Cornerstones in the company’s growth strategy, S3 + ® SSDs ensure faster startups and program execution at blazing speeds. SATA and NVMe S3 + ® SSDs are a great choice for new PCs, servers and system builders.
In 2007 S3 + ® presented its first SSDs at Computex in Taiwan. Today the company is betting on solid state technology, with a constantly growing product portfolio, aimed at satisfying different markets.
SSDs have now become a common data medium in PCs and notebooks. Models with SATA III interface were born to replace hard drives. The SATA III standard supports a theoretical maximum speed of 6 Gb / s (Giga Bits per second). SSDs with a SATA interface are on the market in two different form factors. The 2.5 ″ format is that of classic SATA III SSDs and requires a connection via SATA power cable to the power supply and a connection via SATA III cable to the motherboard. The M.2 format is newer and much more compact; devices of this format are normally installed directly on the motherboard and do not require cables.
NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a communication protocol / interface developed specifically for SSDs by a consortium of companies, with the aim of overcoming the limitations of the SATA / AHCI protocol. Today, this NVMe protocol is mostly used in conjunction with the high-speed PCI Express or PCIe bus. Today’s SSDs are based on the PCIe 3.0 (1GB / s per line) and PCIe 4.0 (2GB / s per line) specifications.
The demand for data storage is increasing. When space runs out, an increasingly common condition, portable SSDs offer a versatile solution. Among the advantages of portable SSDs: faster speed, longer life and smaller size than traditional portable hard drives. Portable SSDs offer all the benefits of internal SSDs without the need to replace the computer’s internal drive. Just plug them in to instantly get the benefits and speeds of an SSD, but with the ability to unplug and move them wherever and whenever you want.