AMD has silently launched its Radeon R3 budget SSDs that are powered by Toshiba TLC NAND and a Silicon Motion controller. The drives are available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB.
The 2.5″, SATA-3 drives have a specified sequential maximum read speed of 510-520MB/s and a maximum sequential write speed of up 470MB/s for the 240GB and 480GB models and 360MB/s for the 120GB.
The 120GB drive has a MSRP of $40.99, the 240GB sells for $69.99 and the 480GB SSD should set you back $136.99. AMD has not disclosed any pricing on the 960GB model but we expect it to be around $249.99.
The AMD Radeon R3 SSDs come with a 3 year warranty and AMD clearly states the drives are manufactured and warranted by the Chinese company Galt Inc. This company is new to use by appears to be selling the same AMD drives also branded as Ruby in Russia.