The Phison E16 controller stars within most drivesSSD The first in the standardPCI-Express The innovative 4.0 that has come to the stores so far, and does so fairly well with continuous transfer speeds that scrape 5 gigabytes per second (!) - significantly higher than the maximum data we received on all drives of the eraPCI-Express 3.0 as they are.
However, it should be noted that the E16 is almost identical to the very popular Phison E12 controller from the third PCIe generation, with minimal modifications designed to allow for dual bandwidth utilization in the fourth PCIe generation and not much beyond that. In a while we will be seeing controllers SSD The first ones developed from the outset to use the full potential of the next generation interface - and that's where the celebration of performance will really begin, it seems.
Phison have already decided to announce their new age duo, the budget E19T and the leading E18, and also provide us with data Performence Initial to make sure we understand what we expect around the corner, starting next year.
The E19T model will support four internal communication channels on the storage drive, with no built-in dynamic memory but based on some of the overall dynamic memory for cost reduction, with an improved fourth-generation LDPC mechanism and support for the new NVMe 1.4 standard Reach continuous transfer speeds of up to 3.75 gigabytes per second in both read and write and random performance with up to 4KB files up to 440,000IOPS in write, under maximum 500,000 watt power consumption only (for the controller itself, without the other drive componentsSSD Which will of course vary depending on the specific product).
Production of the E19T chips, based on 28 nm lithography and a few years old, is set to begin at the end of 2019 with drive availability planning SSD The stores are already in the early months of 2020 - with theoretical potential to challenge the performance of drives storage Containing the controllerPhison E12, at much lower price levels.
The E18 model is intended to be the true star of Phison and the market in general, with three Cortex R5 cores that will be responsible for the controller operation in up-to-date 12 lithography (in this area) from TSMC, support for the NVMe 1.4 standard and eight information channels, in volumes 16 terabytes (!) And continuous transfer speeds of up to 7 gigabytes per second in both reading and writing, with the addition of Performence Random arriving at 1,000,000IOPS reading and writing under the power consumption of up to 3 watts.
E18's data, at least on paper, is certainly a leap forward from everything we know about theSSD I was home today, but it seems we will only taste the fruits of this technological revolution in about a year - production of cattle samples is scheduled for the beginning of 2020, while commercially available drives are slated for the third quarter of next year.
This is definitely an intriguing product that has a good reason to wait for it, though it may not be worth postponing the system upgrade plans by then - after all, it's a pretty long wait in terms of the ever-evolving and ever-changing hardware world.