Phison second-gen E18 PCIe 4.0 SSD controller: up to 8TB at 7.4GB/sec

Phison debuts its new E18 SSD controller, capable of record-breaking 7.4GB/sec reads -- built from the ground up on TSMC 12nm node.

1 minute & 56 seconds read time

We had an exclusive first-look at Phison's next-gen E18 SSD controller just a couple of weeks ago, with benchmark results pushing a huge 7.4GB/sec -- but now it's official, check it out:

Phison's new PS5018-E18 (E18) PCIe 4.0 controller is the industry's fastest PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD solution now, succeeding Phison's previous-gen PS5016-E16 that dropped in late 2019. The new Phison E18 SSD controller is on the newer TSMC 12nm node, too.

The new Phison E18 is the world exclusive SSD controller capable of breaching 7GB/sec reads -- right up to the new heights of 7.4GB/sec reads and up to 7GB/sec writes, with capacities of up to 8TB (!!!) and bursting through 1 million IOPS.

Phison second-gen E18 PCIe 4.0 SSD controller: up to 8TB at 7.4GB/sec 01

Chris Kilburn, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Client Component business unit, AMD added: "AMD leads the industry with the first desktop processor and chipset support for PCIe® 4.0. As we continue to build new platforms that support PCIe 4.0 technologies, we are happy to see companies like Phison expanding their Gen 4 SSD product offerings".

Kilburn continued: "In partnership with industry-leading storage companies like Phison, we are committed to delivering new levels of storage performance across the entire PC landscape".

Phison second-gen E18 PCIe 4.0 SSD controller: up to 8TB at 7.4GB/sec 02
Phison second-gen E18 PCIe 4.0 SSD controller: up to 8TB at 7.4GB/sec 03

K.S Pua, CEO of Phison Electronics added: "While other companies are just now starting to release their first generation of PCIe Gen4 products, we have had a year-and-a-half lead with our ecosystem partner AMD. I am very excited that our next generation controller E18 will enable our partners to fully utilize the PCIe Gen 4x4 bandwidth and generate 7.4GB/s performance for their customers".

Pua continued: "We are proud to be leading the way in advancing this technology and we look forward to enhancing it in the years to come".

Now compare this to Samsung's new 980 PRO which might reach 7GB/sec reads, but is only offered in the now super-small 1TB capacity... meanwhile, Phison's new E18 SSD controller will be available in capacities of up to 8TB.

Domination is an understatement.

Buy at Amazon

Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 Internal SSD Extreme (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-1TB)

TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days ago
* Prices last scanned on 6/3/2023 at 2:08 am CDT - prices may not be accurate, click links above for the latest price. We may earn an affiliate commission.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles