Computex 2014: ADATA Announces 2TB SandForce SF3700 Series PCIe and M.2 SSDs, DDR4 Memory

Subject: Memory, Storage | June 4, 2014 - 08:15 AM |
Tagged: ssd, solid state drive, pcie, pci-e ssd, memory, M.2, ddr4, computex 2014, computex, adata, 2tb ssd

ADATA has been showing off some upcoming products at Computex, and it's all about DRAM.

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We'll begin with an upcoming line of PCIe Enterprise/Server SSDs powered by the SandForce SF3700-series controller. We've been waiting for products with the SF3700 controller since January, when ADATA showed a prototype board at CES, and ADATA is now showcasing the controller in the "SR1020" series drives.

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The first is a 2TB 2.5" drive, but the interface was not announced (and the sample on the floor appeared to be an empty shell).  The listed specs are performance up to 1800MB/s and 150K IOPS, with the drive powered by the SF-3739 controller.  Support for both AHCI and NVMe is also listed, along with the usual TRIM, NCQ, and SMART support.

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Another 2TB SSD was shown with exactly the same specs as the 2.5" version, but this one is built on the M.2 spec. The drive will connect via 4 lanes of Gen 2 PCI Express. Both drives in ADATA's SR1020 PCIe SSD lineup will be available in capacities from 240GB - 2TB, and retail pricing and availability is forthcoming.

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Continuing the DRAM theme, ADATA also showed new DDR4 modules in commodity and enthusiast flavors. Both of the registered DIMMs on display (an ultra-low profile DIMM was also shown) had standard DDR4 specs of 2133MHz at 1.2V, but ADATA also showed some performance DDR4 at their booth.

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A pair of XPG Z1 DDR4 modules in action

No pricing or availability just yet on these products.

Source: ADATA
June 4, 2014 | 09:10 AM - Posted by SilverBullet (not verified)

I'd expect that 2TB isn't really going to be economical for the average enthusiast, but 2 of those in RAID0 would be all I'd ever need on a basic box. A sign of only better things to come I'm sure :)

June 4, 2014 | 10:28 AM - Posted by brisa117

Yeah, but imagine if price per GB falls to the ten to twenty cent range.

2048 × .1 = $204.80, AKA economical.
2048 x .2 = $409.60, which is where the 250GB drives were just a few years back and the 480-500GB drives fall now.

What I'm saying is that SSD prices are falling amazingly fast!

June 4, 2014 | 08:36 PM - Posted by godrilla (not verified)

I believe these are sata express ssds which are priced similarly to what ssds where before more than $1 per gig, the traditional sata 6 gig ssds fell to about 40 cents per gig

June 5, 2014 | 05:41 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Let the dust settle with SATA3, MSATA, M.2, SATA-Express, NVME and wait until late 2015/early 2016 to buy something.

Also, Intel needs to up their PCIe lanes across all their platforms...

June 5, 2014 | 07:44 AM - Posted by Crazycanukk

2 TB of SSD goodness ??

Come to Daddy !!!

June 7, 2014 | 08:30 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

When we these products will be avalaible to the market?

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