Gigabyte gets into SSD market with the UD Pro series

Posted on Monday, May 14 2018 @ 13:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
There's another contestant in the solid state disk market, Gigabyte just rolled out its UD Pro Series SSDs. These ship in 256GB and 512GB capacities, in 2.5" SATA 6Gbps form factors. The models feature the Phison PS3110 S10 SSD controller in combination with Toshiba BICS3 3D TLC NAND flash memory.

Gigabyte promises up to 530MB/s read speeds, up to 500MB/s writes, random 4k read IOPS of up to 80K, and random 4k write IOPS of up to 75K for the 512GB edition. The 256GB disk has 530MB/s reads 500MB/s writes, 70k random read IOPS and 40k random write IOPS.

Pricing is $68.99 for the 256GB disk and $119.99 for the 512GB edition. Other SSD products from Gigabyte will follow in the near feature, the company says it's planning AORUS branded NVMe M.2 and PCIe card products.
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, presents its UD PRO series SATA Interface SSDs with built-in DDR3 RAM, adhering to GIGABYTE standards for high quality, ultra durable products and providing users with a superior product experience.

Newly introduced GIGABYTE UD PRO series SSDs include both 256GB and 512GB capacity options and come with a clean, sleek design featuring a black and gray exterior with the product name engraved in white. Not only they do utilize high quality 3D NAND Flash memory, they also come with a high-speed, low power DDR3L buffer cache to accelerate the read/write speeds of the SSD, fulfilling the GIGABYTE standard for high quality products.

In comparison to standard SSDs without built-in buffer cache, GIGABYTE UD PRO series SSDs are twice as effective even when its flash memory is at full capacity. At the same time, the random write (IOPS) is up to 16 times faster than non buffer cache versions. Additionally, integrated DDR3L RAM allows users to make use of the entire flash memory capacity without sacrificing perfomance quality or storage capacity. It’s important to note that GIGABYTE has thoroughly tested the UD PRO series SSDs by implementing them on a full range of motherboards with their respective chipsets to evaluate both the functionality as well as durability of the SSDs. Through stress tests under high temperatures and other extreme conditions, the UD PRO series SSDs not only passed the tests but performed flawlessly.

“SATA interface SSDs are mainstream and have a considerable development history. The challenge is to develop a product of exceptional quality that stands out from the rest,” said Jackson Hsu, Deputy Director of the GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division. “ GIGABYTE UD PRO series SDDs are a testament to our strict adherence to producing high quality products. With DDR3L RAM, 3D NAND Flash memory, 256GB or 512GB storage capacity selections, UD PRO series SDDs offer users a high performance, high stability, and high capacity product choice, without sacrificing flash memory or performance.”
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