TechARX Tech Report : SK Hynix Canvas SSD review

Introduction and First Look

SK Hynix Canvas SSD

Its not often we see a new entrant in the SSD market even though they are relatively easy to make. Today we have one such product in our hands : presenting the SK Hynix Canvas SSD from the house of the South Korean semiconductor giant SK Hynix.

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That is one good looking SSD! Lets see if the performance matches up to it or not!

But first, more pictures!

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The SK hynix solid state drive arrives in a stylish little box – with canvas style artwork all around it, more like a smart phone.

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The 2.5″ drive comes withing a protective anti-static packing with a plastic riser supporting it.

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Accessories wise the drive is pretty bare-bone, nothing except a small guide.

Outside the packaging the SSD comes with a complete tool-less design with metal casing and a plastic strip running the inside of it.

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We didn’t dare to open up the SSD since we were unable to do so but thanks to our peers in Kitguru we have some very detailed PCB shots for you.

AS7V2465 The PCB is half height, eight 16nm NAND chips is slapped on both sides with a secret controller from SK Hynix along with a DDR2 cache chip.

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Sumon Pathak

Sumon Pathak

Lawyer by day, Overclocker and reviewer by night, and a sniper in weekends.