Phison diversifies with Pascari enterprise SSD line


Phison is launching its own Pascari-branded SSDs for enterprises needing flash drive storage.

The company is well known for supplying controllers to SSD manufacturers such as Kioxia/WD, Micron, Samsung, SK hynix/Solidigm, YMTC, and Kingston. It has now decided to compete with them by supplying its own Pascari brand products with the initial X200. This uses the PCIe gen 5 bus interface.

Phison CEO K S Pua said: “Introducing the Pascari brand marks a milestone for Phison … Our commitment extends beyond products; with Pascari and our IMAGIN+ design services, we are enabling organizations to custom-build flash storage architectures that precisely fit their performance demands.”

The Pascari lineup consists of five product lines:

  • Performance X-Series: U.2 and, E3.S PCIe gen 5 dual-port SSDs with capacities up to 30.72 TB
  • AI-Series: aiDAPTIV+ with SLC (Single-Level Cell) speed to enable LLM (Large Language Model) training on a single workstation 
  • Data Center D-Series: M.2 2280/22110 and E1.S format SSDs
  • SATA S-Series: 2.5-inch SATA drives, available up to 15.36 TB with host power loss protection capacitors
  • Boot Drive B-Series: U.2 and E1.S format SSDs

The X-Series

Phison Pascari SSD

Phison says the X-Series has a CoXProcessor CPU architecture, meaning the controller has Arm Cortex-R5 cores and so-called hardened macros to offload common, repetitive firmware code at wire speeds, which helps accelerate data paths.

The feature set includes:

  • 1 and 3 DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day) options 
  • Capacity range: 1.6 TB to 30.72 TB
  • Sequential Read: 14.8 GBps
  • Sequential Write: 8.7 GBps
  • Random Read: 3 million IOPS
  • Random Write: 900,000 IOPS
  • Security and data protection: Power Loss Protection, TCG OPAL, FIPS 140-3 certifiable

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