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ADATA launches "World's Fastest" SE920 USB4 external SSD and uber-fast 12,600MT/s DDR5

ADATA Xtreme Innovation event

At its Xtreme Innovation event earlier today, ADATA announced a bunch of upcoming products and as the name suggests, most of the newly announced products are sort of extreme one way or another. For the most part, they are very fast.

In fact, the company announced today two such items. First, there is its all-new SE920 external SSD. This new drive will be running on the latest USB 4.0 interface which actually adopts Intel's Thunderbolt 3 technology. Thunderbolt 3 is able to reach throughputs of 40Gbps and using this, ADATA says its new SE920 can deliver speeds of up to 4,000MB/s. Since ADATA hasn't clarified it, we assume it's the read speed as it is generally faster than writes.

ADATA SE920 USB4 external SSD
Adata SE920 speed

ADATA also didn't disclose the capacity levels of the new SE920 and it will be interesting to see if it is offered in super-sizes like the one Sabrent recently made. SSDs like to be kept cool and for that ADATA says its proprietary cooling solution has been implemented in the SE920.

The company also talked about its upcoming DDR5 DRAM products and stated that is designing a new premium XPG module that will be able to deliver 12,600MT/s and operate at 1.6V. This upcoming XPG DDR5-12600 is the fastest DDR5 announced to date, faster even than the DDR5-10000 that Netac is reportedly developing.

ADATA DDR5-12600 specs

While release dates for neither of these products have been announced, we expect the DDR5-12600 kits to be available either towards the end of this year or early next year since that's when Intel's Alder Lake-S is supposedly releasing. DDR5 will also debut on AMD platforms with Zen 4 which is launching next year.

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