CFD Gaming launched the PG5NFZ series PCIe 5.0 SSD last year, and it has been listed in Japan some time ago. Since this product is only sold in Japan, players in other regions do not have an optional PCIe 5.0 SSD for the time being.
At the beginning of this month, GIGABYTE officially released its flagship storage product: AORUS Gen5 10000 series M.2 NVMe SSD. Recently, this product began to land on Amazon and Newegg, becoming the first PCIe 5.0 SSD sold outside of the Japanese market. The AORUS Gen5 10000 series has two capacities of 1TB and 2TB, but only 2TB is currently on sale at a price of $339.99.
Compared with most current PCIe 4.0 SSDs, this price is at least double. Considering the improvement in performance, such pricing is obviously not worth it.
The GIGABYTE AORUS Gen5 10000 series has an M.2 2280 form factor, adopts a Phison E26 controller, and is equipped with more than 200 layers of stacked 3D TLC NAND flash memory. It is also equipped with LPDDR4 DRAM as a cache, and the power consumption is less than 10W. Among them, the maximum sequential read speed of the 1TB model is 9.5 GB/s, the maximum sequential write speed is 8.5 GB/s, and the TBW is 700. The 2TB model has a maximum sequential read speed of 10 GB/s, a maximum sequential write speed of 9.5 GB/s, and a TBW of 1400. Unlike some manufacturers that introduce active cooling modules on PCIe 5.0 SSDs, AORUS Gen5 10000 series M.2 NVMe SSDs still use fanless passive cooling solutions.