Gigabyte has launched the AORUS Gen5 10000 SSD, the first PCIe 5.0 equipped SSD. The technology should bring more storage performance and comptability to end users.
The AORUS Gen5 10000 SSD was developed in collaboration with Phison Electronics. The SSD with a PCIe 5.0 controller should provide customers with a total new storage experience, Gigabyte indicates. With the SSD, users get fast storage performance with high longevity and compatibility. This should give optimal quality and performance.
PCIe 5.0 Technology
The AORUS Gen5 10000 SSD offers, via the Phison PS5026-E26 8-channel controller, a read speed of 10 Gbps. Combined with 3D-TLC NAND Flash technology with a maximum bandwidth of 2400MT/s, the SSD should deliver up to 55 percent better performance than current PCIe 4.0-based SSDs. Also, the SSD is an M.2 NVMe design.
The SSD features a separate copper heatsink. High performance SSDs generate a lot of heat and to protect other components, it is convenient to place these SSDs within a system in a heatsink on the motherboard. This can prevent performance and data loss.
Gigabyte’s SSD can be placed in the standard M.2 heatsink often present on a motherboard, or in a special separate, easily removable and completely sealed copper heatsink.
The AORUS Gen5 10000 SSD is available in different capacity variants of between 1 TB and 4 TB. A so-called M.2 2280 interface should make the SSD easy to install and deliver high capacity. If customers want to get the full potential out of the new SSD, Gigabyte recommends installing the SSDs on its own Z690 and higher motherboards.