Phison today launched their new Phison PS8313 UFS 2.1 controller at FMS 2017.
Designed for top tier mobile chipsets and smartphones, the Phison PS8313 integrates their CoXProcessor 2.0 architecture currently used on Phison’s PCIe controllers for improved performance and reliability in the UFS standard. The PS8313 controller also features use of an advanced 28nm manufacturing process, a 2-lane UFS interface, an ultra compact and low power LDPC ECC engine and support for the latest 3D TLC NAND.
According to Phison’s internal testing, the PS8313 is capable of up to 920/550 MB/s sequential reads/writes and 67K/62K IOPS 4K random read performance [...]
Palit is expanding its business into the SSD sector with the release of its UVS and GF-S series SSDs.
The UVS series SSD is powered by a Phison S3111-S11 controller paired with TLC NAND. Sequential read and write performance is rated at 560MB/s and 470MB/s respectively, while random read and write is rated at 290MB/s and 340MB/s.Manufacturer Palit Model UVS10AT-SSD120 UVS-SSD256 UVS-SSD480 UVS-SSD512 Capacity 120GB 256GB 480GB 521GB NAND Planar TLC 3D TLC Sequential Read 560MB/s 560MB/s 525MB/s 525MB/s Sequential Write 375MB/s 470MB/s 465MB/s 465MB/s Random Read 280MB/s 270MB/s 290MB/s 290MB/s Random [...]
With the NAND shortage in full effect at CES this year, SSDs didn’t really make much of an appearance at the show. However, we did get a chance to stop by controller vendor, Phison, who had a new entry level PCIe NVMe controller to show.
The new controller is the Phison E8 which is going to be the low cost brother to the Phison E7. The new controller will come in two variants: the PS5008-E8 or PS5008-E8T.
The Phison PS5008-E8 will be a PCIe Gen 3 x2 controller featuring performance up to 1.6GB/s sequential reads and 1.3GB/s sequential writes. Random read/write performance will top out at 240K/220K IOPS respectively. It’ll also feature [...]
During CES 2017, we stopped by the Kingston suite who had several new memory products to showcase including a brand new world’s highest capacity flash drive and an upcoming value SSD.
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT
When Kingston launched the DataTraveler Ultimate back at CES 2013, it was touted as the highest capacity flash drive ever made, touting up to 1TB of storage in a very compact form factor. With the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT, Kingston beats that by doubling the capacity to 2TB while still keeping the drive in the same compact form factor.
Performance unfortunately hasn’t changed a whole [...]
A confidential Phison roadmap was recently leaked by technology site, MYCE, which shows Phison’s upcoming PS8311 UFS controller slated for launch at the end of 4Q2016. This will be followed up by a higher performance PS8313 UFS controller slated for 1Q2017.
UFS is expected to be the successor to SD and microSD technologies with significantly higher performance thanks to the UFS standard’s full duplex operation and advanced queuing features. Samsung recently launched the first ever removable UFS memory cards not too long ago.
Holy crap, Sony has jumped on the SSD train? Since when?!
I kid of course, the Japanese tech giant tried its hand in external SSDs a while back. With the launch of the SLW-M series, the company is looking to make some splash around the globe and get its cut of pie in the SSD market.
The MLW-M series focuses mostly on consumer needs. Equipped with the Phison PS 3310-S10 controller and Toshiba’s A19nm TLC NAND, the MLW-M Series is rated to have a maximum sequential read/write of 560MB/s and 5300MB/s respectively. The Phison S10 + Toshiba A19 TLC combo is a common pairing found in many of today’s consumer-oriented SATA SSDs.
The drive will come [...]
Kingston has just announced the KC400 series enterprise client SATA SSDs, further expanding its SSDNow family.Manufacturer Kingston Capacity 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB Controller Phison S3110-S10 Interface SATA 6Gb/s Sequential Read/Write 550/450MB/s 550/540MB/s 550/530MB/s 550/530MB/s 4K Random Read/Write 88,000/87,000 IOPS 88,000/88,000 IOPS 86,000/86,000 IOPS 86,000/89,000 IOPS NAND TBD Pricing TBD
Designed for businesses and enterprise level clients, the KC400 is equipped with numerous safety measures to ensure data integrity. It provides end-to-end data path protection, SmartECC multi-level error correction, and SmartRefresh to refresh blocks when [...]
Patriot this week has announced their latest solid state offerings, The aptly named Patriot Hellfire in M.2 and full PCIe form factors.Hellfire M.2 PCIe SSD
The M.2 variant will be designed with a PCIe Generation 3.0 X4 interface with full NVME 1.2 compliance and will reach speeds of 2,500 MB/s read and 600MB/s write for the ultra high end enthusiasts and content creators.
The M.2 variant will be relesed in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB models and a M.2 2280 form factor, powered by the Phison 5007 controller and MLC NAND.Hellfire PCIe Add in Card SSD
Patriot also has the full sized add in card drive, for those looking for the best performance possible. [...]
FMS was a huge show for Toshiba this year and at their booth, they showed off several new NVMe-based PCIe and SAS SSDs for both their client and enterprise storage lines.
The Toshiba XG3 SSD family is designed for high-performance notebooks and PCs. Utilizing a Toshiba branded controller (likely a jointly developed controller with Phison) along with Toshiba 15nm MLC, the XG3 is capable up to 2,400/1,500 MB/s sequential reads/writes thanks to its PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe interface. As usual, Toshiba also brings their proprietary QSBC (Quadruple Swing-By Code) ECC algorithms.
Maximum capacity on the XG3 is 1TB with a dual sided M.2 2280 form factor drive. [...]
For FMS 2015, Phison showcased two upcoming controllers. The first and the most interesting is the Phison PS5007-E7 controller. Designed for the next generation of NVMe SSDs, the PS5007-E7 is a PCIe Gen3 x4 controller with full support for NVMe 1.2. As expected, it’ll support all current and upcoming flash from every vendor including 2-bit MLC (MLC), 3-bit MLC (TLC), and 3D NAND. Maximum capacity supported on the PS5007-E7 is 4TB.
Phison claims that the PS5007-E7 support sequential read/write speeds up to 2500/1300 MB/s respectively and random read/write performance of up to 350,000/250,000 IOPS. This makes the Phison PS5007-E7 significantly faster than its [...]