the Spatium M480 and M470. The M480, MSI’s flagship SSD, is a 2 TB model sporting an included aluminum finned heatsink, while the M470 is a 1 TB model without a heatsink. It should also be mentioned that there is a third model that is not represented in this review and that is the M370. The M370 is MSI’s budget-conscious, entry-level SSD. With that out of the way, we’ll take a look at the two faster-performing drives and see how they stack up compared to the other drives tested. Read More

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ADATA Announces Prospector Series SSD's for CHIA Plotting

ADATA has just announced the Prospector 970 and 950 SSD’s with a focus on the high endurance demands of CHIA plotting. The Prospector 970 features 2TB of storage space with a Total Bytes Written (TBW) of 56,000 and has an MSRP of $1499.99. The Prospector 950 has a 1TB capacity and a TBW of 28,000 with an MSRP of $799.99. Both models are designed for continuous use and have a high Program-Erase (P/E) cycle rating. Below is ADATA’s official press release. Read More

PNY LX3030 LX2030
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PNY Launches High Endurance SSDs for CHIA Plotting

Last night, PNY launched the LX2030 and LX3030 series of high endurance M.2 NVMe SSDs geared towards the emerging cryptocurrency CHIA (XCH). Offering a TBW (Terabytes Written) rating of up to 54,000, the LX2030 and LX3030 are ideal for CHIA’s “Proof of Space and Time” plotting method. Both models are currently available on PNY’s website, though prices are not available at this time. Here is PNY’s official press release. Read More

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MSI Launches SPATIUM line PCIe Gen4 and Gen 3 NVMe M.2 SSDs

Recently, MSI jumped into the storage market launching its SPATIUM line of PCIe Gen 4 and Gen 3 NVMe M.2 SSDs. The first three models are the SPATIUM M480 (flagship), M470, and M370. Boasting sequential reads of up to 7000 MB/s and sequential writes of up to 6850 MB/s, the M480 (PCIe Gen 4 NVMe) is also available in three capacities, 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB. The M470 (PCIe Gen 4 NVMe) features sequential speeds of 5000 MB/s and 4400 MB/s reads and writes with capacities of 1 TB and 2 TB. The entry-level drive for the SPATIUM line is the M370 (PCIe Gen 3 NVMe) and offers sequential read/write speeds of 2400 MB/s and 1850 MB/s with a capacity range from 256 GB all the way up to 2 TB. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced but should be available soon. Here is MSI’s press release. Read More

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Gigabyte Released AORUS Gen4 7000s Prem M.2 2TB SSD

Gigabyte has just announced the release of its new AORUS Gen4 7000s Prem M.2 2TB SSD with sequential read speeds of up to 7 GB/s and write speed up to 6.85GB/s. This is made possible due to its large dual heat pipe cooler and a Phison eight-channel 4th Gen E18 controller. Naturally, to reach these speeds you will need one of AMD’s X570/B550 or Intel’s  Z590 / B560 / Z490 / H470 motherboards (with a Rocket Lake-based CPU). Pricing is not available at this time. Here is Gigabytes’ official press release. Read More

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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