AMD Radeon Branded SSDs

AMD SSDs?

AMD Radeon Branded SSDs  

AMD Branded SSDs?

As rumored a few months back, AMD have been in talks with Toshiba to produce AMD Radeon SSDs. Now AMD have officially announced that they will launch the Radeon R7 Series of SSDs in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB sizes.

Add this to AMDs CPU, GPU and memory, you can almost make an entire Rig with AMD branded components.

 

AMD Radeon Branded SSDs  

The AMD Radeon R7 Series SSD will be contained in a black aluminum casing, engraved with the Radeon brand logo. The internals will be as follows, an OCZ's Barefoot 3 M00 controller at its heart combined with Toshiba's 19 nm MLC NAND flash.

Performance wise the nominal sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s and write speeds of 530MB/s or 470MB/s depending on the model, 4K random read and write is 100000 IOPS largest and 90000 IOPS, again depending on the model.

The OCZ Vector 150 is a very similar performer, looking at the specs, although not yet known if it is the same SSD or if it has been tweaked for higher performance or for the AMD platform.

 

AMD Radeon Branded SSDs  

AMD will be selling this SSD with a 4 year warranty and a copy of Acronis' drive cloning software and a 3.5" adapter.

 

Join the discussion of the upcoming AMD Radeon Branded SSDs on the OC3D Forums. 

 

 

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04-08-2014, 18:59:52

WYP
AMD have Officially announced their Radeon R7 series SSD. Made using Toshiba 19nm MLC NAND and OCZ's Barefoot 3 M00 controller, I wonder how they will perform.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...184129263l.jpg

Read more about AMD Radeon SSDs hereQuote

04-08-2014, 19:03:48

truesilax
amd needs to make fans wich will be the only fans that make heatQuote

04-08-2014, 19:06:01

nepas
So these are just OCZ drives?

Sounds very much like how Corsair have jumped on every bandwagon in the last few years.Quote

04-08-2014, 19:10:32

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by truesilax View Post
amd needs to make fans wich will be the only fans that make heat
No they do not need to make fans! I'm imagining the puns now.

"You could say I'm a FAN of AMD"

"you are such an AMD FANboy"

I already hear enough of those when Noctua do something!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nepas View Post
So these are just OCZ drives?

Sounds very much like how Corsair have jumped on every bandwagon in the last few years.
Yes and NO, OCZ controller but some good reliable Toshiba Flash. So OCZ with a lot of their problems taken out.Quote

04-08-2014, 19:19:56

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
No they do not need to make fans! I'm imagining the puns now.

"You could say I'm a FAN of AMD"

"you are such an AMD FANboy"

I already hear enough of those when Noctua do something!



Yes and NO, OCZ controller but some good reliable Toshiba Flash. So OCZ with a lot of their problems taken out.
It's Noctua-Fault

Good news find, these should be pretty tasty drives with Tosh at the helm.Quote

04-08-2014, 20:07:37

RadeonHDx
Woad! Didn't see that coming! If they come out with motherboards then us AMD fanboys 'll be able to have a full AMD system

EDIT:
And for the 120GB drive the reads/writes are actually pretty damn good considering that most other companies leave the lover capacity drives with around half the write speeds of the ~500GB drives counterpartsQuote

04-08-2014, 20:18:13

nepas
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Yes and NO, OCZ controller but some good reliable Toshiba Flash. So OCZ with a lot of their problems taken out.
errrr,you do know that Tosh own OCZ right?(seeing as OCZ went into meltdown a while ago)they are keeping the OCZ name due to the fact they are well known(kind of a bad idea imo),either way I was right in what I posted,these are just normal drives,nothing special.Quote

04-08-2014, 22:00:50

Xrqute
Quote:
Originally Posted by nepas View Post
So these are just OCZ drives?

Sounds very much like how Corsair have jumped on every bandwagon in the last few years.
What dose Corsair have to do with this lol?Quote

04-08-2014, 22:56:03

g0t.w00t?
I think I will wait to see real world testing etc before I go and get some of these. I am aiming for a fully black/red system and these have the looks to go in. Otherwise I will stick to the Corsair drives (A few years now and going strong on my 120GB GT)Quote

04-08-2014, 23:31:51

shambles1980
Quote:
Originally Posted by nepas View Post
errrr,you do know that Tosh own OCZ right?(seeing as OCZ went into meltdown a while ago)they are keeping the OCZ name due to the fact they are well known(kind of a bad idea imo),either way I was right in what I posted,these are just normal drives,nothing special.

they kept the name but will not honour any waranty that was made by the original ocz.. and i think thats a really bad idea.
i wont buy a ocz drive now because im not that up to date on which drives were made pre and post sale.
so i dont want to buy a ssd from a shop. 6 months later it dies and i send it to ocz and they say "sorry we dont do the fixing on this stuff"

i guess at least now if they are labeled amd drives. i dont have to worry about the warranty though so thats a plus point.

