Only four days after announcing the company’s acquisition of Link_A_Media SK Hynix has announced its entry into the Client SSD market. The company’s new 2.5″ SATA III self-encrypting drive (SED) will ship in 128GB and 256 GB capacities and boasts serial read speeds of 510MB/s, writing at 470MB/s. Random 4kB performance is said to be 55k IOPS read and 85k IOPS write. It’s interesting that the write performance is higher than the read performance – not many SSDs perform this way.
Although this drive is said to be a client SSD, it supports end-to-end data protection, a feature more common to enterprise SSDs. More specifications are listed on SK Hynix’ SSD website. The benchmarks on this website are of particular interest, since SK Hynix claims Continue reading