Sunday, August 29th 2021

GIGABYTE AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD Unlocks PS5 Extensions

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announces today that its AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD is fully compliant with PS5 M.2 storage expansion. With the read speed of 7000 MB/s and maximum storage capacity of 2 TB far beyond specification requirements, it allows users to enjoy the best gaming experience.

Enhanced by the latest generation PCIe 4.0 controller with advanced 3D-TLC NAND Flash, The AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD boosts more performance than previous generation PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. It equips big aluminium thermal interface in different sizes and double side thermal pad with Nanocarbon coating for improved heat dissipation. In response to the latest announcement from Sony for the compatibility of M.2 SSD storage extensions on PS5, GIGABYTE engineers has further verified the original structure and performance of AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD to be the perfect choice of M.2 storage expansion for PS5. In addition, the read speed of up to 7000 MB/s ensures users with optimized data accessing and smoother gaming experience.
"In the current market, we see more and more PS5 games occupy lager than 100 GB capacity, which bothers users with insufficient space to install all their favorite games due to the storage capacity limitation of PS5. In this case, the PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD expansion provides a smart solution for this trouble."Said Jackson Hsu, Director of the GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division. "AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD complies with PS5 expansion specifications in terms of appearance, performance and thermal design. It provides large capacity up to 2 TB with easy installation, which allows users enjoy sufficient game storage space."

AORUS Gen4 7000s SSDs have been launched to the market in the early 2021, and users who have already purchased can use it for PS5 storage expansion directly. GIGABYTE also updates the optimized firmware on the official site. Users can download the file from the following link to optimize their AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD for superior experience.

DOWNLOAD (External Link): GIGABYTE AORUS SSD Firmware Update Tool
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31 Comments on GIGABYTE AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD Unlocks PS5 Extensions

#1
Mussels
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Theres firmware updaters so they work in the PS5? gunna cause problems if they dont work out of the box
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#2
Tardian
Unless this improves the hashtag # for coin mining, it won't sell. I challenge someone to show me that gaming is the primary reason PS5 consoles are like unicorns, or even rarer grateful, respectful children.
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#3
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Id be weary of Security with GA products, they were ransomwared...
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#4
The Quim Reaper
Shout about your latest SSD being 'PS5 compatible'...then promptly add $100 to the price.

Fleecing the suckers has never been so easy.
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#5
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
MusselsTheres firmware updaters so they work in the PS5? gunna cause problems if they dont work out of the box
Sony should have done a proprietary solution like Xbox, its not just firmware updates user have to worry about now, but SSD component swap out that decrease performance gonna cause problems on PS5 games, every major SSD brand have been caught doing it
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#6
Dredi
MusselsTheres firmware updaters so they work in the PS5? gunna cause problems if they dont work out of the box
I believe that it works even without. The firmware probably just optimizes read performance at the expense of write perf and that’s it.
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#7
ZoneDymo
imagine still willingly buying gigabyte....
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#8
Tardian
If my negotiations with my ISP pan out as they should, I will be paying less & the proud owner of a PS5. I will then speak with authority about what once appeared to be a unicorn. BTW I love Sony products especially the Alpha A7 series, their high-end phones, their TVs etc
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
ZoneDymoimagine still willingly buying gigabyte....
My god, i hate derailing threads but trying to firmware update my gigabyte monitor last night was a f*cking nightmare, after the sofware BS i had to deal with my aorus 3080 before it died, i'm absolutely in the never-again camp after decades of using their stuff :/
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#10
Chomiq
MusselsMy god, i hate derailing threads but trying to firmware update my gigabyte monitor last night was a f*cking nightmare, after the sofware BS i had to deal with my aorus 3080 before it died, i'm absolutely in the never-again camp after decades of using their stuff :/
Yeah their MO of "rush monitor to market and fix it in firmware" is odd to say the least. When I buy hardware I want it to work out of the box, especially something as simple as monitor. I don't want to beta test a display that I paid for with my hard earned money.
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
I suppose its relevant here, as its firmware flashing and gigabyte related, but basically the download for the monitor is OSD sidekick

problem is, each monitor needs their own unique version of that software, its NOT universal - and the one on my monitors support page only installs RGB fusion and patriot m.2 RGB software... not the sidekick.
I had to download the software for the 27" model (didnt work with my screen), then run an incomplete 32" one hosted in another location and THEN it finally recognised my screen and had a built in updater that eventually got the latest software, that worked with my screen.

