AMD has rolled out its second line of Radeon brand drives. AMD Launches Radeon R3 SSDs and that follows Radeon R7 SSDs, which were launched in 2014. At that point, the SSDs were launched keeping performance as the most important aspect. But now things are different with R3 SSDs. Now along with performance, Radeon R3 line will be have a balance between value and the raw speed.
AMD Launches Radeon R3 SSDs with the lowest capacity option being 120GB (SSDR3L120G). It has sequential read and write speeds of up to 520MB/s and 360MB/s respectively.
The other models, like the 240GB (SSDR3SL240G) and 480GB (SSDR3SL480G) models, also have sequential read performance up to 520MB/s and the sequential write up to 470MB/s.
And finally the highest capacity drive of the series is the 960GB model (SSDR3SL960G). This model has a sequential reads of up to 510MB/s and writes up to 450MB/s.
- All these are SATA 6Gbps SSDS in the 2.5-inch, 7mm form factor.
- Manufactured and warrantied by a company called Galt Inc.
- AMD’s Radeon R3 uses a Silicon Motion MM2256-based controller and triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory
Price of the new AMD Radeon R3 SSDs
- 120GB: $41 (around 34 cents per gigabyte)
- 240GB: $80 (around 33 cents per gigabyte)
- 480GB: $137 (around 29 cents per gigabyte)
However, the price for the 960GB model has not yet been announced.