Friday, July 14th 2017

Colorful Intros a Trio of Budget SSDs

Colorful today rolled out a trio of budget SSD lines. These include the CN600 series, the CN500 series, and the SL500 series. The CN600 series is built in the M.2-2280 form-factor with PCI-Express 3.0 x2 wiring, and is characterized by a heatspreader over the controller and NAND flash chips; the CN500 is also built in the M.2-2280 form-factor, but features SATA 6 Gbps wiring; whereas the SL500 is a conventional 7 mm-thick 2.5-inch drive with SATA 6 Gbps interface. All three drives are available in 240 GB capacities.

The CN600 series drives combine a Realtek RTS5760 controller with TLC NAND flash memory, and offers sequential transfer speeds of up to 800 MB/s, with up to 700 MB/s writes, and up to 50,000 IOPS random reads, with up to 100,000 IOPS random writes. The CN500 series drives, on the other hand, pair a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller with MLC NAND flash, offering up to 530 MB/s reads, with up to 250 MB/s writes, and up to 70,000 IOPS random reads, with up to 60,000 IOPS random writes. Lastly, there's the SL500 series, which combine Silicon Motion SM2256 controllers with TLC NAND flash, serving up 530 MB/s reads, with up to 450 MB/s writes, and up to 80,000 IOPS random access. The company didn't reveal pricing or availability information.
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12 Comments on Colorful Intros a Trio of Budget SSDs

#1
RejZoR
If they can finally drag SSD prices for 512GB drives to 50-60€ range, they could essentially revolutionize laptop segment. Budget models come with 128GB SSD's already, but majority is still on 500GB HDD's. 512GB SSD's being the norm in laptops and then also on desktops, it could change things dramatically.
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#2
Prima.Vera
For those specs they need to be on the same level of price as SATA 6 drives. Otherwise...
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#3
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
RejZoR said:
If they can finally drag SSD prices for 512GB drives to 50-60€ range, they could essentially revolutionize laptop segment. Budget models come with 128GB SSD's already, but majority is still on 500GB HDD's. 512GB SSD's being the norm in laptops and then also on desktops, it could change things dramatically.
Won't happen for a few years.
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#4
suraswami
RejZoR said:
If they can finally drag SSD prices for 512GB drives to 50-60€ range, they could essentially revolutionize laptop segment. Budget models come with 128GB SSD's already, but majority is still on 500GB HDD's. 512GB SSD's being the norm in laptops and then also on desktops, it could change things dramatically.
yeah right. 120GB SSDs gone up from $35 to $55 in the past year, bastards are making use of the demand. enough supply?
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#6
Static~Charge
The CN600 series drives combine a Realtek RTS5760 controller with TLC NAND flash memory
This is the first time that I've heard of Realtek making an SSD controller.... :wtf:

Are there any reviews of this controller's performance?
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#7
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Hmmm... Realtek, sounds like music in my ears....Or...Oh wait!!
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#9
Prince Valiant
RejZoR said:
If they can finally drag SSD prices for 512GB drives to 50-60€ range, they could essentially revolutionize laptop segment. Budget models come with 128GB SSD's already, but majority is still on 500GB HDD's. 512GB SSD's being the norm in laptops and then also on desktops, it could change things dramatically.
Even around $100 (87euros) would be livable for 512GB I think. Current prices are lame.
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#10
Vayra86
Colorful releasing an all-black SSD series.
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#11
9700 Pro
Vayra86 said:
Colorful releasing an all-black SSD series.
Yeah, doesn't look very Colorful to me. :cool:
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#12
lexluthermiester
Note to manufacturers;
TLC is not robust enough for general long term[5 - 10 years] use. SLC and MLC are. Let us know when you have products that use such, or can demonstrate that TLC and/or QLC can stand the test of time, IE have Erase/Write cycle durability above 20k per cell. Thank You.
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