Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 SSD from the U.S. company is now accessible for purchase from Amazon, with shipping listed at 2-3 days. It conforms to the form factor of M.2 2280 and the standard of NVMe 1.3.
The computer can achieve up to 5,000 MB / s sequential read and 4,400 MB / s sequential write speeds when mounted into a PCIe 4.0x 4 slot, based on Toshiba’s BiCS4 96L TLC (triple-level cell) NAND Flash memory. It is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0, providing sequential read and write speeds up to 3,500 MB / s and 3,400 MB / s, respectively.
The device uses the PS5016-E16 SSD controller from Phison and contains APST / ASPM / L1 energy management assistance. It also includes assistance for SMART and TRIM instructions, sophisticated wear leveling, poor block management, error correction code, and over-provisioning.
The drive has two storage options available: a $229.99 1 TB option and a $429.99 2 TB option.
Returning to Computex, Gigabyte showed off its Aorus AIC Gen4 SSD, which features 8 TB storage and can achieve 15 GB / s when operating in a RAID 0 config.