Intel Shows PCIe 5.0 SSDs Reaching 13.7 GB/s On Alder Lake System

Intel demos Alder Lake system with PCIe 5.0 SSDs. It was planned that Ryan Shrout (Intel’s Chief Performance Strategist) will demo PCIe 5.0 SSDs during the CES 2022 expo to be held at the start of January. Reportedly, Intel has canceled the program of demonstration during the CES 2022 event and it was decided that the company will introduce new technologies during its virtual news conference.

Alder Lake SSD DEMO

Shrout has given one of the demos previously planned for CES 2022. It showcased the first PCIe 5.0 SSD equipped on an Intel Core i9-12900K system. He had a sample of Samsung PM1743 PCIe 5.0 SSD, which is actually an enterprise storage. The above mentioned SSD will be available with capacities ranging from 1.92TB to 15.36TB.

In the demo a comparison was made between the high-end  WD Black PCIe 4.0 SSD sequential read speed which tops around 7 GB/s and Samsung PCIe 5.0 drive which goes up to 13.7 GB/s. The write speed is reportedly 6.6 GB/s.

Alder Lake SSD Demo 2

Ryan Shrout twisted things and installed two Samsung PCIe 5 SSDs into a single system due to which he gained 28 GB/s. However, he had to remove the discrete GPU  due to a limited number of PCIe 5.0 lanes on the Intel Alder Lake system.

In our opinion, PCIe Gen5 SSDs will not be able to receive much appreciation in the near future. However, it will be interesting to see where the next-generation storage takes personal and enterprise computing in the coming years after 2022.

Alder Lake SSD Demo 1