Liqid plans to release one of the world’s first PCIe 4.0 x16 solid-state drives - Element LQD4500 SSD at Flash Memory Summit. It will provide up to 24 GB/s sequential read and write speeds and can reach up to 4 million read and write IOPS.

Introduction of Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD

Liqid, the manufacturer responsible for manufacturing SSDs for mission critical and performance-hungry applications, will be showcasing one of the world's first PCIe 4.0 x16 solid-state drives at Flash Memory Summit this week.

The SSD, which is called the Element LQD4500, is aiming at providing excellent sequential and random performance as well as enterprise-grade feature set and reliability. What makes this SSD even more outstanding is that its drives are based on consumer-grade components.

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Use of Phison PS5016-E16 Controllers

The Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD is based on multiple Phison PS5016-E16 controllers that use a PCIe 4.0×4 interface with custom firmware that supports up to 32TB of raw 3D TLC NAND flash. Most of these SSDs have on-card NVMe RAID, similar to what has been seen in some PCIe 3.0×16 SSD cards in the past few years.

Liqid's Exclusive Technologies

Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD is aimed at data centers and enterprises, so it supports power loss data protection. In addition, the Element LQD4500 solid-state drive uses Liqid's exclusive technologies, including active thermal throttling, active telemetry monitoring and advanced error recovery.

Speed of Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD

The fastest Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD will provide up to 24GB/s sequential read and write speeds along with 4 million read/write speeds IOPS (randomly written rated at 600K IOPS). This type of driver has a read access latency of approximately 80μs and a write latency of about 20μs.

Cooling System

The hard drive uses a full-height, full-length (FHFL) add-in-card (AIC) form-factor with a maximum power consumption of 65 watts, and a wide passive cooling system that is compatible with 400LFM airflow for large systems that require extreme performance and provide the lowest performance.

Configure Element LQD4500 SSD Depending on Customer Requirements

In addition, the Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD can be configured according to customer requirements for capacity, performance and endurance levels. The data centers have three capacities of 7.68TB, 15.36TB, and 30.72TB of Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD, while enterprises have three capacities of 6.40TB, 12.8TB, and 25.60TB. Now the DRAM cache capacity of the Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD is still unknown, but Liqid will provide a three-year warranty for it.

Price of Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD

Because Phison is an investor of Liqid, the Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD will be shown by Phison at this week's Flash Memory Summit. Although the price of the Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD has not been announced, considering its performance and capacity, it can be concluded that its price is not cheap.

Other Things About Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD

It uses 3D TLC NAND as NAND flash and has AES data encryption. What’s more, it is compatible with Windows, Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 RHEL; SLES; CentOS, Solaris, SUSE, VMware.

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Bottom Line

According to this passage, you can have basic information about the Liqid Element LQD4500 SSD. And it is more suitable for data centers and enterprises.

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