GIGABYTE Claims AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSDs Are Faster on PS5 than PC

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The PS5 made waves early on with its impressive load times. Once again, more waves are being made, but this time, they’re coming from GIGABYTE. GIGABYTE says that its AORUS NVME Gen4 SSDs are not only PS5 ready, but that they perform faster on the next-gen console than on PC.

The requirements for the PS5 expansion SSD were published back in July. A drive with 5,500MB/s or faster sequential read speed is recommended. The AORUS NVME Gen4 SSD has sequential read speeds of up to 5,000 MB/s, but the specifications also show that it has “up to 5,600 MB/s read speed on PS5 M.2 extension slot.” GIGABYTE hasn’t explained why the drive performs better the console.


• Form Factor: M.2 2280

• Interface: PCI-Express 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

• Sequential Read Speed : up to 5000 MB/s**

• Sequential Write speed : up to 4400 MB/s**

• Wear Leveling, Over-Provision technologiesTRIM & S.M.A.R.T supported

• Fully Body Copper Heat SpreaderWarranty: Limited 5-years

• Up to 5,600 MB/s read speed on PS5 M.2 extension slot

**Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.

***Limited to beta users with compatible PS5 firmware.


AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD meets SSD expansion requirements of PS5

AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD meets the required performance and dimensions of PS5 M.2 SSD.

According to the expansion requirements of PS5, SSD Sequential read speed needs to be up to 5,500MB/s. Working with PS5, AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD delivers up to 5600 MB/s sequential read.

Adopting by efficiency copper heat spreader, the AORUS NVMe Gen 4 SSD can operate at lower working temperatures to improve data storage reliability.

Enjoy the thrilling gaming experience by applied AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD to your PS5 to expand more capacities.

Sources: GIGABYTE (via OC3D), PlayStation

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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