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We’ve known SK hynix as one of the biggest memory and semiconductor manufacturers on planet Earth – mostly as OEM for big brand names like Apple. But this time, they’re out with SSDs under their own banner.
It’s called the Gold S31 SSD and comes in 1TB, 500GB & 250GB sizes. Interface is SATA III with 560MB/s read and 525MB/s write.
The exciting part is, all the key components are designed & built in-house, including the controller. This is a soup to nuts operation folks, they control everything end-to-end, ensuring optimal (in theory) performance – and it comes with a 5 year warranty!
Read the press release below:
Gold S31 SSD Offers Best Performance and Quality for PC
Seoul, August 15, 2019 – SK hynix Inc. (or ‘the Company,’ www.skhynix.com) announced today the launch of its “Gold S31” solid-state drive (SSD). Gold S31 (SATA III – first generation) is the first of the Company’s new SuperCore series of consumer SSDs, an internal drive lineup based on SK hynix’s core technology.
With its speed and reliability, SK hynix’s Gold S31 will be a perfect choice for all PC users, particularly for gamers, designers, and content creators. Gold S31 pushes the limits on high-performance SSDs, providing users the next level of speed with sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s, as well as superior quality, reliability, and five-year warranty.
The 2.5-inch drive supports the SATA III interface based on 3D NAND Flash technology, and is now available in 1TB, 500GB and 250GB capacities on Amazon U.S.
All key components in Gold S31, from NAND Flash and built-in controller to DRAM and firmware, were designed and produced by SK hynix. The in-house components are built for robust performance and reliability.
Gold S31 will be offered exclusively on Amazon U.S. this year, but is expected to expand to other North American and European markets starting next year, when a PCIe version of the SSD can also be expected.
“SK hynix has been supplying global PC OEMs with high-quality, competitive SSDs since 2013, leveraging its proven quality and reliability as the world’s leading memory provider,” said Kook Won, Head of Global Sales & Marketing Strategy of SK hynix. “The launch of Gold S31 with Amazon U.S. will be a meaningful opportunity to expand the experience of SK hynix’s SSDs to consumers.”
About SK hynix Inc.
SK hynix Inc., headquartered in Korea, is the world’s top tier semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (“DRAM”), Flash memory chips ("NAND Flash") and CMOS Image Sensors ("CIS") for a wide range of distinguished customers globally. The company is listed on the Korea Exchange, ranking the second largest in market capitalization as of August 1, 2019, with revenue of KRW 40.45 trillion won in 2018 and a 23% share in the global memory market**. The Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange. Further information about SK hynix is available at www.skhynix.com.
Product Specifications: Gold S31*
Interface: SATA III
Product Type: Internal SSD
Form Factor: Standard 2.5”
SSD capacity: 1TB/500GB/250GB
NAND Flash: 3D NAND Flash
Controller: SK hynix Controller
Sequential Read: up to 560MB/s
Sequential Write: up to 525MB/s
Warranty: 5 years
* Performance may vary based on system hardware, operating system, SSD capacity, individual usage pattern and other system variables.
** Source – IHS Markit, Technology Group, DRAM Intelligence Service – 2019 and NAND Intelligence Service – 2019, July 2019. Market share in terms of revenue for combined DRAM and NAND memory. Results are not an endorsement of SK Hynix. Any reliance on these results is at the third party’s own risk. Visit technology.ihs.com for more details.
All registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of SK hynix.
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“Now, more than ever, providing universal access to a world of content is key to engaging even our youngest fans,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We are excited to offer this new entertainment experience that delivers fun and engagement for kids across multiple digital platforms.”
With key interactive features designed to offer exciting content to kids any time they want from any Internet-connected device in the format they have grown to expect in today’s digital environment, ScoobyDoo.com, LooneyTunes.com and DCKids.com are now launched and will allow kids to experience immersive worlds 24/7 and connect with Warner Bros.’ beloved franchise animation characters and the famed universe of DC Comics.
The WB Kids character driven environments, ScoobyDoo.com and LooneyTunes.com, will inspire imagination and encourage interaction with many of Warner Bros.’ most recognizable franchise animation characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the Gang, engaged through fan-favorite content, exclusive videos, interactive and downloadable activities, comics and exciting games.
“With DCKids.com our goal is to provide a kids-focused online destination that delivers unparalleled access to our iconic characters such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in a way that is fun, engaging and appropriate for our younger fans,” said Amit Desai, SVP Marketing and Global Franchise Management, DC Entertainment. “We know kids have an affinity for our characters, and that interacting with DC Super Heroes can be inspirational and a powerful source of imagination and play.”
DCKids.com will feature DC Comics’ most iconic Super Heroes, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and more, in exciting games and interactive ways to play. Original digital shorts from Batman Unlimited and DC Super Friends will be featured on the site.
Developed for kids aged 4-11, the discoverable digital ecosystem offers relatable entertainment for kids through these immersive worlds that feature components such as original content, videos, downloadable activities, games, quizzes and contests. Additionally, an international market rollout in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain and the UK is planned for the coming months.
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