Gigabyte Announces AORUS Gen5 14000 SSD With Up To 4 TB Capacities & Up To 14.5 GB/s Speeds

Gigabyte has introduced its latest AORUS Gen5 14000 SSD, boasting impressive speeds of up to 14 GB/s and available in capacities up to 4 TB.

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Gigabyte has consistently advanced its Gen5 SSD lineup with increasing speeds. The company entered the Gen5 SSD market with the AORUS Gen5 10000 series, followed by the AORUS Gen5 12000 series, and is now launching its fastest model yet, the AORUS Gen5 14000.

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The new AORUS Gen5 14000 SSD elevates performance by utilizing the Phison PS5026-E26 Gen5 controller built on the 12nm process node and a 232-layer 3D TLC NAND Flash. This configuration includes 8 flash channels with 64 CEs and supports DDR4 caching. The SSDs adhere to the NVMe 2.0 standard and deliver speeds that are twice as fast as the top PCIe Gen4 SSDs, which maxed out at approximately 7.4 GB/s.

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Regarding performance, the Gigabyte AORUS Gen5 14000 SSD boasts read speeds of up to 14,500 MB/s (14.5 GB/s) and write speeds of 12,700 MB/s (12.7 GB/s). Speed varies across different models, with the fastest being the 2 TB drive. The 1 TB model offers speeds of 13,600 MB/s read and 10,200 MB/s write, while the 4 TB variant provides read speeds of 14,100 MB/s and write speeds of 12,600 MB/s.

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The 1 TB drive includes 2 GB of LPDDR4, the 2 TB model has 4 GB of LPDDR4, and the 4 TB version comes with up to 8 GB of external cache. Both drives have a maximum operating power rating of 11.5W. The MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) is rated at 1.6 million hours.

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Given the high-performance nature of these Gen5 SSDs, Gigabyte recommends using a dedicated heatsink for the AORUS Gen5 14000 SSDs, as they can become quite hot under peak loads, similar to most Gen5 drives. Although the company hasn’t yet introduced a specific heatsink model for these SSDs, as it did with previous Gen5 models, such a variant is likely to be released in the future. Pricing and availability details are currently unavailable, but a launch is anticipated in the next couple of months.

Source: Gigabyte