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Phison Displays 2.7GB/s Throughput NVMe M.2 SSD – Computex 2015 Update

As much as the common theme with SSD manufacturers has been to ‘wait for the Flash Memory Summit’ at Computex 2015 this year, Phison seems to be ready to make serious position play in the SSD space, displaying a number of SSD designs at their suite.  First and foremost, we were more than happy to see two NVMe SSDs based on the Phison PS5000 SSD controller.

Phison PS5000 Controller1

This controller is based on the HPM 28nm TSMC process, supports PCIe 1, 2 or 3, NVMe 1.1, and they have qualified it to support the latest A19/15nm/MLC/TLC/Toggle memory designs to a maximum of 2TB in capacity.

Phison M.2 NVMe 110 SSD1

In this example, the PS5007 is the heart and sole of this 1TB NVMe SSD at the M.2 22110 (110mm) form length and using Toshiba NAND fash memory.

Phison M.2 NVMe 110 SSD Back1

This was also shown in a M.2 2280 (80mm) configuration where the maximum capacity capable would be 512GB.

Phison M.2 NVMe 80 SSD1

A video depicting this SSDs performance capabilities identified it as being capable of above 2.5GB/s read and 1.2GB/s write throughput with over 300K IOPS, however, actual operation was not observed with this display:

NVMe Iometer Performance1

Also on display was the PS5007 controller within a PCIe 2.5″ notebook form factor SSD, the devices connector being the SFF-8639. This SSD has listed performance of up to 2.5GB/s read and 1.2GB/s write throughput.

Phison 2TB Notebook PCIe SSD1

Being an enterprise solution, the power capacitors were more than prevalent on this SSD:

Phison Notebook PCIe SSD1

As well, we also saw the PS5007-E7 in a HHHL card format where specs are similar to that listed above:

Phison PCIe SSD Card1

It should also be noted that Phison is not a direct retail seller and provides their design to other SSD manufacturers for their sales, this specific SSD being considered presently as an enterprise resource, however, we will no doubt see this leaked to retail sales soon enough.

 

  • Jim Vogts

    Nice. But Samsung seems to have a big head start on everyone else. Can’t wait to see prices this summer.

  • MSi_GS70

    But this is so nice but why there is no laptop in the world to support PCIe x4 onboard ? why we laptop lovers are limited to ancient SATA ?

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