With the Gigabyte AORUS Gen5 10000 SSD, the manufacturer also jumps on the bandwagon of fast PCIe 5.0 SSDs. It achieves a performance of up to 10 GB/s and thus presents itself on par with the recently introduced Corsair MP700.
Gigabyte AORUS Gen5 10000 in detail
The new Gigabyte AORUS Gen5 10000 SSD relies on the fast PCIe Gen 5 standard and presents itself on par with the MP700 from Corsair. The SSD in M.2 format relies on the Phison E26 controller, which is mentioned for the first time in the press release as PS5026-E26.
This can achieve up to 10 GB/s in sequential reads. Once again, the Phison controller doesn’t seem to exhaust the full potential of the interface, because the Adata XPG PCIe Gen5 is supposed to reach up to 14 GB/s thanks to the M2508 controller from Silicon Motion.
On the other hand, the manufacturer shows a benchmark screenshot that shows significantly higher speeds (12.45 GB/s read and 10.07 GB/s write). However, this is specification data from the internal research team “for the next generation NAND Flash and other components”.
Micon NAND flash is considered likely
The Aorus Gen5 1000 uses a 2,400 MT/s 3D TLC NAND flash with over 200 layers. Thus, although not officially confirmed, the recently introduced Micron 3D NAND v6 with 232 memory layers is considered to be assured, as no other manufacturer currently offers a similar number of layers.
The NVMe SSD comes in M.2 2280 format without a heatsink, which means it can also be used in notebooks without any problems. However, the cooler will be available as an option, while the SSD itself will be offered in capacities of 1 TB up to a maximum of 4 TB.
Gigabyte has not mentioned prices or availability yet. It can therefore be assumed that the new Gigabyte AORUS Gen5 10000 SSD will be available in time for the market launch of the AM5 platform and the AMD Ryzen 7000, which could be the case as early as September 2022 according to rumors.