The Taiwanese company GIGABYTE held a presentation in Russia, one of the most striking innovations of which were PCIe 4.0-compatible AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSDs. The solid-state drive of the M.2 format provides impressive read / write speeds and is equipped with passive radiators for better performance.
“GIGABYTE was one step ahead even during the official presentation of the PCIe 4.0 specification. Already then we were developing new products. The compact form factor, efficient heat removal scheme and extremely high performance of M.2 NVMe devices for the PCIe 4.0 interface will satisfy the users' demands, which the disk system performance is extremely important, ”said Jackson Su, director of the GIGABYTE product development department.
AORUS NVMe Gen4 was designed on the basis of the Bisc4 Nand Flash controller of the Japanese company Toshiba, due to which a 40% performance increase was achieved compared to the PCIe 3.0 interface. The read / write speed of the drives is 5000 MB / s and 4400 MB / s, respectively. Three models of M.2-drives are available, size 2280: 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. They do not require an interface cable for connection, like SATA solutions, and they occupy only one connector.
AORUS NVMe Gen4 has a copper radiator and LAIRD thermoelectric pads for efficient heat dissipation. Even with significant loads and operation at elevated temperatures, radiators remove heat and prevent performance loss. Each M.2 drive is thoroughly tested for stability under high temperatures and power surges within the GIGABYTE motherboard disk subsystem, and only after that it goes on sale.