Posted: By Jon Peddie 09.24.20
Enmotus just launched the first AI-powered SSD—FuzeDrive SSD.
FuzeDrive (that’s pronounced FUSE-drive, not fuzzdrive as it looks) blends high endurance static single-level cell (SLC) with quad-level cells (QLC) on the same M.2 board. That, says the company, offers high capacity storage that performs faster in real-world applications and lasts considerably longer. The SSD uses AI based on the company’s enterprise server technology to analyze usage patterns and automatically moves active and write-intensive data to the SLC portion of the drive. Quite simply, the SSD self-optimizes to ensure that heavy or frequently used storage traffic from applications or the operating system is directed to and from the SLC and utilizes the QLC to store less used or inactive games or volumes of data, thereby not taxing QLCs lower endurance.
Taking advantage of the SLC’s low latency and high endurance enables gamers and professionals alike to experience lightning-fast responsiveness and work or play harder for longer.
The fixed SLC portion of FuzeDrive delivers performance even as you fill your drive. In a recent video review, Wendell Wilson of Level1 techs stated, that FuzeDrive SSD "Keeps its performance edge even as you write hundreds of gigabytes of data."
Another important step for the industry is simplifying how endurance is expressed with a newly introduced Gold, Silver Bronze classification based on the JEDEC standards for SSD endurance. TBW (terabytes written) and DWPD (Drive writes per day) can confuse consumers, especially since these numbers depend on the actual capacity of the SSD as well, allowing SSD vendors to appear to be offering higher levels of endurance by simply increasing the capacity. The terms Gold, Silver, and Bronze endurance are simply these stated TBW numbers normalized to 1TB with clearly identifiable levels of endurance that correspond to well-understood thresholds. More information is available on the new classification system at the company’s web site.
- 900GB total capacity includes 24GB of fixed SLC
- 1.6TB total capacity includes 128GB of fixed SLC
- Includes free expansion software
- Includes free cloning software
- Designed for Windows 10
- Compatible with Intel and AMD
Available in both 900GB and 1.6TB capacities, FuzeDrive SSD also ships with optional expansion software that allows users to create a much larger capacity drive up to 32TB in size or add the capacity later as it’s needed without having to reinstall your operating system or applications or move to another drive. https://www.enmotus.com/