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Lite-On IT

Lite-On Storage is a Strategic Business Group of Lite-On Technology Corporation. Lite-On Storage is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Optical Disk Drives (ODDs). Headquartered in Taiwan and employs approximately 80,000 employees worldwide with global presence all over the world.

Lite-On Storage SBG offers a comprehensive line-up of SSDs and embedded flash products for PC Client, Industrial Solutions, Automotive, Enterprise, and Cloud Computing in a variety of interfaces and form factors to deliver the right product for the right application. Lite-On SSDs are designed and developed 100% in-house via dedicated Lite-On R&D teams capable of creating highly customized solutions, including customized firmware solutions, using industry-leading key components. Lite-On SSDs are 100% manufactured in-house utilizing state-of-the art facilities in Taiwan.

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who's who in SSD? - Lite-On

by Zsolt Kerekes - editor - - September 2015

Like many other SSD makers Lite-On makes SATA SSDs for the consumer and enterprise markets - in a variety of sizes.

Unlike most other SSD companies Lite-On was early to see that significant opportunities might exist in the enterprise for M.2 form factor PCIe SSDs.

This refocus - from consumer to enterprise markets - is a path which many other vendors have trodden before. And in most cases success has required acquiring SSD companies which know these markets better.

By being an organic pioneer in the enterprise M.2 SSD market - Lite-On is showing that many new things are still possible if designers provide economic benefits in a way which enterprise customers can easily understand and scale.

See also:- The enterprise flash story... could it have been simplified?

Lite-On mentions in SSD market history

In June 2009 Lite-On launched a range of 1.8" and 2.5" SATA SSDs. These were reviewed in January 2010 in

In April 2011 - a report in DIGITIMES said Lite-On will be supplying SSDs to Intel.

In July 2014 Lite-On entered the enterprise M.2 PCIe SSD market with a 1TB product called the P1P Series.

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Lite-On says small NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs could be a good fit for datacenter
Editor:- August 6, 2015 - Lite-On today unveiled a new NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD for datacenter environments.

The EP2 series delivers R/W IOPS up to 250K /25K respectively and low latencies of 35/35 (µs). It also has power loss protection, scalability, end-to-end data protection, low power consumption, high endurance, sustained performance, and customized firmware.

Editor's comments:- in an earlier press release (in June 2015) about supplying a related product line to an unnamed customer described as "one of the largest cloud service providers" Jeffrey Chang, Lite-On’s Technical Product Manager said "The M.2 is perfect for where we believe the future of enterprise SSD cloud storage is going.”
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Lite-On enters enterprise M.2 PCIe SSD market
Editor:- July 30, 2014 - Lite-On will be showing a new M.2 PCIe SSD for the enterprise market next week at the Flash Memory Summit.

The P1P Series is a M.2 PCIe SSD with capacities of 1TB and power loss protection circuit all in a small form factor. This series is designed to offer the low latency through the PCIe bus. The small form factor and high capacity allow enterprise customers to pack more storage in a smaller footprint. The P1P Series can deliver sequential read/write speeds of up to 610MB/s and 520MB/s while random read/write speeds can be upto 95K/15K IOPS.

The drive has a MTBF of 2 million hours and an endurance rating of up to 1 drive write per day for 5 years.