ADATA Technology, a manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, mobile accessories, gaming products, electric power trains, and industrial solutions today announced the LEGEND 960 PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 2280 solid state drive (SSD). With the advent of the Web 3.0 and a growing emphasis on the virtual world, the new LEGEND 960 delivers a new level of performance for advanced design applications, such as 3D animation, game design, virtual art, and beyond.

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The ADATA LEGEND 960 gives users a major upgrade in performance with sequential read and write speeds of 7,400/6,800MB per second, and is compliant with NVMe 1.4. This makes it up to 4 times faster than a standard PCIe Gen3 SSD. What’s more, it supports the latest Intel and AMD platforms, desktop and notebook PCs, including Intel® Evo™ certified laptops, and is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0 for added convenience.

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Phison Electronics Corp., a global leader in NAND flash controller and storage solutions, today announced the launch of its X1 controller-based solid-state drive (SSD) platform that delivers the industry’s most advanced enterprise SSD solution. Engineered with Phison’s technology to meet the evolving demands of faster and smarter global data-center infrastructures, the X1 SSD platform was designed in partnership with Seagate® Technology Holdings plc, a world leader in mass-data storage infrastructure solutions.

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The X1 SSD customizable platform offers more computing with less energy consumption. With a cost-effective solution that eliminates bottlenecks and improves quality of service, the X1 offers more than a 30 percent increase in data reads than existing market competitors for the same power used.

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Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of embedded memory products, has recently introduced a whole series of 112-layer 3D NAND solid-state drives featuring wide-temperature tolerance, operating stably from -40°C to 85°C and demonstrating remarkable endurance. The form factors include 2.5", M.2, and mSATA types, suitable for embedded devices, vehicle systems, and slim servers. With up to 4TB capacity, this rugged solution overcomes the challenges of extreme industrial environments, empowering applications in smart factories, modern infrastructures, and surveillance in the IoT era.

Transcend WideTemp SSD

Transcend utilizes 112-layer 3D NAND flash to build wide-temp SSDs, which support the mainstream SATA III interface and the high-speed PCIe interface. With up to 4TB capacity, proven performance is delivered between -40°C and 85°C thanks to an in-house sorting process and rigorous temperature tests which ensure the SSDs can adapt to rapid temperature change and thermal shock. Meanwhile, anti-sulfur technology, Corner Bond, and 30µ” gold fingers are incorporated to enhance key component protection and effectively prolong SSD lifespan. All these features create higher reliability for demanding applications like roadside monitoring systems which are exposed to long hours of high temperatures, or industrial computers that have to ensure non-stop high-speed operation.

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Silicon Motion Technology Corporation ("Silicon Motion"), a global leader in designing and marketing NAND flash controllers and solid-state storage devices today announces MonTitan, a PCIe Gen5 SSD solution platform perfectly suited for the most challenging Datacenter and Enterprise applications.

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Silicon Motion's new MonTitan platform features an entirely new, purpose-built ASIC and FW architecture, optimized for performance and QoS. Its unique Layered FW stack enables the development of customer differentiated solutions with a high degree of flexibility and accelerated time to market, all while reducing engineering cost.

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With the rise of high-performance computing (HPC), the demand for industrial product cooling has increased dramatically due to higher power requirements and heat generation in demanding industrial applications and platforms. In response, TEAMGROUP has adopted the VC (Vapor Chamber) liquid cooling technology, commonly for mobile devices, and introduced the industry's first M.2 SSD VC liquid cooling technology. The VC liquid cooling tube was redesigned from the ground up for PCIe M.2 SSD applications based on the high-speed transfer rates and heat generation patterns of high-speed PCIe M.2 SSD. The result is a liquid-cooled PCIe M.2 SSD with outstanding thermal performance that can sustain high-speed operation in harsh and dynamic industrial environments.

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TEAMGROUP's N74V-M80 is an industrial grade VC Cooling M.2 SSD that utilizes proprietary liquid cooling technology (Taiwan Utility Model Patent : M626519). Through the specially designed VC liquid cooling tubes, cooling fluid is pumped to the heat zone of PCIe M.2 SSD controller. Heat is then transferred to the aluminum fin heat sink with a convective design via gas-liquid phase transition to enhance thermal performance. The N74V-M80 combines the functions of heat absorption, conduction, and dissipation to better transfer and regulate thermal energy. TEAMGROUP's industrial control T.R.U.S.T. technology ("T" for Temperature) ensures that its PCIe M.2 SSD products maintain excellent transfer performance over a wide temperature range of -40°C (-40°F) to 85°C (185°F). In addition, the TEAMGROUP N74V-M80 uses TLC Flash and supports the PCIe Gen3x4 interface and NVMe1.3 standard, providing write and read speeds of up to 3,400 and 2,500MB/s, respectively, and is suitable for industrial-grade HPC devices with adequate installation space. It can fully meet the high-speed computing needs while keeping it cool and energy-saving.

