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.
The 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.
Random 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).
Lite-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.
The 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.