Their software, support, website, firmware updates... all of its clunky as all shit and probably a good warning sign to avoid their products if they need a firmware update to meet your needs.
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#12
puma99dk|
MusselsTheres firmware updaters so they work in the PS5? gunna cause problems if they dont work out of the box
Hear ya hear ya, but this is properly only temporary until old stock is gone and Gigabyte have updated their SSD's with the newest firmware.
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#13
TheLostSwede
ChomiqYeah their MO of "rush monitor to market and fix it in firmware" is odd to say the least. When I buy hardware I want it to work out of the box, especially something as simple as monitor. I don't want to beta test a display that I paid for with my hard earned money.
Go talk to people that bought HDMI 2.1 TVs and AV gear, you might end up in good company when it comes to fix it in firmware later...
Some things weren't even fixable in firmware later and got half arsed board swapps that only delivered half of the HDMI 2.1 spec...
MusselsI suppose its relevant here, as its firmware flashing and gigabyte related, but basically the download for the monitor is OSD sidekick

problem is, each monitor needs their own unique version of that software, its NOT universal - and the one on my monitors support page only installs RGB fusion and patriot m.2 RGB software... not the sidekick.
I had to download the software for the 27" model (didnt work with my screen), then run an incomplete 32" one hosted in another location and THEN it finally recognised my screen and had a built in updater that eventually got the latest software, that worked with my screen.

Their software, support, website, firmware updates... all of its clunky as all shit and probably a good warning sign to avoid their products if they need a firmware update to meet your needs.
It's almost as if it's the first time you're experiencing something like this.
Sorry, but I have had similar experiences way too many times with all kinds of random hardware.
Not defending Jiggabyte here, just saying it's not unique to them by any means at all.
I had a similar issue with my previous graphics card and a firmware update for it. I could never get it installed, as the version for my card never recognised the card.
Contacted support and got a "we have no idea" type of reply.
Then agian, how often do we get updated drivers from the motherboard makers? Often there's the release version and that's that.
At least UEFI updates have gotten a lot better, even though it might have been a bit excessive courtesy of AMD's AGESA updates.
Same goes for most notebook makers.
Actually, this reminds of my old Acer notebook that had an AMD graphics card and some fancy switching stuff between it and the Intel CPU.
It worked with exactly one driver, which was removed at some point and I had to lock the AMD graphics as the only graphics in the BIOS or it wouldn't work properly.
Support is the one thing that most companies truly suck at.

That said, in this case it might have something to do with them getting hacked, as a lot of files went missing, since the file server hosting the files on the website was one of the things that got encrypted.
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#14
Chomiq
TheLostSwedeGo talk to people that bought HDMI 2.1 TVs and AV gear, you might end up in good company when it comes to fix it in firmware later...
Some things weren't even fixable in firmware later and got half arsed board swapps that only delivered half of the HDMI 2.1 spec...
Yeah I saw what Denon (or was it Yamaha?) pulled with their AV receivers. 24 Gbps on HDMI "2.1" ports.
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#15
TheLostSwede
ChomiqYeah I saw what Denon (or was it Yamaha?) pulled with their AV receivers. 24 Gbps on HDMI "2.1" ports.
Possibly both, the one I saw was Yamaha.
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#16
Chomiq
TheLostSwedePossibly both, the one I saw was Yamaha.
Yamaha:
www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1629971809
Because we purposed to avoid inconvenience of HDMI path through on gaming use. Key features for gaming, such as 120Hz flaming rate and VRR / ALLM / QFT, can work on 24 Gbps bandwidth. So, we chose this spec for these models. (Of course, these models have limitation on 8K60 uncompressed and 4K120 4:2:0 chroma sampling)
...
We are showing "8K60B, 4K120AB" on our website. "8K60B" means that the models have 24 Gbps limitation, and it was regulated by HDMI Org. So, We've recognized as no problem. However, we've found that it might lack politeness. Now, we're under considering to show an additional information on our website.
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#18
FattiesGoneWild
I bought this drive for the PS5 specifically. How do I update to this newer firmware?!?!
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#19
trsttte
Solid State Soul ( SSS )Sony should have done a proprietary solution like Xbox, its not just firmware updates user have to worry about now, but SSD component swap out that decrease performance gonna cause problems on PS5 games, every major SSD brand have been caught doing it
No, they were right to go with an open standard. In the future prices will continuously decrease, with the closed xbox solution you're stuck with what they give you at the price they decide, or get a knockoff which will have the same problems.

They included a performance benchmark to measure reads, which is what will matter most during gameplay. If anything, SSD brands doing component swaps will more easily get caught because the drives will be tested more often.
FattiesGoneWildI bought this drive for the PS5 specifically. How do I update to this newer firmware?!?!
Put the drive in a computer, follow the steps in gigabyte's website (download update/update utility etc..)
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#20
FattiesGoneWild
trsttteNo, they were right to go with an open standard. In the future prices will continuously decrease, with the closed xbox solution you're stuck with what they give you at the price they decide, or get a knockoff which will have the same problems.

They included a performance benchmark to measure reads, which is what will matter most during gameplay. If anything, SSD brands doing component swaps will more easily get caught because the drives will be tested more often.



