Micron has introduced the Crucial P3 Plus and Crucial P3 consumer NVMe SSDs, which can be categorized as mid-priced solutions.The former supports the PCIe 4.0 standard, the latter works with PCIe 3.0.Both series offer drive models with capacities up to 4 TB.Image source: CrucialThe manufacturer did not go into technical details.It only indicated that the Crucial P3 Plus series drives offer sequential read and write speeds of up to 5,000 and 4,200 MB/s, respectively.The Crucial P3 series, in turn, offers speeds of up to 3,500 and 3,000 Mbytes/sec, respectively.The company notes that the novelties presented are built using 176-layer 3D NAND flash memory chips by Micron.According to the manufacturer, the solutions are ideal for professional and creative tasks, as well as for use in the gaming PC.Both series of solid-state drives Crucial P3 Plus and Crucial P3 will go on sale this summer.The company didn't specify their cost, but it's unlikely to be too high.For example, the more advanced Crucial P5 Plus and 1TB P5 are currently on sale in the US for $128 and $110 respectively.
Western Digital introduced PC SN740 SSDs with read speeds up to 5150 MB/s
Western Digital has introduced Western Digital PC SN740 SSDs.The new products are designed primarily for computer OEMs, but one way or another may appear as inexpensive retail solutions.Image source: Western DigitalThe basis of Western Digital PC SN740 series drives is bufferless DRAM architecture, proprietary Western Digital controller (the manufacturer does not specify what it is), and BiCS5 3D NAND memory technology.The 1TB and 2TB models offer sequential read speeds of up to 5,150 Mbytes per second, which is 50% faster than the previous-generation SN730.The SN740 series SSD uses the PCIe 4.0 interface and offers support for advanced security features, including the optional TCG Opal 2.01, TCG Pyrite 2.0, and ATA password.They also support Western Digital's proprietary SSD Dashboard software.It can be used to monitor drive status, available space, temperature, and other media parameters.The company notes that the Western Digital PC SN740 SSDs have been certified and are already shipping to key OEM customers.The drives are backed by a 5-year manufacturer's limited warranty.
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