Friday, December 11th 2020

addlink Introducing its Fastest M.2 PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.4 SSD

addlink today announced the launch of the next-generation Gen4x4 NVMe 1.4 SSD. Delivering an essential gaming experience. The addlink S95 SSD comes with the latest Phison premium controller, PS5018-E18 and the reliable TLC NAND flash memory, attach external DDR4@2666 cache, and including SLC caching technology. The maximum sequential read/write speed can reach up to 7000/6800 MB/s, which is nearly 14 times faster than SATAIII SSD, 2 times faster than the PCIe 3.0 SSD. Also, it is completely backward compatible with the PCIe 3.0 platform, comprehensively delivers an extreme boost in performance for PC enthusiasts and heavy gamer player looking for the edge.

addlink S95 SSD brings to the customer better performance and reliable endurance. It supports the latest ECC technology, advanced Wear Leveling, Bad Block Management, Over-Provision, and TRIM features to guarantee the S95 SSD Reliability. The S95 SSD Combines with free addlink toolbox software, offer user an easy way to analyze and monitor the S95 SSD drive health.
Optimized for performance and high on style, the S95 offer capacities of 1 TB and 2 TB, with 4 TB model coming soon. It is ready for the latest AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen and Intel Tiger Lake 11th Gen with M.2 Gen4x4 platform and compatible with most motherboards and laptops from all the major brands.

The addlink S95 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD come with warranty of 5 years and is available on Amazon now.
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29 Comments on addlink Introducing its Fastest M.2 PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.4 SSD

#1
ARF
Looking really good. It's time to buy now.
SATAIII drives are a thing of the past now.
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#2
Rei
ARF
Looking really good. It's time to buy now.
SATAIII drives are a thing of the past now.
Say's who? There are legacy mobo as well as cheap build mobo & laptops who have yet to adopt M.2 NVMe interface so SATA III should still be popular in the market.

Why have I yet to see SSD with speed up to 3.9 GB/s for PCIe 3.0 x4 or 7.8 GB/s for PCIe 4.0 x4? I thought PCIe 3.0/4.0 only had a throughput overhead of less then 2%, hence my stated numbers already include the throughput overhead. Did the overhead turn out to be worse than we thought?

addlink is also a brand that I haven't heard of. Then again, there are way too many SSD manufacturers for me to remember.
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#3
lZKoce
ARF
SATAIII drives are a thing of the past now.
For you, may be. For me, def. not. I am happily chugging on Crucial budget offerings :)
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#4
TumbleGeorge
Still below 100MB/s reading small files :( This is ridiculously for all "modern" SSD's. How to be instant load when devices work with so ancient speed?
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#5
HunBirdie
74 MB/s random read is a joke... my nonNVM-e SSD (Crucial M.2 256 GB) do 340 MB/s random read...

so i think this ssd is only about fastest cached writes and cached reads, but extremely slower than standard SSDs in everyday situations.
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#6
TumbleGeorge
HunBirdie
my nonNVM-e SSD (Crucial M.2 256 GB) do 340 MB/s random read...
LoL? How you make test? With rapid mode enabled?
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#7
yotano211
ARF
Looking really good. It's time to buy now.
SATAIII drives are a thing of the past now.
Thing of the past, yet when I load a game, the intel 660p in my laptop and the 4tb WD red load the about the same.
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#8
windwhirl
ARF
Looking really good. It's time to buy now.
SATAIII drives are a thing of the past now.
Some businesses would like to dispute that claim.
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#10
windwhirl
Hardware Geek
How much and will it work with the PS5?
You should wait for Sony to validate it. And NVMe support for M2 drives will be added later, anyway, it's not available yet.

On the other hand, you can use a USB 3.0 external drive with the PS5. PS5 games can only be played from the console's internal storage, but PS4 games can be played from external storage.
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#11
AnarchoPrimitiv
This is the same controller and approximately the same performance as the Sabrent Rocket 4 plus, which in a recent tweaktown review (only one I know of thus far), it was largely bested by the WD Sn850 (in house controller) and the Samsung 980 Pro (another in house controller) in the random r/w's which are so important for user experience. The Sabrent did set some write speed records though. I think it's going to take some firmware tweeks to make this new Phison controller the best it can be.
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#12
mak1skav
Time for Microsoft to introduce a more modern file system than NTFS I guess so that we will be able to use that kind of speeds in our everyday usage.
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#13
bonehead123
Rei
addlink is also a brand that I haven't heard of. Then again, there are way too many SSD manufacturers for me to remember.
^^THIS^^

I tend to stay away from unknown/little known brands, mainly due to their low/almost non-existant QA/QC standards, at least until their are some solid reviews of their products to use a basis for purchasing decisions...

But OTOH, they do offer a 5 year warranty, so either they are confident in their product quality, or they just did that so buyers would assume that they are great products....

hopefully time will tell, but until then, I'm stickin with my WD SN750's (soon to be 850's) :)
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#14
Tom.699
mak1skav
Time for Microsoft to introduce a more modern file system than NTFS I guess so that we will be able to use that kind of speeds in our everyday usage.
ReFS was introduced with Server 2012, it is available on Windows 10 Pro and Workstation
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#15
TumbleGeorge
With some tweaks maybe have way to jump over default settings of working of Microsoft file server? In internet has many questions why Windows work so slow with many random small files but I'm not specialist :( Problems maybe are more in software, Windows settings, drivers, antivirus software and other reasons?
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#16
jsfitz54
"The addlink S95 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD come with warranty of 5 years and is available on Amazon now. "

Show me a link on Amazon.com (US) that has the S95 drive, Please!
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#17
ARF
windwhirl
Some businesses would like to dispute that claim.
Anti-consumer entities with zero motivation for technology innovation and or quality?
Some businesses naturally will go bankrupt, sooner or later
Rei
There are legacy mobo as well as cheap build mobo & laptops who have yet to adopt M.2 NVMe interface so SATA III should still be popular in the market.
Random no-name Chinese workshops.
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#18
windwhirl
ARF
Anti-consumer entities with zero motivation for technology innovation and or quality?
I would like to hear you make your case about using a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD instead of a SATAIII SSD in a PC that only sees light office work.
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#19
Rei
ARF
Anti-consumer entities with zero motivation for technology innovation and or quality?
Some businesses naturally will go bankrupt, sooner or later



Random no-name Chinese workshops.
Your point being?
It does not make SATA any less of a popular choice for many markets around the globe. SATA interface will still be around for generations to come. As long as SATA still thrives so will businessess. And no they also won't go bankrupt as SSD manufacturers do not just have one type of product to sell.
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#20
Patriot
Rei
Your point being?
It does not make SATA any less of a popular choice for many markets around the globe. SATA interface will still be around for generations to come. As long as SATA still thrives so will businesses. And no they also won't go bankrupt as SSD manufacturers do not just have one type of product to sell.
Sata is bulk, nvme is speed, it transitioned to that in the past year and a half.

NVME drives have dropped in price so much that many mid tier drives overlap in price with same size sata drives in the 512gb-1tb range.
But SATA SSDs >1tb scale a bit more reasonably.

I would make the case for nvme storage... (not this trash cache speed only drive) for work uses to counter the frustration caused by encryption and scans... a few extra iops cant hurt.
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#21
DeathtoGnomes
mak1skav
Time for Microsoft to introduce a more modern file system than NTFS I guess so that we will be able to use that kind of speeds in our everyday usage.
Tom.699
ReFS was introduced with Server 2012, it is available on Windows 10 Pro and Workstation
Speed is whats needed, but it still ends up depending on the drive controllers.

EDIT: looking more at REFS performance is showing as less in some areas read/write
www.ntfs.com/refs-performance.htm
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#22
Rei
Patriot
Sata is bulk, nvme is speed, it transitioned to that in the past year and a half.

NVME drives have dropped in price so much that many mid tier drives overlap in price with same size sata drives in the 512gb-1tb range.
But SATA SSDs >1tb scale a bit more reasonably.

I would make the case for nvme storage... (not this trash cache speed only drive) for work uses to counter the frustration caused by encryption and scans... a few extra iops cant hurt.
Sure, but as I have mentioned before on my first post:
Rei
There are legacy mobo as well as cheap build mobo & laptops who have yet to adopt M.2 NVMe interface so SATA III should still be popular in the market.
If you look at my profile's system specs, none of what I own is NVMe capable (not even SATA III capable, only SATA II). And there are still plenty of people around the world that still don't own NVMe mobo or laptop, yet needs a bit of speed boost for their drive. That is why SATA SSD would still remain popular for years to come.
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#23
BSim500
bonehead123
I tend to stay away from unknown/little known brands, mainly due to their low/almost non-existant QA/QC standards, at least until their are some solid reviews of their products to use a basis for purchasing decisions... But OTOH, they do offer a 5 year warranty, so either they are confident in their product quality, or they just did that so buyers would assume that they are great products....
Agreed, though for me it's less about the warranty length and more about actual support experience. Q. Why am I happily "stuck" with a 2TB MX500? A. The one and only time I've had to use Crucial's return process (faulty memory module), they were excellent. I'm in the UK, the return address was also in the UK, they got it next day, sent a new one out same day and I got that back next day (about 44hrs in total). When my friend's obscure brand NVMe SSD failed, he had to airmail it to Shanghai and it got lost somewhere between successfully leaving the UK and not arriving in China. Life's too short for that BS, especially for those of us who don't spend all day "playing" CrystalDiskMark...
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#24
zlobby
ARF
SATAIII drives are a thing of the past now.
Many NAS users tend to disagree.
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#25
Makaveli
AnarchoPrimitiv
This is the same controller and approximately the same performance as the Sabrent Rocket 4 plus, which in a recent tweaktown review (only one I know of thus far), it was largely bested by the WD Sn850 (in house controller) and the Samsung 980 Pro (another in house controller) in the random r/w's which are so important for user experience. The Sabrent did set some write speed records though. I think it's going to take some firmware tweeks to make this new Phison controller the best it can be.
You are reffering to this.

The 980 Pro and SN850 have a nice lead in Random read, the Sabrent closes that gap in Randon writes and the 980 Pro is at the bottom of the charts for that.

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