TeamGroup simply introduced the T-Drive Cardea PCIe Gen5 SSD, one of many first PCIe 5.0 x4 storage units made not for high-end server utilization, however for us desktop PC plebs as a substitute.
I say ‘PC plebs’, however these are nonetheless geared toward top-tier rigs packing the most recent technology of high-end CPUs, nonetheless no less than Gen5 PCIe SSDs are lastly trickling down the tech chain.
Highlighted by our pals over on Tom’s Hardware, there is no point out of which controller the brand new SSD makes use of. However our Alan has been exploring the potential of Phison’s next-gen SSD memory controllers, that are virtually double the pace of one of the best PCIe 4.0 drives at this time. It is these that we’re anticipating to search out the T-Drive Cardea touting, and which means limitless energy!!
Okay, not fairly limitless. The corporate does boast 13,000 MB/s max sequential learn speeds, and write speeds of over 12,000 MB/s, although. That may make it one of many quickest SSDs ever to enter the market—an ideal addition to any AMD AM5, or Intel Alder Lake or upcoming Raptor Lake construct.
These with older rigs will nonetheless have the ability to jam one into their machine (supplied your motherboard has an NVMe 2.0 slot), although you wont have the ability to take advantage of the total speeds it may possibly muster.
In fact, we’ll discover out for certain how briskly this child can go after we get our fingers on it, however till then we’ll should take Staff’s phrase for it. Though we we’re very impressed with their earlier set up, the Cardea A440 PCIe 4.0, which used the earlier technology of Phison controller to push the very limits of the PCIe Gen 4 interface.
What we all know for certain is that T-Drive Cardea PCIe Gen5 SSD inventory will not begin to present up till round July–September time. Sorry, however you may have to attend till the candy kiss of summer season earlier than you may prime off your high-end fanatic construct with a speedy SSD to match.