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TEAMGROUP Outs new SSDs and RAM

Press Release: When a new post is marked a such, the content is copied verbatim from the company’s release, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Small Form Factor Network or Minutiae LLC. TEAMGROUP T-Force Gaming Luminous SSD and High-End Memory Release New Models with Ultimate Specs             September 20th, 2018, Taipei _TEAMGROUP’s gaming brand, T-FORCE is expanding its product series. The recently announced, new generation of 2.5-inch RGB solid state drive – DELTA RGB SSD, and the international award winning XTREEM both release new models today, bringing extreme computer performance to satisfy global gamers’ desire for blazing …
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Gigabyte Launches M.2 NVMe SSDs

Gigabyte, already members of the SSD market, has broadened their range, adding a few M.2 NVMe drives to their lineup. Available in 128 and 256GB sizes at launch, with 512GB coming later, the 2280 form factor drives offer you another choice in the M.2 market. The advantages of the M.2 form factor family is already well known within our community (no cables, small size, etc), so the usual marketing spiel on this isn’t needed here. However, one thing to note is the speeds offered by these drives – the 128GB drive is slower than the 256GB unit – 1200 MB/s read …
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Quick Look: SilverStone’s EXB01 – Even Moar Storage

Wasted space is the most hated aspect of design to our community.  Empty RAM slots, disregarded drive bays, and one that the SilverStone EXB01 hopes to use up, empty expansion slots. Popping an extra 2.5″ drive in that unused expansion slot is something I’ve wanted to see for years, even back when I, shamefully, ran ATX systems. SilverStone has a huge range of devices to make use of spare slots, bays, space and the like, with some interesting concepts and products to use up that spare air. Let’s have a deeper look at the EXB01. The Specs Model SST-EXB01 Colour …
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SilverStone’s FS204 – Moar Storage!

With today’s larger and larger games, operating systems and file formats, more storage space is sometimes a need, rather than a desire. Whilst most cases have a few drive mounts, sometimes we need more. More! Enter the SilverStone FS204, a 5.25″ bay device to finally put that empty optical drive bay to use! Fitting in four 2.5″ drives, this single bay device offers a semi-premium option to the market segment, with an all aluminium construction, black anodising and lockable drive sleds. Let’s see if the FS204 fits the higher price point, or if it’s all just hot air. The Specs …
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Samsung releases 970 EVO and PRO M.2 NVMe SSDs

Today Samsung revealed the new iteration of their well known and top performing PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD lineup, with the 970 series continuing to claim top performance once again. As with the 960 lineup, the new sticks of awesome come in a PRO and EVO variant, once again differentiating in 2-bit and 3-bit MLC flash memory. This results in slightly better theoretical performance for the PRO, although reviews stressing these drives to their limits often reveals more than those single digit percentages say. The larger difference is in double the write endurance for the PRO vs the EVO model, making …
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Innodisk booth at Computex 2017

Innodisk isn’t a big name in memory, at least not outside of industrial uses, but they’ve risen in profile recently due to the fact that they’re one of the only providers of VLP DDR4 RAM. Here are some of the ECC Unbuffered VLP DDR4 but there are also Non-ECC versions available. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] And here’s a stick of DDR4 SODIMM. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] This oddity is Mini DIMM, which is just like it days, a miniature DRAM form factor. The Innodisk rep told me that the most common use is embedded devices like high-performance routers. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] There wasn’t any …
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BIOSTAR Launches M200 M.2 SSD

PRESS RELEASE: A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors. SmallFormFactor.net is in no way responsible for any part of this promotion, but we thought our readers might be interested! [mks_separator style=”solid” height=”2″] March 17th, 2017, Taipei,Taiwan – BIOSTAR is thrilled to announce its latest addition to its great line-up of products with its newest offering from its storage family of products with the new BIOSTAR M200 Series solid-state drives. Designed for high-performance, low-profile applications, the BIOSTAR M200 Series SSD is …
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Mushkin’s Helix SSD Range Announced

Revealed at CES, Mushkin is moving into the realms of SSD, with the “Helix” range to complement their RAM product range. The Helix range currently consists of M.2 SSDs, targeted at the enthusiast and high-end desktop and laptop markets. Featuring 3D MLC NAND (from an unknown source) and a Silicon Motion SM2260 controller, the SSDs promise (according to Muskin) improved performance and endurance over previous generation 3D NAND. The drives take the form of the M.2-2280 form factor, running on a PCIe 3.0 4x bus. The Helix range features 4 models between 250GB and 2TB in capacity. Speeds are rated …
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WD Introduces WD Black PCIe NVMe SSDs

PRESS RELEASE: A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors. SmallFormFactor.net is in no way responsible for any part of this promotion, but we thought our readers might be interested! Las Vegas, NV – January 4, 2017 – Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”) (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced the availability of new WD Black® PCIe solid state drives (SSDs), the first WD-branded client PCIe SSDs. The new SSDs complement the recently announced WD Blue® and WD Green® SATA SSDs, as well as …
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CORSAIR Unveils Its Fastest Ever SSD range, the Force Series MP500 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD

PRESS RELEASE: A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors. SmallFormFactor.net is in no way responsible for any part of this promotion, but we thought our readers might be interested! FREMONT, CA — December 13th, 2016 — Corsair®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming hardware and PC components today announced the immediate availability of the CORSAIR Force MP500 range of M.2 solid state drives, the fastest SSDs yet produced by CORSAIR. Available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, the …
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Zotac Launches 10th Anniversary Products

10 years is a big number – not many companies, let alone tech companies, make it that far. ZOTAC is celebrating this birthday, however, and has launched a small range of products. These range from an updated VR Go backpack, to a watercooled GTX1080, all the way to a PCIe SSD. The products are; ZOTAC GTX 1080 ArcticStorm Thermaltake 10 Year Anniversary Edition. A revised PCB delivers 16 power phases, dual BIOS, with BIOS 1 offering a base frequency of 1,657 MHz and BIOS 2 being set at a slightly more conservative 1,632 MHz base clock (with Boost clocks set …
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Samsung’s SSD predictions 2016

At the recent Samsung Global SSD Summit 2016 in Seoul Korea, Samsung showed off new products like the 960 PRO/EVO but they also made some predictions about the future of the solid state market over the next few years. Tom’s Hardware has a great overview of the presentation. Most of it is the typical talk about how SSDs are a rapidly growing market, cost per GB of capacity is dropping, larger capacity drives are getting more popular as they get cheaper, SSDs are pushing out hard drives in the mobile and enterprise markets, and so on. While it’s nice to see some …