FADU Designs PCIe Gen 5 SSDs and Controller

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The fabless flash storage company FADU Technology is introducing designs for a PCIe Gen 5 solid-state drive (SSD) and SSD controller.

FADU designed its Echo SSDs — in E1.S, U.2, E3, and E1.L form factors — and FC5161 SSD Controller to meet several market standards: PCIe 5 x 4, NVMe 1.4a, OCP Cloud Spec 2.0, according to the company last month. 

The SSD and controller designs are intended to deliver advanced flash storage tech to meet the “ever-increasing” data storage demands on OEM and hyperscale data centers. 

Traditional approaches to flash storage architecture face challenges in meeting performance specs because of high power consumption and heat, FADU said. 

FADU believes thermal design power (TDP) management is “the key” to delivering the highest possible quality of service (QoS) under any workload. 

“At every generation, anyone can meet performance — but without an efficient architecture, it’s impossible to meet performance, at low power, with sustained, high QoS,” said Jihyo Lee, co-founder and CEO, FADU.

The FADU architecture can “meet all three opposing design criteria again, as we prepare to support the industry’s migration to PCIe Gen 5,” Lee said.

Gregory Wong, founder and principal analyst at Forward Insights, added that “challenging data center environments are placing demands on SSD storage innovators to deliver performance at low power.”

Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich is the managing editor of several web properties in the TechnologyAdvice network. He has over 20 years of experience delivering content-based results across journalism and communications, including on B2B technologies. As a leader in digital journalism, he’s driven targeted content that resonates with audiences and increases key metrics. As a leader in branded communications, he’s driven multi-channel content for clients that spreads their messages and generates measurable returns. He holds a B.A. in English and political science from Denison University in Ohio.

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