• Tue. Aug 16th, 2022



Phison demos a PCIe 5.0 SSD and it’s shockingly fast

As the launch of next generation platforms with PCIe 5.0 SSD support draws closer, Phison has showcased a PCIe 5.0 SSD in action. As expected, it’s fast. The engineering sample drive is based on Phison’s new PS5026-E26 controller. The drive obliterates the sequential performance of PCIe 4.0 drives, with read and write speeds of 12,457MB/s and 10,047MB/s respectively.

Phison used CrystalDiskMark to benchmark the drive. While the sequential performance is what draws the headlines, its 4K performance is also excellent and will surely only get better. E26 drives are still months away from release, meaning there’s a lot of scope for firmware tweaks and improvements.