October, 2022

Sony's Nextorage Demos PCIe 5.0 SSD as It Enters SSD Market

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Sony introduced the Nextorage SSD brand for its PlayStation 5 consoles about a year ago. Now Sony's Nextorage is about to enter enthusiast-grade drives in particular, client-grade SSD in general. At the Tokyo Game Show, the company demonstrated three offerings (1TB, 2TB, 4TB) aimed at PCs (you can still install most of them into a PC), a lineup that was obviously headlined by its 1TB and 2TB SSD featuring a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface.

Sony's Nextorage M2-2280 SSD with a PCIe Gen 5 x4 interface is an eyecatcher with its up-to 9500 MB/s reads as well as peak 8,500 MB/s writes (which is mostly determined by SLC caching on a modern mainstream SSD). If this SSD delivers those speeds in real life, it would be the best of the vast majority of drives.

The peak performance of Sony's Nextorage SSD drives with a PCIe Gen5 interface is determined by the speed of 3D NAND SSD platform they use as well as the company's capability to procure appropriate chips.

Sony's Nextorage division demonstrated a high-end PC-oriented driver at the Tokyo Game Show. It also showed off a whole family of upcoming products, which includes a 4TB SSD. Although showing off a catalogue of SSDs is nothing extraordinary for a typical OEM to do, but in this case, it could signal the electronics giants' commitment to the storage space. So while the PlayStation 5 drive remains the most important jewel in the Nextorage crown given the owner of the brand, Sony could soon be putting SSD drives into mainstream PCs.

Although we don't know when these SSDs will be released and available for consumers, ACE Data Recovery team is looking forward to see the new Sony's Nextorage M2-2280 SSDs with a PCIe Gen 5 x4 and is ready to help their computer owners with data recovery needs.