AORUS' speedy PCIe 4.0 1TB and 2TB SSDs now on preorder starting at $260

What you need to know

  • AORUS' PCIe 4.0 SSD is now available to preorder.
  • This is one of the first SSDs to hit the market for PCIe 4.0.
  • A 1TB model is available for $260 (opens in new tab), while the 2TB model costs $480 (opens in new tab).

AORUS, Gigabyte's gaming arm, has put its new PCIe 4.0 SSDs up for preorder today. With prices starting at $260 (opens in new tab), the SSD is available in both 1TB and 2TB models, with the latter running a rather expensive $480 (opens in new tab).

The new AORUS SSD is one of the first to ship with support for PCIe 4.0. Starting this month, PCIe 4.0 will be available with AMD's Ryzen 3000 processors and on x570 motherboards, which are set to launch on July 7. PC components that support the new standard will feature blazing transfer speeds, and AORUS' new SSD is no exception.

Here's a quick overview of what's on board:

  • PCIe 4.0 and NVMe 1.3
  • Up to 5,000 MB/s sequential read, 4,400MB/s sequential write
  • Toshiba NAND flash memory
  • Up to 2TB capacity
  • Copper heat spreader
  • 5 year warranty

Currently, both capacities for the AORUS M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 SSD are expected to release on July 26. If you're interested in snagging one for yourself, you can preorder the storage drive at Newegg now (opens in new tab).

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