AMD Announces Range Of Radeon SSDs Designed For Gamers
Written by Joffy S on 04 August 2014 at 16:30

AMD has announced that it’s getting involved in the storage market, announcing a range of gaming-focused solid state drives (SSD). The Radeon-branded R7 SSDs will be arriving later this year, coming in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB varieties.

AMD looks to be attempting to put its fingers in all the pies with this latest announcement, as SSDs join CPUs, APUs, graphics cards, and RAM in the chip giant’s ever-burgeoning repertoire. All of the variants of AMD’s SSDs are designed with gaming in mind, designed to go toe to toe with the storage big boys like Samsung, Kingston, and Crucial.

The trio of AMD drives have been built using Toshiba's 19nm process flash node, with a SATA 3.0 6GB/s interface and the standard 2.5" SSD form factor. The Radeon R7 SSDs have expected lifespans of 4 years, totalling 42.7 TB of write, all the while consuming just 2.7W of power.  

 

 Radeon R7 120GRadeon R7 240GRadeon R7 480G
Capacity120GB240GB480GB
Max Read550 MB/s550 MB/s550 MB/s
Max Write470 MB/s530 MB/s530 MB/s

Max Random Read IOPS

85,00095,000100,000
Max Random Write IOPS90,00090,00090,000
Steady-State Random Write IOPS12,00012,00012,000

Exact pricing has yet to be detailed for these AMD products, although judging from AMD's previous form we'd expect them to be competitively priced in comparison to other drives on the market. No word on an official release date just yet, although we're expecting these Radeon R7 SSDs to hit store shelves fairly soon.

With AMD onboard the SSD market we're now not far from being able to build a PC entirely from AMD components. Will you be tempted to pick up an AMD-manufactured SSD? Will they offer the radically improved gaming performance we've come to expect from the Radeon brand? Let us know what you think!

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17:24 Aug-29-2014
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whats the point with SSD's, they have just bettter write/ read time. the loading time in OS and games get advantage on that but it wont increase FPS anyways. its pretty smart to get a SSD for OS nothing else. games load pretty fast with a standard sata 3 HDD-7200RPM. pretty happy with that tho

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16:52 Aug-06-2014
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My current HDD can load games pretty fast, but with SSD it would be almost instant :)

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Interesting. I would very much like AMD to finally get the recognition it deserves.

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Let us hope AMD can drive the SSD prices down!

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would be awesome indeed :)

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Hear, hear!

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personally i believe they should work on their already existing products than to expand into new territory. does anyone even use AMD RAM ?

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AMD RAM is,unfortunately,not available in most of the world.That is the reason why so tiny number of people is using it

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I'm one of the tiny number… I think they're great

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here we have amd developing every accessory for pc gamers and trying to help the community and improve it,and on the other hand we have nvidia getting angry because of the fact that,they cant get enough ideas to loot gamers,through their monopoly.

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True true

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Behold the reason why I never bought an SSD. It's still developing over time, I'd rather not be the beta tester either.

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Thats not really bad, they are fast
But how can they be cheaper than others, if ssd/memory market is not profitable as it is right now
Good news -they will use OCZ tech
bad news -ocz is now under toshiba which is worst hdd maker

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you think toshiba is worse than seagate?

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I may actually get myself one of 120GB ones :D

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Imagine a PC with AMD CPU,AMD Radeon GPU,AMD Radeon RAM memory and one of those AMD Radeon SSD's.

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Only thing left will be the AMD motherboard.

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Yup,only those :D

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If everything is amd then you gonna need a 2000W power but it will be at low price you pc

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You are not going to need so much power.It is true that AMD is not so efficient but it is not bad either

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It's funny cause there are also AMD-themed cases :D

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Yeah you're right,i forgot about those :D

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