CES 2014: ADATA shows new PCIe SSD and unique OTG flash drive
Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | January 9, 2014 - 04:20 AM | Allyn Malventano
Tagged: PCIe SSD, OTG, CES 2014, CES, adata
ADATA will be rolling out their own PCIe SSD, this solution opting for the SF3700 controller due out later this year. Their demo produced the same 1.8 Gb/sec sequential read speed we saw over at Kingston earlier today:
While the above solution is SF3700-equipped M.2 adapted to standard PCIe by a ustom PCB, ADATA was also showing an operational PCB which had the components direct mounted:
Note the heat sink to help dissipate the heat produced by the SF3700. We hope the heat output will be optimized as development of this new controller progresses.
We also saw a unique spin on the OTG-style USB flash drive we'd been seeing all around CES this year:
Instead of having a common center containing the flash memory, they have made the center section into more of an adapter to bridge the super-small USB drive (right) across to the micro-USB port (left). An advantage of this format is that you could use the same adapter to bridge pretty much any standard USB flash drive over to an Android device.
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