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KIOXIA has proudly announced that its CM6 and CD6 series of PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs as well as its PM6 series of 24G SAS SSDs have secured themselves Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) certification.
This allows the aforementioned KIOXIA SSDs to be used with Windows Server 2022 SDDC solutions that utilize Storage Spaces Direct, with certification of KIOXIA's SSDs conducted by Microsoft to ensure the compatibility and performance KIOXIA's CM6, CD6, and PM6 series SSDs.
As for Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, it's a feature built into Windows Server that creates a software-defined software solution, which combines SSDs on clustered servers, allowing them to share the storage resources in converted and hyperconverged IT infrastructures. This means users can scale out storage capacity by simply adding in more drives or more servers into their cluster, with Storage Spaces Direct automatically onboarding the new drives, and rebalancing the storage pool.
Sabrent has just launched its new Rocket 2230 SSD, which falls into the M.2 2230 form factor, a smaller SSD that will super-speed your system no matter how small it is.
The new Sabrent Rocket 2230 SSD and its M.2 2230 form factor will fit into devices like Valve's popular Steam Deck handheld console, a Microsoft Surface, an ultrabook, an Intel NUC system, a compact HTPC, and everything in between.
Sabrent's new Rocket 2230 SSD comes in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities with reads of up to 5000MB/sec (5GB/sec) on the 512GB variant. Sabrent is using the new PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD controller with 'exceptional' 3D TLC flash, with the company noting that users usually need to compromise with M.2 2230 SSDs, but with their new Gen4 controller, you'll be enjoying gaming desktop-class performance, mixed with the efficient flash for the best experience.
Phison has just announced that its 8TB M.2 2280 SSD memory module has passed the required certification for space flight required by Lonestar Data Holdings and its initial data center mission into space.
Lonestar's upcoming mission to the Moon will see the Phison 8TB SSD inside of their systems, with space logistics company Skycorp being a p[partner to Lonestar's engineering design and manufacturing for the mission. Phison had certification for NASA Technology Readiness Level 6 -- TRL-6 -- by checking all the required boxes for flight and space tests.
This includes conditions like the vacuum of space, and deep cryogenic temperatures that the Phison 8TB SSD will have on the surface of the Moon. Phison also had to complete testing with their SSD against environmental and stress testing, working with SpaceX and its Falcon 9 rocket at Silicon Valley commercial and governmental testing facilities.
Micron has just unveiled the first client SSD shipping with over 200 layers of NAND flash, with the introduction of the new Micron 2550 SSD that delivers an injection of performance in PCIe 4.0 SSDs.
The new Micron 2550 SSD packs 232-layer NAND flash and falls on the current-gen PCIe 4.0 standard, but the PCIe Gen4 SSD standard will be here in PCs and devices through to 2026. Praveen Vaidyanathan, vice president and general manager of the Client Storage Group at Micron said: "We focused on delivering a superior user experience for PC users with this SSD".
"The new 2550 SSD builds on our established and broadly adopted PCIe Gen4 architecture. It also incorporates Micron's industry-leading 232-layer NAND and focuses on thermal architecture and power design. These capabilities deliver impressive application performance and phenomenal power savings".
CFD Gaming teased its next-gen PCIe 5.0 SSDs earlier this year, but now Japanese retailer Kakaku has listed the 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB models on their website, with some deliciously expensive pricing.
The next-gen CFD Gaming Gen5 NVMe SSDs will cost a pretty penny, but they'll be offering some truly next-gen storage speeds of up to 10GB/sec reads and up to 9.5GB/sec writes, 1500K IOPs, and a 3-year warranty. There will be a high-end active cooler to keep it nice and chill while being offered in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities.
As for pricing, we're looking at the 1TB model costing 57420 Yen or 2830 RMB (which converts to around $400 USD), while the 2TB variant costs 114840 Yen or 5650 RMB (which converts to around $800 USD), but the monster 4TB model will cost a whopping 229680 Yen or 11300 RMB (which converts to a huge $1600 USD).
ICY DOCK has teased not one, but two new add-in cards for your PC that support both PCIe Gen5 M.2 + E1.S SSDs, with both add-in cards rocking active cooling to keep those super-fast PCIe 5.0 SSDs nice and cool.
