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The SM2504XT mainstream PCIe 5.0 SSD controller from Silicon Motion will soon be available


Silicon Motion gave guests of the Shenzhen Global Memory Industry Innovation Forum an exclusive first look at the SM2504XT, the company’s most recent mainstream PCIe 5.0 solid-state drive (SSD) controller for solid-state drives during the Shenzhen Global Memory Industry Innovation Forum. This completely new controller will implement a technology that has a size of seven nanometers and will have the capacity to support four NAND channels. Because of its decreased power consumption and the fact that it is not scheduled to become commercially accessible until September of 2023, it is an ideal option for integration into portable electronics such as laptops.

The performance-level SM2508 PCIe 5.0 SSD controller will be built using a process that is 12 nanometers, will have an 8-channel design, and will enable 3200 megatransfers per second (MT/s) flash memory. Additionally, the controller will be produced using a technology that is 12 nanometers. In the meantime, this will be completed successfully. Users will be able to take advantage of each of these capabilities at some point in the not-too-distant future. During the month of January in the year 2023, it is projected that samples of it will be collected.

Although AMD has said that PCIe 5.0 solid state drives (SSDs) became available on the market in November 2022, there are presently no consumer-grade devices on the market in the United States. On the other hand, the PCIe Gen 5.0 SSD produced by the Japanese company CFD Gaming is already ahead of the pack in international markets. The pricing of a 2TB variant is approximately 350 euros or US dollars. It is anticipated that additional PCIe 5.0 solid-state drives will be introduced in 2024 as a result of technological improvements that allow for better speed capabilities. The decision of whatever solid-state drive (SSD) to purchase will be determined by your requirements and financial constraints; however, for the time being, the CFD Gaming model is an early illustration of the technology in operation.