Saturday, May 12th 2018

GIGABYTE Introduces UD PRO Series SSDs

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 256 GB and 512 GB 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 performance 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, 256 GB or 512 GB storage capacity selections, UD PRO series SSDs offer users a high performance, high stability, and high capacity product choice, without sacrificing flash memory or performance."

GIGABYTE UD PRO series SSDs come with a 3 Year or up to 200 TBW warranty, and will be available soon on the market. For more details, please visit the official GIGABYTE website: https://www.gigabyte.com/Solid-State-Drive/UD-PRO-512GB#kf
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21 Comments on GIGABYTE Introduces UD PRO Series SSDs

#1
Pan
Interesting.
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#2
dj-electric
Anyone knows who is actually making these? (controller, chips, DDR)
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#3
okidna
"dj-electric said:
Anyone knows who is actually making these? (controller, chips, DDR)
From Anandtech :
For its first SSDs, GIGABYTE decided to go with a turnkey solution by Phison and Toshiba. The UD PRO-series drives are based on Phison’s PS3110 S10 controller as well as Toshiba’s BICS3 3D TLC NAND memory
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#4
cucker tarlson
3 year warranty and 200TBW for a 512GB drive is now "Ultra Durable" :rolleyes: lol
a mid range 860 evo 500GB has 5 years and 300TBW. Mx500 which is a budget drive has 5 years and 180TBW :laugh:

Gigabyte's Ultra Durable series is becoming another Asus TUF. It's nothing more than a budget series with a name that used to mean something special.
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#5
zelnep
I see a "Aorus", "Gaming", "Xtreme Edition" on *their* next drives
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#6
Tsukiyomi91
Ultra Durable with 200TBW. Riiiigggghhhhtttt...
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#7
cucker tarlson
This is even more laughable considering this 64-layer bics nand is pretty good, they could've literally doubled the TBW and warranty with no hassle. Phison’s PS3110 S10 controller is good too, it's on goodram's iridium pro series with 800TBW for 480GB version.

3 years and 200TBW is literally the least you can expect.
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#8
bug
a clean, sleek design featuring a black and gray exterior with the product name engraved in white.
I've always looked for that in a SSD and was so disappointed nobody delivered :kookoo:
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.
So Gigabyte's standards for high quality are actually "be better than bottom of the barrel".
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#9
Hood
"bug said:
So Gigabyte's standards for high quality are actually "be better than bottom of the barrel".
I guess they are above Biostar and ECS, but their products always seemed substandard to me. I was never tempted to buy any thing from them, I always choose Asus, Asrock, and rarely, MSI. This SSD has nothing to recommend it, unless the price is very low (no prices revealed). The product page makes a big deal about comparing to spinning hard drives, as if people never heard of SSDs for the last 10 years. Nothing about this inspires confidence, or would convince me to buy one.
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#10
RejZoR
Ultra durable are 850 Pro that for the most part survive even beyond 1PB (Petabyte) of writes. Or the new 970 Pro drives that are actually rated to 1.5PB iirc.
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#11
Vya Domus
Aren't most SSDs using some DDR3 cache already ?
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#12
bug
"Vya Domus said:
Aren't most SSDs using some DDR3 cache already ?
Yup, only the cheapest drives come without RAM cache. Hence my comment above.
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#13
dj-electric
"bug said:
I've always looked for that in a SSD and was so disappointed nobody delivered :kookoo:

So Gigabyte's standards for high quality are actually "be better than bottom of the barrel".
Thats how their gpus work like. They combine bottom of the berrel fans with decent quality heatsink
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#14
Caring1
"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"
Challenge accepted, and failed.
Keep trying mate.
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#15
DeathtoGnomes
"cucker tarlson said:
This is even more laughable considering this 64-layer bics nand is pretty good, they could've literally doubled the TBW and warranty with no hassle. Phison’s PS3110 S10 controller is good too, it's on goodram's iridium pro series with 800TBW for 480GB version.

3 years and 200TBW is literally the least you can expect.
"up to", dont forget that, means your 3/200 is not even set in stone.
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#16
Rivage
Gigabyte SSD

well... I would like to have more than a gigabyte SSD. FiveHundredAndTwelveGigabyte SSD is ok
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#17
Prima.Vera
What do you mean Gigabyte SSD 256 Gigabytes ... ?? Oh, I see what they did there... :laugh::laugh:
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#18
Vayra86
"cucker tarlson said:
3 year warranty and 200TBW for a 512GB drive is now "Ultra Durable" :rolleyes: lol
a mid range 860 evo 500GB has 5 years and 300TBW. Mx500 which is a budget drive has 5 years and 180TBW :laugh:

Gigabyte's Ultra Durable series is becoming another Asus TUF. It's nothing more than a budget series with a name that used to mean something special.
As far as I can tell Ultra Durable was always just a simple 'premium-ish' consumer brand. Premium means nothing more than paying premium prices in the consumer space so this seems about right.

I still have a Gigabyte Z77X board that is also 'ultra durable'... today you would consider it bottom of the Z stack. Don't get hung up on names, is the moral of the story I guess.
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#19
cucker tarlson
"Vayra86 said:
As far as I can tell Ultra Durable was always just a simple 'premium-ish' consumer brand. Premium means nothing more than paying premium prices in the consumer space so this seems about right.

I still have a Gigabyte Z77X board that is also 'ultra durable'... today you would consider it bottom of the Z stack. Don't get hung up on names, is the moral of the story I guess.
When I was choosing my z97 mobo, UD5 was a premium choice indeed. It was a competitor to Z97 SOC Force, one of the best z97 boards.

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK-rev-10#ov

btw they pulled the soc line as well, gigabyte is pretty much the led chicken lineup from low-end to enthusiast now. With z97 they used to have the ud series,the soc series and the gamng series, including the high-end G1 gaming series, and they were all pretty good. They watered down their choice a lot.

btw I'm still dreaming of putting my 5775c on z97 soc and open bench table. I swear I'm going to place an order one of those evenings I come back home just the right amount of drunk.
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#20
bug
"Vayra86 said:
As far as I can tell Ultra Durable was always just a simple 'premium-ish' consumer brand. Premium means nothing more than paying premium prices in the consumer space so this seems about right.

I still have a Gigabyte Z77X board that is also 'ultra durable'... today you would consider it bottom of the Z stack. Don't get hung up on names, is the moral of the story I guess.
I think UD was never a brand. Just part of some model numbers. Did Gigabyte develop that into a full-fledged brand? I didn't pay close attention.

Anyway, iirc, UD was introduced to differentiate their first all solid capacitors motherboards. It was kind of a biog deal back then, because a few years before that we had a few batches of leaky capacitors on our hands. These SSDs, on the other hand, seem to be as run of the mill as it gets.
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#21
Blueberries
More Toshiba garbage

"cucker tarlson said:

Gigabyte's Ultra Durable series is becoming another Asus TUF. It's nothing more than a budget series with a name that used to mean something special.
I had a dream Asus released a TUF motherboard that was entirely encased in a heatsink instead of a plastic cover.
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