Motherboard maker GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY today presented its first ever solid state drive (SSD), the UD PRO series SATA Interface SSDs with built-in DDR3 RAM.
Available in capacites of 256GB and 512GB, the SSDs come with a sleek design featuring a black and gray exterior with the product name engraved in white.
The SSDs utilize Toshiba\s BICS3 3D TLC NAND memory, they come with a high-speed, low power DDR3L buffer cache to accelerate the read/write speeds of the SSD, and Phison's PS3110 S10 controller.
From performance point of view, GIGABYTE's UD PRO lineup supports up to 530 MB/s sequential read speed and up to 500 MB/s sequential write speed. Random performance is up to 80K read IOPS and up to 75K write IOPS, according to GIGABYTE.
GIGABYTE UD PRO series SSDs come with a 3 Year or up to 200TBW warranty, and will be available soon on the market.
The price of the drives are $68.99 and $119.99 for the 256GB and 512GB models respectively. This is translated to $0.23/GB for storage, which is competive for the market.
GIGABYTE also plans to release additional drives in the future, including NVMe-based M.2 drives and a PCIe card.
2.5-inch internal SSD
Limited 3-year or 200TBW
Toshiba BiCS3 3D TLC
External DDR Cache
Sequential Read MB/s
Up to 530 MB/s
Sequential Write MB/s
Up to 500 MB/s
Random Read IOPS
Up to 80k
Random Write IOPS
Up to 75k
Dimension (W x H x L)
69.85 x 7 x 100 mm
Mean time between failure (MTBF)
Power Consumption (Active)
Average: R : 2240mW; W : 2610mW
Power Consumption (Idle)
0°C to 70°C
-40°C to 85°C