July, 2022

Phison's PCIe Gen 5 E26 SSDs to Offer up to 13 GB/s, E20 for Servers up to 32 TB

Phison Controller SSD Recovery

Most PC builders will be looking forward to Phison's Gen 5 controllers that will power high-end SSD solutions later this year, but the company isn't yet done with its Gen 4 solutions While PCIe Gen 5 controllers will be featured in the premium SSD category at the launch, they need to come up with solutions that are more robust than their existing products and not as expensive. The solution will come in the form of upgraded consumer and server designs based on the PCIe Gen 4 standard.

In a recent Annual Report publication (via Komachi), Phison talks about three key solutions. These include the PCIe Gen 5 E26, PCIe Gen 4 E25 and PCIe Gen 4 E20 products:

  • The PS5025-E25 controller is a PCIe Gen4 SSD with an external DRAM design and a maximum performance of 7200MB/s, which is the best choice for extremely fast gamers.
  • The PS5020-E20 PCIe Gen4 enterprise SSD controller will have a maximum support capacity of 32TB and support special functions in enterprise-grade applications. It will be the most suitable choice for server system integrators.
  • The performance of new-gen. PS5026-E26 PCIe Gen5 SSD controller will reach 13000MB/s, and it will be a flagship product in the PC market.

The Phison E26 SSD controller is said to offer transfer speeds of up to 13 GB/s, and we have already seen demos of them hitting read speeds of up to 12.5 GB/s. One of the key challenges for the E26 controller would be the adoption of the Gen 5 standard. The E26 controller is also set to be featured in the premium category so the Gen 5 SSD standard will be an enthusiast-only option.

Phison is also working on PCIe Gen 4 SSD controllers which include the E25 for high-end gamers and E20 for server applications. The Phison PS5025-E25 SSD controller is designed to offer external DRAM and a maximum transfer speed of up to 7.2 GB/s. That's a 200 MB/s increase over the existing Phison E18 controllers and will also come with some thermal & power management updates.

The Phison PS5020-E20 PCIe Gen 4 SSD controller is something that was confirmed a while back and will be aiming at the high-end data center segment. Phison has now confirmed that it will come with up to 32 TB of capacities along with full support for special functions in enterprise applications. Phison will also have Gen 5 SSDs coming to the enterprise segment to rival Samsung's PM1743 solution that's been shipping to customers for a while now.

ACE Data Recovery team is looking forward to new SSDs based on the Phison PS5026-E26 PCIe Gen5 SSD controller and is ready to help their owners with their data recovery needs.