Today Gigabyte has made AORUS Gen4 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD official.
The use of the PCI-Express interface is gaining ground in the SSD sector even though the SATA offering is also extensive and provides greater compatibility and better prices. However, the performance advantages or the size advantages with the M.2 format recommend the use of PCIe drives whenever the motherboard offers support for it.
Gigabyte AORUS Gen4 PCIe 4.0 NVMe is among the fastest SSDs
Gigabyte AORUS Gen4 is an SSD that seeks maximum performance in storage with the Phison E18 controller, one of the latest and most advanced of those marketed for 2021, with support for RAID, error correction, as well as different types of memory, 3D TLC and QLC NAND, and can be installed in drives with up to 8TB storage capacity.
The controller is key in this type of unit. The new Phison is designed from scratch and manufactured in the 12 nm process node of TSMC. The controller uses Phison’s patented CoXProcessor 2.0 technology, an SSD architecture that promises improved performance, energy efficiency, AI-assisted storage, ultra-low latency, and a distributed architecture that uses many small cores to perform the workload in parallel.
Gigabyte drive achieves sequential data transfer at 7000MB/s. The unit mounts triple-layer NAND 3D-TLC flash memory and is delivered in an M.2 2280 format. It connects to PCIe 4.0 x4 and supports NVMe 1.4 protocol, TRIM and Smart functions, as well as 256-bit encryption for added security.
It has its own passive cooling system and it is offered in two versions, one with a specially designed double-sided aluminum heat sink with nanocarbon coating and another one with an integrated heat sink.
Gigabyte AORUS Gen4 PCIe 4.0 NVMe will offer a five-year warranty. We don’t know its price yet but it will come with two options offering 1TB and 2TB storage capacity.