Silicon Motion Predicts First PCIe Gen 5 SSDs for Laptops Will Arrive in Late 2024


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According to a report by IT Home, Huirong Technology / SiliconMotion Product Planning Manager Liu Yaoren expects manufacturers to start introducing PCIe Gen 5 SSDs into laptop computers by the end of 2024, finally ending PCIe Gen 5 SSD exclusivity on desktops.

Powering some of these first SSDs will be Huirong's new SM2508 PCie Gen 5 SSD controller, which is rated at up to 14GB/s in read and write speeds and will consume far less power than competing solutions like the Phison E26 controller, with a power output of just 3.5W (for the controller alone) vs 5W on the E26.

At the FMW 2023 Flash Memory Summit, Liu Yaoren updated the specs of the new SM2508, confirming it is using a TSMC 6nm process node and has a built-in dual-core Coretex R8 CPU with support for symmetric multi-processing technology (SMP). The new controller will also support 8 NAND channels at speeds of up to 3600 MT/s, 400MT/s faster than what was previously reported, and matching the channel speed of Silicon Motion's higher-end SM2504XT.

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