Overall the Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 SSD is a fast drive that at the best of times can take full advantage of the extra speed PCI-E 4 can give. The added heatsink is nice at it helps keep the drive cool. It also means it might not fit in all motherboards or at least require you to either remove the heatsink on the SSD or on the motherboard.
The performance does not completely reach the Seagate FireCuda 520 but that drive on the other hand cost about $50 more on Amazon. We are slowly seeing more Gen4-drives coming out and it will be interesting to see how this drive stacks up against them.
- Great performance
- Comes with a hefty heatsink
- Of course works great in a PCI-E Gen3 motherboard
- Not to pricey
- Slighty slower on some workloads than the Seagate FireCuda 520
- Depending on the type of workload you won’t see much better performance than a fast Gen3-drive.
- Form Factor: M. 2 2280
- Interface: PCI-Express 4. 0 x4, NVMe 1. 3
- Total Capacity: 1000GB
- Sequential Read Speed : up to 5000 MB/s
- Sequential Write speed : up to 4400 MB/s
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