At the Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2018, LITE-ON Storage previewed the first EDSFF 1U solid-state drive (SSD) to emerge from its work with CNEX Labs.
The EDSFF (Enterprise and Datacenter SSD Form Factor) SSD will provide a more cost-effective solution for enterprise and hyperscale cloud environments.
The hardware design also supports low-latency, 3D TLC and low-cost QLC NAND flash based depending on end-users? specific cloud applications.
Leveraging the CNEX controller's flexible dual-mode interface support, the LITE-ON SSD EDSFF protocol is configurable between traditional NVMe logical block addressing and the upcoming Denali software-defined interface (formerly Open-Channel SSD).
The initial design supports the EDSFF 1U Long form factor and 16TB of Toshiba Memory Corporation BiCS 3D TLC NAND. However, capacity can go up to as high as 80TB with QLC technology.
No timetable for the new SSD?s release was announced.