Monday, September 7th 2020

Phison Launches World's Highest Capacity QLC Customizable Enterprise SSD Solution in a 2.5" Form Factor

Phison Electronics , the industry's leader in NAND flash controllers and storage solutions, announces availability of the world's first 15.36 TB QLC customizable Enterprise SSD solution based on Phison's S12DC controller. Phison provides its customers with industry leading SSDs that are customized to their needs by leveraging Phison's firmware, controller, PCBA design, and manufacturing. The S12DC QLC SSD is an ideal storage solution by delivering higher performance, lower power consumption, and greater rack storage density for read intensive storage applications that currently source hard disk drives.
Key Features:
  • World's Highest Capacity 2.5" (7mm) 15.36 TB QLC SATA SSD. 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, and 7.68 TB QLC SSDs are also available from this product family
  • Exceptional performance and low power specifications make it an easy decision to replace hard drives:
  • 530 MB/s sequential reads
  • 220 MB/s sequential writes
  • 90,000 random read IOPs
  • 10,000 random write IOPs
  • 4.5 W maximum active power
  • 0.1 DWPD
  • Greater rack storage density - fitting in the 2.5" (7mm) standard form factor with 15.36 TB, the S12DC QLC SSD uses approximately 1/8th of the physical space of a similar capacity 3.5" hard disk drive
  • Enterprise SSD feature set includes end-to-end data path protection, power loss protection capacitors (pFail), and a 5-year warranty
  • Availability: Phison began shipping the S12DC QLC SSDs to customers in August 2020
  • For more details visit the web page: https://www.phison.com/en/S12DC-Enterprise-Customizable-Platform
"The adoption rate of QLC SSDs in the Data Center Market segment continues to gain traction in 2020," said Don Jeanette, SSD Research Vice President of TRENDFOCUS. "With 4 bits per cell, the cost savings will continue to come down and provide customers value for these read intensive applications. TRENDFOCUS forecasts the Enterprise SSD market will maintain greater than 10M units per year for a number of years out. Enterprise and Data Center customers looking for high capacity, lower cost SATA storage solutions will have a very viable option with this high capacity QLC based solution. "

"Phison is committed to offer our customers industry leading products with the highest level of customization," said K.S. Pua, CEO of Phison Electronics. "The S12DC QLC SSD is Phison's newest solution that offers the industry's first 15.36TB capacity available in QLC Enterprise SATA SSDs. Our customers appreciate Phison's unique business model where we can tailor make any level of modification in the S12DC QLC SSD to perform optimally in their applications. These modifications are the key differentiating features that our customers are proud to put their own brand name on."
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5 Comments on Phison Launches World's Highest Capacity QLC Customizable Enterprise SSD Solution in a 2.5" Form Factor

#1
Dammeron
I can't believe I lived to witness the term "QLC enterprise solution"...
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#2
bogami
Yes, I agree. $ 100 per terabyte is too much for what the speeds confirm . And if it will be $ 50 per terabait could be interesting because of the size .
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#3
ObiFrost
Pretty sure Phison will charge this like NVMe.

>530 MB/s sequential reads
>220 MB/s sequential writes
>90,000 random read IOPs
>10,000 random write IOPs

That's atrocious. What's the point of large capacity storage, if you can't access it quickly enough, might as well just purchase NAS with plenty of 5/8 TB HDDs in RAID mode. I comprehend the enterprise still lives in a HDD age, but if we are finally transitioning to SSD, might as well treat such entry with respect. Heck, even Sabrent 8TB QLC NVMe most plausibly will cost less than this crap.
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#4
londiste
ObiFrost
>530 MB/s sequential reads
>220 MB/s sequential writes
>90,000 random read IOPs
>10,000 random write IOPs

That's atrocious. What's the point of large capacity storage, if you can't access it quickly enough, might as well just purchase NAS with plenty of 5/8 TB HDDs in RAID mode. I comprehend the enterprise still lives in a HDD age, but if we are finally transitioning to SSD, might as well treat such entry with respect. Heck, even Sabrent 8TB QLC NVMe most plausibly will cost less than this crap.
Biggest HDD you can get at 2.5" 7mm is 2TB. 8x the data density is a pretty huge difference. 220MB/s and 10,000 IOPS random write are an excellent result - by HDD standards.
If you have a read-heavy use case, stack a bunch of these Phison SSDs as your storage and you are fine.
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#5
R0H1T
Would be fun to watch TPU if or when PLC makes its debut :D
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