Gigabyte has introduced a new PCIe 4.0 SSD to its storage portfolio. The Aorus Gen4 7000s SSD will be available with capacities of 1TB and 2TB, featuring an M.2 2280 form factor and two different heatsinks to choose from.
Featuring a 2nd generation PCIe 4.0×4 Phison PS5018-E18 controller based on the 12nm process node, 1GB of DDR4 SLC caching, and 3D TLC NAND flash operating at 1200MT/s, the Aorus Gen4 7000s SSD reaches maximum sequential read and write speeds of 7000MBs and 6850MB/s respectively. Random reads are rated up to 700K IOPS, and up to 650K IOPS for random writes.
The standard option uses a double-sided aluminium heatsink with Nanocarbon coating that intelligently uses the clearance area between the motherboard slots to maximise its surface area. To further increase the cooling capacity, the 7000s SSD also comes equipped with high conductivity thermal pads. However, if you want absolute maximum performance from your drive, Gigabyte also created a “more extreme thermal solution” with integrated heatpipes, a higher double-sided heat spreader with Nanocarbon coating, and high conductivity pads.
The Aorus Gen4 7000s SSD supports Gigabyte’s SSD Tool Box software, which allows users to monitor their SSD health and temperatures, as well as check the model name and firmware version of the SSD. Users can format the SSD through the app using Secure Erase Function. Additionally, the 7000s SSD also support TRIM, S.M.A.R.T. and AES-256 encryption and features wear levelling and over-provision technologies to ensure its reliable operation.
Gigabyte hasn’t revealed pricing and availability of the Aorus Gen4 7000s SSD yet, but we know that it will be backed by a 5-year warranty. You can learn more about this SSD HERE.
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