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Gigabyte Aorus 7000s 2TB SSD Review

Rating: 8.5.

Gigabyte's Aorus 7000s family of SSDs is the company's flagship PCIe Gen4 single-drive range (Gigabyte offers multi-drive Gen4 AIC units as well). The 7000s uses the ever-popular combination for the latest generation of Gen4 drives, with a Phison E18 controller and 96-Layer 3D TLC NAND.

Just two models make up the 7000s product line at the time of writing, 1TB and 2TB (the drive we are reviewing here). Both drives are rated up to 7,000MB/s for Sequential reads with the 1TB drive rated at up to 5,500MB/s for Sequential writes and the 2TB drive faster at 6,850MB/s. As for random 4K speeds, the 2TB drive is rated as up to 650,000 IOPS for reads and up to 700,000 IOPS for writes. The 1TB drive has the same random write figure as the 2TB with random reads down to 350,000 IOPS.

To help alleviate any problems due to excessive heat, Gigabyte has designed a fairly low profile, multi finned heatsink for the Aorus 7000s which has a nanocarbon coating to help with heat dissipation.

Official power consumption figures for the drive are 7.6W for average active reads, 8.4W for average active writes and under 30mW at idle. The endurance of the 2TB drive is stated as 1,400TBW and Gigabyte back the drive with a 5-year limited warranty.

Physical Specifications:

  • Usable Capacities:  2TB.
  • NAND Components: Micron 96-Layer 3D TLC NAND.
  • NAND Controller: Phison PS5018-E18.
  • Cache: 2GB DDR4.
  • Interface: PCIe Gen4 x4 / NVMe 1.4.
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280.
  • Dimensions: 80.5 x 23.5 x 11.4mm.
  • Drive Weight: 38g.

Firmware Version: EIFM21.1

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