its a shame ocz went down how they did though. didnt need much to fix the issue with the ssd's and a bit more CQ could have prevented any issues ever happening.
But once you have a whole boat full of bad drives then its pretty hard to fix them all and make enough money..

kind of makes me think of the Hitachi death star drivesQuote

05-08-2014, 03:18:15

MadShadow
Cool find. I wont trust anything to do with OCZ though, no matter how reliable they may be. Typo in the first sentence, btw "Rsdeon"Quote

05-08-2014, 04:20:12

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by nepas View Post
errrr,you do know that Tosh own OCZ right?(seeing as OCZ went into meltdown a while ago)they are keeping the OCZ name due to the fact they are well known(kind of a bad idea imo),either way I was right in what I posted,these are just normal drives,nothing special.
Yes I do know that, I'm just saying that a lot of OCZ's problems were with the flash they used, it was cheap, nasty and caused a lot of failures.

In the end OCZ was hoping volume of sales would save them, but that only resulted in more RMAs and more losses. With good Toshiba flash, these drives should be quite reliable.Quote

05-08-2014, 04:44:11

RizeAllard
Now they rebranding OCZ/Toshiba SSD drives and give 1 year additional warranty compared to "original" products, and they did some optimalization on them. I like the idea to use OCZ-s techs, they made good SSD-s. Toshiba will give a financial back to them.

As I know Vertex 4 and Vector series has the original 3 year warranties, older products like Vertex 3, Agility series have only 1 year warranty after Toshiba's acquisition. The new products has also 3 year warranties. PCI-e SSD-s like REVO series also has the original warranties.

I had in past OCZ Vertex 2 then Vertex 4 and Vector 450. I really like them.Quote

05-08-2014, 05:12:31

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by RizeAllard View Post
Now they rebranding OCZ/Toshiba SSD drives and give 1 year additional warranty compared to "original" products, and they did some optimalization on them. I like the idea to use OCZ-s techs, they made good SSD-s. Toshiba will give a financial back to them.

As I know Vertex 4 and Vector series has the original 3 year warranties, older products like Vertex 3, Agility series have only 1 year warranty after Toshiba's acquisition. The new products has also 3 year warranties. PCI-e SSD-s like REVO series also has the original warranties.

I had in past OCZ Vertex 2 then Vertex 4 and Vector 450. I really like them.

Door is over there please close it on the way out ------>Quote

05-08-2014, 05:56:52

barnsley
Seriously guys, Toshiba SSDs are really solid pieces of kit. Apple use them for example (or atleast they did) as do certain other companies. If they are a decent price then they'll be neat.Quote

05-08-2014, 06:00:17

JR23
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Apple use them for example...
Well that's reassuring

JRQuote

05-08-2014, 06:08:17

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by JR23 View Post
Well that's reassuring

JR
Because Apple products have a high failure rate? oh wait....
:P

Toshiba SSDs have been faultless in my experience. Boring to look at but cheap and quite nippy.Quote

05-08-2014, 06:20:00

RizeAllard
I had never problems with OCZ SSD-s. I had an RMA after 2 and a half year with Vertex 2 60GB (I forced it to fail... ) and they give me a Vertex 4 120GB back... But surely i just have positive experience with them.

One of my friends useing a REVO drive 2 100GB PCI-e ×4 card about 3 years and it still working fine without any error.

I know there where problems with Agility and Vertex 2 and 3 series but they were solved with a new firmware.

I tried since then ADATA SP900 Pro and SP600, Corsair Neutron GT and Samsung 840 series SSD-s and I did not find too much difference in real life performance. I know there are performance difference between them but they are almost impercaptable for everyday user. Quote

05-08-2014, 06:49:32

RadeonHDx
Quote:
Originally Posted by RizeAllard View Post
I had never problems with OCZ SSD-s. I had an RMA after 2 and a half year with Vertex 2 60GB (I forced it to fail... ) and they give me a Vertex 4 120GB back... But surely i just have positive experience with them.

One of my friends useing a REVO drive 2 100GB PCI-e ×4 card about 3 years and it still working fine without any error.

I know there where problems with Agility and Vertex 2 and 3 series but they were solved with a new firmware.

I tried since then ADATA SP900 Pro and SP600, Corsair Neutron GT and Samsung 840 series SSD-s and I did not find too much difference in real life performance. I know there are performance difference between them but they are almost impercaptable for everyday user.
I think you were lucky with your drives then and they won't have a perceivable (I think that what you meant to say) difference in performance, just longevity.Quote

05-08-2014, 06:49:40

MadShadow
But why take that chance with OCZ/Toshiba when one could get a surely reliable Samsung drive (for example)? To me, its not worth the risk.Quote

05-08-2014, 07:11:01

YouWhat
I had an OCZ petrol 64GB many years ago, that went into the boot freeze thing and curled its digital toes up, they replaced it with a Vertex 4 drive, and that been going strong ever since, and has been my main OS drive for a while now, I keep it updated with the firmware so there is no real issues with it, and the controller problem from what I was told was fixed just before OCZ curled their digital and literal toes up which was a shame as they had just managed to get themselves sorted out.

