According to Digitimes, Qunlian has become the supply chain of Microsoft Xbox Series X, providing SSD for it. This is almost certainly the PCIe 4.0 version. According to reports, the new master PCIe 4.0 SSD will reach a speed of 7GB / s, which is very beneficial for the host.
Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox Series X is equipped with a core configuration based on the AMD Zen2 processor and the next-generation GPU. It will also come with an “ultrafast” NVMe SSD. According to the company, this will boost the game loading time.
Grouplink is a leader in PCIe 4.0 master control. Its E16 master SSD is the only SSD in the market that supports PCIe 4.0 interface. According to previous reports, the PS5018-E18 master will provide a read / write speed of 7GB / s and a read / write speed of up to 1000k IOPS. In order to achieve this goal, Qunlian has switched from TSMC’s 28nm lithography technology to the latest 12nm manufacturing process. With this, it checks the power consumption to a maximum of about 3W and increases the speed of each memory channel from 800 MT / s to 1200MT. / s. This generally increases the speed of the controller. This new controller will also support DDR4 / LPDDR4 cache. It will also support TLC and QLC NAND as well as NVMe 1.4 protocol.