Philson revealed the final specifications of its new SSD controllers, being the one that interests us most the Philson PS5026-E26 (E26), with which a new generation of SSD will be created PCI Express 5.0 x4at 12nm by TSMC, which will enable data transfer speeds of up to 13 Gbps. The first SSD units to reach these speeds will arrive at the end of the year, and it is that the first motherboards compatible with the new standard M.2 Gen5 will debut with the launch of processors AMD Ryzen 7000.

The first generation of the controller Phion E26 comes to life through a configuration of 2x ARM Cortex-R5 cores accompanied by special accelerators of the CoXProcessor 2.0 family. The controller can work with all current and future 3D Flash NAND memory types with ONFI 5.x and Toggle 5.x interfaces with data transfer speeds of up to 2400 MT/s. While Phison positions its PS5026-E26 for consumer and business PCs, it also supports U.3 connectivity, Single Root Input/Output Virtualization (SR-IOV), and Zone Namespaces ( ZNS).

PCIe 5.0 SSD with Phison E26 controller
PCIe 5.0 SSD with Phison E26 controller

For a new generation of PCIe 4.0 SSDs, we have the controller Philson PS5020-E20 (E20), although it is more designed for professional use such as servers or datacenters, and although at the speed level everything will be limited to a maximum of 7200 MB/swhich is more than enough for gamers or many data centers, the main novelty is that PCIe 4.0 SSDs with this controller will be able to reach capacities up to 32 TB (vs 8TB of the E16 and E18 models), so this professional approach wins out to meet the need for large storage capacities as well as high data transfer speeds.

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