At the end of July, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced the specifications and guidelines for expanding the console’s built-in internal storage and confirmed that the PlayStation 5 (PS5) will now support M.2 SSDs for users to expand storage for game files and applications on the PS5. Today, TEAMGROUP's gaming brand, T-FORCE, is unveiling the T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series M.2 PCIe SSD with the industry's first-ever white graphene heat sink. The latest M.2 SSD, made specifically for expanding storage and will be available for gamers around the world on major e-commerce platforms in October, 2021.

T FORCE CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series SSD

The T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series M.2 SSD is being announced today by TEAMGROUP and is equipped with the industry's first-ever white graphene heat sink. The M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD, created specifically to expand PS5 storage, can reach read/write speeds of up to 7,400/7,000 MB/s and offers storage capacities of up to 8TB. The T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series M.2 SSD meets the specifications for the PS5 in heat sink size, read/write speeds, and supported capacities, allowing PS5 gamers to install it easily and get the storage they need instantly.

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KIOXIA America, Inc. today announced sampling of its newest generation of 256 and 512 gigabyte (GB) Universal Flash Storage (UFS) Ver. 3.1 embedded flash memory devices. Housed in 0.8 and 1.0mm-high packages, the new products improve performance by 30% for random read and 40% for random write – making them thinner and faster than their predecessors. The new KIOXIA UFS devices utilize the company’s most current, high-performance BiCS FLASH™ 3D flash memory and are targeted to a variety of mobile applications.

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The broad set of power and space conscious applications that utilize embedded flash memory continue to need higher performance and density, and UFS has increasingly been the solution of choice. From a total GB perspective, UFS now accounts for the majority of the demand relative to e-MMC. According to Forward Insights, when combining overall UFS and e-MMC GB demand worldwide, almost 70% of the demand this year is for UFS, and this will continue to grow.

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MSI is announcing the launch of a flagship model to its SSD product line – SPATIUM M480 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 HS. MSI SSDs refine our company’s identity as a high-performance PC brand by expanding our ecosystem and covering the high-performance storage category. These SSDs are built with high-quality, high-density 3D NAND flash that deliver great performance with up to 7000MB/sec read. On SPATIUM M480, the aluminum bronze-colored heatsink improves heat-dissipation to sustain transfer speeds for professionals, content creators, and gamers. Other performance-improving technologies include DRAM cache buffer and an SLC cache.

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SPATIUM M480 is the fastest product in the SPATIUM lineup with three storage capacities – 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB, bringing next-level storage performance to demanding content creators and gamers. Compliance with PCIe Gen 4 and NVMe 1.4 standards unleash the latest in extreme transfer speeds up to 7000MB/sec sequential read and 6800MB/sec sequential write speeds. The bronze-colored aluminum heatsink efficiently dissipates heat with its stacked fin structure, reducing the SSD temperature by up to 20°C under load and allowing M480 to sustain maximum performance under heavy workloads. SPATIUM M480 supports a comprehensive range of data error correction features including LPDC ECC and E2E Data Protection, providing a high rated TBW (Terabytes Written) for excellent durability and longevity backed with a limited 5-year warranty.

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Micron Technology, Inc., today announced the immediate availability of Crucial P5 Plus PCIe SSDs as an expansion of its award-winning NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) portfolio to offer high-performance internal Gen4 storage options to consumers. By leveraging Micron’s first-to-market volume shipments of 176-layer NAND, Crucial P5 Plus SSDs enable lower power, higher speed, and denser storage solutions. Additionally, Micron’s advanced 176L 3D TLC NAND and innovative controller technology, yields up to 66% faster sequential write speeds and nearly double the sequential reads of prior generation Crucial SSDs.

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“With data intensive workloads on the rise, consumers increasingly demand high-performance storage solutions for their needs including engineering applications, video editing, content creation and gaming,” said Teresa Kelley, vice president and general manager of Micron’s Consumer Products Group. “By using our powerful, industry-leading 176-layer 3D NAND, coupled with the latest high-bandwidth storage interface, the P5 Plus Gen4 SSD makes lightning-fast computing storage accessible for a broad spectrum of consumers in the market.”

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Kioxia Corporation, a world leader in memory solutions, today announced two new solid state drive (SSD) series scheduled to be released in the fourth quarter of 2021. The EXCERIA PRO and EXCERIA G2 Series are the company’s latest consumer-grade solutions for today’s hardcore enthusiasts and mainstream DIY system builders. Kioxia’s new SSDs, which are products under development, will be on reference exhibit at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference (ChinaJoy) in Shanghai from July 30th to August 2nd.

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Using the next generation PCIe Gen4x4 interface, the EXCERIA PRO Series is built for demanding PC environments. This brand new series will offer more than 2x the max sequential read speeds of the PCIe Gen3 based EXCERIA PLUS Series, delivering a high performance storage experience for content creators, gamers and professionals.

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adata logoADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade DRAM modules, and NAND Flash products, today announces the launch of a new generation of 112-layer stacked BiCS5 3D NAND SSDs with higher capacities and a major leap forward in performance. They are geared toward assisting the development of 5G, IoT, AI, Netcom, server, and other applications. According to a GSA report, 169 operators in 70 countries are providing 5G services as of May 2021, and applications such as smart logistics, telemedicine, autonomous driving, and security monitoring will flourish as 5G becomes more mature. In light of this, advanced 3D NAND technology is critical to offering durable, reliable, stable, and efficient storage products to handle the processing of larger volumes of data at higher speeds. Therefore, ADATA has focused on the development of a new generation of BiCS5 series industrial-grade SSDs. It is expected to start sample deliveries in September and begin mass production in Q4 2021.

To meet customer expectations for cost, performance, and compatibility, ADATA BiCS5 series SSDs feature 112-tier 3D TLC flash memory developed by WD and KIOXIA with 2.5-inch, M.2 2280, M.2 2242 dimensions. They also come with mainstream specifications such as mSATA, supports SATA III and PCIe Gen3x4 high-speed transmission interfaces, and feature capacities ranging from 128GB to 4TB. In addition to the rapid processing of large volumes of data, they are also suitable as system storage devices and boot drives. At the same time, to offer excellent stability for high-speed transmissions, they sport high P/E Cycle (program/erase) ratings of 3,000 times to distribute program/erase cycles evenly among blocks for a longer product lifespan, wear leveling for extended lifespans, and LDPC error correcting code to ensure data accuracy.

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Greenliant is now sampling SATA M.2 2242 ArmourDrive PX Series solid state drives (SSDs) that support 5K program-erase (P/E) cycles and advanced EX series SSDs with superior data retention and high endurance that support 60K, 120K and industry-leading 300K P/E cycles. SATA M.2 2242 ArmourDrive SSDs operate at industrial temperatures (-40 to +85 degrees Celsius) and are rigorously tested for shock and vibration to withstand the most extreme environments. 

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Designed with Greenliant’s EnduroSLC Technology, the new EX Series SSDs are available in 4GB, 8GB, 20GB, 40GB, 80GB, 160GB and 320GB capacities, and are included in Greenliant’s Long-Term Availability (LTA) program for 1-bit-per-cell (SLC) NAND based products ( The new PX Series SSDs, available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities, use 3-bit-per-cell (TLC) 3D NAND flash memory to provide cost-effective industrial storage.

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Innodisk, a leading global provider of industrial flash and memory solutions, announces its industrial-grade 112-Layer 3D TLC SSDs along with the world's highest capacity up to 8TB. The 112-layer SSDs introduces a complete product line including the SATA 3TG6-P and 3TE7 series, as well as the PCIe Gen3x4 and Gen4x4 series.

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The new TLC SSD Series marks Innodisk's continued development with 3D NAND design, bringing better efficiency, faster performance, and increased capacity. Compared to the previous 96-layer technology that offered a maximum of 2TB storage, the new 112-layer PCIe Gen 4x4 series increase the capacity to 8TB for U.2 SSD, which is the highest in the industry, while increased the capacity to 4TB for M.2 (P80). Beyond capacity increases, 112-layer is also faster, with the PCIe Gen 4x4 series clocking in at speeds up to 7500/6700 MB/s (8CH) and 3800/3000 MB/s (4CH). The marked increase in performance meets the growing needs of AIoT applications and industries in 5G, edge computing, deep learning, smart surveillance and smart medical where speed and higher capacity support are critical.

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Leading memory provider TEAMGROUP today announced that all of its industrial storage products have passed military standards testing for shock and vibration resistance. The company’s unique graphene-coated copper heatsink was also awarded a U.S. utility patent and is the world’s first heat sink to be used for industrial SSDs. In response to the growing Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) and edge computing trends, TEAMGROUP continues to improve the durability, reliability, and safety of its industrial products, striving to create innovative solutions in the field of industrial control.

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TEAMGROUP’s industrial product series, including industrial memory modules, SSDs and memory cards, have all been tested and certified to meet military shock (MIL-STD-202G and MIL-STD-883K) and vibration (MIL-STD-810G) standards. Whether focused on edge computing or 5G related applications, these products are guaranteed to handle high-speed data processing and computing for long periods of continuous operation. TEAMGROUP has once again proven the stability and durability of its industrial products, which meet the demanding needs for data security and industrial control in extreme conditions.

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ADATA Technology, a manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, mobile accessories, gaming products, electric power trains, and industrial solutions, today unveiled the ADATA PROSPECTOR 970 and PROSPECTOR 950 PCIe solid state drives. Geared toward Chia coin farming (a.k.a. plotting), the SSDs sports high capacities of up to 2TB, excellent read and write performance, and robust durability.

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Endurance for Chia Farming
Unlike other cryptocurrencies that are based on a “proof of work” system, Chia coins follow a “proof of space and time” system that is less energy-intensive and requires plentiful hard drive space for storage plotting. To meet the requirements of Chia farming, ADATA has developed the PROSPECTOR series. Designed for continuous operation, the SSDs are especially durable. The PROSPECTOR 970 has a Total Bytes Written (TBW) value of 56,000 while the PROSPECTOR 950 has a value of 28,000, which are at least 40 times higher than ordinary PCIe SSDs. TBW directly measures how much can be written cumulatively into a drive over its lifetime. What’s is more, the PROSPECTOR also sports a high Program-Erase (P/E) cycle rating. An SSD’s P/E cycle indicates its lifetime based on the number of P/E cycles it can endure.

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