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SSD, expected a further price drop for next year

SSD prices have fallen over time, and according to industry analyst TrendForce , that trend will continue throughout the holiday season and beyond. Storage Newsletter today published an article in which it indicated that the average price of NAND flash memory, the main component of SSDs, will drop by another 10% by the end of the year , and then decrease by another 15% in the first quarter of 2021 .

The main causes of this price fluctuation are to be found in the high amount of chip stocks already available and the large production of NAND wafers

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The main causes of this price fluctuation are to be found in the high amount of chip stocks already available and the large production of NAND wafers, which lead to an imbalance between supply and demand. At the same time, the demand for SSDs is decreasing in the server market. All in all, this should cause average prices to drop by 10% in the fourth quarter of 2020. At the beginning of next year, this trend will continue as NAND flash inventories become more abundant.

This is great news for those looking to buy a new SSD right now. High-capacity NVMe SSDs have become incredibly cheap, competing directly with SATA SSDs that were the only alternative for larger denominations.

A few days ago, Western Digital announced its first M.2 SSD on the PCI Express 4.0 interface of the WD Black gaming line : SN850 . The device promises speeds of up to 7GB / s, 1 million IOPS and is marketed in the denominations of 500GB (€ 152.99), 1TB (€ 274.99) and 2TB (€ 549.99). Like the previous SN750, the unit is initially available without a heatsink, while a new version will arrive in the first quarter of next year with a heat sink and RGB LEDs.

Additionally, Crucial recently expanded its P2 SSD range with new, higher capacity models. In fact, the low-end unit series has gained the 1TB and 2TB models, offering gamers a good compromise between good speed, high capacity and low price.

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Western Digital updates its My Passport line with fast NVMe SSDs

Western Digital has unveiled a new series of products to add to its popular My Passport line of external hard drives . In fact, the new WD My Passport SSDs offer a large storage capacity in portable format and an extremely fast data transfer speed guaranteed by the transition to NVMe SSDs .

Western Digital The My Passport case has certainly been specially designed for users on the go
According to Western Digital, the new My Passports nearly double the speeds of previous editions, reaching up to 1,050MB / s reading and 1,000MB / s writing , while the maximum capacity goes up to 2TB . Users can also easily secure their data using the 256-bit password-protected encryption protocol .

The My Passport case has certainly been specially designed for users on the go, which is ideal for a portable drive. The chassis is resistant to vibration and shock, according to Western Digital, and the company claims the SSD can survive drops of up to 1.98m . The My Passport drive supports the USB 3.2 protocol and comes with a USB-C cable and a USB-A adapter . For best results, of course, we recommend using a USB 3.0 port whenever possible.

Western Digital sells My Passport with a 5-year limited warranty in various colors and is already available at major retailers such as Amazon in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB sizes.

Last month we also told you about Western Digital regarding the technologies used in its high-capacity hard drives. In fact, the manufacturer’s new Gold series hard drives, capable of storing 16TB or 18TB of data, stand out from the others as they are the first to use ePMR (Energy-assisted PMR) technology. Finally, a couple of months ago, WD launched Red Plus drives , intended for specific use with NAS systems. The new HDDs have replaced the previous WD Red range and, in addition to being more expensive, only feature Conventional Magnetic Recording discs, better known as CMRs.

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ADATA launches its new industrial solid disks ISSS314

The manufacturer of RAM and solid storage solutions ADATA, just presented its new ISSS314 SSD solid-state drive. These new disks are designed specially for the industrial oriented business market. And for this they have been endowed with greater resistance to shock and extreme temperatures. So that they can operate correctly in any working environment.

ADATA launches its new industrial solid disks ISSS314 3D MLC NAND Industrial environments are always the most demanding for computer components. Since in these environments it is very easy to surpass the usual operating conditions for them.

Two versions will be available for these new SSDs. Differentiated by the type of 3D NAND Flash memory that they mount inside.

Thus, for example, there will be a version that will mount 3D TLC NLC memory. It will be available in capacities of 128, 256 and 512 GB. This will be the version that supports a lower temperature range. The latter being confined between 0 and 70 ° C. This means that they can not be used in very extreme environments.

On the other hand, we have the version that mounts 3D MLC NAND . This will be available in sizes ranging from 32 to 512 GB. In this case, the temperature ranges supported are broader. Since they range from -40 to 80 ° C. Turning them into essential tools for very unfavorable environments.

The rest of specifications for both models is identical.

ADATA launches its new industrial solid disks ISSS314 3D NAND Flash memory
The read and write speeds for both models are completely the same. These are 560 MB / s for reading, and 520 MB / s for writing. So it’s clear they’re pretty fast drives. So is the impact resistance of 1500 G / 0.5 s. Or the average life time, which is over 2 million hours of operation. As well as the resistance to vibrations, which is 20 G, at a frequency between 10 Hz and 2 KHz.

ADATA has not provided the price of ISSS314, but it is clear that the model with 3D NLC TLC will be cheaper than the model made with 3D MLC NAND.

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Advantages and characteristics of solid SSDs

You may even result SSD abbreviations unknown to some readers, or simply it is a term that has been passing while reading a magazine or blog technology, while others who already know their meaning are synonymous with the past technological advances in the field of storage for your equipment.

SSD is short for Solid State Disk. The difference with “traditional” hard drives is that these devices do not harbor drives inside, using a much more similar to memory cards or USB storage devices solid memory.

One of the main advantages of solid disks is their speed, we can not forget their resistance to vibration and shock, its lower power consumption, and usually a much longer lifespan. By the way, are pretty quiet and we save the hassles that sometimes we cause conventional hard drives with their shrill sounds.

