Phison

Phison and its partners have been absent from the high-end SSD market in the past couple of years. This is partly because its memory supplier, Toshiba, was somewhat late with its SSD-grade 3D NAND memory, but also partly due to its own product planning. Looking to put an end to this absence, this week the company has announced that it has initiated mass production and shipments of its latest PS5012-E12 controller, which is expected to bring Phison and its allies back to the high-end market segment. The Phison PS5012-E12 controller features eight NAND channels with 32 CE targets, a DDR4/DDR3L interface for DRAM caching, and a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. As for features, the chip supports the NVMe 1.3 protocol, LDPC-based error correction, a variety...

The Patriot Evlvr Portable Thunderbolt 3 1TB SSD Capsule Review

Phison introduced a reference design for entry-level Thunderbolt 3 SSDs at the 2018 CES. Patriot was one of the first to announce a product based on the reference design...

19 by Ganesh T S on 7/23/2018

The Phison E12 Reference Design Preview: A Next-Gen NVMe SSD Controller

Phison's latest NVMe SSD controller will soon power a new generation of high-end consumer SSDs that may bring great performance and power efficiency to a cheaper price bracket than...

28 by Billy Tallis on 7/18/2018

The Kingston A1000 NVMe SSD Review: Phison E8 Revisited

Kingston's first low-end NVMe SSD is the A1000, using Toshiba's latest 64-layer 3D TLC NAND and the Phison E8 controller. The price isn't quite down to SATA SSD levels...

26 by Billy Tallis on 7/2/2018

Patriot Readies Viper SSDs With Phison E12 And S12

At Computex 2018, Patriot has shared that it's preparing to ship two new SSDs, the Viper M.2 SSD, and an S12 SATA SSD, to round out its 2018 product...

2 by Joe Shields on 6/7/2018

TEKQ Shows Off Rapide TB3 SSD, Preps More TB3 Storage Devices

The Thunderbolt 3 technology has gained ground on the markets of premium as well as special-purpose hardware and is enjoying its dominance there. Yet when it comes to more...

1 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

GIGABYTE Launches Its First SSDs: Phison PS3110 S10 with Toshiba’s 3D TLC

Despite growing demand for SSDs in the recent years, the four leading makers of motherboards have largely stayed out of this market, despite the significant leverage they normally have...

14 by Anton Shilov on 5/11/2018

The MyDigitalSSD SBX SSD Review: NVMe On The Cheap

The MyDigitalSSD SBX is one of the first SSDs to use a controller designed for low-end NVMe SSDs. The combination of the Phison E8 controller and Toshiba's 64-layer 3D...

46 by Billy Tallis on 5/1/2018

Kingston Launches A1000 Entry-Level PCIe SSDs: Phison PS5008-E8 with 3D TLC

Solid-state drives with a PCIe interface have become standard storage solutions for enthusiast-grade PCs these days. By contrast, gamers with budget constraints tend to buy SSDs featuring a SATA...

6 by Anton Shilov on 4/6/2018

Patriot Demos Viper M.2 SSDs with Phison E12, Up to 2 TB

In January, Patriot demonstrated its upcoming Viper M.2-branded high-end SSDs. The new drives are powered by Toshiba’s 64-layer BICS 3D NAND flash memory and Phison’s latest PS5012-E12 controller. The...

2 by Anton Shilov on 2/8/2018

Kingston at CES 2018: A 6.4 TB U.2 Enterprise SSD with Four M.2 Behind a PEX Chip

This year at CES, one of the interesting things at the Kingston suite was a demonstration of its new enterprise-grade DCU1000 SSDs. The current U.2 drives use four consumer-grade...

12 by Anton Shilov on 1/19/2018

Phison at CES 2018: Thunderbolt SSDs, Second-Gen NVMe Controllers

LAS VEGAS, NV — At CES, SSD controller vendor Phison is showing off a range of controller ICs and drive reference designs that are close to hitting the shelves. Phison's...

9 by Billy Tallis on 1/10/2018

Patriot Announces EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 SSD: Phison PS5008-E8, Up to 1.5 GB/s, 1 TB

LAS VEGAS, NV — Patriot has introduced a rather rare product, an external SSD with a Thunderbolt 3 interface. The Patriot EVLVR offers up to 1 TB capacity, up...

3 by Anton Shilov on 1/9/2018

Corsair Launches the Neutron NX500 1.6 TB PCIe SSD

Corsair has started selling its highest-capacity PCIe SSD to date, the Neutron NX500, featuring 1.6 TB of NAND. The drive is based on the Phison E7 controller as well...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/19/2017

Lite-On Adds MU X SSD to Lineup: Phison PS5008-E8, 3D TLC, Up to 1600 MB/s

Phison has been sampling its entry-level PS5008-E8 NVMe SSD controller for well over a year now, and a number of its partners have demonstrated their drives featuring the chip...

4 by Anton Shilov on 12/7/2017

The Toshiba TR200 3D NAND SSD Review: One Step Forward, One Step Back

The Toshiba TR200 finally brings Toshiba's 3D NAND to the retail SSD market. Where Western Digital and SanDisk chose to go after Samsung's performance with their 64L 3D NAND...

50 by Billy Tallis on 10/11/2017

The Team Group T-Force Cardea (240GB) SSD Review: Grace Under Write Pressure

The Team T-Force Cardea takes a standard Phison E7 M.2 NVMe SSD and mounts a serious heatsink to ensure thermal throttling is not a problem. We compare the 240GB...

23 by Billy Tallis on 9/28/2017

The Corsair Neutron NX500 (400GB) PCIe SSD Review: Big Card, Big Pricetag

Today we're taking a look at Corsair's Neutron NX500 SSD . This is the company's second PCIe SSD, again based on the Phison E7 controller, but this time distinguishing...

45 by Billy Tallis on 8/16/2017

Patriot Preps Budget-Priced & Phison-Based Scorch NVMe SSD For Q3

Phison likes playing the role of underdog with the ability to disrupt the SSD market. The S10 took some time to perfect, but once it was fully enabled, it...

1 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2017

A New Challenger Appears: Palit's Own-Brand UVS and GFS SSDs Announced

Palit has announced two families of SSDs that it plans to sell under its own brand. The new drives are aimed at entry-level and mainstream gaming PCs, and will...

27 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2017

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