The Passively Cooled AORUS Gen5 10000 SSD

Meet The Thermal Guard XTREME Heatsink

TweakTown received their palms on one other PS5026-E26 primarily based drive, this time from Gigabyte.  Not like most of the different PCIe 5.0 drives in the marketplace the AORUS Gen5 10000 SSD doesn’t sport a fan on it’s giant cooler.   The cooler is outwardly coated in nanocarbons heatsink and is a powerful 44.7 mm tall (1.75″).  The scale is actually efficient as testing by no means introduced the temperature of the drive to 60c, remaining cool sufficient that there was by no means any thermal throttling.  It gained’t slot in each slot in your board, because of a variety of motherboard makers liking to hid an M.2 slot underneath your GPU so ensure that to maintain that in thoughts.

The performance matches or beats the other PCIe 5.0 drives TweakTown has tested, studying and writing at over 10,000MB/s in CrystalDiskMark and different benchmarks.  The AORUS Gen5 10000 SSD additionally got here out on prime of their 100GB copy take a look at and their 13GB learn take a look at as properly.  Apparently the drive did over 10% higher on the B650E take a look at mattress than it did on the Z590 primarily based one.

At present the drive is difficult to search out on the market, however as soon as inventory returns it’s best to count on to have to take a position round $339.99 for the 2TB mannequin.  A bit of costlier than the PCIe 4.0 drives on the market however you at all times must pay to get the most effective.