Tuesday, September 8th 2020

GALAX Announces PCIe 4.0 Hall Of Fame Extreme SSD

GALAX have recently unveiled the Hall Of Fame (HOF) Extreme PCIe 4.0 SSD. This is a second-generation PCIe 4.0 SSD featuring the Phison PS5018-E18 controller which allows for speeds which near the limits of PCIe 4.0. The GALAX Hall Of Fame Extreme SSD promises sequential read and write speeds of 7000 MB/s and 6850 MB/s respectively. These claimed speeds are in line with other SSD's utilizing the PS5018-E18 controller such as the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus which also uses TLC NAND flash. The GALAX HOF Extreme will be offered in 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB versions, and all feature premium designs with mirrored heatsink, pricing and availability were not announced.
Source: pioneersci (via OC3D)
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19 Comments on GALAX Announces PCIe 4.0 Hall Of Fame Extreme SSD

#1
lynx29
I am def getting this or the Sabrent with the same controller. please let the price only be $249.99 for the 1tb...
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#2
AnarchoPrimitiv
I just want to know random r/w speed, that's what really matters for a perceivably improved user experience
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#3
Selaya
Go buy Optane, NAND's already hit its random caps.
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Tomorrow
Selaya
Go buy Optane, NAND's already hit its random caps.
Really-really bad advice.

First - Optane as it stands is waiting for 2nd gen refresh called Alder Stream. Not yet available. Buying 1st gen Optane at this point would be stupid.
Second - Since supply of 1st gen Optane has largely dried up the prices have also gone up.
Third - Optane has a very specific use case for workloads that benefit from ultra-low latency and insane durability. Only DRAM has lower latency and durability. So Optane is not for everyone.

Even when not taking these 3 factors into account Optane will always be Enterprise first product with a very high price per GB figure.
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#5
Selaya
Yeah, I'm well aware (could still take up to a year, give or take - depends when Intel feels like releasing PCIe 4.0 desktop platform, I guess.), however next-gen Optane's gonna be just as expensive. Even when it's stuck on PCIe 3.0 it's still like half an order of magnitude faster than NAND when it comes to low QD randoms - so if you do care about random IOPS - buy Optane, not NAND.
(It was also a reply to the previous poster's question about improved random IOPS - you won't be seeing much, if any at all on NAND, PCIe 4.0 or not.)
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#6
Jack1n
Love the white PCB stuff, too bad you can barely see it.
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#7
puma99dk|
I really really wish that Galax/KFA2 would get into Europe and the country I am in more because their cards looks great and solid and when reading and watching reviews I feel sad I cannot get their cards here or they just only have one model :(

I really wish the P!NK version will be avaliable for the RTX 3080 right around or after lunch because the 3080 looks like the go to card for the price.
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Tomorrow
Selaya
Yeah, I'm well aware (could still take up to a year, give or take - depends when Intel feels like releasing PCIe 4.0 desktop platform, I guess.), however next-gen Optane's gonna be just as expensive. Even when it's stuck on PCIe 3.0 it's still like half an order of magnitude faster than NAND when it comes to low QD randoms - so if you do care about random IOPS - buy Optane, not NAND.
(It was also a reply to the previous poster's question about improved random IOPS - you won't be seeing much, if any at all on NAND, PCIe 4.0 or not.)
Have you used both? Based of what people who have used they say they dont feel the speed difference. Common logic would dictate than Optane should be snappier due to better random speeds but it might not be enough to make a noticeable diffrence in perceived speed.

What i do like about Optane is that unlike NAND the capacity does not dictate speed. So a 250GB Optane is as fast as a 2TB one assuming controller etc are the same. While with NAND flash 250GB loses half it's speed due to lack of parralelism of dies. And with 100+ layer dies becoming more common this will start affecting 500GB models more and more too.
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#9
Selaya
Yes, I do own an Optane and yes, the speedup is noticeable. (Whether it's worth the $300+, that's probably more debateable, tho.)
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#10
havox
Interesting, PCIe 4.0 MLC SSDs have seemingly completely vanished, in the next few months when I'm building my new "it's not much but it's mine" 4K rig, looks like I'll have to settle for either older PCIe 3.0 cards or pleb TLC.
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#11
bonehead123
A very nice looking drive :D

yummmmm...gimmmeeee pleeeze.,,,,at a decent price of course :D

and finally, pleeeze make some that are bigger than 1-2TB.
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#12
ThrashZone
Hi,
These new z490 asus boards the m.2 slot bays are pretty narrow no room for any m.2 with a heatsink on it so make sure the bugger will fit otherwise heatsink is coming off unless you get a pci-e m.2 card.
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#13
Zubasa
Tomorrow
Have you used both? Based of what people who have used they say they dont feel the speed difference. Common logic would dictate than Optane should be snappier due to better random speeds but it might not be enough to make a noticeable diffrence in perceived speed.

What i do like about Optane is that unlike NAND the capacity does not dictate speed. So a 250GB Optane is as fast as a 2TB one assuming controller etc are the same. While with NAND flash 250GB loses half it's speed due to lack of parralelism of dies. And with 100+ layer dies becoming more common this will start affecting 500GB models more and more too.
Selaya
Yes, I do own an Optane and yes, the speedup is noticeable. (Whether it's worth the $300+, that's probably more debateable, tho.)
Some insight on why neither NAND or Optane is realizing their full potential.
Software are often not optimized well and sometimes have strait up odd behavior like reading a large game assets in random 4k chunks instead of sequentially.
This especially true for Windows, I wonder if M$'s new DirectStorage might shake things up.
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#14
TAGEtheMAGE
Do they have to come with this heatsink? Are there options available without the heatsink?
bonehead123
A very nice looking drive :D

yummmmm...gimmmeeee pleeeze.,,,,at a decent price of course :D

and finally, pleeeze make some that are bigger than 1-2TB.
Sabrent already has 4TB M.2's I have one in my system right now. Even though it is Pcie 3.0, I'll most likely splurge on a 4TB 4.0
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#15
bonehead123
Well, I'm not buying any more m.2's until gen4's are available at a minimum of 4TB sizes, or perhaps 8TB AND prices come down some moar :)
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#16
Makaveli
havox
Interesting, PCIe 4.0 MLC SSDs have seemingly completely vanished
What drives were those?
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#17
Tomorrow
Makaveli
What drives were those?
Yeah there never were any to begin with. Last MLC NVME was the 970 Pro i believe.
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#18
havox
Yes, I worded that poorly, but yes we're going backwards, SLC to MLC and now we're seemingly stuck with TLC. Or 3-bit MLC if we're going by Samsung marketingspeak.
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#19
micropage7
sleek and shining, then you gonna notice when the dust got there :roll:
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