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WD Green SN350 SSDs appear to use QLC NAND memory

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Western Digital has expanded its range of solid state drives with the WD Green SN350 line. M.2 2280 SSDs with PCIe 3.0 x4 interface are available in 240, 480 and 960 GB sizes.

The manufacturer does not publish data on the controller and flash memory used in the SN350. However, the resource information suggests that it is QLC NAND memory.

The 240 GB drive is designed to write 40 TB of Lifetime (TBW) data. For the 480 GB model, a resource of 60 TBW is declared, and for the 960 GB model, 80 TBW. By comparison, 250GB and 500GB WD Blue SN550 drives that use TLC NAND flash are rated at 150 and 300 TBW respectively.

Indicators of speed and performance are shown in the table.

Model Sequential Read Speed ​​MB / s Sequential write speed, MB / s Read performance, IOPS Write performance, IOPS
WD Green SN350 240GB 2400 900 160,000 160,000
WD Green SN350 480GB 2400 1650 250,000 170,000
WD Green SN350 960GB 2400 1900 340,000 380,000

In terms of pricing, the 240GB drive costs $ 44, the 480GB drive costs $ 55, and the 960GB drive costs $ 100. This is noticeably cheaper than the aforementioned WD Blue SN550 SSDs of similar size.

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Computer in “credit card” format. Qualcomm develops Qompute Card concept despite Intel’s failure

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Qualcomm is reportedly developing a concept called the Qompute Card.

It involves placing all the basic elements of a PC on one small board. This will allow you to easily and quickly update the configuration of such a PC or use such cards by one user in different places on different PCs. Also, a similar solution can find application in household appliances.

The concept is not new at all. Back in 2017, a similar idea for the Intel Compute Card was presented, but the company abandoned it two years later, since it did not receive any distribution in the market.

Qualcomm as a whole makes a very similar decision, except that the heart of such cards will be SoCs based on the Arm architecture. The Qompute Card will also contain the motherboard, RAM and flash memory. That is, all the main elements of the finished device. At the same time, Qualcomm cards may well be significantly smaller than Intel Compute Card, if only because of the different power consumption of SoC Snapdragon and conventional Intel CPUs.

Qompute Card are aimed specifically at computers and laptops. At least the SoC Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 presented the other day will also be offered as part of the cards. The source adds that Qualcomm is testing configurations for both Windows Arm and Chrome OS. How successful this version will turn out to be, time will tell. So far, all such modularity initiatives have not met with success.

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No, GeForce RTX 2060 12GB Founders Edition will not be available at MSRP. The company will not release a reference version of the novelty

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The 12GB GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card that Nvidia unveiled the other day will not be available in the Founders Edition.

Initially, the company indicated such a version on its website, but removed it from the description and confirmed to sources that the new product would not be released in such a version.

Thus, the updated RTX 2060 will be available exclusively in non-reference variants. In the current situation, this is a disadvantage, since Founders Edition cards can at least occasionally be bought at the recommended price directly on the Nvidia website or from its partners. Now it turns out that all RTX 2060s in retail will come with huge markups. By the way, we still don’t know the official price for the updated map.

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Designers of the T-Force M200 portable solid state drive took inspiration from the design of the eponymous sniper rifle

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Along with the Siren GD240E processor liquid cooling system, Team Group introduced the M200 portable solid state drive. In Japan, he won the 2021 design award. According to the manufacturer, the designers took inspiration from the appearance of the sniper rifle of the same name. The stripes on the body are designed to evoke the Picatinny rail. But they are made not only for the sake of a spectacular appearance. They are said to improve cooling. In addition, the case protects the drive from damage. The description says that the drive can withstand drops from a height of up to 2 m.

Designers of the T-Force M200 portable solid state drive took inspiration from the design of the eponymous sniper rifle

The drive is equipped with a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 interface, which provides speeds of 2000MB / s. It can be used with PC, mobile devices and PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The 105 x 55.5 x 11mm drive weighs just 83g and is available in 2TB, 4TB and 8TB capacities. The first two should go on sale in late December for $ 310 and $ 760, respectively. The company promises to start shipping the largest-volume variant in the first quarter of 2022, and it will cost $ 1,900.

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