A brand new PCIe NVMe SSD from ... Zotac

Subject: Storage | July 11, 2016 - 06:36 PM |
Tagged: NVMe, PCIe SSD, zotac, Sonix

Yes, you read that correctly the 480GB Sonix NVMe PCIe SSD is indeed a Zotac product, the internals will be a bit less surprising to you however.  Inside is a Phison PS5007-11 controller, paired with Toshiba MLC NAND and a 512MB DDR3 cache.  Along with benchmarking the drive, eTeknix exposed its innards for your viewing pleasure in their full review.  The price is a hair under $1/GB, perhaps a little less expensive than other PCIe SSD cards but still far above SATA based SSDs.

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"We have finally entered the new storage era and it is no longer just a few selected manufacturers that have NVMe drives on the market. More competition and more options are great for us consumers and it is a pleasure for me to take Zotac’s Sonix PCIe-based NVMe SSD with 480GBcapacity for a test drive here at the office today."

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Source: eTeknix

July 11, 2016 | 06:52 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is that paired with Toshiba MLC(2) or MLC(3)/TLC NAND?
They have stopped using the TLC naming after all those TLC memory retention problems. And MLC can be taken to mean anything above SLC, MLC(2), MLC(3)...

July 11, 2016 | 07:14 PM - Posted by Butthurt Beluga

Stupid question no doubt, but does one have to have a specific chipset to support a PCIe SSD?
Specifically I have a MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming motherboard and I'm still not up to date on the compatibility of PCIe-based storage drives.

July 12, 2016 | 05:57 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

you need a processor that supports nvme to use this or any other nvme drive.

July 12, 2016 | 04:30 AM - Posted by Michael Rand (not verified)

Any chance of a review at some point from Allyn?

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