01/29/2023 at 2:00 p.m. by Maurice Riebling – The Japanese manufacturer CFD Gaming has launched the first PCI Express 5.0 NVMe SSDs. They have a capacity of up to 4 TB and promise transfer rates of up to 10 GB/s reading and 9.5 GB/s writing.
The first NVMe SSD with PCI Express 5.0 designed for normal end users has reached the market. However, it is initially available in Japan and comes from the well-known manufacturer CFD Gaming, which offers its product with three different capacities.
In the maximum configuration, CFD Gaming equips its PCI Express 5.0 NVMe SSD with 4 TB of storage space along with 8 GiBytes of DDR4 DRAM cache. Below this is a variant with 2 TB and 4 GiByte cache, while the entry-level option offers 1 TB of storage space and a DRAM cache of 2 GiByte. The manufacturer specifies the transfer rates as up to 10 GB/s reading and up to 9.5 GB/s writing. The feature list of the SSDs includes Smart Data Processing, Predict & Fetch and SLC caching.
CFD Gaming’s PCI Express 5.0 NVMe SSDs are cooled either actively or passively. The former is accomplished via a 20 mm air cooler that is embedded in the middle of the heat sink. Electricity is supplied to this externally. A 45 centimeter long cable is available for connection to a 5V connector. According to the manufacturer, the fan is only needed in demanding scenarios with high data transfer, which also includes games. Otherwise, the passive mode is sufficient, although good airflow in the PC case should also be ensured here.
Prices for the fully equipped version and the 1 TB model are not yet known. For the middle of the line-up, the CSSD-M2M2TPG5NFZ with 2 TB of storage space, there is at least one advertising listing (via Akiba PC). The price listed there is 49,980 yen, which corresponds to around 354 euros.
Those: via wccftech.com
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