Lite-On Storage, a developer of enterprise flash storage technology, has introduced its CV2 family of solid-state drives with next-generation low-density parity-check (LDPC) technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Lite-On’s CV2 is powered by Marvell’s four-channel 88SS1074 controller, enabling support for 256-bit AES encryption, a low power DEVSLP state for extended battery life in mobile devices, and the latest flash memory interfaces.
The 88SS1074 is matched up to triple-level-cell Toshiba A19 NAND in capacities of 128, 256, and 512GB. By implementing the controller’s LDPC error-correcting technology, Lite-On extends the CV2’s endurance as much as 33 percent. The result is an SSD rated for 2,000 program-erase cycles and protected by a three-year warranty.
“The solid-state storage market is in the process of adopting LDPC codes to improve the retention ratings of tomorrow’s NAND,” says Darlo Perez, managing director at Lite-On. “By adding this functionality to our CV2 today, we’re able to offer an economical SSD with triple-level-cell flash that’s incredibly reliable.”†
Sequential read performance of the CV2 SSDs top out at 500 MB/s over SATA 6Gb/s, while random 4KB throughput hit the 100,000 IOPS mark. Fast writes are achieved by intelligently treating certain memory cells as premium single-level-cell NAND for maximum speed. Then, during idle time, data in those cells is stashed away to fully exploit the capacity benefits of TLC flash.
CV2 SSDs are equally at home in desktop PCs and notebooks thanks to low power consumption. The aforementioned DEVSLP state cuts usage to milliwatts whenever possible. Before this feature existed, solid-state drives commonly drew hundreds of milliwatts in active idle. The CV2 saves power under load, too, since its 88SS1074 controller is manufactured using the latest 28nm lithography.
For additional information on the CV2 family of SSDs, visit http://www.liteonssd.com.