Gigabyte has started pre-sales of its Aorus Gen5 10000 SSDs with PCIe 5.0 support. According to the VideoCardz portal, the novelty in the 2 TB version was noticed by major American retailers Newegg and Amazon.
The 2TB model costs $339.99, which is 17 cents per gigabyte of storage. Compared to the Aorus Gen4 7000 model with the same volume but with support for the PCIe 4.0 interface, the new product costs $170 more.
The 2TB Aorus Gen5 10000 delivers up to 10,000MB/s sequential read and 9,500MB/s write. The manufacturer will also release a 1TB SSD variant with claimed read speeds of up to 9500MB/s and write speeds of up to 8500MB/s.
The Aorus Gen5 10000 series SSD uses Micron 3D TLC NAND 232-layer flash memory chips and a Phison E26 controller with support for the NVMe 2.0 protocol. The 1TB model has 2GB of LPDDR4 cache, while the 2TB model has 4GB of cache. The manufacturer states up to 1.6 million working hours for new products before they fail. The younger model has a declared resource of 700 TBW (terabytes of overwritten information), the older model has twice as much.
A notable feature of the Aorus Gen5 10000 is its large heatsink, which has proven incompatible with many, if not most, motherboards on the market.