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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.

Specifications

• 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.

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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

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4 Comments

  1. What I don’t get is HOW is it faster on the PS5? Does the PS5 have a special controller that takes over that function on the NVME. Or does it have the equivalent of some sort of ‘storage coprocessor’ that makes it faster only on a PS5.

    That’s like saying this motor makes 500 horsepower in a sports car chassis. But if you put it in a hot hatch it makes 560 horsepower. What the how?

  2. Yeah “faster” = you can’t run a benchmark on the ps5 anyway so we can lie our hats off. When they say “up to” in the specifications you know they are full of shit.

  3. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 41016, member: 1298″]
    Yeah “faster” = you can’t run a benchmark on the ps5 anyway so we can lie our hats off. When they say “up to” in the specifications you know they are full of ****.
    [/QUOTE]

    The PS5 does a speed test and tells you if the drive is recommended or not. I think (but am not sure) it even displays the speed test results of the drive being tested.

  4. [QUOTE=”Grimlakin, post: 41013, member: 215″]
    What I don’t get is HOW is it faster on the PS5? Does the PS5 have a special controller that takes over that function on the NVME. Or does it have the equivalent of some sort of ‘storage coprocessor’ that makes it faster only on a PS5.

    That’s like saying this motor makes 500 horsepower in a sports car chassis. But if you put it in a hot hatch it makes 560 horsepower. What the how?
    [/QUOTE]
    Both the PS5 and XB have a special controller on the SOC. It doesn’t go through a typical motherboard bridge iirc.

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