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.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Jul 9 2019 10:37 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:48 AM CST

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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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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