ADATA Presents PCIe Gen5 M.2 SSDs With Up To 14 GB/s Read Speed

ADATA has showcased PCIe Gen5 M.2 SSDs featuring a sequential read speed of 14 GB/s.

The company will be hosting a press event by the name ‘Dawn of the New Xtreme’ on the 5th of January,2022. As the event will be a part of the CES 2022 expo, ADATA will be showing off its latest technology be it DDR5 memory, next-gen laptops, or gaming peripherals, considering that big brands like Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA will also take part in the conference.


ADATA will unveil its prototype PCIe Gen5.0 drives soon. The projects have been named Project Nightbird and Project Nighthawk. ADATA’s official press release states that these drives will be based on PCIe Gen5 x4 interface along with NVMe 2.0 protocol and have a capacity as high as 8TB.

The storage options with sequential read bandwidth of 10GB/s and 12GB/s, and the highest being 14GB/s available.

Other companies have also announced their next-gen storage options. Kioxia has confirmed that it is working on storage that goes up to to 14GB/s. MSI has also announced its all new M.2 Expander with a new interface.

As of now, M.2 PCIe Gen5 is not directly compatible with any desktop platform. This means a compatible PCIe to M.2 adapter would be required by ADATA PCIe Gen5 storage to work.