CORSAIR Launches the Neutron NX500 NVMe PCIe SSD AIC

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming hardware, and PC components, today announced the launch of the CORSAIR Neutron NX500 NVMe PCIe SSD AIC. The NX500 boasts performance up to five times faster than traditional SATA 3.0 SSDs, connecting to your system via an available PCI Express 3.0 x4 slot.  Achieving up to 3,000MB/sec sequential read and 2,400 MB/sec sequential write speeds, or 300K/270K IOPS random read/write, the NX500 is the fastest SSD CORSAIR has ever produced. Available in 400GB, 800GB and 1,600GB* capacities, and clad in a…

Western Digital back in the SSD market

Western Digital has now started selling SSDs under their own name, just five months after the company acquired SanDisk, a major flash manufacturer.  The company has now officially re-entered the SSD market with their new WD Blue and Green series SSDs, which will both come in M.2 and traditional 2.5″ SSD form factors. These new SSDs are designed to be used in entry-level machines with both using traditional SATA controllers and SanDisk made NAND flash. Western Digital’s Green series SSD will use a low-end Silicon Motion controller, which features no DRAM…