A bit amusing this Computex was our completing a briefing with ADATA only to return once again to receive further confirmation on a bit of information that truly shows the capacity value of next gen 96 layer memory. On display was ADATA’ newest NGSFF M.3 form factor SSD, the IM3P33EC Enterprise SSD which is a PCIe Gen 3 x 4 SMI controlled SSD solution, presently capable of 3.2GB/s read, 1.9GB/s write and 370K IOPS.
This SSD is read intensive, hot pluggable, has power loss protection and is available in capacities of 240, 480, 960 and 1.92 TB, and is a bit special being the newest kid on the block as it stands.
What just has to be seen to believed is that, with availability of the newest 96 layer memory, this SSD is expected (as quoted by ADATA) to be able to hold a massive 16TB storage capacity and ADATA is planning on manufacturing up to that capacity. Capacity like that in a M.3 form factor SSD would be mighty impressive.
Also on display at the ADATA booth was their newest SR2000 Enterprise SSD which is capable of 6GB/s read and 3.8GB/s write with up to 1 million IOPS at high 4K read. This is a PCIe Gen 3 x 8 design which will be utilizing 3D eTLC NAND flash memory and is available in capacities up to 11TB.
The SR2000 in the AIC HHHL form factor will have the designation ‘CP’ while the U.2 version will be a PCIe Gen 3 x4 solution with slightly less performance up to 3.5GB/s data transfer and 830K IOPS.