Monday, June 17th 2019

GIGABYTE Releases The AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the new NVMe architecture and PCIe 4.0 interface based M.2 SSD. The new SSD comes in 3 different capacity sizes, uses a full body copper heatsink to bolster heat dissipation during operation, and delivers sequential read/write speeds at 5000/4400 MB/s. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable certified, the new SSD has undergone rigorous stress tests to ensure that the SSD performs at an elite level users expect from an AORUS product.

AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD uses an all new PCIe 4.0 controller with Toshiba Bisc4 Nand Flash memory particles, providing up to a 40% performance boost over PCIe 3.0 which translates to 5000 MB/s sequential read speeds. Whether reading data or booting up games, the SSD boasts data transfer rates at unprecedented speeds. The new series offers 3 capacity options at 500 GB, 1 TB, 2TB, comes in 2280 module sizing, and supports the PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 interface. Whereas SATA SSDs use data and power cables, the M.2 SSDs are easier to configure with its cable free design which also improves airflow in the chassis, increasing overall heat mitigation.
AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD offers excellent heat dissipation with its full body copper heatsinks and LAIRD high conductivity thermal pad so heat generated from operation of the device is quickly transferred to the heatsinks. The stylish heatsink design is composed of around 30 fins which have been sandblasted, offering greater heat dissipation surface area without diminishing the strength of the heatsink while also easing crowding around the M.2 slot area with its space efficient design. Compared to SSDs with single side coverage or smaller heatsinks, AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD provides superior heat dissipation so it can mitigate the heat generated at high temperatures when the SSD is in operation, extending the product lifespan and bolstering the SSD performance.

"When the PCIe 4.0 specification was announced, GIGABYTE was already a step ahead in preparation for the development of the product. Through the smaller size and superior performance attributes of the NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 interface, performance seeking users will be able to unleash the best SSD performance ," said Jackson Hsu, Director of the GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division. "GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD further advances the standards set by our previous SSD products. The SSD fulfills many users' expectations and users are getting better performance, a better thermal design, a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable certified product, and a nice selection of size capacities at 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB."

To guarantee the most stable and best read/write performance, GIGABYTE stress tested the M.2 SSDs with motherboards under rigorous testing conditions. Under various high-load test software with high temperatures and high pressure, the M.2 SSDs have successfully passed the stress tests and are ready to perform so users can expect the best product quality and durability.

GIGABYTE NVMe Gen4 M.2 SSD is ready for release and will soon be available to users.

For more information, visit the product pages of the 1 TB and 2 TB variants.
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18 Comments on GIGABYTE Releases The AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD

#1
ZoneDymo
sure looks quality, gimmi some ram sticks that look like that while you are at it
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#2
Bwaze
"GIGABYTE NVMe Gen4 M.2 SSD is ready for release and will soon be available to users."

Fix the title, it is NOT released. It is "ready for release", which is not the same.
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#3
The Quim Reaper
Haha...they've told us everything except the price.

I wonder why :rolleyes:
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#4
Nater
The Quim Reaper, post: 4066031, member: 116062"
Haha...they've told us everything except the price.

I wonder why :rolleyes:
The old saying... If you have to ask, you can't afford it. I expect Samsung SSD prices at minimum.
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#5
Ferrum Master
Looks like a golden coffin...

They should have shoot for the Egyptian Pharaohs theme :D
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#6
InVasMani
I miss that copper look welcome back.
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#7
er557
I would be cautious buying storage from gigacrap
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#8
ShurikN
er557, post: 4066047, member: 90273"
I would be cautious buying storage from gigacrap
Why does it matter, the only thing they make on that SSD is the sticker that says Aorus
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#9
Wavetrex
I still have a working Maxtor hard-disk (Gen1 SATA) that transfers at about 45 MB/s...

This thing is more than 100 times faster...
And it's just the beginning... Expect PCIe-4.0 M.2 SSD's to go up to 7000 MB/s...
Put 8 of them in RAID on a future Threadripper Gen 3... Who needs RAM ???
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#10
Ravenmaster
I wonder if Intel will start allowing customers to VROC 3rd party M2 SSD’s on their upcoming chipsets instead of fucking them over and forcing them to buy Intel only like they did with X299
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#11
blobster21
Wavetrex, post: 4066084, member: 182738"
I still have a working Maxtor hard-disk (Gen1 SATA) that transfers at about 45 MB/s...

This thing is more than 100 times faster...
And it's just the beginning... Expect PCIe-4.0 M.2 SSD's to go up to 7000 MB/s...
Put 8 of them in RAID on a future Threadripper Gen 3... Who needs RAM ???
It's roughly equal to the DDR2-800 data rate , when DDR4-3200 range in the upper 25GB/s
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR_SDRAM
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#12
dicktracy
PCIE 4 is gonna be hot (and loud)
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#14
TheLostSwede
That product name really rolls of your tongue...
Very rememberable...
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#15
Wavetrex
blobster21, post: 4066168, member: 2565"
It's roughly equal to the DDR2-800 data rate , when DDR4-3200 range in the upper 25GB/s
Of course RAM is faster, there's no question about that...
... but still, having storage (almost) as fast as system memory is incredible !

After more than a decade of I/O stagnation when HDD speeds were stuck at around 100-150 MB/s max speed and pretty much the same 10ms access time, flash memory has revolutionized storage, and now it's almost on parity with RAM.

I can already see future products (even for consumer, I know they exist on server/enterprise side) that combine RAM and Flash into unified memory. LOTS of it.
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#16
metalfiber
A color that actually does something...nice.
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#17
NorwayHasTrolls
Bwaze, post: 4066021, member: 178959"
"GIGABYTE NVMe Gen4 M.2 SSD is ready for release and will soon be available to users."

Fix the title, it is NOT released. It is "ready for release", which is not the same.
Title says "Releases" not "ready for release", which is NOT the same.

Fix your post lololol.
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#18
Prima.Vera
Finally, some decent cooling radiator. Performance wise too.
Looking forward for Samsung's response.
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