Gigabyte Tips PCIe Gen 5.0 SSD With 10,000MB/s Read and Write Speeds

Gigabyte is preparing to launch a PCIe Gen 5.0 SSD that can reach read and write speeds of 10,000 MB per second. 

On Friday, Gigabyte revealed(Opens in a new window) the Aorus Gen5 10000 SSD, its first next-generation NVME SSD, which uses a memory controller from Phison Electronics. Gigabyte plans on selling the product in 1TB and 4TB variants, although pricing was not disclosed.

The company is also working on upgrading the read speeds for its SSD products to as high as 12,453MB/s, citing its own benchmarks. The “Gigabyte R&D team continues to verify next-generation NAND Flash and components, which can further boost performance and access speed to more than 12GB/s,” the vendor said.


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That’s getting close to almost double the 7,000MB/s read speeds of Samsung’s SSD 980 Pro, one of the fastest PCIe 4.0 drives on the market. “Aorus Gen5 10000 SSD not only improves AI multitasking operations, but takes content creators, gamers, and users eager for extreme performance to the next level,” the vendor added. 

Gigatebyte’s product uses a standard M.2 2280 interface and comes with its own heatsink. However, PC builders can also use the built-in heatsink on their motherboard with the Aorus SSD.

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PC accessory maker Corsair is also preparing its own next-gen SSD product that can reach similar speeds. The vendor published a web page(Opens in a new window) that mentions an MP700 NVME SSD that’s been benchmarked with read speeds at 10,000MB/s and write speeds at 9,500MB/s. 

The two companies haven’t offered any launch dates for the products. But AMD has partnered with PC makers to release PCIe Gen 5 SSDs in preparation for the chip vendor’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs, which are slated to arrive in September. The Ryzen 7000 CPUs will require new AM5 motherboards, which can support the faster PCIe 5.0 standard. The motherboards are also expected to launch during the same month.

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