Plextor introduced a new series of SSDs to attack the entry-level consumer market. The first product in the S2 family is the S2C, which might be one of the better low-cost SSDs released in 2016.
Adata is the first independent fab customer to bring a 3D NAND consumer SSD to market. It's a big deal but is it enough to call this drive the Ultimate SU800?
Crucial's MX300 is the best example of why IMFT moved to a high-capacity 3D NAND die. We test the first 2TB SSD from the company to see the cost savings first hand.
Samsung developed several new technologies for its 960 Pro NVMe SSD, and the end result is a massive 2TB M.2 product that tips the price scale at $1,300.
Western Digital gets back into the SSD market with another Blue series product. The new Blue SSD has SanDisk’s DNA, and it should be more competitive than the Silicon Edge from 2010.
As the name suggests, Kingston's UV series brings the ultra value. The new UV400 should be a very popular product for value-focused shoppers because Kingston designed it to provide high capacity flash-based storage on a beggar's budget.
The Crucial MX300 has moved out of the limited edition cycle and is now a retail, mainstream product. Armed with Micron's new 3D TLC, the highest density flash available, the series could redefine the mainstream SSD market with a new low price point.
Avexir's attempt to crowdfund the S100 only netted $2,100 out of the $50K goal, but the company was still able to bring the drive to market. We finally have the first LED SSD with a fighter jet theme in for testing.
SanDisk built a competitive mainstream SSD using 15nm TLC flash for system integrators, but the drive is also quickly gaining traction in the channel with normal consumers.