Maxio pushes the limits of PCIe 5.0 their 14.8 GB/s SSD controller

Maxio boasts 14.8 GB/s speeds with their newest PCIe 5.0 SSD controller

Maxio is a relatively new player within the SSD market. They were established in 2016 under JMicron and are primarily known for their SSD controller technology. Recently, the company showcased a range of new PCIe 5.0 SSD prototypes, each of which boasted incredible speeds. For consumers, the most interesting of these new controllers is the Maxio MAP1802, PCIe 5.0 SSD controller that boasts up to 14.8 GB/s sequential read speeds.

For the PCIe 5.0 SSD market, Maxio has revealed three new controllers that target specific segments of the market. Firstly, the MAP1802 targets consumer workloads, with its small 9mm x 13mm size making it perfect for M.2 NVMe SSDs. Secondly there is the MAP1803, which targets the enterprise SSD market with support for up to 64TB of NAND memory. Finally, there is the MAP1806, which offers intermediate specifications between the MAP1802 and MAP1803.

The mainstream MA1802 SSD promises users sequential read/write speeds of 14.8/14.4 GB/s. This model supports up to 8TB of NAND, which makes sense given its likelihood to be used with M.2 NVMe SSDs. The MAP1806 boasts slightly lower sequential read/write speeds of 14.5/14.0 GB/s. The upside it that this model can support up to 16TB of NAND. Furthermore this model also boast slightly higher random read IOPS.

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Today’s SSD controller market is highly competitive. Companies like Phison, Silicon Motion, InnoGrit, Samsing, and others have already released PCIe 5.0 SSD controllers. While Maxio’s controllers boast impressive specifications, it remains to be seen if they will prove popular amongst SSD manufacturers. Furthermore, it remains unknown when these prototye SSD controllers will be available to manufacturers. Is Maxio arriving to the PCIe 5.0 SSD controller market too late?

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