Colorful Announces Three New Budget SSDs

Colorful has announced three new budget SSD lines. These include the CN600 series, the CN500 series, and the SL500 series. The CN600 series is built in the M.2-2280 form-factor with PCI-Express 3.0 x2 speeds and features a heat spreader over the controller and NAND flash chips; the CN500 is also built in the M.2-2280 form-factor but features SATA 6 Gbps speeds, and the SL500 is a conventional 7 mm-thick 2.5-inch drive with SATA 6 Gbps interface. All three drives are available in 240 GB capacities.

Performance wise, the CN600 series drives combine a Realtek RTS5760 controller with TLC NAND flash memory, and offers sequential transfer speeds of up to 800 MB/s, with up to 700 MB/s writes, and up to 50,000 IOPS random reads, with up to 100,000 IOPS random writes. The CN500 series drives features pair a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller with MLC NAND flash, offering up to 530 MB/s reads, with up to 250 MB/s writes, and up to 70,000 IOPS random reads, with up to 60,000 IOPS random writes. Finally, the SL500 series, which combine Silicon Motion SM2256 controllers with TLC NAND flash offing speeds up to 530 MB/s reads and 450 MB/s writes, and up to 80,000 IOPS random access. Colorful didn’t reveal pricing or availability information for this new series SSD lines.