According tomedia, Digitimes, Phison has become a supplier to Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and will offer the Xbox the ultra-high-speed SSD, almost certainly PCIe 4.0. According to the introduction, the new master PCIe 4.0 SSD will reach the speed of 7GB/s, which is very beneficial to the host.
Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox Series X features a core configuration based on the AMD Zen2 processor and next-generation GPU, as well as the “ultra-fast” NVMe SSD, and has announced that it wants to eliminate game load times.
Group link is a leader in PCIe 4.0 master control, and its E16 master SSD is the only SSD on the market that supports PCIe 4.0 interface. According to previous reports, the PS5018-E18 master will provide a reading/write speed of 7GB/s and a reading/write speed of up to 1000k IOPS. In order to achieve this goal, GroupLink has changed from TSMC’s 28nm lithography technology to the latest 12nm manufacturing process, controlling the controller power consumption to a maximum of about 3W, and increasing the speed of each memory channel from 800 MT/s to 1200MT/s, which greatly improves the speed of the controller. The new controller will also support DDR4/LPDDR4 caching and will be able to support TLC and QLC NAND, as will NVMe 1.4 protocols.