We already have a lot of SSD manufacturers that produce varieties of SSDs with different write/read speeds but the most common thing about these manufacturers is that almost every one of them is a memory manufacturer and due to their strong grasp in the market it’s difficult to beat them. Most of the computer hardware manufacturer such as MSI, EVGA, ASRock, Asus didn’t enter the market yet but Gigabyte initiated the step to enter into this industry.
Gigabyte is a worldwide popular brand for motherboards and graphics cards. As some OEMs started to enter into other product categories such as ASRock getting into making graphics cards, Gigabyte has now prepared to launch their new SSDs into the market in a couple of days. Gigabyte produced two different capacity SSDs:- 256GB and 512GB. These are SATA SSDs and are named UD Pro 256GB and UD Pro 512GB. They will use the SATA interface to run on the computers and according to the report from PCGamer, they should be available on Amazon and Newegg from the next week.
These SSDs are based on Phison’s PS3110 S10 controller and Toshiba’s BICS3 3D TLC NAND memory which is a combination that Phison made last year. Gigabyte UD Pro SSDs are rated to work at a sequential Read Speed of up to 530MB/s and a sequential Write Speed of up to 500MB/s. The SSDs will come with 3 years of manufacturer warranty.
What is surprising about these SSDs is not the performance they offer but the pricing which Gigabyte is offering. Most of the 250GB SSDs cost above $80 but the UD Pro 256GB SSD is priced at $68.99 while the 512GB SSD is priced at $119.99. This is a very competitive pricing when we see SSDs from other manufacturers. Maybe this will make the other OEMs to lower down the pricing of their SSDs because overall Gigabyte is a well-known and reliable brand.