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Lite-On Announces MU-II Series of Solid State Drives Featuring Toshiba 15nm TLC NAND

Lite-On is announcing its MU-II series of solid-state drives (SSDs).  Built in a standard 2.5” x 7mm form factor, the MU-II series of SSDs operate via the SATA 6 Gb/s interface.  These drives feature Toshiba 15nm TLC NAND, enabling an extremely competitive price point.

LITEON MUII SSD angled mainThe MU-II series will be offered in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB.  Sequential read speeds are stated as 555 MB/s for all capacities.  Sequential write speeds are stated as 500 MB/s for the 120GB & 240GB versions, and 520 MB/s for the 480GB and 960GB models.

LITEON MUII packageRandom 4K read speeds are stated as 330 MB/s  for the 120GB and 480GB models, 380 MB/s for the 480GB model, and 370 MB/s for the 960GB version.  Random 4K write speeds are stated as 220 MB/s (120GB), 250 MB/s (240GB), 360 MB/s (480GB), and 350 MB/s (960GB).

LITEON MUII SSD bannerLite-On’s MU-II series support the following command sets: TRIM (where supported by operating system), S.M.A.R.T. drive monitoring attributes, NCQ, and ATA/ATAPI-8.  Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is stated as 1.5 million hours, and Lite-On backs the MU-II series with a three-year limited warranty.

LITEON MUII SSD specsThe customized, proprietary firmware for the MU-II series was developed by Lite-On’s experienced in-house firmware team.  Pricing and availability have not yet been released.  For more information, you can view the MU-II series’ product page here.

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  • Bill

    Strange the 960 is slower that the 480 on Random read and write while have twice the cache.

    • Benjamin Hojnik

      Sometimes having to deal with twice the dies and pages has a toll on performance.
      Btw more cache on its own doesn’t help performance, because only mapping tables are stored there

      • Bill

        I noticed that most SSD get faster the larger the drive is.

      • Benjamin Hojnik

        Only to a certain point.

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