Monday, September 30th 2019

Goke Microelectronics Launches Toshiba XL-Flash Based NVMe SSDs

As the industry's leading provider of SSD controllers and storage solutions, Goke Microelectronics was invited to the 2019 Flash Memory Summit to demonstrate an ultra-low latency NVMe SSD based on Toshiba Memory's XL-FLASH memory. One year ago, Toshiba Memory announced XL-FLASH at the 2018 Flash Memory Summit, promising to use ultra-low latency 3D SLC flash to reduce read latency to 5μs, which is equivalent to 1/10th of read latency of 3D TLC NAND.

Goke 2311-series drives are based on the 2311 SSD controller and are paired with Toshiba Memory's XL-FLASH memory. The prototype of 2311-series drives have implemented an overall 4K random read latency under 20μs and the final drives will offer a 4K random read latency in less than 15μs. Goke 2311-series drives support up to 4 TB capacity with a maximum write bandwidth of 1 GB/s and read bandwidth of 3 GB/s through a PCIe Gen 3 x4 interface. They will also support SM2/3/4 and SHA-256/AES-256 with built-in security engines.
"Toshiba Memory is very pleased to see the successful integration of Toshiba Memory's XL-FLASH product with Goke's products. The low-latency characteristic has been demonstrated on Goke's flagship NVMe-SSD controller," said Hiroo Ota, Technology Executive, Memory Application Engineering, Toshiba Memory Corporation.

Goke 2311 drives will be expected to be in production in 2020.
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6 Comments on Goke Microelectronics Launches Toshiba XL-Flash Based NVMe SSDs

#1
TheLostSwede
Who? Everyone's an industry leader these days...
Also, the prototype picture has no flash on it...
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#2
Crackong
3D SLC ?
How about the cost ?
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TheLostSwede
Who? Everyone's an industry leader these days...
Also, the prototype picture has no flash on it...
Do the math, when there is only a dozen or so players, there's a good chance you're in the top 10 ;)
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lexluthermiester
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Do the math, when there is only a dozen or so players, there's a good chance you're in the top 10 ;)
Right.

However, this news is exciting from a reliability standpoint. I'm waiting for XL-flash in consumer level SSD's.
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lexluthermiester
Right.

However, this news is exciting from a reliability standpoint. I'm waiting for XL-flash in consumer level SSD's.
Yes, but according the press release, that's not to be emphasized...
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lexluthermiester
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Yes, but according the press release, that's not to be emphasized...
No, but we can hope.
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