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    NEO Semiconductor X-NAND Standard Offers Performance Comparable to SLC at Costs of QLC, Wins FMS 2020 Best of Show

    I watched the presentation, have read through it a few times (I have the PDF and a video rip I made hosted on my site), and have written in collaboration about this technology so I can answer any questions about it. Endurance/reliability is improved by writing always in SLC mode and without...
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    ADATA XPG Launches GAMMIX S70 PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive

    Looks like this is using the InnoGrit IG5236, anyway, although the flash may still be 96L Micron TLC.
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    ADATA XPG Launches GAMMIX S70 PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive

    FYI I just got word that new E18 firmware is coming out that improves 4K with the older flash, so seems it will make an okay gap product until the new flash arrives.
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    ADATA XPG Launches GAMMIX S70 PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive

    Sorry about that, I replied as much above but it's currently hidden since I edited it to add some sources to show what I was talking about. Nevertheless the point was that there is adaptive technology at play as we have increasingly capable controllers and AI/ML isn't going away either - even if...
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    ADATA XPG Launches GAMMIX S70 PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive

    Phison supposedly has at least improved SLC algorithms (for their full-drive SLC caching), beyond that I can't comment although you do need new firmware for new flash. In any case, yes, it is a Micron issue, they've stay latched on to FG with Intel for example with the 96L QLC, they have to...
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    ADATA XPG Launches GAMMIX S70 PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive

    I don't consider 4K beyond around QD/T4 or maybe 8 to be relevant for consumers, but in any case - yeah, it's highly dependent on the flash. Some controllers do eek out more like the SMI designs (thanks to help from Intel) but even SK hynix didn't do bad with their new Cepheus controller...
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    ADATA XPG Launches GAMMIX S70 PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive

    This is still using old B27A or B27B flash - 96L Micron. We won't see E18 with Micron's new RG flash until 2021. B27A/B27B is 512Gb/die with four planes, in many respects just an updated B16A/B17A design to allow for higher sequentials. No real 4K improvements with B27A (which the leaked E18...
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    ADATA XPG Launches GAMMIX S50 Lite PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive

    4-channel controller. If it's 1200 MT/s that's ~4.8 GB/s max, you then have ~20% overhead for reads (so ~4 GB/s) and 30%+ for writes (~3.3 GB/s).
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    ADATA XPG Launches GAMMIX S50 Lite PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive

    This also says "Host Memory Buffer" (HMB) rather than a "DRAM Cache Buffer." Although it's possible to have embedded SDRAM (as on the Phison S11 and some Realtek SATA controllers), at CES 2020 the SM2267 was shown on the ADATA XPG Pearl with dedicated DRAM - albeit just a prototype and only up...
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    Crucial P5 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD

    https://www.micron.com/products/dram/lpdram/part-catalog/mt53d512m16d1ds-046-it
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    ADATA Swordfish 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD

    Likely TLC as IOPS increase up to 1TB (so there's more interleaving as you go) and 900 MB/s at 250GB requires 16-way interleaving which is impossible with current QLC (IMFT's being 4-plane but at most 2 dies at that capacity). Likely candidate is Micron's B27B which is 512Gb/four-plane as I've...
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    HP to Release EX900 Pro M.2 NVMe 1.3 SSD

    Looks like a Kingston A2000 analogue: SM2263 (w/DRAM) and 96L Micron TLC, likely B27A given that the specs suggest 512Gb/die. Would be a great budget drive if it's priced right. Actually would be competitive with the SM2262/EN drives in consumer tasks as you have a SMI controller that only has...
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    "Init Findmax" error: solution

    I don't know if this has been posted yet, I apologize if it has. I also apologize if it's in the wrong forum. One of the potential causes of this error happens to be temporal anti-alias. If TAA is enabled, obviously ATI Tool detects the swapping samples as artifacts. Hence when it says...
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