News | June 8, 2022

Phison Announces Customizable PCIe Gen4x4 Enterprise SSDs In M.2 2280 And 22110 Form Factors Powered By E18DC PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe Controller

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Phison Electronics Corp. (TPEX: 8299), a global leader in NAND flash controller and storage solutions, today unveiled two new PCIe Gen4x4 Enterprise Class SSDs: the EPR3750 in M.2 2280 form factor and the EPR3760 in M.2 22110 form factor.

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Phison's customizable SSDs EPR3750 and EPR3760 are powered by PCIe Gen4 E18DC controller and are suited for demanding applications. (Graphic: Phison)

Phison's customizable SSDs EPR3750 and EPR3760 are powered by PCIe Gen4 E18DC controller and are suited for demanding applications. (Graphic: Phison)

The EPR3750 and EPR3760 SSDs are backward compatible in PCIe Gen3 M.2 slots at even faster speeds while offering significant performance enhancements when matched with PCIe Gen4 chipsets. Also, the EPR3750 and EPR3760 SSDs provide a faster quality of service (QoS) command execution with Enterprise SSD firmware. Workstation and Server boot applications require consistent and predictable performance from storage. Phison’s new SSDs are ideal to use as boot drives in workstations, servers, and in Network Attached Storage (NAS) and RAID environments.

Key features of the EPR3750 and EPR3760 SSDs include:

  • Controller - Phison’s award winning E18 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe Controller for Data Center applications, the E18DC.
  • Customizable and faster – Similar to all of our SSD product offerings, Phison customizes the EPR3750 and EPR3760 SSDs with our customers’ brand name and logo on the drive and we also make unique firmware changes to optimize the drive’s performance and power consumption for a range of applications. The EPR3750 and EPR3760 SSDs feature significant performance enhancements when matched with PCIe Gen4 chipsets. The EPR3750 performance specifications in PCIe Gen3 and PCIe Gen4 modes are shown below.

Performance Parameters

PCIe Gen4

PCIe Gen3

Sequential Reads (MB/s)

6,600

3,370

Sequential Writes (MB/s)

1,400

1,400

Random Read IOPs

640,000

640,000

Random Write IOPs

50,000

50,000

*Note: the EPR3750 1.92TB model was used to generate the performance numbers above

  • Faster quality of service (QoS) – The EPR3750 and EPR3760 SSDs provide a faster QoS command execution with Enterprise SSD firmware that responds quickly to the host PC even while the SSD is attending to background operations.
  • Longer term product supply – As the new E1.S form factor becomes more popular for Enterprise SSDs, other SSD manufacturers may shift their engineering resources away from developing the M.2 form factor, leading to a decline in the number of SSD manufacturers for the 2280 and 22110 products. The EPR3750 and EPR3760 demonstrate Phison’s commitment to its valued customers by enhancing the M.2 2280 and 22110 form factors with the newest controller and NAND technologies.

“The installed base for PCIe Gen3 M.2 2280 and 22110 slots measures in the tens of millions of units. Phison’s commitment to supply Enterprise class PCIe Gen4 SSDs in this form factor that are backward compatible in PCIe Gen3 slots will be valued by many end customers and businesses that need a reliable source of supply to upgrade their PCIe Gen3 Enterprise SSDs to Gen4,” said Don Jeanette, Vice President SSD Research for Trendfocus.

“Phison works closely with our valued partners and flash storage brands to customize the EPR3750 and EPR3760 SSDs, powered by Phison’s PCIe Gen4 E18DC controller, with features to equip their customers with advantages that will meet their demanding applications,” said Michael Wu, Phison U.S. President and General Manager. “Through our customizable SSD platforms that define advantages unique to each customer, our partners are able to scale their own successful businesses with their own brand.”

Availability: the EPR3750 SSD is shipping to customers as of May 2022, and the EPR3760 SSD will be shipping in the second half of 2022.

About Phison

Phison Electronics Corp. (TPEX:8299) is a global leader in NAND Flash controller IC and storage solutions. We provide a variety of services from controller design, system integration, IP licensing to total turnkey solutions, covering applications across SSD (PCIe/SATA/PATA), eMMC, UFS, SD and USB interfaces, reaching out to consumer, industrial and enterprise markets. As an active member of industry associations, Phison is on the Board of Directors for SDA, ONFI, UFSA and a contributor for JEDEC, PCI-SIG, MIPI, NVMe and IEEE-SA.

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