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GALAX unveils HOF Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD: up to 5GB/sec speeds

GALAX unveils its new PCIe 4.0-based HOF Pro SSD with reads of up to 5GB/sec

By Anthony Garreffa from Jul 9, 2019 @ 22:37 CDT

AMD's new Zen 2 processors have opened up a totally new era for PC hardware, with companies tripping over themselves with new PCIe 4.0 capable SSDs. The latest company to jump into the crazy-amounts-of-bandwidth bandwagon is GALAX with its new HOF Pro SSD.

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GALAX's new HOF Pro SSD utilizes the bandwidth of PCIe 4.0 for insane speeds of up to 5GB/sec versus 3.5GB/sec on PCIe 3.0, while write speeds can hit 4.4GB/sec which is up from 2.5GB/sec on PCIe 3.0. Meanwhile, 4K random read IOPS burst to 750K compared to 500K IOPS on PCIe 3.0 while 4K random writes hit 700K IOPS versus 480K IOPS on PCIe 3.0.

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This is all thanks to the impressive Phison PS5016-E16 controller.

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Toshiba 3D NAND is used, with GALAX using a gorgeous white customized PCB like other HOF products.

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