China’s Yangtze Memory Technology Company (YMTC), specializing in the production of memory chips, introduced its first client segment SSDs: PC005 Active and SC001 Active.
Given the earlier information, the source suggests that these SSDs use controllers from Phison. As for flash memory, the SSDs use 64-layer Xtracking 3D TLC NAND chips from YMTC’s first generation. Recall that the Chinese company has already mastered the production of 128-layer chips QLC NAND second generation.
PC005 Active drive of M.2-2280 size has PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface and supports NVMe 1.3 protocol. It is available in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities. The sequential write speed reaches 1200MB/s, 2500MB/s and 2900MB/s respectively, and the sequential read speed in all cases reaches 3500MB/s. In terms of capacity, it is 200 TBW for a 256GB drive, 320 TBW for a 512GB drive, and 640 TBW for a 1TB drive. The warranty period is five years.
The SC001 2.5-inch Active Drive features a SATA 6Gb/s interface. It is available in the same capacity options as the PC005 Active. All three types offer read speeds up to 520MB/s and write speeds up to 510MB/s. Interestingly, the resource is stated to be somewhat larger than that of the PC005 Active: 170 TBW for the 256GB variant, 370 TBW for the 512GB variant and 680 TBW for the 1TB variant. On the other hand, the warranty period is three years.
The drives will be available primarily in China’s domestic market. Chinese retailer JD.com has already shipped the 512GB PC005 Active version for $54 and the 256GB version for $77. The 512GB and 1TB SC001 Active variants are valued at $67 and $123 respectively.