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Micron Technology, Inc., today announced that it has begun volume production of the world’s first 232-layer NAND, built with industry-leading innovations to drive unprecedented performance for storage solutions. It features the industry’s highest areal density and delivers higher capacity and improved energy efficiency over previous generations of Micron NAND, to enable best-in-class support of the most data-intensive use cases from client to cloud.

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“Micron’s 232-layer NAND is a watershed moment for storage innovation as first proof of the capability to scale 3D NAND to more than 200 layers in production,” said Scott DeBoer, executive vice president of technology and products at Micron. “This groundbreaking technology required extensive innovation, including advanced process capabilities to create high aspect ratio structures, novel materials advancements and leading-edge design enhancements that build on our market-leading 176-layer NAND technology.”

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In another move that delivers next-generation levels of performance to enterprise data centers, Kioxia Corporation today announced that its KIOXIA CM7 series enterprise NVMe™ SSDs are now shipping to select customers. Optimized for the needs of high-performance, highly efficient servers and storage, the KIOXIA CM7 series family is designed with PCIe 5.0 technology in Enterprise and Datacenter Standard Form Factor (EDSFF) E3.S and 2.5-inch form factors.

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Having introduced the industry’s first EDSFF drives designed with PCIe 5.0 technology last year, the addition of the KIOXIA CM7 series family expands KIOXIA’s leadership position and allows OEM customers to deliver best-in-class sequential read 14 GB/s performance to end users.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has successfully developed a second generation of its pioneering SmartSSD.

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The new proprietary computational storage incorporates data processing functionality within a high-performance SSD. Unlike existing SSDs, Samsung’s SmartSSD can process data directly, thereby minimizing data transfers between the CPU, GPU and RAM. This technology can avoid the bottlenecks that often occur when moving data between storage devices and CPUs, resulting in markedly improved system performance and much higher energy efficiency.

The SmartSSD is playing an increasingly important role, especially with the growth of next-generation technologies such as AI, machine learning and 5G/6G, which require large amounts of data processing.

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In recent years, consumer storage products have seen rapid developments. This year, the industry will officially be entering the first year of Gen5 SSDs. In response to risen temperatures caused by the high transfer speeds of PCIe Gen 5 SSDs, T-FORCE, the gaming sub-brand of TEAMGROUP, has launched the world's first all-in-one ARGB liquid cooling system to reduce heat generated by both the CPU and SSD, allowing PCIe Gen5 SSDs to maintain optimal temperatures and stable, high-speed operations for sustained periods. With the new cooling solution, consumers can fully experience the efficient storage performance of next-generation SSDs without any compromises.

TEAMGROUP PCIe Gen5 AIO Cooler

Beginning in the 2000s, as the consumer market demanded higher read and write speeds for storage devices, solid-state drives (SSDs) began to replace mechanical hard drives (HDDs) in large numbers. SATA SSDs eventually became the go-to choice for storage upgrades. With the demand for high-speed storage driven by big data and the spread of transmission technology, PCIe became the standard interface for high-speed transmission. In the past few years, read speeds of PCIe SSDs have increased from 3,500MB/s in Gen3 to 7,000MB/s in Gen4. PCIe Gen5 SSDs now have over 12,000MB/s read and write speeds. The large leaps in transfer speeds of each successive generation of SSDs have led to increased power wattage, which in turn have resulted in higher operating temperatures. When SSDs experience rising operating temperatures at high transfer speeds, an automatic throttling mechanism is activated to protect components from damage caused by the high temperatures. With power consumption of approximately 12W on a PCIe Gen4 SSD running at 7,000MB/s, the controller temperature can reach over 110℃. When PCIe Gen5 SSDs have speeds of over 12,000MB/s and consume 14W or above, one can expect controller temperatures to rise sharply. Therefore, TEAMGROUP is committed to providing the best thermal solutions for stable, high-speed operation of SSDs over sustained periods.

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Kanguru announces a new FIPS 140-2 Certified External Solid-State Drive with enhanced security. The new Defender SSD350 hardware encrypted solid state drive series provides organizations with data protection at its best.

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The TAA Compliant, Defender SSD350 family of solid-state drives is ideal for high-security environments, including government, defense, healthcare, financial institutions, energy/utilities and other security-conscious organizations that rely on benchmark FIPS 140-2 Certification and military-grade, hardware encryption to meet strict security demands. Designed and built under the independent and rigorous testing verification process conducted by the National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST), the Defender SSD350 provides organizations with exceptional data security and value.

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