Exascend's TAA-compliant solid-state drives (SSDs)

TAA-compliant SSDs

Comply with the Trade Agreements Act using our made-in-Taiwan flash storage solutions

Exascend's TAA-compliant products are manufactured predominantly in Taiwan

Enterprise and industrial storage solutions – proudly made in Taiwan

Our flagship enterprise and industrial SSDs are manufactured entirely in Taiwan and fully compliant with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA). This means not only high-quality manufacturing and straightforward customs processes, but also that our products are ideal for systems that require TAA-compliance. 

Among our TAA-compliant products are our PCIe Gen4 SSDs in the PI4 and PE4 series as well as our popular PCIe Gen3 SSDs in the PI3 and PE3 series. For our other products, TAA-compliant manufacturing is available upon request as we strive to meet every customer’s demands.

Here is an overview of the country of origin for different key components and manufacturing processes in our TAA-compliant SSDs:

  • DRAM: made in Taiwan, Singapore or the United States
  • NAND flash: made in Taiwan, Singapore, Japan or the United States
  • Controller: made in Taiwan
  • Final assembly: Taiwan
  • Testing and validation: Taiwan

What is TAA-compliance?

TAA in a nutshell

TAA refers specifically to the United States Trade Agreements Act of 1979 which implemented wide-ranging trade agreements the United States had entered with countries and jurisdictions around the world. The legislation made it possible for offices of the United States government to source products from organizations in places covered by the TAA, i.e., countries and jurisdictions beyond the United States itself.

The TAA is particularly important because the General Services Administration requires that products used for its contracts are TAA-compliant, making TAA-compliance a near-requirement for U.S. government contracts unless special exemptions are granted. 

For products destined for non-civilian use, TAA-compliance is therefore an important requirement. For other applications, while not required, it is nevertheless a symbol of products sourced from reliable trade partners.

What is a TAA-compliant product?

In practice, TAA-compliance means that products are manufactured or substantially transformed in the United States or any of the countries and jurisdictions covered by the Trade Agreements Act of 1979. 

The provision stating that the product must be at least substantially transformed in a TAA-country mitigates the potential loophole where products manufactured in a non-TAA-compliant country undergo simple alteration in a TAA-country to achieve TAA-compliance. With the TAA, this is not possible as has been proven in multiple cases in U.S. courts. For example, simply loading SSD firmware onto a non-TAA-compliant SSD in a TAA-country would not make the SSD in question TAA-compliant. Put simply, the TAA sets a high bar for “substantial transformation,” demanding products that are predominantly sourced and manufactured in eligible countries.

Countries covered by TAA

The Trade Agreements Act casts a wide net, allowing sourcing of products from a large part of the world, notably all WTO members part of the Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA), including the European Union, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. Other groups are also included, such as countries the United States has free trade agreements (FTAs) with, Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) countries, and least developed countries (LDCs).

However, the TAA also excludes notable countries with large populations such as Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan among others. The exclusion of China and India, in particular, may cause issues with sourcing of technology products in government contracts.

Interested in learning more about sourcing TAA-compliant flash storage products?

TAA-compliant SSD highlights

PE4 series

The PE4 series is Exascend’s enterprise-grade lineup of high-performing PCIe 4.0 devices. With extreme sustained read and write speeds along with Exascend’s technologies, the PE4 series brings the PCIe 4.0 interface to the next level.

PCIe 4.0

Interface

3D TLC

Flash

Enterprise-grade

Design

Up to

3,500MB/s

Sustained read

Up to

2,200MB/s

Sustained write

PI4 series

The PI4 series brings together Exascend’s industrial expertise with the high-speed PCIe 4.0 interface and high-density 3D TLC.

The result is a highly competent lineup of industrial-grade storage with enterprise-class performance available in the M.2, U.2 and E1.S form factors.

PCIe 4.0

Interface

3D TLC

Flash

Industrial-grade

Design

Up to

3,500MB/s

Sustained read

Up to

3,000MB/s

Sustained write

Photo displaying Exascend's PE3 series NVMe SSDs in the U.2 and M.2 form factors

PE3 series

The PE3 series brings high-level performance to enterprise applications without compromising on stability. Available in a wide variety of configurations and storage capacities, the PE3 series fits any demanding enterprise application.

PCIe 3.0

Interface

Enterprise-grade

Design

Up to

7,680GB

Storage capacity

Up to

3,100MB/s

Sustained read

Up to

2,000MB/s

Sustained write

PI3 series

The PI3 series brings together Exascend’s industrial expertise with the high-speed PCIe 3.0 interface and high-density 3D TLC – resulting in a highly competent lineup of industrial-grade storage.

Photo displaying Exascend's PI3 series NVMe SSDs in the U.2 and M.2 form factors
PCIe 3.0

Interface

3D TLC

Flash

Industrial-grade

Design

Up to

3,200MB/s

Sustained read

Up to

1,700MB/s

Sustained write

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