Phison E26 will be the new controller that the Taiwanese manufacturer specialized in the manufacture of NAND Flash memory has launched on the market for the new generation of SSD under the PCIe 5.0 interface. The Phison E26 controller will be the first for SSD through the fifth generation PCIe interface, supporting the latest NVMe protocols and with a target audience, the gamer. What news does it bring?
Currently the fourth generation PCIe standard offers transfer speeds of up to 16 Gbps, but the PCIe 5.0 lanes can offer us transfer rates of up to 32 Gbps. The new PS5026-E26 which will also be compatible with NVMe 2.0 under the PCIe 5.0 standard as we were mentioning, it will exceed with the PCIe 5.0 SSD speeds of 10 GB / s.
According to the company itself, with the new Phison E26 controller it expects to offer such speeds, a figure that is expected to be feasible according to the latest data properly seen by Intel, where we have been able to see Samsung achieve figures higher than 13 Gbytes per second under the PCIe interface. GEN 5.
The Phison’s E26 controller, that will be seen for the first time in Las Vegas during the course of the CES 2022, will be included for the first time in the models that will debut at said event, with the exception of Samsung, which will have its own as usual.
Regarding its price, in the absence of knowing the manufacturers that adopt these new controllers (they should be practically all) and present their devices, it is a total unknown for now, but it is expected that using this new GEN 5 interface and focused on the gamer market not exactly one of the most affordable SSDs. So, if you want to get hold of one of these SSDs, prepare your wallet to be among the first to see and notice its transfer rate.
From the company’s own words the new controller PS5026-E26 in addition to offering a great transfer rate promises “high energy efficiency” according to recent statements during the course of CES 2022 in Las Vegas. In addition to this, the company commented the following:
The E26 SSD solution is the best combination of performance and low power in its class with Phison’s unique architecture. E26 is a customizable SSD platform designed for PCIe Gen5 that will span the enterprise and consumer markets. The company’s first Gen5 controller will ship in multiple form factors and features with the ability to scale beyond 10GB / s while meeting power requirements for all-day computing. Phison will show the E26 for the first time at CES 2022.
Along with the Phison E26 focused on gaming and consumer equipment, the manufacturer announced two other models of controllers: the E21T (the successor to the E19T) and E13T BGA, being the first for high performance performance under the fourth generation PCIe interface with design DRAM-Less (without DRAM De Phison), as well as the E13T version is also focused on gaming mobile devices, such as Black shark 4 which has announced the adoption of this for its devices.