Three days ago at the Tokyo Game Show 2022 event, Sony showed samples of high-performance SSDs under the Nextorage brand. These drive lines are equipped with PCIe 5.0 x4 and PCIe 4.0 x4 interfaces.
The Nextorage line of devices with a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface is made in the M.2 2280 form factor and includes 1 TB and 2 TB models. The sequential read speed of information from a drive with a volume of 1 TB is 9500 MB / s, for a model with 2 TB – 10,000 MB / s, sequential write speed – 8500 MB / s and 9500 MB / s, respectively. The drives provide for the use of a large cooling radiator with vertical fins. However, the company states that the final design may differ from the one shown.
As for the Nextorage G Series drives with a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface, they also have the M.2 2280 format, but there are more devices in the series, there are three of them – 1TB, 2TB and 4TB. The sequential reading speed of the entire series reaches 7300 Mb / s. Sequential write speeds are up to 6000MB/s for 1TB drives and up to 6900MB/s for 2TB and 4TB drives.
And the last devices of the Nextorage G Series SE series were demonstrated, also with a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface. This version includes 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB drives. Sequential read speed for all models will reach 4800 MB / s, and sequential write speed – 4100 MB / s.