Storage

asura-genesis-xtreme-pcie-m2-rgb-ssdBy Marco Chiappetta @ Hot Hardware

Now that SSDs and their components have been substantially cost-reduced and essentially gone mainstream, there are more and more players in the space. What was once a market reserved for but a few top-tier semiconductor manufacturers, is now increasingly crowded by new, lesser-known third-party companies looking to capitalize on the increasing demand for super-fast storage. One such company is Asura Technology. Asura was founded less than a year ago, and has developed a high-end, NVMe SSD with a handful of interesting features, targeted specifically at gamers and performance enthusiasts — the Asura Genesis Xtreme we will showing you here today.

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team-group-cardea-liquid-m2-pcie-ssdBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

High-performance NVMe SSDs tend to run hot. Ergo you have seen the manufacturers offer solutions with heatsinks, incl motherboard manufacturers making that even easier for you. Team Group takes it to the next level, as they are fitting the Cardea NVMe SSD with a heatsink holding liquid. That’s right, that is passive liquid cooling for you.

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corsair-mp600-pcie-4-nvme-ssdBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

It’s time to review some next-level M.2. NVMe shizzle, yes we review the Corsair MP600 PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD. Of course it is an SSD you can seat into any PCIe 3.0 compatible PC, however, if you place it into a Ryzen 3000 / X570 based PC, some magic happens as you are running 4000 MB/s numbers and higher, thanks to the new PCIe 4.0 interface and a little TLC from Phison, well Toshiba strictly speaking. The past few weeks has seen a lot of PCIe Gen 4.0 related announcements. Of course, the dazzling numbers from SSDs at that speed do impress. Corsair released the MP600 at roughly 25 Cents per GB and you can purchase it in a 1TB and 2TB model, the MP600 units will be available at €249,- and €449,- respectively.

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samsung-970-evo-plus-ssdBy Billy Tallis @ AnandTech

The first retail consumer SSDs to be updated with new 96-layer 3D NAND flash memory are the Samsung 970 EVO Plus. The 970 EVO Plus will be replacing the 970 EVO as Samsung’s mainstream consumer NVMe SSD. Today we are reviewing two of the launch drives: the 970 EVO Plus at 250GB, and the 970 EVO Plus at 1TB. These two drives are Samsung’s attack on both the mainstream and high capacity markets, while the new NAND has a focus more on power than driving down overall costs per GB. Performance per watt is a key focus of these drives.

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samsung-860-qvo-ssdBy Nathan Kirsch @ Legit Reviews

Samsung launched a new consumer Solid State Drive (SSD) series today called the Samsung 860 QVO SSD. This SATA III 2.5-inch drive series is available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities and feature Samsung’s brand new high-density 4-bit multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash. The Samsung 860 QVO was brought to market to help eliminate the need to for PC users to rely on a combination of an SSD as the boot drive and a rotational hard drive for mass storage. In order for that to happen the 860 QVO series needs to be rather inexpensive. The good news is that the Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SSD has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $149.99 or roughly $0.15 per GB. The larger 860 QVO 2TB and 4TB drives have the same price per GB as they cost $299.99 and $599.99, respectively. These prices are still higher than using say a 256GB SATA SSD boot drive and a 2TB HDD for archive storage, but Samsung believes that the market is willing to pay a little extra as they don’t have to frequently switch data between the primary and secondary drive. Samsung firmly believes that the storage paradigm will shift back to all-in-one drive model.

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hyperx-fury-rgb-ssdBy Nathan Kirsch @ Legit Reviews

Today we’ll be taking a look at the HyperX FURY RGB SSD. This SATA III 2.5-inch drive series is available in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities and each has a light bar inside to give your gaming PC a little RGB lighting in a place that most don’t. This is yet another SATA III 6 Gbps drive, so sequential read/write performance is what you’d expect at up to 550 MB/s read and 480 MB/s write. This drive doesn’t really bring anything new to the table in terms of performance, so it’s primarily aimed at those that want to brighten their rigs with RGB lighting on an SSD.

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samsung-ssd-970-evo-and-proBy Marco Chiappetta @ Hot Hardware

The Samsung SSD 970 Pro and 970 EVO are the company’s latest flagship sold state drives for high-performance desktop and mobile applications. They feature new controllers, the latest NAND, updated firmwares, and some subtle new features, all designed to boost performance and reliability. We’ve got both drives in hand and have put them through their paces on our freshly-updated test bed, alongside a quartet of competing products.

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hp-ex920-m.2-ssd-1tbGreat Speed for a Dynamite Price

By Les Tokar @ The SSD Review

High performance, low power, increased system responsiveness, high reliability, small form factor, minimum weight, enhanced ruggedness along with high data integrity and security; these are the selling points made by HP with respect to their newest HP EX920 M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD. As much as this description might fit any of the latest gen M.2 SSD family, HP has built a product that we believe is going to do very well in the SSD industry, a product that very well might raise more than a few eyebrows.

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intel-optane-ssd-800pBy Nathan Kirsch @ Legit Reviews

Intel has finally launched an Optane SSD for the mainstream market, the Intel Optane SSD 800P. The Intel Optane SSD 800P series is available as M.2 2280 single-sided ‘gumsticks’ that use the PCIe 3.0 x2 interface. Only two capacities are available, so you get your choice of a 58GB drive for $99 or a 118GB for $199. These won’t be large enough to be the sole storage drive in an enthusiast or gamers PC, but they’ll make for an ideal boot drive for a Windows 10-base system.

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intel-optane-ssd-900pBy Chris Ramseyer @ Tom’s Hardware

The time is finally here. You’ve seen 3D Xpoint for the enterprise in our Intel DC P4800X review, and you’ve seen it as a fast cache for the desktop in our Optane Memory Review. But this is the form you’ve really been waiting for: A bootable 3D Xpoint SSD for the desktop. The Intel Optane 900p. Purportedly the fastest consumer SSD known to mankind. It has arrived, and it’s time for us to review what promises to be a massive generational shift in consumer storage.

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