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The great part about E3 is that you get tons of great news about stuff you usually don't hear about all throughout the rest of the year. Yeah, of course there are news bits and press releases for the typical gaming gear from all the big brand names, but it's only during E3 that all the really, really cool stuff starts to make surprising appearances for public consumption.
Both Corsair and SanDisk recently announced two different types of SSDs for gamers.
First up, Corsair has a micro USB solid state drive called the Flash Voyager GTX. This device enables gamers to easily and conveniently snap in the SSD into a USB port and access content with blazing read speeds of 450MB/sec and just-as-fast write speeds of 350MB/sec.
As mentioned in the press release...
“The Flash Voyager GTX boasts the inner technologies of an SSD that will keep the drive operating at peak performance for years to come. USB Attached SCSI and S.M.A.R.T. monitoring ensure blazing fast, error-free transfers of large video music and photo collections, while TRIM support curbs degradation so the Flash Voyager GTX retains its performance, even after extended heavy use.”
The best part about it is that you don't need any extra software to get the device read or recognized and it's USB 3.0 compatible, so you know what that means? That's right, when this device drops you'll be able to easily and conveniently use it with the Xbox One as an external storage device following the June 9th update next week, going hand-in-hand with the device like faulty components and General Motors' engineering designs.
But the Flash Voyager GTX isn't just good for the Xbox One, it would be perfect for Wii U owners looking to keep external storage small and compact.
Corsair's USB SSD will be available this July in two sizes with two different prices, you can learn more by paying a visit to the official Corsair website:
Flash Voyager GTX 128GB: $119.99 USD
Flash Voyager GTX 256GB: $199.99 USD
SanDisk also has an SSD solution in a bit more of a traditional format with the Extreme Pro SSD. This thing is way larger when it comes to storage capacity over the Flash Voyager GTX, but it also comes with a drawback: you would need a separate SATA-to-USB cable adapter with USB 3.0 support to use it with the Xbox One, since Microsoft's 720p box doesn't support custom internal drive storage.
Epic fail on Microsoft's part, eh?
Nevertheless, the Extreme Pro SSD is still a perfect fit for the PlayStation 4 since it comes in variable storage sizes that range from 240GB, 480GB and 960GB. Keep in mind that this is a solid state drive, so prices are adjusted accordingly, with the price of the 240GB carrying a $189 price tag, the 480GB snagging a $369 price tag and the 960GB unit costing a whopping $599 price tag.
While the prices may seem extreme, the read and write speeds match those prices, with the read speed being 550 MB/S and the write speed being 520 MB/s.
Total Biscuit will be live-streaming the Extreme Pro SSD in action on his Twitch account and you can view the promo video for the device below.
You can learn more about the Extreme Pro SSD by visiting the official SanDisk website.