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MEMXPRO Launches U.2 and M.2 PCIe Gen 3x4 SSDs with 3D MLC Flash
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February 9, 2017 – MEMXPRO, the industrial and enterprise memory and SSD solution provider, announces the launch of its new PCIe Gen 3x4 SSD series called U.2 PCIe PM31, which in addition to Intel and Samsung makes MEMXPRO the world’s third U.2 SSD manufacturer. U.2 PCIe PM31 is targeted for the data center and server storage markets and supports the NVMe protocol, featuring Silicon Motion’s SM2260 controller with advanced Micron 3D NAND MLC. MEMXPRO also launches M.2 2280 PCIe PM31 2280 to meet the needs for power users, tech enthusiasts and gamers.
The SSD market has been growing rapidly and SATA III products have become a primary storage option. The theoretical maximum speed of SATA III is 6Gb/s. MEMXPRO actively develops a new generation of PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD with 4 lanes and a theoretical maximum speed of 32Gb/s. Supported by PCI Express, the high-speed serial computer expansion bus, it allows many times faster potential bandwidth than SATA 6Gb/s.
MEMXPRO U.2 PCIe SSD series incorporates advanced 3D MLC flash, which boosts storage performance and endurance. 3D NAND technology stacks flash cells vertically and this dramatically increases density. As 3D NAND flash expands the number of bits per square millimeter, their wafer capacity and bit output also increases. So far, 2D planar flash technology using a 1x nanometer miniature process is as close to its practical scaling and reliability as is currently permitted. The manufacturing of 3D NAND can take place in the same factory by simply adding a few additional steps to the laying process, and it reduces the cost per gigabyte and enhances endurance and reliability.
MEMXPRO U.2 PCIe PM31 is available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB with up to 1,454MB/s sequential read and 969MB/s sequential write. It can perform up to 86,500 random read IOPS and 155,500 random write IOPS. Another product series, M.2 PCIe A4 is compliant with the M.2 (NGFF) standard of 22mm wide by 80mm long. Its small footprint permits flexible deployment for embedded applications where space is limited. U.2 PCIe PM31 and M.2 2280 PCIe PM31 are in mass production and have samples for customer testing. In the near future, PCIe NVMe will evolve to be the next-generation SSD interface for network-ready IoT and industrial storage applications.
U.2 and M.2 PCIe series run MEMXPRO self-build SMARTPro device monitoring management software with disk status information including health status, device temperature, disk activity, and estimated lifecycle duration. MEMXPRO also provides customization services for various OS platforms to meet customers’ specific requirements, accelerating product development and time-to-market. As demand for SSDs is poised to rise, MEMXPRO will continue to strengthen its SSD product portfolio and value-added service to satisfy diversified needs. Please visit the website for more PCIe Gen3 x4 product information.
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