LiteOn is announcing its newest client SSD, designated as the CV5. This SSD is geared toward entry-level applications, such as everyday usage, multi-media and visual effects editing, as well as gaming. The CV5 utilizes TLC NAND, with a limited SLC cache for improved burst performance.
LiteOn’s CV5 is being offered in a 2.5″ x 7mm form factor, in capacities of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. All of these capacities are rated for sequential reads speeds of up to 520 MB/s. Sequential write speeds vary by capacity, with the 128GB at up to 160 MB/s, the 256GB at up to 320 MB/s, and the 512GB at up to 450 MB/s.
Random 4K read and write speeds also vary by capacity. The 128GB version is rated for random 4K reads of up to 60,000 IOPS and random 4K write speeds of up to 34,000 IOPS. The 256GB is rated for random 4K reads of up to 80,000 IOPS and random 4K writes of up to 68,000 IOPS. The 512GB is rated for random 4K reads of up to 85,000 IOPS and random 4K writes of up to 75,000 IOPS.
The CV5 features generation 3 low-density parity check error correction code (gen 3.0 LDPC ECC), low power consumption that also support device sleep mode (devslp), and is managed by LiteOn’s customized proprietary firmware. Also supported is the TRIM function (where supported by the operating system), and S.M.A.R.T. drive health and performance monitoring attributes. The CV5 can also be password-protected.
Though not part of this announcement, LiteOn’s website also shows an M.2 form factor version in identical capacities with the exact same performance numbers and features. Pricing and availability have not yet been specified. You can view the CV5 2.5” product page here; and the CV5 M.2 product page here.