Years ago we did not record a hard drive release except what keeps coming for servers and data centers. Solid storage drives completely dominate consumer storage, especially NVMe SSDs that connected to PCIe ports improve performance and reduce size and power over SATA drives.

Today we have two new models to announce to you. Both are delivered in format M.2-2280, they support the NVMe 1.3 protocol and use the interface PCIe 3.0 (4x). Their goal is slightly different. While the ADATA solution is pure consumption, the HP one focuses on all kinds of uses, including more professionals such as workstations.


A mid-range model in performance taking into account the stratospheric speeds reached by this type of PCIe units, with maximum sequential read and write speeds established in 2,095 and 1,965 Mbytes per second and 283K and 286K IOPS random reads / writes, respectively.

It uses 3D NAND memory from an unspecified manufacturer and claims to have (not exactly explained) a separate cache design, DRAM memory, and SLC storage that are commonly used by solid-state drives to improve performance. from the NAND memories themselves. The memories only occupy a single face, making it easy to install on almost any device, including ultralight ones.

It will be marketed in storage capacities of 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 Tbyte, without defined price. Support is high, a five-year warranty, and a write guarantee of at least 650 Tbytes in the largest version. They are supported by Error Correction Code (ECC) technology, NANDXtend, SRAM ECC, and end-to-end data path protection technology.


Another M.2-2280 that uses the PCI-Express 3.0 interface and four lanes. Its performance differs quite a lot in sequential reads / writes. If the first ones reach 3,100 Mbytes per second, the latter are limited to 1,500 Mbytes per second. In random accesses it reaches 180K IOPS 4K.

They include an aluminum heat sink on top to keep chip and controller temperatures under control.

They use 3D NAND flash memory (it is not announced if they are TLC or QLC) and will be sold in capacities of 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB. ADATA supports drives with a 5-year warranty and written data up to 1,200 Tbytes.


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