IFA 2019: PCIe 4.0 NVMe IRDM Ultimate X SSD and other Goodram news


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Wilk Elektronik, a manufacturer of various drives under the Goodram brand, unveiled at IFA 2019

new products. Goodram produces very interesting models of drives and memory with an attractive price-quality ratio. Everything is made exclusively in the homeland of the company, in Poland. And on memory chips, Goodram collaborates with Toshiba. Together with new models, the company introduced at IFA its new logo:


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Goodram has two main areas: "Consumer" models and a separate gaming line of IRDM. Actually, the gaming PC in the first photo is packed with three SSDs and four memory modules from this particular line.

IRDM Ultimate X


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Perhaps the most interesting novelty isgaming SSD IRDM Ultimate X. It is available in M.2 format, but the most interesting is the new high-speed PCI Express 4.0 connection interface, the throughput of which is twice that of PCIe 3.0. The company developed IRDM Ultimate X together with AMD, the drive is compatible with the AMD X570 chipset and the new Ryzen 3000 processors. The drive uses four PCIe 4.0 lanes and supports NVMe. Inside, Toshiba 3D TLC NAND memory chips and a Phison PS3111-S16 controller are installed. The drive will be available in versions of 500 GB, 1 and 2 TB. They promise read speeds of up to 5,000 MB / s and write speeds of up to 4,500 MB / s for larger options; with 500 GB, the write speed will be up to 2,500 MB / s. The number of I / O operations with random read / write will reach 750,000 IOPS (550,000 and 450,000 for the 500 GB version). An aluminum radiator is provided for cooling the drive. IRDM Ultimate X will go on sale in November, with approximate prices of 190, 290 and 590 euros for 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB, respectively.

IRDM PRO SSD


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Another novelty - updated solid statedrives of the IRDM PRO line with SATA interface. The main difference from the previous generation was the use of a different type of memory. Instead of MLC NAND, 3D TLC NANDs are now used. And as the controller installed Phison PS3112-S12. The storage devices will be available in versions of 256, 512 GB, 1 and 2 TB, the maximum read speed is 555 MB / s, and records - up to 540 MB / s. It is expected that the model will go on sale in September. Prices will be 50, 80 and 150 euros for 256, 512 GB and 1 TB, respectively. There are no 2 TB prices yet.

IRDM PRO DDR4 3600 MHz


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New IRDM PRO DDR4 RAM Modulesoperate at a frequency of 3600 MHz. It is claimed that the manufacturing uses pre-selected best memory chips. The modules use eight-layer black printed circuit boards, and aluminum radiators are installed for cooling. Timings 17-19-19, voltage 1.2 V. Goodram is so confident in IRDM PRO DDR4 that it gives a lifetime warranty on the modules. Separate 8 and 16 GB slots or dual-channel 16 and 32 GB kits will be available. Will go on sale in mid-October, estimated prices are still at 8 and 2x8 GB, 42 and 84 euros, respectively.

IRDM UHS-I U3 V30


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And another new model - the line of memory cardsIRDM UHS-I U3 V30. As the name implies, these are U3 V30 class cards, which means they are suitable for video recording in 4K UHD. It is claimed that cards are extremely hardy and can be written 24/7 on them. They are suitable not only for smartphones, cameras and quadrocopters, but also for DVRs and CCTV cameras. Reading speed reaches 100 MB / s, writing - 70 MB / s. Cards are available in SD and MicroSD formats, with a capacity of 64 and 128 GB. Will appear on sale this month, prices will range from about 9 to 20 euros.


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