ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND flash products, today launched the ADATA IUSP33F PCIe ball grid array (BGA) solid state drive (SSD).
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The SSD sports a form factor that is 80 percent more compact than M.2 2242 SSDs. Combined with a PCIe Gen3x2 interface and 3D Flash memory for excellent performance and durability, the IUSP33F is an ideal solution for slim-form-factor tablets, notebooks, hybrids, mini-PCs, thin clients, and wearables.
"We are thrilled to be introducing the new IUSP33F SSD, a compact solution that will enable next-generation tablets, ultrabooks, and other slim devices, but without compromising on performance and reliability. But the versatility of the IUSP33F goes beyond just these applications, and are also well-suited for new emerging applications in areas such as robotics, augmented and virtual reality, and automotive.
Hedi Huang - Sales Director of ADATA.
With the growing prevalence of 3D Flash and advancements in manufacturing, SSDs are becoming ever more lightweight and compact, and the IUSP33F is a result of these developments. Thanks to its compact 11.5mm by 13mm BGA package and NAND Flash, the IUSP33F sports a profile that is comparable to that of eMMC memory. The reduced profile of the IUSP33F makes it suitable for slim devices where space is at a premium.
Although it is a small package, and most of our readers will likely never know they are using it, it is an interesting product none the less. It uses PCIe Gen3 x2 for the interface and is NVMe 1.3 compliant allowing it to hit up to 1195MB/s read and 940MB/s write as well as random read and write IOPS of 140,000 and 114,000 respectively. It also supports Host Memory Buffer to maintain high performance without integrated DRAM by using host memory for flash management purposes, something I covered in my review of the Toshiba RC100 240GB drive. This will also be key in lowering power consumption by removing the need for DRAM. the IUSP33F leverages 3D Flash memory to allow storage capacities of 128GB and 256GB.
The IUSP33F supports LDPC and SRAM error correcting code technology to detect and fix a wider range of data errors for more reliable data transfers and a longer product lifespan. What's more, E2E Data Protection defends it from damage or inconsistent data to minimize downtime and reduce maintenance costs.