Galaxy Enters the SSD Market on the SATA and PCI-Express Lane
Bohs Hansen / 3 years ago
Galaxy is most known for their absolute top-tier graphics cards, but now they’re starting to venture into other areas including the solid state market. The products are still aimed at gamers and they are preparing a default 2.5-inch SATA drive, but also a PCI-Express based solution with speeds up to 1600MB/s and a capacity of up to 4TB.
The cards, or rather the parts, are jointly developed with JMicron and feature a custom and optimized firmware directed at the kind of usage a gamer is likely have. The most interesting of the two is probably the HOF branded PCIe SSD featuring the Heracles JMF811 JMicron controller and a PCIe 2.0 interface (x4). As previously mentioned, it can reach speeds up to 1600 MB/s and will come in capacities of 1TB, 2TB and 4TB. The large amount of capacitors on the back of the card will help to flush all pending data in case of power loss.
There are still a lot of open questions regarding the card. We don’t know whether it will be AHCI or NVMe based nor if the card is passive or active cooled. The great looking casing might point towards an active cooling, simply due to the accumulated heat in such a module.
The 2.5-inch drive is slightly less spectacular with read and write speeds around the 550 / 460 marker and 32/26K IOPS respectively. But these are still great figures considering we’re dealing with a 128GB drive while a 256GB version also is said to become available.
That is all the information we have at the current time, but with CES in Las Vegas just around the corner, I’m sure more details will emerge very soon.
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