Put the drive in a computer, follow the steps in gigabyte's website (download update/update utility etc..)
I don’t have a desktop only a newer 2020 HP Spectre laptop. I also bought a m.2 nvme enclosure for a situation like this. Not sure if it will work though because of the heatsink? I bought on Amazon the MOKiN

M.2 NVME SSD Enclosure Adapter Tool-Free, USB C 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps to NVME PCIe M-Key(B+M Key) Solid State Drive External Enclosure Support UASP Trim for SSD Size 2242/2260/2280

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#21
trsttte
FattiesGoneWildI don’t have a desktop only a newer 2020 HP Spectre laptop. I also bought a m.2 nvme enclosure for a situation like this. Not sure if it will work though because of the heatsink? I bought on Amazon the MOKiN

M.2 NVME SSD Enclosure Adapter Tool-Free, USB C 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps to NVME PCIe M-Key(B+M Key) Solid State Drive External Enclosure Support UASP Trim for SSD Size 2242/2260/2280

I don't know if that laptop has a second nvme slot but the usb enclosure/dock might work. If it doesn't fit just leave it open, as long as you can connect the drive it's fine to leave it open, you'll just install the fw anyway.

If it doesn't work, you're in for a rough time, you can put it in the laptop where you'll need to be creative in using it with the bottom open for a bit because of the heatsink, if the laptop has a single nvme slot, you'll need to replace the original with the gigabyte and reinstall windows for a bit (i said rough time didn't I? - you'd be better off returning the ssd and buying something else imo)
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#22
FattiesGoneWild
trsttteI don't know if that laptop has a second nvme slot but the usb enclosure/dock might work. If it doesn't fit just leave it open, as long as you can connect the drive it's fine to leave it open, you'll just install the fw anyway.

If it doesn't work, you're in for a rough time, you can put it in the laptop where you'll need to be creative in using it with the bottom open for a bit because of the heatsink, if the laptop has a single nvme slot, you'll need to replace the original with the gigabyte and reinstall windows for a bit (i said rough time didn't I? - you'd be better off returning the ssd and buying something else imo)
I hear you. This is really going to be a problem for other PS5 owners. It requires a heatsink I would run into the same problem with another ssd yes? I know Gigabyte won’t be the only one releasing firmware updates over time most likely. I could be wrong though. Does anyone know if the firmware can be updated with this drive using nvme enclosure?!?!
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#23
Mussels
Moderprator
TheLostSwedeGo talk to people that bought HDMI 2.1 TVs and AV gear, you might end up in good company when it comes to fix it in firmware later...
Some things weren't even fixable in firmware later and got half arsed board swapps that only delivered half of the HDMI 2.1 spec...


It's almost as if it's the first time you're experiencing something like this.
Sorry, but I have had similar experiences way too many times with all kinds of random hardware.
Not defending Jiggabyte here, just saying it's not unique to them by any means at all.
I had a similar issue with my previous graphics card and a firmware update for it. I could never get it installed, as the version for my card never recognised the card.
Contacted support and got a "we have no idea" type of reply.
Then agian, how often do we get updated drivers from the motherboard makers? Often there's the release version and that's that.
At least UEFI updates have gotten a lot better, even though it might have been a bit excessive courtesy of AMD's AGESA updates.
Same goes for most notebook makers.
Actually, this reminds of my old Acer notebook that had an AMD graphics card and some fancy switching stuff between it and the Intel CPU.
It worked with exactly one driver, which was removed at some point and I had to lock the AMD graphics as the only graphics in the BIOS or it wouldn't work properly.
Support is the one thing that most companies truly suck at.

That said, in this case it might have something to do with them getting hacked, as a lot of files went missing, since the file server hosting the files on the website was one of the things that got encrypted.
you're correct that other brands face this issue, i also had one of those AMD laptops with the GPU switching that got totally abandoned and broken - that laptops APU was faster than the dGPU as well -.-

In this case however, if an experienced tech support nerd has issues even finding download links and installing the software/firmware, the average user has zero chance
and the disgusting way all their software is bundled with useless crap... why do i need patriot RGB software auto installed for my monitor??
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#24
FattiesGoneWild
trsttteI don't know if that laptop has a second nvme slot but the usb enclosure/dock might work. If it doesn't fit just leave it open, as long as you can connect the drive it's fine to leave it open, you'll just install the fw anyway.

If it doesn't work, you're in for a rough time, you can put it in the laptop where you'll need to be creative in using it with the bottom open for a bit because of the heatsink, if the laptop has a single nvme slot, you'll need to replace the original with the gigabyte and reinstall windows for a bit (i said rough time didn't I? - you'd be better off returning the ssd and buying something else imo)
Success! I was able to flash the newer firmware using the enclosure. Verified firmware version 21.2 using Gigabyte ssd toolbox.
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#25
R-T-B
TardianUnless this improves the hashtag # for coin mining, it won't sell. I challenge someone to show me that gaming is the primary reason PS5 consoles are like unicorns, or even rarer grateful, respectful children.
Silicon shortage. No one seriously mines on a console.
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