M.2

As previewed at CES, Kingston's newest entry-level consumer NVMe SSD is now shipping. The new NV1 uses a similar strategy to Kingston's entry-level SATA drives like the A400, where Kingston is not guaranteeing a specific set of internal components and expects to mix controllers and NAND to hit the cheapest price points. That results in very conservative performance and endurance specifications: sequential transfers around 2GB/s and endurance ratings around 0.2 DWPD for three years. Kingston NV1 SSD Specifications Capacity 500 GB 1 TB 2 TB Form Factor M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 Sequential Read (MB/s) 2100 Sequential Write (MB/s) 1700 Warranty 3 years Write Endurance 120 TB 0.2 DWPD 240 TB 0.2 DWPD 480 TB 0.2 DWPD Launch Price (Direct from Kingston) $63.70 (13¢/GB) $115.70 (12¢/GB) $224.90 (11¢/GB) Retail Price (CDW) $59.99 (12¢/GB) $107.99 (11¢/GB) $208.99 (10¢/GB) The Kingston NV1 uses DRAMless SSD controllers like the Phison E13T and Silicon Motion SM2263XT, which are both getting a bit old but...

ASRock to Release 990FX Killer Motherboard with M.2

One of the next big things in motherboard development is the progressive move to faster storage – the superseding of SATA 3 Gbps and SATA 6 Gbps. We...

22 by Ian Cutress on 12/12/2013

NGFF SSDs: Putting an End to Proprietary Ultrabook SSD Form Factors

We've seen a bunch of custom SSD form factors with the arrival of Ultrabooks as well as systems like the MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro. The need is...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2012

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