Wednesday, January 8th 2020

Kingston Teases "Grandview," its Upcoming Mid-range PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD, and Current-Gen "Seccos"

Kingston at the 2020 International CES shows us their upcoming mid-range M.2 NVMe SSD that has the latest PCI-Express 4.0 x4 host interface and NVMe 1.4 protocol, codenamed "Grandview." Later this year, this drive will be launched as a high cost-performance product under the company's marquee or HyperX brand. Available in capacities ranging between 500 GB and 2 TB, the drive is powered by Marvell "Whistler Plus" 12 nm controller that has 4 flash channels, and 1.2 GT/s per channel bandwidth. They wouldn't tell us if it's TLC or QLC NAND flash in use, or the manufacturer-rated performance numbers. The PCIe to M.2 adapter in these pictures will not be part of the package.

Also on display was "Seccos," their new PCI-Express 3.0 x4 drive that uses an unnamed 8-channel controller (likely Marvell), and 3D TLC NAND flash, with capacities ranging between 250 GB to 2 TB. Kingston put out some CDM numbers for the 1 TB model of Seccos: 3,449 MB/s sequential reads, and 2,839 MB/s sequential writes. The manufacturer-rates performance numbers are up to 3,500 MB/s reads, and up to 3,000 MB/s writes.
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10 Comments on Kingston Teases "Grandview," its Upcoming Mid-range PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD, and Current-Gen "Seccos"

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btarunr
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DeathtoGnomes
Just to be clear, these are NOT nvme.
Do you not see the NVMe logos on the labels?
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#3
DeathtoGnomes
btarunr
Do you not see the NVMe logos on the labels?
totally blind, did you add the NVME in the article? :rolleyes:
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
DeathtoGnomes
totally blind, did you add the NVME in the article? :rolleyes:
Yes, as a clarification, because it's understood that every PCIe SSD these days uses NVMe.
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#5
DeathtoGnomes
btarunr
Yes, as a clarification, because it's understood that every PCIe these days uses NVMe.
but...
I dont understand....

I need coffee.
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#6
bonehead123
DeathtoGnomes
but...
I dont understand....I need coffee.
"WITH ENUFF COFFEE, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE" hehehe ...:laugh:...:D...:eek:

Also, without NVME, a pcie drive could not realistically attain a ~3500-3000MB/s speed rating, yes ?
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TheinsanegamerN
DeathtoGnomes
but...
I dont understand....

I need coffee.
this thing is pushing well north of 600MB/s read and write speeds, that means, quite clearly, that this is not a SATA SSD. And nobody gives a hoot about U.2 drives anymore. The drive is a M.2 drive, which means it is either NVMe or SATA, and clearly based on speeds (and the title) this isnt a SATA drive.

Deductive reasoning watson.
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#8
cucker tarlson
it's possible to hook a sata ssd to the controller.
you have to plug the sata cable and power.
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#9
comtek
Thought it was 100Mbps 3Com card
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#10
Brusfantomet
TheinsanegamerN
this thing is pushing well north of 600MB/s read and write speeds, that means, quite clearly, that this is not a SATA SSD. And nobody gives a hoot about U.2 drives anymore. The drive is a M.2 drive, which means it is either NVMe or SATA, and clearly based on speeds (and the title) this isnt a SATA drive.

Deductive reasoning watson.
A PCI-e drive does not need to be NVMe. Just look at the Samsung XP941 it’s a ACHI drive capable of 1000 MB sequential speeds.
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