Fanxiang, a storage manufacturer based in Taiwan, has recently unveiled its latest S900PRO PCIe Gen5 NVMe SSDs, capable of reaching speeds of up to 12 GB/s.
With SSD manufacturers preparing for faster revisions of their current Gen5 NVMe SSDs, we can expect a lineup of high-end products. In the past, most Gen5 SSDs were limited to 10 GB/s or lower speeds due to premature NAND flash technology. However, with the introduction of higher-layer NAND, Gen5 SSDs are set to unleash their full potential.
Taiwanese SSD manufacturer, Fanxiang, has just launched its latest S900PRO series SSDs featuring higher-quality 232-layer TLC NAND Flash, resulting in a remarkable 32% increase compared to the previous generation and offering a 28% reduction in size. These SSDs utilize the cutting-edge Phison PS5026-E26 high-end controller, which is also employed in the latest PCIe Gen5 SSDs.
Regarding the specifications, Fanxiang’s S900Pro Gen5 SSDs will be available in three variants: 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB. The top two models offer impressive read and write speeds of 12,000 MB/s and 11,000 MB/s, respectively, along with 1500/1500 IOPS and a 3000 TBW rating. The 1 TB SSD, on the other hand, boasts 11,500 MB/s read speed, 8,500 MB/s write speed, 1300/1500 IOPS, and 700 TBW. The 4 TB variant comes equipped with 8 GB LPDDR4 DRAM, the 2 TB model with 4 GB, and the 1 TB variant with 2 GB LPDDR4 DRAM, all rated at 2400 MT/s.
The S900Pro Gen5 SSDs are available in the standard M.2 2280 form factor and come with a well-designed heatsink featuring thermal pads on both ends for efficient cooling performance. According to the company’s provided data, they can achieve speeds of up to 12.4 GB/s read and 11.8 GB/s write when running on the AMD AM5 platform. The Gen5 SSDs also boast significantly faster game load and 3D model loading times compared to older storage solutions. As for pricing, the 1 TB variant is suggested at 1299 RMB ($180 US), the 2 TB at 2299 RMB ($320 US), while the 4 TB variant is yet to be available in the market.