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Gigabyte announces UD Pro SSD range

May 14, 2018

Gigabyte has announced it is entering the solid-state storage market, launching SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) under the UD Pro family name.

To be made available in 256GB and 512GB capacities at launch, and both featuring a DDR3L-based DRAM cache, the drives are based round Toshiba’s 3D triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash modules. For performance, Gigabyte’s internal testing claims a sequential read speed of 530MB/s and sequential write speed of 500MB/s for both models, with the 512GB version jumping ahead in random reads and writes with 80K input-output operations per second (IOPS) read and 75K IOPS write to the 256GB’s 70K IOPS read and 40K IOPS write respectively.