With the Goodram IRDM PRO, the well-known manufacturer has introduced the latest model in its IRDM series. The new Pro model realizes up to 7,000 MB/s in sequential read and up to 6,850 MB/s in sequential write. A Phison E18 controller is used.
Goodram IRDM PRO M.2 SSD: Up to 4 TB capacity
The new Goodram IRDM PRO M.2 SSD has plenty of steam under the hood. It relies on a fast PCIe 4 x4 NVMe interface in the M.2 2280 form factor and is equipped with a Phison E18 controller to enable speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s read.
The IRDM Pro is offered in a total of three capacities. The smallest model has 1 TB of storage space and offers the lowest sequential write speed. A maximum of 5,500 MB/s is realized here. In addition, 350,000 IOPS are recorded for reading and 700,000 IOPS for writing. The average half-life is 700 TBW (Total Bytes Written).
These are joined by models with 2 TB and 4 TB of storage, which achieve 6,850 MB/s write and come to 650,000 IOPS (read) and 700,000 IOPS (write) respectively. The TBW values are 1,400 TB for the 1TB model and 3,000 TB for the variant with 4 TB of storage. The mean time between failures (MTBF) is 2 million hours, according to the manufacturer, and is joined by a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.
The company is particularly proud of the unique heatsink of the Goodram IRDM PRO, which is already included in the scope of delivery. Here one had concentrated, apart from the technical achievement, also on the Design.
A combination of matte and glossy elements provides a noble, high-quality look. The black color scheme is a reference to the other products in the IRDM series and is supposed to represent a “modern retro style inspired by electrical appliances of the 1980s”.
Thanks to aluminum alloy, the heatsink is said to be able to dissipate heat particularly effectively, while additional holes and cutouts provide extra airflow. Thus, the IRDM Pro should be able to retrieve the highest possible performance even under the most extreme conditions.
In addition to the SSD and the heatsink, Goodram also includes a mounting kit that consists of a special mounting plate, screws and the matching screwdriver. However, it is not yet clear when the Goodram IRDM PRO will be available in stores and how expensive the SSD models will be. More details about the M.2 SSD can be found on the manufacturer’s product website.