Chinese chip maker YMTC introduced a 2 TB model of the recently released TiPlus 7100 SSD on Thursday under its Zhitai brand. The series, made with the third generation of its Xtacking technology, supports PCIe 4 standard. The 2 TB version can reach sequential read and write speeds of 7,000 MB/s and 6,000 MB/s, and with a single-sided printed circuit board design, it has a larger density and better compatibility than some of its rivals’ offerings. The 512 GB and 1 TB versions have been on sale since late October, with the new 2 TB version now available for pre-order on JD with an early bird price of RMB 1,199 ($172). Zhitai is the consumer-facing brand of YMTC, the leading Chinese storage chipmaker. The firm has a fast development cycle and has managed to skip major tech nodes with its special Xtacking technique, but took a major hit in October when the US authorities introduced chip curbs targeting China-produced technologies. [ITHome, in Chinese]