Phison introduces the PASCARI brand and launches X200 performance-series SSD

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Phison Electronics, a developer of NAND controllers and NAND storage solutions, has announced the introduction of a new brand - Pascari – which provides a comprehensive lineup of SSDs designed for Enterprise and Data Centre applications.

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According to the company this is a strategic move and a response to the exponential growth of AI technologies and the increasing demands for high-performance storage solutions capable of managing extensive data sets and intensive workloads.

The new brand was unveiled alongside the introduction of X200 Series SSDs, Phison’s inaugural PCIe Gen5 Enterprise SSDs, designed for applications requiring peak performance, maximum storage capacity and advanced firmware options.

“Introducing the Pascari brand marks a milestone for Phison as we continue to innovate and lead in NAND Flash technology,” said K.S. Pua, CEO of Phison. “With Pascari and our IMAGIN+ design services, we are enabling organisations to custom-build flash storage architectures that precisely fit their performance demands, ensuring accelerated business growth and enhanced value creation.”

The Pascari brand launch broadens the availability of Phison Enterprise SSDs across industrial, commercial, and retail distribution channels and the portfolio includes:

Performance X-Series: U.2 and, E3.S PCIe Dual-Port SSDs with capacities up to 30.72TB, combining top-tier performance and energy efficiency.

AI-Series: The AI SSDs featured in the world’s first flash-based AI training solution, aiDAPTIV+, offer single-level cell to expand GPU memory, enabling LLM training on a single workstation.

Data Centre D-Series: Compact M.2 2280/22110 and E1.S SSDs, intended for consistent performance and high reliability in data-intensive environments.

SATA S-Series: High-capacity 2.5” SATA drives, available up to 15.36TB with host power loss protection capacitors.

Boot Drive B-Series: Balanced U.2 and E1.S SSDs ensuring capacity, performance, power efficiency and value in Data Centres.

“Phison’s introduction of Pascari underscores the company’s commitment to fostering rapid advancements in enterprise innovation,” said Jeff Janukowicz, SSD Research Vice President at IDC. “By establishing an enterprise brand for Phison Enterprise SSDs, it enhances customer value by offering storage technologies designed for swift deployment in next-generation data centres, tailored to maximize efficiency. The launch of X200 showcases Phison’s expertise in delivering products that align with the evolving dynamic needs of the market.”

Phison’s enterprise-class PCIe Gen5 solution features the unique CoXProcessor CPU architecture. This SSD series is particularly suited for high-performance computing (HPC), AI, hyperscale, and data centre applications that demand the highest data throughput.

Key X200 SSD features include:

  • PCIe Gen5x4 Dual/Single Port
  • Form factors: U.2 and E3.S
  • Reliability: 1 and 3 DWPD options
  • Capacities: 1.6TB to 30.72TB
  • Sequential Read 14.8GB/s
  • Sequential Write 8.7GB/s
  • Random Read 3000K IOPS
  • Random Write 900K IOPS
  • Enhanced security and data protection features: Power Loss Protection, TCG OPAL, FIPS 140-3 certifiable

Distributors such as ASI and Ma Labs will carry the Pascari brand and, according to Phison, more partners are expected to join in the future.