AORUS Unveils Their NVMe Gen 4 SSD With Blazing Fast Read Speeds of 5 GB/s – Up To 2 TB Capacity and Full Copper Heatsink

May 29, 2019
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AORUS unveiled their blazing fast 5 GB/s NVMe Gen 4 SSD which utilizes the PCIe Gen 4 interface. The new NVMe SSD is designed to deliver much faster speeds over traditional PCIe Gen 3 storage devices and also allow delivers better cooling thanks to its all-copper heatsink design.

AORUS NVMe Gen 4 SSD Delivers Blazing Fast Storage Speeds Thanks To PCIe Gen 4, All-Copper Heatsink Design

The AORUS NVMe Gen 4 SSD utilizes the 28nm Phison PS5016-E16 controller and is ECC compliant. PS5016-E16 also features eight NAND channels with 32 CE targets, DDR4 DRAM cache, and a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface. As for features, the chip supports the NVMe 1.3 protocol, LDPC error correction, and Wear Leveling, Over-Provision technologies to improve reliability and durability of SSDs.

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For memory, the NVMe SSD makes use of TOSHIBA BiCS4 (96 Layers) 3D TLC which delivers an effective speed of 800 MT/s. All of that, when combined with the new PCIe Gen 4.0 protocol, can deliver up to 5000 MB/s read and 4400 MB/s write speeds which AORUS claims is a 40% read speed improvement and 30% write speed improvement over PCIe Gen 3 storage devices.

The thing that caught my most attention was the use of a fully copper based heatsink that covers the entire SSD. Usually, NVMe heatsinks cover the front but leave the back of the PCB bare which is where you’d usually find the controller or DRAM chips. That’s not the case with the AORUS NVMe Gen 4 as it has a copper fin heatsink on the front and back of the PCB. Also, both sides come with their own thermal conductivity pads allowing for better thermal performance. AORUS also claims that the use of copper delivers 69% better thermal conductivity compared to a standard aluminum based heatsink which effectively results in 14% lower temperatures.

The AORUS NVME Gen 4 SSD is expected to launch soon in 1 TB and 2 TB variants with random reads rated at 750k IOPs and random writes rated at 700k IOPs. We don’t know the pricing yet but expect to pay slightly extra for the new Gen 4 devices when they launch.

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