Notes: Phison test labs July 2020. The hard disk drive used in this test is 16TB 7200RPM HDD from a leading manufacturer
At 4.5W active power the S12DC QLC SSD consumes ~38% less power than a 16TB HDD, which can free up internal rack space needed for fan cooling of HDDs.
The S12DC QLC SSD uses the industry's standard of a 2.5" (7mm) form factor, which is approximately 1/8th the size of a 3.5" HDD form factor.
With it's small footprint and reduced power consumption, the S12DC QLC SSD enables the highest rack storage densities for SATA backplanes.
QLC NAND SSDs are a technological breakthrough that uses 4-bits per cell instead of 3. The 4-bits in each cell means there could be one of 16 unique values stored in each cell, depending on the voltage level detected on reads, or the voltage level input on writes. Phison's R&D team has created proprietary technologies to protect the customer's data during reads and writes.
SmartRefreshTM scans the NAND for errors when idle.