Microsemi Flashtec Controllers Offer PCIe 3.0 x8 NVMe SSDs up to 20TB

Subject: Storage | August 8, 2016 - 10:40 AM |
Tagged: storage, ssd, solid state drive, PCIe 3.0 x8, PCI-E 3.0, NVMe2032, NVMe2016, NVMe, Microsemi, Flashtec

Microsemi's Flashtec NVMe SSD controllers are now in production, and as Computer Base reports (Google-translated version of the page available here) these controllers use twice as many PCIe lanes than current offerings with a x8 PCI-E 3.0 connection, and can support up to 20 TB of flash capacity.

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"The NVMe controller destined for the professional high-performance segment and work with PCIe 3.0 x8 or two x4 PCIe 3.0. The NVMe2032 has 32 memory channels (and) NVMe2016 (has) 16. When using 256-Gbit flash SSDs can be implemented with up to 20 terabytes of storage."

The 32-channel NVMe2032 boasts up to 1 million IOPS in 4K random read performance, and the controller supports DDR4 memory for faster cache performance. The announcement of the availability of these chips comes just before the start of Flash Memory Summit, which our own Allyn Malventano will be attending. Stay tuned for more flashy SSD news to come!

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August 8, 2016 | 05:47 PM - Posted by JohnGR

That logo with that font makes me wonder

Any connection with Microsoft
lawsuit incoming?

August 8, 2016 | 10:30 PM - Posted by quest4glory

Microsemi as a going concern predates Microsoft by 15 years. Logo changed in 2012. It's a similar typeface; not the same typeface. Logo is different enough to avoid confusion.

August 9, 2016 | 04:34 AM - Posted by JohnGR

A colorful circle in the left of the text. The Microsemi logo is a copy of Microsoft's design, but I guess Microsoft isn't Apple here.

August 9, 2016 | 12:36 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

When Microsoft adopted the 4-colour Windows symbol as part of the logo, they also moved away from the italic font: http://logos.wikia.com/wiki/Microsoft

August 9, 2016 | 01:48 PM - Posted by JohnGR

It's not difficult to associate the four color Windows symbol with the italic font that was used for Microsoft's logo for 15 years, especially when those 15 years where probably the best period of Microsoft's and full of successful Windows versions, like XP and 7.

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