Phison Shows Off First M.2-2580 PCIe 5 Wide SSD With Over 12GB/Sec

What comes to our minds when we think of the world’s fastest memory solutions? Whatever it is, you will be surprised to know that there are many SSDs out there that are faster and have crazy read and write receipts. Phison’s recent YouTube video showcases a small demo on the engineering sample of an SSD which boasts read speeds of almost 12.5 GB/s and write speeds crossing 10 GB/s.


Let’s take a look back and we will be more than shocked to recall that the PCIe 4.0 SSDs which entered the market had maximum speeds of almost 5 GB/s. Soon afterward, many companies started working on pushing the speed limit and reaching in the territory of somewhere around 7 GB/s. The fast drives which exist today exceed this threshold by a few hundred MBs/s.

Talking about the PCIe 4.0 bus, it can reach speeds of up to 2 GB/s or maybe slightly less. The modern SSDs which are based on M.2 form factor have majorly adopted the NVMe x4 interface and are crossing the mark of 7.88 GB/s as compared to the PCIe 4.0. With the likes of Adata’s XPG S70 Blade, we have options that exceed 7.4 GB/s on read speeds. This is where the PCIe 5.0 and next-gen SSD controllers like the PS5026-E26 come into action.

Phison E26 SSD Sideways

Looking at the YouTube video we can see how Phison is showing off the PS5026-E26 controller which has been paired with the pre-production SSD that has a1TB 3D triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory from Micron. The video shows the close up of the drive too which is attached to the board as it comes in the PCIe 5.0 slot.

In the short 42-second video, Phison shows off its PS5026-E26 controller mated to an pre-production SSD equipped with 1TB of 3D triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory from Micron. It starts with a closeup of the drive attached to a board that’s installed in a PCIe 5.0 slot, and then pivots to a sped-up benchmark run in CrystalDiskMark.

small Phison E26 SSD Benchmarks

Leo Huang, Sr. Director, Product Marketing at Phison says “We are pleased to announce our cooperative effort with Micron and AMD to advance the technological development of PCIe Gen5 storage offerings, as this validates Phison’s commitment to upholding customer-centric values. The E26 controller enables gamers to compete at the highest level and helps content creators to maximize the overall system performance to increase productivity.”