AMD Announces Radeon R7 Line of Solid State Drives

We touched on this earlier this month, but it looks like it is official now. AMD has announced their Radeon R7 line of mainstream solid state drives. These drives are built by OCZ and feature Toshiba-made MLC NAND flash and OCZ’s Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controllers.

AMD Radeon R7 SSDs

These drives are built on the 7 mm-thick from factor and will have a SATA 6GB/s interface. They will be available in 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacities.

As far as speeds all three drives will have sequential read speeds of 550 MB/s. When it comes to sequential writes the 240 GB and 480 GB will be at 530 MB/s whereas the 120 GB will be at 470 MB/s. When it comes to 4K random read performance the 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB will be at 85,000 IOPS, 95,000 IOPS and 100,000 IOPS respectively. 4k sequential write performance for all three drives is rated up to 90,000 IOPS.

AMD Radeon R7 SSDs

The Radeon R7 is more-or-less an OCZ Vector 150 with lighter processor clocks. No word yet on pricing.

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