Friday, March 20th 2020

Goodram Introduces Value Series PX500 NVMe SSDs Available up to 1 TB

It's been a while since we've had a post on a Goodram product at TechPowerUp, with the company's releases mainly falling off the radar. However, the company's new PX500 series of NVMe SSDs are being positioned as value options in the segment, whilst being quoted with some respectable transfer speeds - provided you don't acquire the lowest capacity version. Available in 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB capacities, the Goodram PX500 are DRAM-less SSDs driven by Silicon Motion's SMI 2263XT controller.

Quoted numbers for the 256 GB version stand at 1,850 MB/s sequential read, 950 MB/s sequential write, 102,000 IOPS 4K random read and 230,000 IOPS 4K random write. The 512 GB version posts 2,000 MB/s, 1,600 MB/s, 173,000 IOPS and 140,000 IOPS in the same performance metrics, while the 1 TB version maxes out at 2,050 MB/s, 1650 MB/s, 240,000 IOPS and 280,000 IOPS, respectively. The Goodram PX500 series of NVMe SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty, and prices have not yet been announced.
Source: Guru3D
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8 Comments on Goodram Introduces Value Series PX500 NVMe SSDs Available up to 1 TB

#1
bonehead123
sooooo pathetic....

"value option" but yet NO prices are listed..... wth ?????

PS...yes I know it's a copy/paste from a press release, but surely a site like TPU could coax the company to give up at least an MSRP... so that our members could make a somewhat informed price/performance buying decision
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bonehead123
Thanks for that info Swede, but my point was that we should not have go elsewhere to find prices, they should be included with the press release....

this "feature" is getting real old real fast :(
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sutyi
bonehead123
sooooo pathetic....

"value option" but yet NO prices are listed..... wth ?????

PS...yes I know it's a copy/paste from a press release, but surely a site like TPU could coax the company to give up at least an MSRP... so that our members could make a somewhat informed price/performance buying decision
Kingston A2000 series is basically the same money, is faster and has DRAM cache.

As much as I am rooting for smaller companies like GoodRAM in Poland, I probably wouldn't choose this over an A2000 if this is TLC, if QLC then it is horribly overpriced as there is the Intel 660p series.
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silentbogo
Just looked up the price at one of my retailers. They only have a 512GB PX500 listed right now (and available), but the price is in the weird spot for DRAM-less SSD: it is listed at 2500UAH(~$90) which is slightly more than Intel 660p($85), and only a smidge less than a proper ADATA SX8200 Pro ($100). Probably the same applies to higher capacities, though it's weird that it is capped at 1TB only...
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TheUn4seen
bonehead123
Thanks for that info Swede, but my point was that we should not have go elsewhere to find prices, they should be included with the press release....

this "feature" is getting real old real fast :(
Yes! We should be given everything spoon fed from a silver platter! Because we want to be as lazy as humanly possible and using ctrl-c ctrl-v to a search engine is just a problem beyond our abilities.

On a serious note, giving prices for the US market would be pointless for more than half of the population of the "first world". Giving prices for the German market would be pointless for the entire rest of the world, since even in the EU prices will vary significantly. That's a problem for manufacturers, since if they give an MSRP for a cheap country, people in more expensive ones will be annoyed about the price being higher. This is most problematic in the "value" market, where price is often the most important factor in making purchasing decisions. If someone remembers the price in the global press release as being 5$ higher than othe product, they will probably skip it, even though the local price might be more competitive.
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#8
srsbsns
DRAMless SSDs are a no go for me. If you are looking for value check out the Fatty Dove drives that Linus reviewed.
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