In today’s consumer PCIe 4.0 SSDs market, Phison dominates with its PS5016-E16 controller, which is used by Corsair, Galax, Adata, Seagate, Gigabyte and virtually all other consumer PCIe 4.0 SSDs. Now Lexar is gearing up for something new – a faster PCIe 4.0 SSD that should provide data read speeds of 7GB/s.
Today’s PCIe 4.0 SSDs typically offer speeds of around 5GB/s, while the Lexar prototype has a read speed of 6224 MB/s. PCIe 4.0 SSDs will be even faster next year.
Lexar has not revealed who is the manufacturer of the controllers for this SSD, but noted that it expects the company’s PCIe 4.0 SSDs, which are expected during the second quarter of 2020, to offer 7GB/s data read speeds.
The sequential speeds of this SSD are often 2 times faster than many premium segment PCIe 3.0 SSDs, which is certainly great news for those planning and wanting a fast SSD.
In 2020, the new PCIe 4.0 SSD controllers are expected by Phison, Silicon Motion and other manufacturers.