Phison turbo-charges PC handhelds with their E27T SSD controller
Phison’s E27T SSD controller will make future PC gaming handhelds faster
The emerging PC handheld market has created huge levels of demand for M.2 2230 sized SSDs, compact solid state drives that are less powerful than their full-sized counterparts. Phison aims to power the next-generation of PC gaming handhelds with their E27T SSD controller. This new controller promise boosted speeds while maintaining M.2 2230 sizing.
Phison’s E27T SSD controller has been available for a while, but Phison has now giving it a new home on M.2 2230 PCBs. Today’s M.2 2230 SSDs typically use Phison’s less powerful E21T controller. This controller sees its sequential read/write speeds max out at 5,000/4,500 MB/s. With their E27T controller, Phison has showcased M.2 2230 SSDs with sequential read/write speeds of 6,000/5,000 MB/s. Not bad for such a small SSD.
Technically speaking, Phison’s E27T SSD controller supports up to 8TB of storage. That said, the small size of the M.2 2230 form factor will likely lower the maximum storage potential of these SSDs to lower levels.
At CES 2024, Phison’s new E26 “Max14um” SSD controller has been used to create several ultra-fast PCIe 5.0 SSDs. Sabrent has used it to create their Rocket 5 PCIe 5.0 SSD. Patriot has also used this SSD controller to create their Viper PV573 drive.
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