AMD reportedly confirms that they will make M.2 SSDs

AMD reportedly confirms that they will make faster M.2 and SATA SSDs

AMD Releases R3 Series of SSDs

AMD reportedly confirms that they will make faster M.2 and SATA SSDs


AMD has reportedly confirmed that they will be making faster M.2 and SATA SSDs after the release of their R3 series SSDs. This could mean that AMD is planning to release R5, R7 or even R9 series SSDs in the future. 

This information comes from Anandtech, who has reported that a future family of SSD will be coming from AMD and that they will include faster SATA SSDs and M.2/NVMe SSDs and will be supported on future AMD platforms. This means that AMD's AM4 socket will feature support for M.2 and NVMe storage.  


AMD reportedly confirms that they will make faster M.2 and SATA SSDs  

AMD released their R3 series of SSDs at the start of this month, offering some competitive pricing and a Radeon themed aesthetic.

These SSDs are designed to deliver great pricing, using TLC NAND and using a Silicon motion SM2256KX controller, which is the same controller that is used in a lot of popular SSDs today. This SSD will come with a 3-year warranty and is fully compatible with both AMD and Intel hardware. 

Being a Value oriented SSD we never expected to see this SSD achieve chart-topping performance, but the 240GB model and above are able to achieve speeds of 520MB/s reads and 470MB/s writes, which is pretty good for a budget oriented SSD. 

Full specifications for the AMD Radeon R3 SSD below.  

AMD Releases R3 Series of SSDs


If this report holds true it looks like AMD will be releasing performance oriented SATA and M.2 SSDs in the future alongside their next CPU platform, which is likely to be showcased at Computex next month. 

Hopefully, this is a sign that we will be seeing more manufacturers release ultra-fast NVMe based storage solutions this year, as right now very few manufacturers are competing in this market. 


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Most Recent Comments

16-05-2016, 11:54:08

This is interesting; Intel has a step up on AMD on SSD technology, I am specifically looking forward to the 3D X-Point Technology Intel will release this year. Perhaps AMD is planning on a countermeasure? Quote

16-05-2016, 13:40:55

Crossfire SSDs nice!Quote

16-05-2016, 19:37:11

Originally Posted by notcool View Post
Crossfire SSDs nice!
Ya not raid or anything.. Crossfire!Quote

17-05-2016, 03:11:00

Their SSDS are quite nice, however pricing still isn't perfect. Not much is.Quote

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