MemxPro Launching U.2 and M.2 PCIe Gen 3×4 SSDs With 3D MLC Flash

128, 256, and 512GB for 2.5-inch U.2 PCIe A4EU.2 SSD
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.02.15

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MemxPro, Inc. announces tits PCIe Gen 3x4 SSD series called U.2 PCIe A4E, which in addition to Intel Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd makes the firm's third U.2 SSD manufacturer.

U.2 PCIe A4E
is targeted for the data center and server storage markets and supports the NVMe protocol, featuring Silicon Motion, Inc.'s SM2260 controller with advanced Micron Technology, Inc.' c. The company also launches M.2 PCIe A4E 2280 to meet the needs for power users, tech enthusiasts and gamers.

2.5" SSD-U.2 PCIe

MEMXPRO_2.5_SSD-U_.2_PCIe_v01_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. The firm develops a generation of PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD with four lanes and a theoretical maximum speed of 32Gb/s. Supported by PCIe, this speed serial computer expansion bus, it allows many times faster potential bandwidth than SATA 6Gb/s.

The company's U.2 PCIe SSD series incorporates 3D MLC flash, which boosts storage performance and endurance. 3D NAND technology stacks flash cells vertically and this 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 1xnm 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.

The U.2 PCIe A4E is available in capacities of 128, 256, and 512GB with up to 1,454MB/s sequential read and 969MB/s sequential write. It can perform up to 86,500 random read IO/s and 155,500 random write IO/s.

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 A4E and M.2 PCIe A4E 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.

M.2 PCIe A4

U.2 and M.2 PCIe series run firm's self-build SMARTPro device monitoring management software with disk status information including health status, device temperature, disk activity, and estimated lifecycle duration. The company 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, the firm will continue to strengthen its SSD product portfolio and value-added service to satisfy diversified needs.