MSI announces PCIe 5.0 SSD random read and write super first-class, which is equipped with Phison first E26 controller
MSI announces PCIe 5.0 SSD random read and write super first-class, which is equipped with Phison first E26 controller.
A few days ago, Phison Electronics announced a new generation of PCIe 5.0 SSD master control solution PS5026-E26, aimed at enthusiast-level gaming platforms and enterprise-level platforms.
On January 10 , MSI announced the first PCIe 5.0 SSD based on Phison’s E26 master control solution, named “Spatium E26”, offering PCIe and M.2 forms , at least the former covering copper fin heat sink.
There is not much specification information revealed at present, only that it supports PCIe 5.0 x4, a one-way bandwidth of 16GB/s, and also supports NVMe 4.0 protocol . The read and write speed is unknown.
It is worth mentioning that MSI Spatium E26 has both a desktop version and an enterprise-level version.
The two seem to be the same PCB, and the latter adds an additional set of capacitors to support power failure protection.
According to Phison, E26 is upgraded to a 12nm process, dual-core Cortex-R5 CPU, based on the exclusive CoX Processor 2.0 architecture, and supports PCIe Dual Port, SR-IOV, ZNS and other functions.
In terms of performance, sequential reads and writes can reach up to 12GB/s and 11GB/s respectively, and random reads and writes can reach up to 1.5 million IOPS and 2 million IOPS respectively .
The former is slightly conservative (ADATA/Samsung/Kioxia all rushed to 14GB/s ), but the latter is of superb level.