Connect with us

EXTRAS

War between SSD manufacturers for high-performance chips

The future of SSDs is not exactly up in the air, but it does raise many questions. AMD is going to present its AM5 platform and with it, support for this type of solid state drives under the new PCIe 5.0 bus, but far from being good news, at least for now, the fact that manufacturers are time trial with NAND Flash chips and the controllers indicates that, depending on their performance, there will be a pretty tough war to get the best performance. The most obvious question is, what is going on to call a war something that has never been a problem?

Well, it has a lot to do with it and in fact, it is already showing itself to a certain extent. Everything revolves around two factors: controllers and types of NAND Flash, with a third factor in contention that no one can control: time…

PCIe 5.0 SSD Chips: Getting the Best Performance Will Take Time and Money

Micron-NAND-Flash-232-layers

Segmenting by these factors, let’s start with the NAND Flash, since it is the most controversial point without a doubt. What happens to them? Easy, everyone wants the best performance, all manufacturers duel and are at war to get the best chips, but there are very few of these.

The objective is to take the limit of the PCIe 5.0 buswhich in this case and knowing that they have available 4 lines we talk about 15,754 MT/s bidirectionalso there is room for improvement compared to what has been seen, but that is where the problem lies, that the main manufacturers cannot supply all AIBs because there is not enough production of the necessary chips to even reach close speeds.

What is needed are 232-layer NAND Flash with at least 2,400 MT/s and here is the war, since Micron was the first to announce them just 3 months ago, S.K. Hynix followed them on August and the Chinese of YMTC they were later just as we saw at the time. Therefore, the problem here is time, because the 232 layer chip like the Micron, which are currently the best, they have too many failures and few suitable units come out, so the price is skyrocketing and all the AIBs are bidding to get them, since the rest are in the Tape Out and ramp phase mass production output.

The issue of controllers, available drives, and competition

Phison SSD E26 2000MB PCIe 5.0

If this wasn’t enough of a headache for AIBs fighting for 232-layer NAND Flash, keep in mind that controller developers are even scarcer. Phison isn’t even officially finished yet. PS5026-E26 for PCIe 5.0which will have eight NAND channels, and therefore the war is also here for everyone.

Whoever gets more units of this controller will dominate the high-end market, and seeing what the company said not long ago, we are talking about a fairly low production at the moment and very trivial tests at present, with performances that are close to the 12.4GBpsstill somewhat far from the 15 GB/s that they should reach.

They may not be soon, but for now Esports ExtrasBYTE Y GALAXY they seem to be the only ones that have signed deals with Phison to launch their high performance SSD, the problem, as you are surely thinking, is at what prices? They will not be cheap and for this reason, many AIBs are already positioning themselves better with the chips at 1,600 MT/s with speeds over 10 GB/sbeing cheaper, with more mature NAND Flash and of course with enough stock to dominate the market.

It is estimated that the war for 232-layer 2400MT/s NAND Flash end at the beginning of next year, where all the manufacturers will start releasing their chips in high volume and with that, both the prices and the availability should improve, because if there is something you have to be sure of, it is that PCIe 5.0 SSDs with chips that reach 12 GB/s or higher speeds, they will cost a lot of money up front.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

More Posts

News12 mins ago

Splatoon 3: How to Get Booster Shards for Enrizo

Everything you need to know about earning boost shards. 09/26/2022 16:38 The players of Splatoon 3 they are enjoying the...

EXTRAS24 mins ago

E3 returns as we know it from June 13-16, 2023! – PIXELS.

E3, the games industry’s legendary event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) for a four-day expo from Tuesday,...

News31 mins ago

Play FIFA 23 earlier with EA Play from now on – All information about the start and time

FIFA 23 Early Access is coming soon. You can find out everything about the 10-hour trial, the start time and...

Games37 mins ago

New stock of PS5 to buy, this time in a pack with FIFA 23 and two other great games

From Fnac they put on sale a new bundle of the machine with several extras at a price of 829.99...

News45 mins ago

Play everything with this penultimate generation Intel i7: take it on sale and close to the minimum price in PcComponentes

Almost as important as the graphics card we choose for our gaming PC is the CPU we choose. It is...

Games52 mins ago

This is ONEXPLAYER Mini Pro, a portable PC that rivals Steam Deck in power

Devices that combine the power of the PC gaming with the convenience of Nintendo Switch-style portable consoles. One of the...

EXTRAS59 mins ago

Filtered two new playable Pokemon and more

After knowing its latest news, now we bring more news related to Pokemon Unite and its new playable content. This...

Games1 hour ago

This 4K Sony Bravia TV is very cheap on Amazon

The Sony Bravia TV has 4K resolution and Ultra HD images. 09/26/2022 13:15 Whether you play video games or not,...

EXTRAS1 hour ago

The new PlayStation 5 integrates a more efficient AMD Oberon Plus chip

Today we know that the last Playstation 5 that went on the market, the model IFC-1200Ahid an additional surprise, and...

News1 hour ago

Ludwig highlights the advantages of YouTube after the controversy on Twitch

Image Source: Ludwig Ludwig Ahgren, one of the most popular content creators in the world, a figure of enormous importance...

Advertisement