Kingmax introduces the first 1TB SSD as well as the first 2400MHz DDR3 modules
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Kingmax, one of the many memory manufacturers around, today revealed the first 1TB SSD worldwide.
I’m sure I got you all excited, but I’m sorry to tell you that it doesn’t come in a SATA III format, but only in SATA II, although on the bright side, it’s still a large milestone in which, through a patented packing technology, Kingmax was able to give a total of 1TB of memory in the 8 Stacked Die.
“In additional to consumer application of SSD products, we have a good prospect on industrial application of SSD in the future, such as, POS, ATM, Arcade Game and other customized request, etc. For industrial application, it requires best reliability, compatibility and to withstand harsh environments,” said Cheng Qian Zhang, Senior Vice President of KINGMAX.
As for the specs, these new drives come in a wide range of sizes; 32, 64, 128, 256, 512GB and lastly 1TB. As previously stated, these drives are on SATA II 3Gbps with a drive format of 2.5″ and they feature NCQ/Trim commands as well as varying levels of transfer speeds, something we’ve become accustomed to with SSDs:
- 32GB: read up to 150MB/s and write up to 40MB/s
- 64GB: read up to 150MB/s and write up to 70MB/s
- 128GB: read up to 260MB/s and write up to 150MB/s
- 256GB: read up to 260MB/s and write up to 210MB/s
- 512GB: read up to 260MB/s and write up to 210MB/s
- 1TB: read up to 260MB/s and write up to 210MB/s
Not much has been announced, as a matter of fact we don’t have the released date neither do we have a price, although to be honest, we don’t really expect that small of a price yet what we do know is that the drive will include a 3 year warranty.
Small hint, Kingmax also revealed their intention to unveil the first SATA III 1TB SSD sometime during Q1 2012…
Not only did they achieve a milestone in SSDs, but the same has been done with RAM, as Kingmax also introduced their Nano Gaming RAM also known as the first DDR3 memory running at speeds of 2400MHz. Other interesting and amazing feat is the operation without heatsink while still showing cooler temperatures even under stress from overclocking sessions.
More technically, this feat was possible with the addition of diamond-like carbon (DLC) and silicon in the wafer for what they call the Nano Thermal Dissipation Technology, or NTDT, in which by acting like a permeable membrane also assists in cabinet airflow.
Other frequencies for the Nano Gaming RAM include 1600, 2000, 2200 and 2400MHz in both dual-channel and triple-channel offerings.
The specs include 240-pin DDR3 2400MHz, CAS Latency of 10-11-10-30, a bandwidth of 19.2GB/s, voltage of 1.8v, capacity of 4GB (individually), P55 chipset support, ASIC chip embedded (for anti-counterfeiting purposes), lead-free production process and Tiny BGATM technology. Moreover, they come with a lifetime warranty.
Once again no price, although they’re expected to hit the shelves pretty soon.