Gigabyte releases their Aorus NVMe Gen4 5,000MB/s SSD

AORUS reveals their Gen4 NVMe SSD with 5,000MB/s writes

Gigabyte releases their Aorus NVMe Gen4 5,000MB/s SSD

Gigabyte has officially released their Aorus Gen4 NVMe SSD, one of the world’s first PCIe 4.0 SSDs to offer speeds of up to 5,000MB/s. Aorus has confirmed that their drives are now “ready for release” and will be available to users soon, making it likely that Aorus will be the first to market with a consumer-grade PCIe 4.0 SSD. 

Alongside this announcement comes confirmation that the drive will be available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB forms, though at this time it is unknown whether or not the drive’s 500GB variant will ship with decreased performance, much like lower capacity PCIe 3.0 SSDs. Aorus has confirmed that they are utilising Toshiba’s 96-layer 3D TLC NAND  and Phison’s PS5016-E16 controller and offers a robust all-copper heatsink design. 

The drive will come in the M.2 form factor’s standard 2280 form factor and utilise the PCIe 4.0 interface. AMD’s X570 series motherboards will be the first to utilise PCIe 4.0, making AMD the only manufacturer that fully supports Gigabyte’s latest Aorus series SSD. The best speeds that the Aorus NVMe Gen4 can offer will only be available via PCIe 4.0. 

Below is a comment from Gigabyte’s director of channel solutions product development, Jackson Hsu.  

     When the PCIe 4.0 specification was announced, GIGABYTE was already a step ahead in preparation for the development of the product. Through the smaller size and superior performance attributes of the NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 interface, performance seeking users will be able to unleash the best SSD performance,

GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD further advances the standards set by our previous SSD products. The SSD fulfills many users’ expectations and users are getting better performance, a better thermal design, a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable certified product, and a nice selection of size capacities at 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB.

Gigabyte releases their Aorus NVMe Gen4 5,000MB/s SSD   

Gigabyte’s Aorus NVMe Gen4 M.2 SSD is ready for release and will soon be available to users.

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