The first pictures of the GoodRAM IRDM Ultimate PCIe Gen 5 M.2 NVMe SSD have been posted to the web. This M.2-2580 solid state drive will combine Phison’s upcoming E26 controller with what we think is KIOXIA 162-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory.
This controller uses the PCI-Express 5.0 x4 interface, NVMe 2.0 protocol, and will offer read and write speeds of around 10 GB/s and 9.5 GB/s respectively. The drive will come in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities.
The heatsink that comes with the drive is quite large and have a pretty cool design. AMD’s AM5 platform will be the first to feature CPU-attached PCIe Gen 5 M.2 slots, which will launch in late September. We should see the first PCIe Gen 5 NVMe SSD by November.