AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series SSDs
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 19 August 2014 at 08:27 AM EDT. 13 Comments
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Not to be confused with the Radeon R7 graphics cards, AMD today officially announced the Radeon R7 SSD line-up.

AMD is selling the Radeon R7 Series SSDs in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities and are advertised as "an excellent choice for gamers looking to upgrade their system’s overall responsiveness with an economical solution that puts performance and reliability front and center." Of course, if you're like me, the branding may seem a bit odd having a Radeon storage device.

The AMD Radeon SSDs are done in partnership with OCZ Storage Solutions, which as many are aware is now owned by Toshiba. The Radeon SSDs use Toshiba's A19 MLC NAND flash memory with Barefoot 3 M00 controller. The 120GB Radeon R7 SSD starts out with a $100 USD price tag.

More details can be found via today's press release.
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