Nextorage is a subsidiary of Sony, with SSD as its main product brand. About a year ago, the NEM-PA series was launched. This PCIe 4.0 SSD 2TB has a sequential write speed of 7300MB/s, a sequential read speed of 6900MB/s, and 2GB of DDR4 cache. It is dedicated to gamers for PlayStation 5 host upgrade storage. NEM-PA series SSDs landed in the domestic market at the beginning of this year, offering up to 4TB storage versions.
In the eyes of many people, this may be a product launched by Sony to meet the needs of the PlayStation 5 console to upgrade storage. Even the subsequent release of G-series SSDs aimed at gamers was only a by-product of removing the heatsink. However, at the 2022 Tokyo Game Show (TGS 2022) held recently, Nextorage showed its upcoming new SSD that supports PCIe 5.0, which seems to indicate that the next stage will enter the enthusiast-level storage market.
According to Hermitage Akihabara, the PCIe 5.0 SSD shown by Nextorage this time is available in 1TB and 2TB versions. The former has a sequential write speed of 10,000MB/s and a sequential read speed of 9,500MB/s. The latter has a sequential write speed of 9,500MB/s and a sequential read speed of 8,500MB/s. It uses 176-layer NAND flash memory. One of the PCIe 5.0 SSDs on the booth is also equipped with a huge heatsink, which will occupy a large space. It is said that it is still in the evaluation stage and may not be in final shape. With the soaring heat generation of PCIe 5.0 SSDs, cooling devices are essential.
Obviously, PCIe 5.0 SSD is not aimed at ordinary user products at this stage, but at high-end users. Nextorage also demonstrated its new PCIe 4.0 SSD at the scene. The product specifications are no different from similar products on the market, but the specific release date has not yet been determined.