ADATA shows off XPG PCIe Gen5 SSD: up to an insane 14GB/sec reads

ADATA teases its next-gen SSDs with the XPG PCIe Gen5 SSDs offering 12GB/sec writes, and an even more insane 14GB/sec reads.

Published Jul 18, 2022 10:04 PM CDT   |   Updated Wed, Aug 10 2022 2:34 AM CDT
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ADATA revealed its next-gen PCIe 5.0 SSD at CES 2022 earlier this year as "Project Blackbird", but now the company is giving the skinny on its ultra-fast next-gen SSDs.

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The new ADATA XPG PCIe Gen5 SSD will be pushing a huge 12GB/sec writes, and a bonkers 14GB/sec writes that will also require some radical cooling: ADATA is using an in-house, exclusively developed cooling solution for its new Project Nighthawk PCIe 5.0 SSDs. Not only is it fast, but it looks awesome, too.

ADATA is reportedly using the SM2508 controller, offering up to 1800K IOPS random reads, and 1600K IOPS writes operations per second. ADATA's new Project Nighthawk PCIe 5.0 SSDs will be offered in a large 8TB capacity, which is the capacity you can get now from the likes of Sabrent and their kick-ass Rocket 4 Plus 8TB SSD... but you ain't getting 14GB/sec reads, that's for sure.

Remember you'll need a PCIe 5.0-capable motherboard, so either Intel's new Z690 or upcoming next-gen Z790 platform, or AMD's upcoming X670E + X670 + B650 platform. You'll need yourself a new CPU, so you could wait for the Core i9-13900K, or the new Zen 4-powered CPUs.

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