ADATA’s Ultimate SU800 is their initial SSD to utilize 3D NAND and the initial 3D NAND SSD from a company that doesn’t produce their own NAND flash memory. The SU800 sets Micron’s 3D TLC NAND with Silicon Motion’s SM2258 controller to deliver an entry level buyer SATA SSD, accessible in both 2.5″ and M.2 shape factors.
We’ve beforehand explored the Silicon Motion SM2258 controller in the Intel SSD 540s, which utilizes SK Hynix 16nm TLC NAND. We additionally had the chance to test a SM2258 building sample/reference plan from Silicon Motion that utilized a similar Micron 3D TLC however prior firmware and diverse overprovisioning settings. Silicon Motion’s controllers are known for inexpensive cost and low power, and it’s important that their SATA SSD controllers are one of only a few staying single-center designs.
Micron’s 3D TLC is the initial 3D NAND to hit the open market in high volume and with sensible cost. For the time being, Micron’s 3D NAND is the only reasonable alternative for most SSD makers hoping to move past planar NAND. Samsung is keeping the majority of their 3D NAND for their own exceptionally effective SSDs. Toshiba and SK Hynix are actually transporting 3D NAND however in restricted supply and the poor cost viability host kept any third parties from embracing it for business SSDs. Toshiba and SK Hynix each have no less than maybe a couple token models in the inventory chain utilizing their 3D NAND, yet at the same time no mass-market shopper or retail accessibility. (Toshiba and SK Hynix have seen more accomplishment in the cell phone and memory card markets, where performance necessities are lower and the big sizes of Micron’s 3D NAND are an issue.)
Micron’s only buyer SSD with 3D NAND so far is the Crucial MX300, and Intel has launched their SSD 600p, both utilizing the Intel/Micron 32-layer 384Gb 3D TLC NAND flash. The Crucial MX300 has been very effective, with adequate standard performance, incredible pricing, and extraordinary power effectiveness. The Intel 600p is the most reasonable NVMe SSD available and it offers genuine performance that surpasses any SATA SSD. That leaves a lot of room in the market for different models with 3D NAND, and a lot of interest from shoppers looking for the advantages of 3D NAND.