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Lite-ON to debut EP1 Series of PCIe Gen2 x4 M.2 SSDs

Lite-ON demos M.2 PCIe SSD's at Dell World 2014
By: Paul Alcorn | IT/Datacenter News | Posted: Oct 28, 2014 8:42 pm

Lite-ON is launching their latest line of enterprise SSDs at Dell World 2014. The new EP1 Series leverages the M.2 connection with 4 lanes of PCIe 2.0 speed. The EP1 series is designed for the enterprise space and features power loss protection to guard against data loss during unsafe shutdowns. The new modules can cram up to 1TB of fast storage onto a relatively tiny M.2 form factor SSD, yet still deliver incredible performance. The EP1 series SSDs will top out at 150,000 4k read IOPS, and 44,000 write IOPS.




The PCIe connection also enables ultra low latency of 40/30 microseconds for read/write transactions. Customized firmware will also include multiple layers of protection from data loss, and tailors the device for application workloads such as online transaction processing (OTP), financial transactions, E-commerce, SQL logging, collaboration, and email servers.

Lite-ON isnt skimping on endurance either, with a 1 DWPD (Drive Write Per Day) threshold and an MTBF of 2 million hours.


The move to M.2 SSDs will occur rapidly next year as more companies, such as Lite-ON, Samsung, and Micron, deploy their new designs. We are excited for the first wave of M.2 SSDs, and in the meantime head to our IT/Datacenter section for the latest in competitive enterprise SSD performance analysis.

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