Crucial/Micron plan to release a PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD before the end of 2019

Crucial/Micron plan to release a PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD before the end of 2019

Crucial/Micron plan to release a PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD before the end of 2019

PCIe 4.0 SSDs are all the range at Computex 2019, but as it stands, the early PCIe 4.0 SSD market will be dominated by Phison’s PS5016-E16 SSD controller. 

Crucial/Micron isn’t willing to let themselves fall too far behind Phison, confirming their plans to release PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSDs before the end of 2019. Not only that, but they plan on doing so with their own in-house SSD controllers. 

Sadly, little is known about the SSD, though it is set to offer a maximum of 2TB of storage and be made entirely out of Crucial/Micron components. Performance-wise, nothing is known about Micron’s new SSD controller, aside from the fact that it will offer performance levels that surpass PCIe 3.0’s limitations, as otherwise the product would be pointless. 

Crucial/Micron plan to release a PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD before the end of 2019  

At this time Samsung, the long-time leader of the PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD market, hasn’t stated when they plan to jump onto the PCIe 4.0 standard, a factor which will allow them to fall behind their competitors in the early stages of PCIe 4.0. Even so, PCIe 4.0 compatible devices will have a small market share initially, which means that their existing PCIe 3.0 SSDs should remain popular. 

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