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 “SK Hynix Jumps into the SSD Market”