Although SSD solid state drive hard drives have continued to heat up in the past few years, Asustek, Gigabyte, ASRock, and MSI have not shown any major action and they seem to have little interest in the market. Until now, Gigabyte has finally released their first SSD product. Named “UD PRO” series – UD should come from Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable super durable series.
As a first attempt, the GIGABYTE UD PRO series is a standard 2.5-inch SATA HDD. It uses a Phison’s controller + Toshiba’s TLC NAND memory in the public version. The main control is Phison’s PS3110 S10, quad-core, and supports eight-channel flash memory with Toshiba BiCS3 3D TLC flash memory, capacity 256GB, 512GB.
Performance is bland, continuous reading and writing up to 530MB/s, 500MB/ s, random reading and writing 7-8 million IOPS, 4-7.5 million IOPS, support for SLC buffer acceleration, and comes with DDR3L cache, does not support encryption technology.
The maximum write volume is only 100TBW and 200TBW respectively, which is one third lower than that of similar products. It should be due to the fact that BHH ECC and redundant space are not supported. At the same time, the drive are meant to run for 1.8 million hours, which is lower than the competing products. The warranty is only It is 3 years.
Listed next week, the price is 68.99 US dollars, 119.99 US dollars , or about ₹ 4649, ₹ 8086 for the 256GB and 512GB models respectively.
Afterward, Gigabyte will also introduce NVMe M.2, PCI-E-style SSDs, and will be crowned with the AORUS brand.