Not well known, but SK Hynix owns fabs for NAND and RAM and with with the recent acquisition of LAMD, they are vertically integrated when it comes to SSD. What I mean, they can do 100% of SSD development in house.
Only a very short number of companies can do that (Samsung / Intel come to mind).
Really good performance, excellent pricing. Also good looking imho.
SK hynix's presence in the consumer SSD market is continually growing; the company is the third-largest (by revenue) semiconductor manufacturer in the world. The company recently announced a significant investment in NAND fabs, which should improve SK hynix’s bit output into second place (behind Samsung).
The SL308 we tested today shows a lot of promise in the value-focused storage segment. With some additional firmware tuning, it could be an exceptional product. Though the SL308 doesn't quite dethrone Samsung's 500GB 850 EVO in the performance charts, it comes close. In these situations, we turn to pricing for our guidance. SK hynix needs to be cheaper than the 850 EVO if it wants to be more attractive. The SL308 does serve up the same flash endurance rating as the 850 EVO, but doesn't match its five-year warranty.