In a nutshell: SK Hynix, for these not acquainted, is a serious provider of DRAM and flash reminiscence chips to OEMs from all over the world. With its latest drives, the corporate is further increasing its attain into the consumer market. This previous summer time, SK Hynix launched its Gold S31 SATA drives in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities within the US that are constructed utilizing controllers designed and developed in-house.
South Korean semiconductor provider SK Hynix is making ready to showcase two new stable state drives at subsequent month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The Gold P31 and Platinum P31 PCIe NVMe stable state drives make the most of the corporate’s personal 128-layer 4D NAND flash which entered mass manufacturing simply six months in the past. At the time, SK Hynix stated its 128-layer 1Tb 4D NAND elevated bit productiveness per wafer by 40 % in contrast to its earlier 96-layer 4D NAND.
SK Hynix wasn’t too forthcoming with regard to particulars about its new drives. As such, we don’t know what capacities they’ll be supplied in, what kind of speeds to anticipate, how a lot they’ll value and even when they are going to be accessible to buy.
Fortunately, SSD costs on the whole have come means down as of late. SSDs nonetheless aren’t as reasonably priced as spinning options however they’re a lot nearer than they used to be and given the huge efficiency advantages afforded, it’s lastly value it for many to bounce ship to flash storage.