Artificial Intelligence: FuzeDrive, The First-Ever AI-Enabled SSD
Using AI, FuzeDrive optimizes the trade-off between capacity, endurance, and performance by employing SLC and QLC—2 SSDs in one.
Enmotus Inc. focuses on innovations in PC storage using its patented Artificial Intelligent algorithms. It announced Tuesday the launch of FuzeDrive, the first-ever AI-powered Solid State Drive (SSD). FuzeDrive blends high endurance static SLC (Single Level Cell technology) with QLC (Quadruple Level Cell technology) on the same M.2 board. (Intrado)
SLC and QLC
The two acronyms refer to NAND flash technology. Single Level Cell NAND (SLC) has much higher endurance compared to MLC, TLC, and QLC NAND. The last-named is Quadruple Level Cell, which stores much higher amounts of data. However, QLC suffers from less reliability and 10-20 times fewer endurance cycles.
In Enmotus’ FuzeDrive, unlike any other consumer-grade SSD, the SLC is actually used as permanent primary storage, which has 20x the endurance of QLC.
The Artificial Intelligence, which is based on the company’s enterprise server technology, analyzes usage patterns and automatically moves active and write-intensive data to the SLC portion of the drive, the company revealed in a statement.
The SSD, therefore, self-optimizes to ensure that heavy or frequently used storage traffic from applications or the operating system is directed to and from the SLC and utilizes the QLC to store less used or inactive games or volumes of data, thereby not taxing QLCs lower endurance.
“Taking advantage of the SLC’s low latency and high endurance enables gamers and professionals alike to experience lightning-fast responsiveness and work or play harder for longer,” said Enmotus.
“Enmotus developed a solution that reacts to the way the user actually uses their storage, rather than focus on raw speeds and feeds,” said Andy Mills, CEO/co-founder of Enmotus.
- 900GB total capacity includes 24GB of fixed SLC
- 6TB total capacity includes 128GB of fixed SLC
- Includes free expansion software
- Includes free cloning software
- Designed for Windows 10
- Compatible with Intel and AMD
Enmotus is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. It has raised $ 115,025 out of its goal of $ 10,000.
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