Something to sit up for: Consumer PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSDs are coming this yr, and that is excellent news when you personal a supported Alder Lake motherboard or plan to leap on AMD’s Zen 4 AM5 platform. At Computex 2022, Apacer has introduced two of those storage options, each of which supply switch speeds of as much as 13,000 MB/s.
The first of the 2 SSDs, the AS2280F5 M.2 PCIe Gen5 x4 SSD, helps the newest NVMe 2.0 customary. It is backward appropriate with PCIe Gen 4, however it is going to want connecting to a PCIe 5.0-compatible board to hit learn speeds of 13,000 MB/s and write speeds of as much as 12,000 MB/s—double what the PCIe 4.0 connection gives.
Elsewhere, the drive options an aluminum heatsink and a number of safety applied sciences to make sure the correctness and stability of knowledge.
Next is the Zadak TWSG5 Gen5 x4 SSD. This has a lot of the identical specs because the AS2280F5, together with learn/write speeds and backward compatibility with Gen 4, nevertheless it does provide two forms of warmth sinks: ultra-thin graphene and aluminum.
No phrase on the drives’ capacities or costs, however you may count on them to be priced a good quantity larger than PCIe 4.0 SSDs, clearly. They do each include a five-year guarantee, which is all the time reassuring.
We’ve seen a couple of client PCIe 5.0 SSDs teased not too long ago, together with ones from Adata, Samsung, and TeamGroup. Intel, in the meantime, confirmed off an Alder Lake system with a PCIe 5.0 SSD hitting nearly 14 GB/s again in December.
AMD, which has revealed a slew of particulars about its Zen 4 structure throughout Computex, has confirmed that the primary PCIe 5.0 SSDs will arrive alongside its new platform later this yr. The firm is working with a number of producers, together with Apacer, to make sure they’re prepared on time.