Silicon Motion previously announced that it will release an enthusiast SSD based on the SM2508 controller with the latest PCIe 5.0 x4 interface, offering speeds of around 13GB/s, by the end of 2022.
However, according to a new report from Tom’s Hardware, representatives from Wisepac said at CES 2023 that they expect the controller to be in volume production by early 2024, apparently much later than previously announced. In addition, Wisers will also launch a scaled-down quad version of the SM2508, the SM2507, in 2024.
▲ Image source Tom’s Hardware
ADATA showed off its latest XPG PCIe 5.0 SSD at CES 2023, which comes with the SM2508 host controller, the latest generation of 3D TLC NAND flash memory and a faster DRAM cache. The SSD delivers sequential read speeds of up to 14 GB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 12 GB/s, 4K random speeds of 2000k IOPS, and capacities of up to 8TB.
▲ ADATA XPG PCIe 5.0 SSD, image source TechPowerUp