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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  • close - Monday, August 5, 2019 - link

    Aah, the old "the manufacturer should spend time and money to make this model for me and the 2 other people who want it, and everyone else should pay for something they don't need or they're idiots".

    For years I heard all the BS reasons why more storage is needed. "I keep all my 4K videos there", "I want all my lossless music collection in my phone", etc. And they may be valid reasons for some. But the manufacturer has an even more valid reasons to ignore them: it costs to add the microSD slot and the demand is not as high as you'd think. So they draw the line and conclude it's not worth it for them or for the other 99.9% of customers who don't want to pay for something they don't use.

    For every customer who wants a microSD slot there are 100+ who don't care. Are you willing to pay enough to cover the 100 slots that were installed but unused? Didn't think so.

    Get a phone that has microSD slot or use USB OTG and you can still have your data with you at all times. Some manufacturers still provide them but only because there's not much competition left on that niche market.

    BTW, I need 2 fingerprint sensors and 2 USB C connectors. Also a minimum size of 6.5" with a wide AR. You don't have to use the extras if you don't want to. Just pay for them. And I know you will agree with me because you're not an idiot, you *understand* other people's needs.
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  • lmcd - Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - link

    2 USB-C connectors isn't particularly unreasonable and 1 fingerprint reader on the back, one built into the display could be a nice combo!

    Great suggestion, though I don't know about the 6.5" size. Most people still like ~6" size.

    A substantial number of consumers don't want or care about the extra screen available from the notch. Who did that stop?

    The number of consumers who can be sold on the value of a feature is more important than the number of users that will use the feature. Extra onboard storage can be upsold as a privacy feature.
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  • jordanclock - Saturday, August 3, 2019 - link

    I'm pretty sure I read this same argument when GB storage became common, or when 1080p recording was new, or when LTE was announced... Reply
  • PeachNCream - Saturday, August 3, 2019 - link

    It might be a form of mental illness to consider a desire for 256GB of storage space a form of mental illness. Reply
  • Skeptical123 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - link

    The OG committer did not say he "desired" 256GB rather he said "256GB is not really enough for a mobile device these days". Which I assume people in the commits are reading it both ways though. I think most people here will agree it's not a bad thing to want 256GB of storage on their phone. Though most people here take issue with the blanket statement that 256GB of storage is needed on most cellphones. Which is what he said is objectively wrong in 2019. Reply
  • lmcd - Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - link

    Considering a high-end phone will also have DisplayPort Alternate Mode, support for USB mice/keyboards, and can run a desktop-like GUI? I could see phones made in 2019 being totally usable for a desktop-like use case except for lacking storage. Reply
  • Fujikoma - Thursday, August 8, 2019 - link

    I need about 1TB to hold my music collection. It's great for traveling and I can listen to whatever I'm in the mood for without worrying about data transmission problems in certain regions I travel through. I use 128GB thumb drives in my cars with my favorite music. Far better option than having a huge wallet of cds. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Saturday, August 3, 2019 - link

    That's a really odd conclusion to reach even for a hyper-aggressive typical male commentator in an Anandtech article. Give yourself a cookie as a reward. Reply
  • Skeptical123 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - link

    PeachNCream - you again?! Most if not all the commit arguments I have seen on this site in the last few months have involved you. Don't blame other people for this fault without acknowledging that you personally are a significant part and arguably the cause of this issue. Your not the "white night" you think you are. You are the person saying dumb stuff like "256GB is not really enough for a mobile device these days" and acting like your right when people call you out on it. It's also the internet get a little thinker skin or at the very least leave the commit section, while you help your self to that cookie. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - link

    The word "commit" does not mean what you think it means. Reply

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