NVMe RAID Support Drops for X399

With the all the Cofee lake news coming from the Blue camp, the Red’s have announced something pretty significant today. AMD’s HEDT platform, X399, is getting free NVMe support. AMD had promised this feature at launch and now they have delivered. This new addition comes in the form of a driver update called RAIDXpert2. Do keep in mind, however, that the driver is still in the beta phase, which means that it may still contain bugs and other “abnormalities.” While we all know that RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is…

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Kingston announces the KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD

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  Kingston, despite being one of the major players in the flash industry didn’t have an NVMe drive in their kitty; that is until now. Kingston today announced the launch of KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD. KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD With the KC1000, Kingston finally took entry into the high-end PCIe SSD arena which is currently being dominated by Samsung and Intel. Whether they can beat them or gives a similar performance is something only the future can tell. This SSD is mainly targeted at High-resolution video editing Virtual and augmented reality applications CAD…

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Samsung’s 512GB PM971-NVMe SSD – Such Size, Much Wow !

Samsung has unveiled it’s new PM971-NVMe SSD . One special and thing about it is its tiny size. The size is so small, one could hardly think of how Samsung made it work. This is a giant leap considering the current status of SSD’s in the market. SSD sizes are decreasing with respect to time, agreed, but such an exponential decrease in size wasn’t expected. Samsung’s 512GB PM971-NVMe SSD Will Leave You In Awe! The new SSD from Samsung packs 512GB of NAND storage on a chip that is smaller…

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ASUS Announces NVM Express Devices Support for All X99 and Z97 Motherboards

ASUS today announced that it is the world’s first motherboard brand to support all NVM Express™ (NVMe) storage devices via BIOS update and optional ASUS Hyper Kit expansion card. The  BIOS update enable all ASUS X99 and Z97 motherboards to be compatible with the latest NVMe storage devices, including those with PCI Express® (PCIe®) and M.2 (PCIe) interfaces. All ASUS X99 motherboards are also compatible with the latest 2.5-inch NVMe SFF-8639 solid-state drives (SSDs), via the exclusive ASUS Hyper Kit expansion card — for ultimate data-transfer bandwidth up to 32Gbit/s.…

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Samsung announces new NVMe M.2 SSD – SM951 goes NVMe

Samsung today announced that they have started mass production of the NVMe variant of the SM951 M.2 SSD. Samsung was producing an AHCI-based PCIe 3.0 version of its SM951 SSD since January, now with this NVMe variant their portfolio look stronger. The SM 951  is said to have achieved sequential data read and write performance up to 2,260 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 1,600MB/s, respectively, with Samsung’s in house controller. Source : Samsung

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