Galax to launch HoF Phison PS5012-E12 based M.2. and Add-in SSDs

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Galax has been working on SSDs for a while now, newly introduced is what you'll see below the fold. And all white and perhaps a bit overengineered heat pipe cooled Phison PS5012-E12 based M.2. SSD series.

The new Hall of Fame SSDs from Galax are based on a Phison PS5012-E12 controller (NVMe 1.3, eight NAND channels AND DDR4/DDR3L interface for DRAM caching, LDPC, etc.). The NAND is based on Toshiba BiCS 3D NAND flash, likely TLC 64-layers and features a PCIe 3.1 x4 interface. Galax will offers three volumes, a 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB model. Two models are fabbed, a PCIe add-in card, which just utilizes way too much space, and the M.2. SSDs, which again like utilizes too much space due to the heatsink. Also, it's white and how many mainboards really can deal with a white looking M2 unit eh? It's not a bad design though, and the idea the behind cooling great. However, most people want to tuck away their M.2. SSD under a mobo heatsink these days. 

GALAX HOF SSDs Specifications
Capacity 512 GB 1 TB 2 TB
Controller Phison PS5012-E12
NAND Flash Toshiba 64-layer BiCS3 3D TLC (?)
Interface PCIe 3.1 x4
Form-Factor M.2-2280 M.2-2280
Sequential Read 3.4 GB/s 3.4 GB/s 3.4 GB/s
Sequential Write 2 GB/s M.2: 2.8 GB/s
HHHL: 3 GB/s
M.2: 2.8 GB/s
HHHL: 3 GB/s
Random Read IOPS 400,000 M.2: 400,000
HHHL: 440,000
M.2: 400,000
HHHL: 440,000
Random Write IOPS 540,000 M.2: 600,000
HHHL: 660,000
M.2: 600,000
HHHL: 660,000
SLC Caching Yes
DRAM Buffer Yes

3 years

Performance should be good though with an up to 3400 MB/s sequential read speed and up to 3000 MB/s sequential write speeds. That does count for the biggest 2 TB volume version. IOPS numbers include up to 460K/660K random read/write IOPS. 

Galax to launch HoF Phison PS5012-E12 based M.2. and Add-in SSDs

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