Final 12 months, when GIGABYTE unveiled its first SSDs, the corporate took a cautious strategy and launched solely entry-level drives. At this 12 months's CES, the corporate lastly unveiled its high-performance SSDs for high-end PCs, which, like different high-end GIGABYTE elements, are offered beneath the Aorus model. Conventional and typical of GIGABYTE, the drives are primarily based on Phison-developed controllers and reference designs.
The Aorus household of GIGABYTE SSDs consists of each 512GB and 1TB fashions, in addition to PCIe enlargement playing cards and M.2 modules. The AIC drives characteristic a big cooler to make sure constant efficiency and programmable RGB LEDs. In the meantime, the M.2 modules are additionally outfitted with a warmth spreader with a RGB-illuminated eagle emblem.
The brand new SSDs are primarily based on the Phison PS5012-E12 NVMe 1.three controller with eight NAND channels with 32 CE targets, a DDR4 / DDR3L interface for DRAM caching and a PCIe three.zero x4 interface. Like most trendy Phison-powered drives, the Aorus SSDs use Toshiba's 3D TLC NAND flash reminiscence. The drives are additionally shipped with 512 MB of DRAM buffer, with GIGABYTE utilizing the identical buffer dimension for each capacities.
By way of efficiency, GIGABYTE says its Aorus SSDs supply as much as 3480 MB / s sequential learn speeds, sequential write speeds of as much as 2100/3150 MB / s (512 GB / 1 TB every), and as much as 610Ok / 530Ok random learn / write IOPS. The facility consumption is not going to exceed 2.2 W based on the producer. Lastly, the drives are designed for endurance for 1.eight million hours of MTBF and as much as 800 TBW (terabytes to be written).
GIGABYTE's Aorus SSDs will probably be launched within the close to future, however the firm has not but introduced the precise timeframe or EIA.