Galax releases HOF Extreme 50 SSD with Turbine speeds up

Galax releases HOF Extreme 50 SSD with “Turbine”, speeds up to 10GB/s and a price of $363 for 2TB

Galax started selling HOF Extreme 50 solid state drives, which were introduced back in December last year. New items use the PCIe 5.0 interface and come in two versions – 1 and 2 TB.

    Image source: Galax

Image source: Galax

The HOF Extreme 50 SSD is based on the Phison E26 controller, 232-layer Micron Flash memory chips and a DDR4 RAM buffer. The 1TB model has a buffer capacity of 2GB, the 2TB version has twice as much.

The manufacturer specifies sequential read and write speeds of up to 9500 and 8500 MB/s for the 1 TB SSD model. The drive’s random read and write performance is reported as 1.3 million and 1.1 million IOPS, respectively. The 2 TB model has sequential read and write speeds of 10,000 and 9,500 MB/s respectively. Random read and write performance is 1.5 million and 1.25 million IOPS, respectively.

Both drives feature active cooling systems consisting of a tall aluminum heatsink and a tangential fan, popularly referred to as a “turbine”. According to the manufacturer, the cooling system keeps the temperature of the SSD in the range of 40-45 degrees Celsius under load.

The 2 TB model comes with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty. In China, the 2TB HOF Extreme 50 is available for 2499 yuan (about US$363), and in the US it will go on sale for US$350.

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