The first one we're looking at today is the ICY DOCK CP073-1 which supports two regular PCIe Gen5 M.2 SSDs that get mounted through the sides of the shroud, with a fully tool-less design that makes them easy to get up and running.
ICY DOCK supports up to 2280/2580 form factor M.2 SSDs, with the design of the ICY DOCK CP073-1 including an active fan -- a 50mm blower fan -- with exhaust vents on the front and an aluminum heatsink on the shroud. There are some LED indicators on the front of the PCIe 5.0 SSD add-in card, too.
Phison originally teased its next-gen E26 PCIe Gen5 NVMe M.2 SSD controller in September, alongside AMD and its tease of Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors... but now the next-gen PCIe 5.0 SSD controller has been delayed.
Phison was originally meant to have its next-gen PCIe 5.0 SSD controller out by now, but there are no Phison E26-powered SSDs on the market, reviewed, or ready to go at all. During the Flash Memory Summit 2022 a couple of months back, Phison and AMD teased the E26 PCIe 5.0 SSD controller running at a huge 12.5GB/sec reads.
The new Phison E26 controller will have 3D TLC memory, offering a bandwidth of up to 2400MT/s alongside those huge 12.5GB/sec+ read speeds in PCIe 5.0-enabled motherboards. Back in May 2022, Phison announced in a blog post that it would be expecting mass production of PCIe 5.0 SSDs in Q3 2022, but the third quarter is finished, and we're now in the final month of 2022 and yet no Phison E26-powered SSDs are here.
We've been hearing a lot of news about PCIe 5.0 SSDs and their wicked 10GB/sec and beyond reads, but now we have Nextorage with their new PCIe Gen 5.0 NVMe M.2 SSD pumping 10GB/sec reads.
The new Nextorage PCIe Gen 5.0 NVMe M.2 SSD rocks sequential read speeds of up to 10GB/sec, and sequential writes of up to 9.5GB/sec. We should see Nextorage unleash 1TB and 2TB variants of their new PCIe 5.0-enabled SSD at first, with the 1TB model seeing barely reduced read and write speeds of 9.5GB/sec and 8.5GB/sec.
Nextorage is using 176-layer NAND flash inside of their new PCIe Gen 5.0 NVMe M.2 SSDs, and when compared against the likes of current-gen PCIe 4.0-powered SSDs that reach 7.4GB/sec reads and 6.9GB/sec writes, we can expect some great performance upgrades out of the Nextorage PCIe Gen 5.0 NVMe M.2 SSDs of up to 35% faster reads, and up to 48% faster writes (and that's without using the fastest SSD using the PCIe Gen5 standard just yet).
Sabrent has just kicked off its huge Black Friday sales with some discounts across its range of storage products, from their flagship Rocket 4 Plus-G SSDs down to a new SD card if you need it.
The wicked-fast and super-styled Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus-G SSDs are discounted: the 500GB variant is down from $170 to $130, the 1TB variant is down from $300 to $230, while the 2TB variant is down from $700 to $600. Under the G models, the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus SSDs are also discounted: the 1TB variant is down from $90 to $72, the 2TB variant down from $150 to $100, and the 4TB variant drops from $300 to $200.
If you've just built yourself a new Intel 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" or AMD Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" system, then Sabrent has its Rocket DDR5 memory also on special: the Sabrent Rocket DDR5-4800 in single 16GB DIMM form is down from $180 to $100, while the 32GB DIMM drops from $300 to $150 (50% off!).
Sabrent has just unleashed its new Rocket nano v2 portable SSD, its smallest portable SSD ever... and man, it packs quite the punch in its tiny footprint.
The new Sabrent Rocket nano v2 portable SSD is a sleek new portable SSD that the company is offering in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities. The portable SSD can drive up to 1.5GB/sec (1500MB/sec) reads which is for all capacities, while the company has used high-grade aerospace aluminum alloy through CNC machining.
Not only does this make the Sabrent Rocket nano V2 portable SSD look good, but the material is durable and perfect for dissipating heat away from the internal components, prolonging the life of the drive. Sabrent also provides a removable silicone sleeve that offers even more protection against drops and debris... perfect considering it's a portable storage powerhouse.