The Beefy Gigabyte Aorus 7000s PCIe 4.0 NVMe Drive
The Usual Suspects, A Phison E18 And 96-Layer 3D Micron TLC
Check out the heatsink on the Gigabyte Aorus 7000s, perfect for an M.2 slot which didn’t come with a heatspreader or you could pop it off if your motherboard came with a heatspreader you prefer. Underneath the aluminium heatspreader lies a Phison PS5018-E1 controller paired with 2GB of DDR4 for cache and 2TB of Micron’s 96 layer TLC in 256GB packages.
According to the package the drive should provide up to 7,000MB/s sequential read, 6,850MB/s writes, however in some benchmarks the drive fell a bit short of that, for instance in ATTO Kitguru measured 6,820MB/s for reads and 6,440MB/s writes. The drive is covered by a limited 5 year warranty, or 1400TBW; whichever comes first.
If you need even more cooling, the 7000s ‘Prem.’ version has a larger heatspreader which contains twin heatpipes and adds around 12mm to the length of the drive and 33.3mm to the height.
Gigabyte’s Aorus 7000s family of SSDs is the company’s flagship PCIe Gen4 single-drive range (Gigabyte offers multi-drive Gen4 AIC units as well). The 7000s uses the ever-popular combination for the latest generation of Gen4 drives, with a Phison E18 controller and 96-Layer 3D TLC NAND.