World’s First PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD Announced by Gigabyte, Writes Up to 5000MB/s

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Tech firm, Gigabyte has launched the first PCle 4.0 M.2 SSD which will also be the first to use a PCle 4.0 interface. This new hardware will work with AMD’s latest Ryzen 3000 series platforms while abandoning older systems. But it will work with the current PCle 3.0 motherboards at lower speeds.

Coming in three different capacity sizes, the SSD provides uninterrupted read/write speeds at 5000/4400MB. Furthermore, this hardware earns a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable certification as it can handle stress at the same level as an AORUS product.

Since the AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD features a PCle 4.0 controller with Toshiba Bisc4 Nand Flash memory particles, it enjoys a 40% performance boost over PCle 3.0 which equals 5000MB/s sequential read speeds. This means the new hardware can load games and read data faster.

The new SSD will be available in 3 capacity variants of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB with 2280 module sizing while sporting a PCle 4.0 × 4M.2 interface. Unlike SATA SSDs, the M.2 SSDs will not use data and power cables. This means easy configuration and improved airflow.

AORUS NVMe Gen SSD transfers heat effectively as it boasts of a full body copper heatsinks and LAIRD high conductivity thermal pad. During use, all thermal energy is transferred to the heatsink. Furthermore, the heatsink offers 30 sandblasted fins, which helps it transfer heat better while managing the little space around the M.2 slot area. When placed along SSDs with single side coverage or smaller heatsinks, AORUS NvMe Gen4 SSD delivers improved heat dissipation which makes it handle internal high temperatures when in use thus making the hardware last longer and perform better.

Using motherboards, GIGABYTE has passed the M.2 SSDs through a series of rigorous testing. This guarantees an impressive read/write performance, especially during high temperatures, pressure, and load test software. With this in mind, the hardware promises quality and durability under all conditions.

There are no details on its price; however, we believe that this piece of tech will cost more than most drives in the market.

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