Our second meeting today was with Brandon Coles, Product Manager for Edge Memory, to discuss their latest SSD offerings. One key new product is their PFX3, which is a SATA 6Gb/s, 2.5” form factor SSD geared toward the enterprise customer. As the model designation indicates, this latest SSD from Edge has power fail protection, a key factor required for most enterprise applications. The PFX3 is available in capacities ranging from 240GB up to 1TB, with a 2TB version planned for later this year.
The PFX3 features MLC NAND paired with a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller, allowing the 1TB version to achieve sequential read speeds of up to 560MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 460MB/s. Random 4K read speeds for the 1TB version are stated as up to 71,000 IOPS, with random 4K writes of up to 76,000 IOPS (please see the chart below for specs for the other capacities).
The PFX3 is Opal compliant for encryption, as well as for 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption. It supports the TRIM command and S.M.A.R.T. drive performance and health monitoring attributes. It features wear-leveling, ECC error correction code and a secure erase option. The PFX3 is rated for mean time between failures (MTBF) of 1.5 million hours, and is backed by Edge Memory with a 5-year limited warranty.
Pricing and availability have yet to be announced. For more information, you can visit the PFX3’s product page here. Stay tuned for our upcoming review of this drive.
Check back often for CES 2017 updates as we continue our meetings and explorations of the vast Las Vegas Convention Center.