Phison’s PCIe 5.0 SSD plan seems to be postponed

Phison released a new generation of PCIe 5.0 controller chip PS5026-E26 at CES 2022 earlier this year, which will be aimed at enterprise-level and high-end desktop game SSDs. According to Phison Electronics, the new controller chip can provide double the performance of similar PCIe 4.0 products. Then it was announced at Computex 2022 that it will work with partners AMD and Micron to create a PCIe 5.0 ecosystem to welcome the advent of the PCIe 5.0 SSD era.

According to Phison Electronics, it should enter the mass production stage in the third quarter of this year. It is said that its original plan was to launch PCIe 5.0 SSD with its partners in September and release it simultaneously with AMD’s latest Ryzen 7000 series processors and AM5 platform. According to Wccftech reports, Phison Electronics’ PCIe 5.0 SSD plan seems to have been postponed, causing players to delay seeing the product. It has even passed in November, and I don’t know if it will be available on the market this year.

The PS5026-E26 controller is manufactured with a 12nm process, supports the exclusive CoXProcessor 2.0 architecture of Phison Electronics, and functions such as PCIe Dual Port, SR-IOV, and ZNS. It provides a data transmission speed of over 10 GB/s and can provide product requirements of M.2, U.3, E1.S, and E3.S specifications to meet different needs.

Phison Electronics has previously demonstrated the PCIe 5.0 SSD prototype with AMD, equipped with PS5026-E26 main control chip and 3D TLC NAND flash memory, with a read speed of 12.5 GB/s. It is understood that if optimized NAND flash memory particles are used, the maximum read speed can reach 14 GB/s. For some high-end users of AMD, it may be a bit depressing. The PCIe 5.0 SSD itself is one of the important selling points, but there is no corresponding device available on the platform for the time being.