Go faster with NVMe - Ant Esports launches the 690 Neo SSD Lineup

By Rounak Roy

January 6th, 2022 7:00PM IST

The brand new 690 Neo Pro SSD in M.2 Form Factor

Go faster with NVMe - Ant Esports launches the 690 Neo SSD Lineup

New Delhi, India – 6th January, 2022

Ant Esports, today announced the release of their Neo Pro and Neo lineup of SSDs. With this launch the leading Indian manufacturer of gaming peripherals stepped into the Solid State Drive market which is on a boom recently with increasing rate of adaptability.

Designed for use in desktop and notebook workloads, Ant Esports 690 Neo is a full-capacity SSD lineup that provides remarkable performance for the budget sensitive segment. The 690 Neo lineup is composed of three different models and two different categories, the Neo Pro series offers M.2 SSDs out of which one is a NVMe while the other is a mSATA. The 690 Neo series however is a 2.5” SATA III SSD catering to a more conventional market slice. All three variants would be available in three storage sizes of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB from day one with larger capacities to follow in near future.

The Ant Esports 690 Neo Pro is available in two variants with one being a M.2 NVMe and the other a M.2 SATA III.  The M.2 NVMe SSD is based on the PCIe Gen 3.0x4 standards and utilizes a quad channel controller paired with 3D TLC NAND for high performance and longevity. The drive comes rated at variable speeds depending upon the three capacities, the 512GB is the fastest with upto 1900MB/s and 1200MB/s of read and write speeds respectively. An impressive 1,50,00,000 hours of MTBF is standard across all variants. This makes the drive great for not only as a primary boot drive but also for gaming to greatly reduce load times.

On the other hand the 690 Neo Pro mSATA is a M.2 drive adhering to the SATA III standards and delivers speeds of upto 520MB/s and 450MB/s of read and write speeds respectively on the 512GB variant. Both the drives come with a Proprietary NANDXtend™ ECC, supports S.M.A.R.T, data protection technology and TRIM support to maintain performance over time, and lower power operation for longer battery life making them ideal for desktops and laptops alike.

The only 2.5” SATA drive in the lot is the Ant Esports 690 Neo which comes with the same technical specifications as the 690 Neo Pro mSATA hence delivers the same read and write speeds of upto 520MB/s and 450MB/s on the 512GB model which is in coherence with the SATA III 6Gb/s standards and is backwards compatible. 

“Ant Esports 690 Neo and Neo Pro is purpose-built with the ultimate combination of high performance and high capacity to keep up with the current demands of gamers and average consumers” said Amit Putatunda, National Product Manager Ant Esports. “Plus the competent price tag, multiple models and added durability makes this the ideal drive for the everyday content creator, gamer and even corporate professional.”

Pricing and Availability

The Ant Esports 690 Neo and Neo Pro are available immediately from the Ant Esports nationwide network of authorized retailers and distributors, as well as direct from the Ant Esports and Amazon India web stores.

The 690 Neo series is backed by a three-year warranty and the Ant Esports nationwide customer service and technical support network.

For up-to-date pricing of Ant Esports 690 Neo and Neo Pro please refer to the Ant Esports website or contact your local Ant Esports sales or PR representative.

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Ant Esports 690 Neo Pro m.2 Sata

Ant Esports 690 Neo Pro Nvme

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About Ant Esports

Founded in 2016, Ant Esports has grown from pioneering the gaming chair division into one of the India's leading providers of high-performance, budget oriented PC peripherals and components. Ant Esports offers a complete range of products to equip gamers, enthusiasts and e-sports athletes, including mechanical keyboards, precision gaming mice and headsets, high-performance components that gamers use to build their gaming cum streaming setup. With a company-wide commitment to quality, innovative design, advanced features and high performance, Ant Esports products have won thousands of media and industry awards, earning their place in gamers' hands and PCs following years of development and engineering by a team dedicated to building great products they themselves would want to use.