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14 July 2020

GS Nanotech’s SSD production confirms its Russian origin

GS Nanotech’s (part of GS Group) centre for developing and manufacturing microelectronics has received a decision from the Ministry of Industry and Trade approving its production of in-house developed solid, non-volatile solid state drive devices (SSDs) on in Russia. This is the first SSD to enter the register of industrial products manufactured in Russia.

“This is an important event for our company as a Russian manufacturer. The inclusion of GS Nanotech’s SSDs in the register will give us access to the benefits and support measures developed by the Russian government for domestic developers and manufacturers. This means that we will be able to continue to develop our products and technologies. Another model of our storage devices is currently undergoing certification and we hope to have completed all the procedures in August. In the future, we plan to receive these certifications for all the SSD models produced by GS Nanotech,” said the head of production development at GS Group, Fedor Boyarkov.

Government Decree number 878 of 10.07.2019 set as a priority those products included in the single register of industrial products produced in Russia when being purchased by the state or by state enterprises. As such, in any trading to meet the needs of the state, the “three’s a crowd” rule is implemented: if at least two applications are made with products on the register, any foreign applications are turned down. In tenders from public corporations, Russian electronics producers have a 30% preference: if the supply price for a particular product is higher than a foreign product, but by no more than 30%, the domestic product wins.

Since 2016, GS Group has been implementing the first project in Russia for the development and mass production of SSDs - non-mechanical storage devices using memory chips with a process controller. In February 2018, GS Group launched the mass production of its in-house developed SSDs. Today, the manufacturer offers a full line of consumer and corporate-class SSDs with a capacity of up to 2 TB in some forms using SATA 3 and PCI Express NVMe. The SSDs are based on memory modules produced by GS Nanotech which include the latest generation of NAND memory chips from leading global manufacturers. The entire production cycle - developing and designing the SSD, packaging the NAND memory modules, fixing the components to the board, and the final construction and packaging of the product - is carried out at Technopolis GS (Gusev, Kaliningrad Oblast) which has a capacity of 1 million SSDs per year.

The register of industrial products produced in Russia includes a GS SSD model with the following characteristics:

  • Form factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: SATA 3 (6 Gb/s)
  • Capacity: 240 GB
  • Memory type: 3D MLC
  • Maximum sequential read speed: 450 MB/s
  • Maximum sequential write speed: 480 MB/s
  • Maximum random read speed: 70,000 IOPS
  • Maximum random write speed: 74,000 IOPS
  • Temperature range: 0...+70°С
  • Capacity: up to 2 full rewrite cycles per day
  • Reserve ratio: 1/16

GS Nanotech’s SSD is the first to be produced in Russia.