The manufacturer, which has a huge product range, has already tasted a lot of things, including two super-fast SSDs that debuted at this year’s CES, and are mainly for gamers.
Probably everyone knows MSI as a manufacturer of motherboards, video cards, gamer laptops, mice, keyboards, headphones and many other dragon accessories, which is why it is not surprising that the company has just announced two new SSDs. At this year’s CES, several vendors, including WD, PNY and Kingston, have dazzled online audiences with the release of super-fast NVMe SSDs, but MSI has promised even better speeds: both NVME SSDs support the new PCI Express standard. , Version 4.0, as well as the Samsung 980 Pro or WD Black SN850.
MSI hopes to “give a new meaning to the gamer’s SSD concept” with two TLC-based innovations that promise read and write speeds of 7,000 MB / s and 6,900 MB / s, as well as up to 4 TB of maximum capacity. As the manufacturer did not disclose more details at the CES presentation, it is not known how the two lines differ, how much they will cost and when they will be available on the market. However, based on the photos presented, it can be concluded from the significant size of the heat sinks that they are certainly not intended for cantilever.
Based on the little information available, it looks like MSI’s SSDs will actually be faster than Samsung’s and WD’s flagships, at least in terms of write speed. Samsung’s fastest 980 Pro SSD has a write speed of 5,000 MB / s, while WD’s best, the Black SN850, can now reach 5,300 MB / s. MSI’s SSD, on the other hand, is reported to be miles ahead with a write speed of 6900 MB per second. However, it doesn’t outperform its competitors in terms of read speed, as both Samsung and WD drives are capable of the same 7000 MB / s performance.
Of course, the faster an SSD, the more expensive it tends to be, which will not be the best business strategy for MSI, as a little extra speed isn’t necessarily worth an order of magnitude higher. While PCIe 4 is clearly the future of SSDs, older PCIe 3 drives still have perfectly enough performance for gaming and everyday use. Thus, it is suspected that the prices of PCIe 4 drives need to drop a bit before they can spread more widely.
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