Friday, December 29th 2017

Mirage NP900, First Consumer NVMe SSD with Silicon Motion's SM2262 Controller

Silicon Motion announced their ultra-high speed SM226x PCIe NVMe SSD controllers back in August. The family consists of four controllers (SM2262EN, SM2262, SM2263, and SM2263XT) that are aimed at different segments. Taipower's new Mirage NP900 NVMe SSD is the first consumer product to utilize one of Silicon Motion's latest controllers. We don't expect the SSD to be available in large numbers outside the Asian continent. Nevertheless, the Mirage NP900 grants us a glimpse of the SM2262 controller's performance. The drive registers sequential read speeds of 2685 MB/s and write speeds of 1695 MB/s in the AS SSD benchmark. With CES 2018 almost upon us, we are positive that Silicon Motion partners like Adata, Intel, Micron/Crucial, and SanDisk/Western Digital are surely going to present their new Silicon Motion powered NVMe SSDs soon.
Source: Tom's Hardware
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12 Comments on Mirage NP900, First Consumer NVMe SSD with Silicon Motion's SM2262 Controller

#1
Chaitanya
Is that a copper heatspreader?
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natr0n
Chaitanya
Is that a copper heatspreader?
Looks like anodized extruded aluminum.
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What's with the Teclast branding?
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#4
AsRock
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natr0n
Looks like anodized extruded aluminum.
yeah does to me too.
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silentbogo
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What's with the Teclast branding?
Same thing, I guess. Figured that when some Teclast tablets/convertibles started to appear with Taipower branding.
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bug
What's with the 4k performance? A 850EVO has better writes and only slightly worse reads...
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#9
Parn
All those big numbers posted are QD64 performance which is meaningless to most consumers. Looking at its 4k QD1 performance, I don't see any improvements compared to the currently available models.
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Parn
All those big numbers posted are QD64 performance which is meaningless to most consumers. Looking at its 4k QD1 performance, I don't see any improvements compared to the currently available models.
As I've noted above, this doesn't even beat AHCI drives, let alone NVMe.
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Parn
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As I've noted above, this doesn't even beat AHCI drives, let alone NVMe.
Yeah, it's a common issue for many PCIe M2 SSDs. Guess I'll stick to my 850pro for a little longer.
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Parn
Yeah, it's a common issue for many PCIe M2 SSDs. Guess I'll stick to my 850pro for a little longer.
I believe the better NVMe drives can be as much as 20% faster in 4k random reads as QD1 and that's borderline worth the switch. But this drive obviously doesn't play in that league.
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