Phison’s new PCIe 5.0 chip ushers within the new age of tremendous quick SSD storage
A brand new SSD normal is coming, and it will be lightning quick. Serving to usher us into the brand new age of tremendous quick SSDs, Phison simply got here out with an announcement that its first PCIe 5.0 customised SSD controller is within the works, and ought to be in mass manufacturing by 2022.
The information (through BenchLife) places extra weight into the notion that PCIe 5.0 is anticipated to reach subsequent yr a while—so long as provide chain points haven’t got an excessive amount of of a unfavourable influence—although we have been hoping for the brand new normal to hit across the identical time as Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake CPUs.
Both means, with Phison grinding away at these upcoming controllers, and Kioxia’s latest PCIe 5.0 prototype teasing us with 14,000MB/s sequential learn and seven,000MB/s sequential write speeds, we’re staring down but extra nails within the coffin for our present greatest PCIe 4.0 SSDs.
Phison’s new controller, named PS5026-E26, will retain a 12nm semiconductor course of, and combines ARM R5 processor and CoXProcessor 2.0 structure. It is going to be suitable with M.2, U.3, E1.S, and E3.S merchandise, amongst others, so next-gen motherboards are edging ever nearer to our grasp.
There’s nonetheless a short while to attend earlier than the tech trickles all the way down to shoppers, however we could also be completely worn out by the point it will get to us, anyway—with corporations like Samsung seeking to copy the human thoughts onto an SSD, simply think about how a lot quicker PCIe 5.0 SSDs will make the method.
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