Phison this week showcased its next-generation PS5026-E26 SSD platform with a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface geared toward high-performance desktops and enterprise functions. Based mostly on the demonstration, the brand new drives will radically enhance the sequential learn and write efficiency.
Due to the PCIe 5.0 x4 interface that provides uncooked bandwidth of as much as 15.8 GB/s in every course, solid-state drives that includes this interface are projected to extend sequential learn and write speeds of SSDs drastically. Different enhancements embrace larger capacities due to new 3D NAND gadgets, enhanced reliability, and new options enabled by next-generation controllers.
Phison’s reference SSD that includes its PS5026-E26 controller and 1TB of Micron’s 3D TLC reminiscence gives a most sequential learn velocity of as much as 12,457 MB/s and a most sequential write velocity of as much as 10,023 MB/s (in response to CrystalDiskMark), which by far exceeds capabilities of right now’s finest SSDs. As for random efficiency, the drive can present as much as 1.31 million 4K learn IOPS and as much as 1.16 million 4K learn IOPS, which is larger than the overwhelming majority of consumer PCIe 4.0 x4 drives.
Phison’s 1st Technology PCIe Gen5 E26 SSD controller is powered by Arm’s Cortex-R5 cores accompanied by special-purpose accelerators from the corporate’s CoXProcessor 2.0 household. The controller can work with all up to date and future kinds of 3D NAND reminiscence that includes ONFI 5.x and Toggle 5.x interfaces at as much as 2400 MT/s information switch speeds. Since Phison positions its PS5026-E26 each for consumer and enterprise utilization, the controller additionally helps performance like PCIe Twin Port connectivity for U.3 SSDs, single root enter/output virtualization (SR-IOV), and zone namespaces (ZNS).
Phison didn’t reveal when the primary consumer SSDs primarily based on the PS5026-E26 controllers shall be obtainable commercially. Nonetheless, final 12 months it implied that the primary drives utilizing its PCIe 5.0 x4 platform would hit the market within the second half of 2022, which in all probability means late 2022.