Thursday, August 15th 2019

Realtek Announces New Flash Controllers, Including one for PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs

At the 2019 Flash Memory Summit, Realtek announced a slew of new Flash memory controllers targeting a diversity of devices, spanning from USB flash drives to USB external SSDs, M.2/U.2 NVMe internal SSDs. Leading the pack is the RTS5771, the company's new flagship NVMe SSD controller that features a PCI-Express 4.0 x4 host interface, 8 NAND Flash channels with up to 1,200 MT/s speeds per channel, NVMe 1.3, and DRAM cache. This becomes the third PCIe gen 4.0-capable client-segment NVMe SSD controller after the Phison E16 and the Marvell 88SS132x.

The RTS5765DL is its cost-effective sibling, which has PCI-Express 3.0 x4 host interface, just 4 NAND Flash channels, and is DRAM-less, allowing manufacturers to design cost-effective SSDs. It still has 1,200 MT/s bandwidth per channel, so drives that implement it can offer sequential speeds similar to premium drives from the previous generation. The new RTL9210 is a bridge chip that converts USB 3.1 gen 2 (10 Gbps) to PCI-Express 3.0 x2, ideal for cost-effective external NVMe SSDs. The controller also features an integrated RGB LED logic, so drive designers can bling up their creations.
Source: Tom's Hardware
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6 Comments on Realtek Announces New Flash Controllers, Including one for PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs

#2
Renald
Now we can really call it a "flash" drive :D
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iO
TheLostSwede, post: 4098893, member: 3382"
That's PCIe 3.0.
Yes the Shasta named one is. But scroll down a bit, they have got a PCIe 4.0 one for client and one for enterprise products.
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Chaitanya
iO, post: 4098900, member: 107457"
Yes the Shasta named one is. But scroll down a bit, they have got a PCIe 4.0 one for client and one for enterprise products.
Samsung also has their own pci-e 4.0 drives in work. PM1733 is enterprise drive coming shortly.
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