I can see these drives using the fixed hardware so there should be no real issues with them dying, and as long as you have recent backups (you do keep backups don't you? I know most of us get kinda lazy and stop making them these days) then there is no real issues. I tend to make a new backup everytime I install something and it is something I want to keep, so the OS backup is up to date when I reinstall every 6 months or so.Quote

05-08-2014, 07:15:53

RizeAllard
Quote:
Originally Posted by RadeonHDx View Post
I think you were lucky with your drives then and they won't have a perceivable (I think that what you meant to say) difference in performance, just longevity.
Yeah you were right... i misstyped it.... I was never good in grammar even my mother thong as well... Quote

05-08-2014, 07:33:34

Kushiro
anyone happen to know whether it will be using asynchronous nand, synchronous nand, toggle etc?

Power consumption not great but hey, the read and write speeds are pretty good. I do wonder whether which variant consumes 2.7W though.
I alse quite a fan of OCZ's barefoot controller, has served me well in the past.

Seems rather interesting.Quote

05-08-2014, 07:36:44

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
But why take that chance with OCZ/Toshiba when one could get a surely reliable Samsung drive (for example)? To me, its not worth the risk.
Honestly I've had more luck with Toshiba's SSDs than Corsairs. Its all about pricing tbh. Samsung SSDs are often a little bit pricey for the size (imo worth it) so its more Kingston vs Toshiba.Quote

05-08-2014, 07:45:33

Kushiro
Im curious as to which SSDs you have tried from Corsair barnsley, as I am actually in the market for a new SSD at the moment. I have always steered clear of Corsair, Kingston, Adata etc for some odd reason (dont ask I do not know).Quote

05-08-2014, 07:47:23

RamboOC
When I saw the word "OCZ", i just stopped reading. Just watch the RMA numbers explodingQuote

05-08-2014, 07:49:51

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newbie_NS810 View Post
Im curious as to which SSDs you have tried from Corsair barnsley, as I am actually in the market for a new SSD at the moment. I have always steered clear of Corsair, Kingston, Adata etc for some odd reason (dont ask I do not know).
As long as you get the newer ones you should be fine, tbh I don't know if its because they are about 2-3 years old (this is at my work, where all our desktops have ssds). When I go back to work next week I'll give you the exact models although I don't think they're sold anymore.
Kingston and Adata are really decent as well.Quote

05-08-2014, 07:50:06

Kushiro
Thanks, look forward to it, though since they are no longer sold I guess I wont be too worried about it. Also I know now that Kingston SSD's are pretty decent, however I still avoid them (must be some hidden trauma hehe)Quote

05-08-2014, 08:22:51

RizeAllard
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newbie_NS810 View Post
Thanks, look forward to it, though since they are no longer sold I guess I wont be too worried about it. Also I know now that Kingston SSD's are pretty decent, however I still avoid them (must be some hidden trauma hehe)
Maybe it like my fear from corsair PSUs in the past. 5 years ago I bought a corsair HX850 and it was originally bad. I put it in to my rig and it just give me some electrical sounds and my rig wont start. Since then I did not buy any Corsair PSUs but in this June i bought my new AX1200i and I am really curious about it... I have no time to change my old Chieftec to it yet but the time will come..

So never too late to change your mind... Quote

05-08-2014, 08:24:28

hmmblah
Quote:
Originally Posted by RizeAllard View Post
Yeah you were right... i misstyped it.... I was never good in grammar even my mother thong as well...
I so hope that's another typo.

OCZ bought controller tech from other companies. They have a nice portfolio really. I personally won't touch anything with that name attached in any way. AMD will definitely have a lot to prove on release of these drives to win people in their direction IMO.Quote

05-08-2014, 08:39:41

MadShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by hmmblah View Post
I so hope that's another typo.
Haha, I was going to comment on that as well, but I resisted Quote

05-08-2014, 12:37:00

RizeAllard
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
Haha, I was going to comment on that as well, but I resisted
Thanks for resistance...

As I said I am not good at grammar as well...Quote

06-08-2014, 14:13:49

Blobby 72
So should we be waiting for the R9 sata express drive?Quote

06-08-2014, 14:25:42

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by truesilax View Post
amd needs to make fans wich will be the only fans that make heat
Hahaha I like that.Quote

06-08-2014, 15:10:51

SieB
Nice to see AMD branching out a little even if they are just rebranded OCZ/Tosh SSDs.

INB4 Nvidia release SSD's as well Quote

08-09-2014, 13:02:30

Robot856
I was thinking of using this SSD as an "upgrade" for my laptop. I don't have the money for a brand new laptop and i am stuck on which to use for the money the Ocz Vertex because it has high read and write speeds or the radeon r7 SSDs that have higher iops for the money. the vertex has a higher capacity as well on Newegg and its a bit more pricy and the radeon is a bit cheaper but has a lower capacity. just wondering what i should do. Quote
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