Phison said this week that it will demonstrate its next generation turnkey BGA SSD at the 2019 Flash Memory Summit next week. The tiny drive uses a 324-ball BGA packaging, and promises to be faster than its BGA predecessor while consuming around half the power.

The Phison PS5013-E13T 1113 BGA SSDs come in 128 GB and 256 GB configurations, use a PCIe 3.0 x2 interface, and iare rated for up to 1.7 GB/s sequential read speeds as well as up to 1.1 GB/s sequential write speeds (when pSLC caching is used). The drives do not use DRAM and rely on Host Memory Buffer (HMB) instead.

When compared to Phison’s current-generation PS5008-E8T BGA SSD (rated for up to 1550/950 MB/s read/write speeds), the new PS5013-E13T is not radically faster. However, its key advantage of the new one over its predecessor and existing BGA SSDs is power consumption. The new drive consumes only about 1.5 W, down from 2.9 W3.4 W consumed by today’s high-end BGA SSDs. Furthermore, the drive supports configurable power profiles to meet requirements of various applications.

Phison’s PS5013-E13T 1113 BGA SSDs will be available sometimes in 2020 and hopefully the company will reveal more information about the new drives at FMS next week.

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  • trivik12 - Friday, August 2, 2019 - link

    This is great. power efficiency is most important with thin and light laptops. I hope to this improves battery life for laptops
  • bug77 - Monday, August 5, 2019 - link

    You should check what drains most of a laptop's battery first ;)
  • PeachNCream - Friday, August 2, 2019 - link

    Need for phone's internal storage, but please leave a microSD slot so I have a place to dump additional files. 256GB is not really enough for a mobile device these days.
  • Marlin1975 - Friday, August 2, 2019 - link

    Jesus, how many dick pics are you sending that 256gb is not enough for a phone?
  • azfacea - Friday, August 2, 2019 - link

    why settle for dick pic when u can have 8k 120fps footage with HDR
  • jabber - Saturday, August 3, 2019 - link

    I just don't get this fetish for making and carrying around masses of data. Why burden yourself with all this crap? If I see someone like that I feel pity and sick to my stomach.

    Data's a form of mental illness.
  • shabby - Saturday, August 3, 2019 - link

    Lol data hoarding? Wtf is wrong with you.
  • rpg1966 - Saturday, August 3, 2019 - link

    Aah, the old "I don't have this requirement, so everyone else is an idiot" line of 'reasoning'.
  • UltraWide - Saturday, August 3, 2019 - link

  • close - Monday, August 5, 2019 - link


    There are way more people who want their phone to be cheap (totally unreasonable!) than people who want their phone to hold hundreds of GB of data (perfectly expected from a phone).And sales data just proves that top storage models sell way less than mid range because the vast majority of people really don't need that much storage.

    Since these costs can't be passed only to you, the customer who needs the microSD slot, how do you reconcile the needs of the many vs. the wants of the few?

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