ZADAK is not a new competitor in the market of SSDs. They already provided SATA and NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 drives, like TWSG3, ZDKG3, or Spark. This time, it’s a TWSG4S model, which supports PCIe Gen4x4. It comes in 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. We’ve received the biggest TB variant. It’s aimed at gamers, according to ZADAK, and it would be fair to place this in an area of high-end levels. There’s also a clear indication on the website that it’s compatible with the Sony Playstation 5.
In May, Geil presented a new series of DDR5 memories: the EvoV. The available kits have a frequency ranging from the base 4800 MHz up to 6800 MHz (and up to 6400 MHz for the AMD platform). We are checking the Geil EvoV RGB 6200 MHz CL34 DDR5 kit today with the AMD EXPO profile. The main thing that makes the Evo V stand out is the built-in fans (in the radiator). They’re rotating at about 12000 rpm, +/- 20% (but please remember they are small, with a 2 cm diameter, so the revs shouldn’t be so scary).
In July, Corsair presented a new series of DDR5 memories: the Vengeance RGB DDR5. The available kits from the RGB edition have a frequency higher than the base 4800 MHz (5200-6600 MHz); the non-RGB version starts from 4800 MHz. We are checking the Corsair Vengeance RGB 6000 MHz CL36 DDR5 kit today. It's in the middle frequency in the series. We already had an opportunity (almost three years ago) to review the Vengeance (Pro) RGB series RAM, but it was for the DDR4; the frequency was 3200 MHz, and it received a "Top Pick" award, and also the Vengeance RGB Pro SL which had 3600 MHz frequency (with CL18) and got the "Approved" award. But let's focus back on the tested DDR5 kit.
Zadak presented a new series of DDR5 memories in April: the Spark DDR5. The available kits are 16, 32, and 2x16 GB, and their frequency is higher than the base 4800 MHz (5200-6400 MHz). We are checking the Zadak Spark 6000 MHz CL40 DDR5 kit today. It’s in the middle frequency in the series. We already had an opportunity (almost three years ago) to review the Spark series RAM, but it was for the DDR4; the frequency was 4133 MHz (from the upper end of the market offers), and it received a “Recommended” award. But let’s focus back on the tested DDR5 kit.
Intel bartered its SSD segment to Solidigm, we review the P41 Plus M.2 NVMe SSD, it's a PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD, and especially when it comes down to access times and throughput and an SM2269XT controller PCIe Gen 4.0 controller, this unit offers decent budget performance levels in order to bring QLC to the masses.
HP (rather associated with pre-built PCs) is not a new competitor in the market of SSDs. For example, Hilbert checked their SATA and NVMe models in 2020; those were not the first ones from that brand covered on guru3d. This time, it’s an FX900 model we’ve received in a 1 TB variant. It’s manufactured with the assistance of BiWin and comes in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. It’s aimed at the gamers, according to HP, and it would be fair to place this drive between “entry” and “mid-tier” levels.
GOODRAM is a Polish brand of Wilk Elektronik (Wolf Electronic in English) established in 1991 as a distributor. It's a producer (from 2003) for consumer, industrial, and server markets based in Łaziska Górne; after the bankruptcy of Qimonda, it remained the only manufacturer of RAM modules in Europe. Goodram makes flash drives, memory cards, DRAM, and SSDs. We've received the latter. It's a 2 TB sample of their new/best NVMe drive, an IRDM Pro M.2 SSD. IRDM is a sub-brand from GOODRAM aimed at more demanding users/gamers.
V-Color has presented a new series of the DDR5 memories; it’s the Manta XPrism All of the kits come in 32 GB kits (2 x 16 GB), and their frequency is higher than the base 4800 MHz (5600-6400 MHz). We are checking the V-Color Manta XPrism 6200 MHz CL36 DDR5 kit today. It’s not the best of the series (but it’s close), as even the 6400 MHz CL32 is available.