Solid State Disk use a much more similar to memory cards or USB storage devices solid memory

After give you know some of the benefits of SSD drives, maybe it’s time to decide which is the best model we can acquire arrives. The offer is wide and varied when choosing an SSD for our team, so we can know about various alternatives.

What happens, like when we buy any daily product, the quality can clearly make a difference. This is where my clear preference for the models listed in the catalog of kingston ssd.

It’s easy to associate the name of this company with their memory and storage products, a guarantee that has built over the years working and leading this sector.

The catalog of Kingston solid discs has enough options to choose from disks with different storage capacities, sizes and connection interfaces. A wide range of solutions for companies and individuals who intend to improve the performance of your equipment and care to maintain and protect your data using the appropriate hardware.

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AMD could also enter the SSD market

AMD is going through a situation that is not easy. The recent rumors about a possible sale could change the course of not only the company, but also the history of modern technology.

More than a technological resource, the SSD of AMD should improve the ecosystem of hardware brand

The latest rumor related to AMD is about the ability to enter the market of SSD with a number of models included under the Radeon brand but not big news from the technological point of view. AMD does not have – except last minute surprise – the resources needed to create new drivers or memory modules, which would have to go to other companies outsource models.

Read more: Details specifications and analysis of the SSD storage devices

More than a technological resource, the AMD SSD should improve the ecosystem of hardware brand. It would have in the market microprocessors, graphics cards, chipsets, memory RAM (yes, they also have) and also storage SSD. Arguably offer the major components of a computer, which must be considered a major achievement.

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A priori it seems a move to create a complete brand image that includes multiple categories of products under the brand Radeon rather than a technological breakthrough that differentiates AMD over the competition. I also remember that it is a rumor and that is to be taken as such, at least until the company officially confirmed its existence.

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Western Digital will release a new storage device hybrid hard disk

Western Digital has announced that it is developing a hybrid hard disk designed for ultrabooks of a fineness of only 5 mm, a thickness that will create Ultrathin (below what we already know). This HDD combine therein a flash memory and a conventional optical memory to combine a higher speed with a substantial storage capacity, which in this case come to 500 GB.

Western Digital will release a new storage device hybrid hard disk

For now we are in an earlier stage of development of this new hybrid hard disk designed to work in the bowels of an ultrabook, a new type of thin and powerful laptop sponsored by Intel and has one of its low-voltage processors. These laptops are called to be the future of computers segment, although sales are still not meeting the expectations of manufacturers and supplier of chips. It is expected that the output of Windows 8 could become an impetus to make these teams a force in the market weight.

This new hybrid hard disk from Western Digital, which still do not know the name, incorporate a hybrid technology that allows you to combine a smaller flash memory with a traditional memory in which to store heavier files. In memory Flash integrates the operating system and data to routinely will agree, favoring an increase in the speed of access to frequently used applications and files. This system of tiered storage, a concept that is often used in business. The hybrid storage has already been used in several ultrabooks but until a hand was put dual system of two discs (a little size SSD and a traditional hard drive).

Benefits of hybrid storage system

One of the advantages opt for a hybrid system in a single disc (as well as by the obvious improvement in the space to be only a disc) is located in the redundancy. The data stored in the flash memory are copied to the traditional memory to keep them safe and reduce the wear that occurs in the data. The size that this new device will have Western Digital will be 500 GB and the company has announced a price that will be reduced to a tenth of current SSDs of the same size.

The new design of this album will reach a very interesting finesse 5 mm, compared with most hard drives today have a thickness of 9.5 millimeters (also developed devices 7 millimeters in recent months). In short, this hybrid hard disk can become a good option in the market, but we still have to know the price they will have this team and the specifics of their performance.

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Details specifications and analysis of the SSD storage devices

It is a species of hard drive but with other types of memory and above all, much faster than a traditional, that removes all the mechanical parts caused by the slow pace of reading information.
Details specifications and analysis of the SSD storage devices
SSDS can be manufactured with different architectures, but it is more common to use NAND memories, which is of two types: Single Level Cell (SLC) or Multi Level Cell (MLC) based on the structures of the used memory modules.
Single Level Cell uses one bit for each cell (0 or 1) and Multi Level Cell uses two (00, 01, 10 and 11). In this last is that there could be more errors.
Experts say that the SLC are better, but also more expensive and the MLC are those most used in the domestic sphere.
The connection interface is available for almost anyone to transmit data as SATA and PCle, which are the most interesting and standards.
The functioning of the SSD is equal to a traditional hard drive and develops the firmware and operating system.
Some incompatibility issues can occur with computers that have more than five years and which do not meet current standards of connectivity.
They come in two sizes: 1.8 or 2.5-inch, the latter is the most common and can be installed on almost any computer or laptop on the market.
The main advantages are: If there is loss of current continuous to being stored information, so it would not lose anything, not like it occurs in other devices.
In addition, it is quite faster than a traditional disk: it is normal to double or even triple performance: 100 to 300 MB per second.
We recommend using an SSD as a device to store the operating system, as well as other programs or files to take full advantage of the speed of transfer.

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Solid State Drives Apacer Pro II AS203 SATA 3.0

Apacer Technology has just introduced a new solid state drive, which he called Apacer Pro II AS203. This new storage solution uses a SATA 3.0 Gbps interface.

Solid State Drives Apacer Pro II AS203 SATA 3.0

The Apacer Pro II AS203 SSD is a 2.5-inch shock-resistant disk, and about 5 times higher than traditional hard drive. It comes in four versions of capacity – 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.