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Adata Teases First SMI-Powered PCIe 5.0 SSD, New CXL DDR5 Card

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Adata’s booth at CES 2023 featured several surprises, including the first PCIe 5.0 SSD with SMI (up to 14 GB/s), new CXL 1.1 DDR5 devices, and the company’s new portable SSD, which won a CES Innovation Award. had. computer peripherals. The exhibit also confirmed that SMI’s PCIe 5.0 SSD controller is faster than the Phison E26-powered model that hits the market in the coming months.

Adata was one of the early SSD pioneers and has a history of using nearly every type of SSD controller available. However, Silicon Motion’s future 2508 controller is still in the works, so it was amazing to see the peak speeds achievable with Adata’s configuration. The preview gives a good idea of ​​how PCIe 5.0 SSDs will perform other than Phison’s E26-powered ones that dominate the current crop of new PCIe 5.0 drives.

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