The maker Apacer has announced the launching of its new units of solid state Z280, the SSD that are coming with the already usual format M.2 with interface PCI-Express 3.0 x 4 and suitable with protocol NVMe, capable to give theoretic speeds of until 2750 MB/s of reading and 1500 MB/s of writing.
Nowadays, Almost all of the makers of storage devices have in their catalog a model of a SSD with these characteristics, and this is the one that Apacer has showed up. It mounts chips of MLC memory although the maker has not identified who were they made by, neither they have said anything about the control they do. Nevertheless, in the published photo you can see that the chips of memory are Toshiba´s. So it is easy to guess that it is about the usual 3D NAND Flash of 15 nm.
Additionally, although we ignore what controller was installed, we can see in the photo that it is made by Phison Technology. It has been said that these units’ storage capacity will only be 480 GB, providing a read speed of up to 2,750 MB/s and a write speed of up to 1,500 MB/s, with up to 175,000 IOPS in 4K random read and 4K random write performance tests.
Apacer boats about these Z280 SSDs being very stable and long-lasting. This is why they include error correction codes (ECC) with 120 bit/2 KB BCH, End-to-End Data Protection, Smart ECC, Global Wear Leveling, and the Smart Refresh technology for maintaining the accuracy and safety of the data access. Of course, they also feature the usual S.M.A.R.T monitoring system. By the way, they can be managed through the brand’s SSDWidget software.
At the moment, Apacer has not revealed the date when these new SSDs will be launched on the market or at what price. Anyway, the company has not even unveiled the units’ full features, so it is likely that we will not see them in stores until 2018.