Sabrent has launched its new Rocket 4 Plus G NVMe SSD. However, the new drive is no ordinary NVMe as it has been designed specifically to take advantage of the Microsoft's new DirectStorage API.
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The arrival of Microsoft's DirectStorage API in a game has likely been delayed once again as Forspoken, which is the first game to implement the technology, has been pushed back once more.
On the occasion of its 30th year, PCI-SIG announced today the all-new PCIe 7.0 standard. While we have some initial info today, the body says that final specifications are still quite a while away.
PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSDs from Samsung, Corsair, WD, and Adate, are selling at excellent prices today that are worth considering. In this article, we have made a compilation of some of the best deals.
In a recent interview, AMD explained the benefits of its new SmartAccess Storage (SAS) tech which it debuted at Computex. The company also confirmed that not all NVMe SSDs are SAS ready.
The recently launched Sk hynix Platinum P41 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD has been found to be a good performer in short bursts. However, during a sustained stress test, the drive was found throttling heavily.
Active cooling could become the norm for the upcoming PCIe Gen5 NVMe SSDs according to storage controller maker Phison. That may not be enough for long as next-gen connectors are also in works.
The first demo using Microsoft's DirectStorage API on Windows PC is here and the gains are impressive. NVMe SSDs are nearly 70% faster and game load times are noticeably better in general.
Samsung's 980 Pro, which is the one of fastest NVMe SSDs available in the market, is currently selling with discounts of up to 42%. Both heatsink and non-heatsink variants are discounted.
Microsoft has released DirectStorage on Windows 11 which means, going forward, games can start using it. With DirectStorage, the firm reminds us that Windows 11 is the best OS for gaming.
A test has found that certain NVMe SSDs are losing cached data in the event of a power outage. The data loss is happening even after flushing those SSDs fully before the triggered power cut.
Memory and storage maker ADATA will show off a couple of sample PCIe 5.0-based NVMe SSDs at the upcoming CES 2022 event. These drives, the company claims, could read at speeds of up to 14GB/s.
Microsoft appears to have quietly updated its changelog for Windows 11 build 22000.348 after the NVMe slow-down issue was widely reported. The problem was still present in our system using the build.
Windows 11 could be causing some performance problems for NVMe SSDs according to user feedback and reports online. The issues vary from reduced random writes to increased access times, among others.
Thanks to the ongoing Cyber Monday and Black Friday sales, NVMe SSDs from Corsair, Gigabyte, and Samsung are all selling for excellent prices. We have made a compilation of the best deals.
Crucial SSDs, both internal and external, are going for excellent discounts right now on Amazon, thanks to the upcoming Black Friday. We have made a handy list of those items in this article.
Right now, you can pick up a 1TB Crucial NVMe SSD for less than $85 in Amazon's Epic Deals, and you can save even more with the external X6 portable SSD which, for today, is almost $50 off.
Western Digital has seemingly admitted it had handicapped its highly popular Blue SN550 budget NVMe SSD. The company has promised to be much more transparent about such matters from now on.
The newer variant of the SN550 Blue SSD from WD apparently writes at around half the speed - once its available SLC cache is full - as compared to what the original SN550 was capable of doing.
Gigabyte has launched today its new AORUS XTREME PCIe 4.0 AIC SSD. The new SSD comes with a capacity of up to 32TB and can offer sequential transfer speeds of up to 28GB/s (read) and 26.5GB/s (write).
Sabrent has launched today a massively spacious 16TB external SSD dubbed the Rocket XTRM-Q. The new SSD is a dual NVMe drive enclosure containing two 8TB SSDs that can be run together in RAID 0 mode.
The latest NVMe 2.0 specification has been released today by the NVMe consortium. The new standard is backwards compatible with previous specs and brings with it several new next-gen features.
WD announced its first PCIe Gen4-based M.2 NVMe SSD that touts twice the performance of its predecessor. It also debuted an SSD add-in-card and a Thunderbolt 3-based gaming dock with RGB.