We have previously reported GIGABYTE’s release of the 2.5-inch UD Pro SSDs. Based on the success of those drives, GIGABYTE now expands the lineup with its first PCIe NVMe M.2 SSDs, which provide better performance than traditional SATA SSDs.
The new M.2 drives will have three different capacities, including 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. The 512 GB model will be shipping soon, while other models are already available for purchase. The 256 GB version can have sequential read and write speed at 1200 MB/s and 800 MB/s respectively; 128 GB has slightly slower performance at 1100 MB/s and 500 MB/s.
The drives use Toshiba 3D TLC NAND flash, paired with Phison PS5008-E8T controller. It supports NVMe 1.2 Protocol, and PCIe 3.0 x2 lanes for data transmission. The drives has a MTBF of 1.5 million hours and a 3-year warranty. The 128 GB and 256 GB models are rated for 100 TBW and 200 TBW respectively. No pricing information is provided at this time.
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