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Computex 2016 SSD Roundup

Computex 2016 saw quite the number of new SSD announcements. For brevity, I’ll skip the 2.5″ SATA drives and focus on M.2, U.2, etc. since they’re the future of SFF storage from a performance and space-savings perspective. M.2 ADATA – 2TB NVME M.2 and enterprise drives Crucial – NVME Ballistix TX3 and 2TB MX300 Galax – Hall of Fame Micron – 1100 and NVME 2100 Patriot – Hellfire Plextor – M8PeG (first M.2 drive to come with a heatsink, pictured above) and EP2-series PNY – PhantomX Phison-based NVME SSD OCZ – Revodrive RD400 (this one’s actually released now) PCIe card Galax – Hall …
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Samsung announces the 950 Pro, a consumer M.2 SSD with NVMe and V-NAND

Samsung’s SSD Global Summit is currently happening in Seoul, Korea and the big announcement is the upcoming release of the Samsung 950 Pro SSD. AnandTech has a great overview of the new features. It is the first consumer SSD in the M.2 form factor to feature the NVMe interface combined with 3D NAND. It will initially release in 256GB and 512GB models, with a 1TB model coming early 2016. Performance is on par with the OEM SM951, with the 512GB 950 Pro rated at 2500MB/s read and 1500MB/s write for sequential. The 256GB comes in a little slower, at 2200MB/s and …
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Samsung launches 2TB 850 Pro and 850 EVO SSDs

2TB consumer SSDs! Great news for SFF builds with limited drive mounts. No word on price but hopefully they won’t have a price premium for the density and will be in line with the price/gigabyte of the rest of the 850 series. Edit: PCPer has a review up already and MSRP is $1000 for the Pro and $800 for the EVO. If street price comes in at that or under it’s not too bad. Press release below: “Seoul, Korea July 6th – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a market leader in advanced memory technology and an innovator in consumer electronics, today introduced the …