Gigabyte confirms that their AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD is “fully compliant” with Sony’s PlayStation 5 console

Gigabyte confirms that its AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD is

Gigabyte confirms that their AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD is “fully compliant” with Sony’s PlayStation 5 console

In a recent Press Release, Gigabyte has confirmed that their Aorus Gen4 7000s SSD is “fully compliant” with Sony’s PlayStation 5 console, meeting all of the console’s hardware requirements while storming past Sony’s 5,500 MB/s with sequential read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s. 

Gigabyte’s Aorus Gen4 7000s is a PCIe 4.0 compatible M.2 NVMe SSD that ships with a pre-installed heatsink that fits within Sony’s size requirements for PlayStation 5 compatibility. This gives the drive out-of-the-box PlayStation 5 support, with many competing drives requiring the installation of 3rd party NVMe SSD heatsinks. 

With many modern games having storage requirements of 100GB or more, storage expansion will become a must for most PlayStation 5 owners as more and more large titles are launched. Since the PlayStation 5 only ships with 825GB of internal storage (only 667.2GB of which is usable), the addition of a 1TB or 2TB M.2 SSD should be seen as a huge upgrade for the system.

As it stands, Gigabyte’s AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD appears to be an excellent choice for PlayStation 5 owners who want an SSD that can be installed within their PlayStation 5 consoles without any additional hassle. No searching for compatible heatsinks, and no worries of overheating with heatsink-less drives. 

What follows is Gigabyte’s Press Release. 

Gigabyte confirms that their AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD is

PR – AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD Unlocks PS5 Extensions

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announces today that its AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD is fully compliant with PS5 M.2 storage expansion. With the read speed of 7000 MB/s and maximum storage capacity of 2 TB far beyond specification requirements, it allows users to enjoy the best gaming experience.

Enhanced by the latest generation PCIe 4.0 controller with advanced 3D-TLC NAND Flash, The AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD boosts more performance than previous generation PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. It equips big aluminum thermal interface in different sizes and double side thermal pad with Nanocarbon coating for improved heat dissipation. In response to the latest announcement from Sony for the compatibility of M.2 SSD storage extensions on PS5, GIGABYTE engineers has further verified the original structure and performance of AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD to be the perfect choice of M.2 storage expansion for PS5. In addition, the read speed of up to 7000 MB/s ensures users with optimized data accessing and smoother gaming experience.

“In the current market, we see more and more PS5 games occupy lager than 100 GB capacity, which bothers users with insufficient space to install all their favorite games due to the storage capacity limitation of PS5. In this case, the PCIe™ 4.0 M.2 SSD expansion provides a smart solution for this trouble.”Said Jackson Hsu, Director of the GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division. “AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD complies with PS5 expansion specifications in terms of appearance, performance and thermal design. It provides large capacity up to 2TB with easy installation, which allows users enjoy sufficient game storage space.”

How to update your firmware

AORUS Gen4 7000s SSDs have been launched to the market in the early 2021, and users who have already purchased can use it for PS5 storage expansion directly. GIGABYTE also updates the optimized firmware on the official site. Users can download the file from the following link to optimize their AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD for superior experience.

Gigabyte’s AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD is currently available from Amazon UK and Scan.

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