Wednesday, June 5th 2019

GALAX HOF E16 is a Monstrous M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD Dressed in White

With AMD "Valhalla" desktop platform mainstreaming PCI-Express gen 4.0, several SSD manufacturers put out their first products that can take advantage of it, this Computex. The drive with the highest on-paper transfer rates has to be the HOF E16 from GALAX, which will also be sold under the Galaxy and KFA2 brands in various markets. Built in the M.2-2280 form-factor, the drive features an M.2 PCI-Express 4.0 x4 host interface (backwards-compatible with older PCIe generations), with 64 Gbps of interface bandwidth on tap. The drive comes in capacities of 1 TB, 2 TB, and segment-first 4 TB.

The HOF E16 uses the same heatsink GALAX deployed on the older generation of HOF M.2. A block of aluminium pulls heat from the drive's controller, while a flattened copper heat-pipe spreads heat across. The drive is based on the new Phison E16 controller that's cushioned by an LPDDR4 DRAM chip, and wired to 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory. The drive offers sequential read speeds of up to 4,800 MB/s, and sequential writes of up to 4,000 MB/s. 4K random reads are rated at up to 750,000 IOPS, and 4K random writes up to 700,000 IOPS.
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8 Comments on GALAX HOF E16 is a Monstrous M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD Dressed in White

#1
Metroid
77 grams of pure copper to keep 8 watts at bay.
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#2
bonehead123
Bring it :)

Will be perfect for my "Snowblind" all-white X570 rig I will be building later this year or early next !
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#3
bogami
It looks like it will be too slow for this year if it's used on the X570 Matherboards. Competition boasts with better speeds so that if it were so fast on current standards it could be Hall of Fame. I hope that at least the price will be acceptable. I doubt. Regardless. speeds are good .
It's great to see 4 tb option in the future offer !!! That on paper is fast and the paper really can handle, all of our comments and bragging . I would say. :)
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#4
micropage7
is that really important to put heat pipe on that? more fins looks like enough
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#5
NdMk2o1o
bogami, post: 4059763, member: 102090"
It looks like it will be too slow for this year if it's used on the X570 Matherboards. Competition boasts with better speeds so that if it were so fast on current standards it could be Hall of Fame. I hope that at least the price will be acceptable. I doubt. Regardless. speeds are good .
Did you read the post

btarunr, post: 4059691, member: 43587"
The drive with the highest on-paper transfer rates has to be the HOF E16 from GALAX,
Lmgtfy
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#7
Dave65
You can't get GALAX here in the USA, correct?
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#8
Th3pwn3r
micropage7, post: 4059771, member: 82848"
is that really important to put heat pipe on that? more fins looks like enough
Some people will say yes. I'll say no.
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