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LITE-ON Announces 5th generation EP Series PCIe SSD for Data Centers at Flash Memory Summit 2019

LITE-ON Announces 5th generation EP Series PCIe SSD for Data Centers at Flash Memory Summit 2019


SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 6th, 2019 – LITE-ON Storage, an established leader in the rapidly expanding solid-state drive (SSD) industry, today announced the upcoming release of a successor to its popular EP series enterprise class solid-state drives (SSDs), EP4.


Disclosed during Flash Memory Summit 2019 in Santa Clara, Calif., the 5th generation EP series takes advantage of 96-layer BiCS FLASH™ 3D eTLC NAND and its 15 percent performance improvement over previous generations. It comes in 960 GB and 1920 GB capacities and is ideal for read-intensive applications with up to 2200 MB/s of sustained sequential read speed and 1,100 MB/s of sequential write speed, and up to 3 Drive Writes per Day (DWPD) of endurance.


The new EP4 SSD comes in a compact PCIe Gen 3x4 M.2 form factor and offers improved input/output operations per second (IOPS), a firmware refresh and a wealth of features to assure greater stability, performance, energy efficiency and data security.


“The EP Series has been deployed and well adopted by worldwide data centers and hyperscalers because of our standout firmware, innovative hardware design and efficient manufacturing processes for several years”, said Darlo Perez, Managing Director, Americas region at LITE-ON Storage. “We’re now in the fifth generation of this remarkable series, and we continue to expand our firmware expertise to meet today and tomorrow’s cloud and data center environment challenges.”


“The SSD market is expected to see continued growth over the long-term forecast, reaching close to $30 billion by 2023, with the largest growing segments being enterprise cloud.” said Don Jeanette, VP and Lead Analyst, Trendfocus SSD Research. “LITE-ON has successfully deployed over 10 million EP series SSDs into major data center and cloud providers. Undoubtedly, LITE-ON has shown continued success in this fastest growing Enterprise Cloud segment.”


“Marvell is thrilled to extend our relationship with LITE-ON to deliver innovative cloud data center SSDs. The EP4 showcases how scalable our NANDEdge™ controller technology is in enabling multiple generations of NAND components,” said Nigel Alvares, Vice President of Marketing for the Flash Business Unit at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “The combination of LITE-ON’s storage systems expertise with our best-in-class SSD controllers has a proven high-volume shipping track record into one of the world’s largest cloud data center operators and we look forward to continuing this success with the EP4 collaboration.”


Availability is slated for the fourth quarter of this year.


To learn more, please visit the LITE-ON booth (#621) at Flash Memory Summit 2019.


About LITE-ON Storage
A Strategic Business Group of LITE-ON Technology Corporation, LITE-ON Storage is a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of Solid-State Drives (SSDs) for PC Client, Industrial Solutions, Automotive, Enterprise and Cloud Computing.


Available in a variety of interfaces and form factors to deliver the right product for the right application, LITE-ON SSD solutions are highly customizable using industry-leading key components. Designed for innovation, built for quality, and chosen for performance, all LITE-ON SSDs are 100% manufactured in-house utilizing state-of-the art facilities in Taiwan. Additional information about LITE-ON can be found at: liteonssd.com 

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