Phison demos staggering speeds with its PCIe 5.0 PS5026-E26 SSD controller
The PCIe 5.0 era is almost here
Published: 30th May 2022 | Source: Phison |
Phison showcasing shockingly fast SSD speeds with their new E26 SSD controller and Micron 3D NAND
PCIe 5.0 SSDs are on the horizon, and it is likely that most of these early next-generation storage solutions will be based on Phison's new PS5026-E26 SSD controller.
Phison has now showcased their new PCIe 5.0 compatible E26 SSD controller in action with Micron 3D TLC NAND, delivering sequential read speeds of over 12,000 MB/s and sequential write speeds of pver 10,000 MB/s. Those speeds are far beyond the limits of today's PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs, and march towards the limits of PCIe 5.0, which can deliver speeds of 15,754MB/s (theoretically) using a PCIe 5.0 x4 connection.
Below is a demo showcasing Phison's latest SSD controller in action, though it is worth noting that SSDs based on this controller are months away from launch, and that firmware optimisations and other changes could result in even faster storage speeds.
Phison has stated that their E26 SSD controller can reach sequential read speeds of up to 13,500 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 12,000 MB/s.
With their AM5 platform, AMD will be adding support for PCIe 5.0 storage devices to their next-generation motherboard lineup as a mandatory feature, with higher-end AM5 motherboards offering users additional PCIe 5.0 compatible M.2 slots that PCIe slots. Intel has already added PCIe 5.0 support to its Alder Lake series CPUs and motherboards, though not many 600-series Intel motherboards support PCIe 5.0 compatible M.2 slots.
With new technologies like Microsoft's DirectStorage, and technologies that build upon it like Nvidia's RTX IO and AMD's Smart Access Storage, high-speed SSD storage solutions may soon become a lot more useful to gamers and other PC enthusiasts. Software will soon allow gamers to get better use out of their storage hardware, allowing systems to better utilise the speeds of ultra-fast SSDs to enable faster system performance in other areas.
While PCIe 4.0 SSD speeds should remain plenty fast for mainstream users for some time to come, PCIe 5.0 is ready to push things further for those with demanding workloads and those who want to push their system's performance to the limit. PCIe 5.0 storage is coming, and Phison's ready for the transition.