This is an unusual move but one that makes a lot of sense. Plextor is currently qualifing its first eMMC solution built around a Marvell controller. These integrated eMMC solutions are often found on tablets, unfortunately their performance tends to be pretty poor across the industry. Plextor hopes to change this with its solution and is promising sequential performance as high as 180/80MBps (writes/reads) and random write performance north of 25K IOPS. I have to say that I am happy to see some more competition here. Since this will be an OEM product it'll feature the LiteOn brand.

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  • DuckieHo - Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - link

    What's the typical performance of current eMMC?
  • Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - link

    SanDisk's eMMC (they call it iNAND) is fairly popular and the fastest version is 80/50Mbps (read/write).
  • DuckieHo - Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - link

    Thanks, how about the all important IOPs?
  • Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - link

    SanDisk hasn't specified the random performance but I would expect around 10-15K IOPS, possibly even less. Of course, this is just SanDisk, there are eMMC products from e.g. Samsung, although Samsung is even stingier about the details (they only report capacities).
  • emmcuser - Saturday, April 20, 2013 - link

    what is it part number ? it is not clear
    such like
    CVI 64GB
    1260 ABXX
    anyboby know? Thanks

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