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1 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs get considerable price slashes, now available for only US$200

Prices for the 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSDs are expected to drop below US$200 this November. (Source: Gigabyte)
Prices for the 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSDs are expected to drop below US$200 this November. (Source: Gigabyte)
Even though it might be a short-lived standard, the PCIe 4.0 is slowly seeing more adoption, and the latest price cuts for the NVMe 4.0 SSDs should certainly make things more affordable for AMD users who want to pair their Ryzen 3000 CPUs with faster storage solutions.

AMD’s X570 platform launched with the Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs is the only one currently supporting the new PCIe 4.0 standard. Intel argued that the market does not yet need PCIe 4.0, as the current 3.0 hardware is barely used to its full potential in applications, plus the new 4.0 standard could be short-lived due to it being superseded by the 5.0 version in 2020. Furthermore, only select NVMe SSDs support the PCIe 4.0 standard for now, and it is not certain this technology is going to be implemented in the 2020 GPUs from Nvidia, Intel and AMD.
 
The theoretical performance jump form PCIe 3.0 to PCIe 4.0 for NVMe SSDs is nonetheless impressive, but the launch prices of the improved SSDs were at least two times higher (nearing US$400) compared to the PCIe 3.0 drives. The good news is these prices are seeing some considerable drops as we get closer to the holiday season. For instance, the Gigabyte Aorus NVMe Gen4 1 TB SSD is now available for US$205 on Amazon (buy it now at Amazon), and the same retailer has the Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 1 TB model at US$199.98 (buy it now at Amazon). Both SSDs offer 5,000 MB/s sequential read and 4,400 MB/s write speeds, with random reads and writes rated at more than 70,000 IOPS. Sabrent comes with a simple heat spreader, while the Gigabyte model offers a full-body copper heatsink.
 
Prices for such SSDs could drop even further with additional Black Friday promotions, so definitely keep an eye out this November.

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The full-body copper heatsink on the Aorus SSD provides improved cooling. (Source: Gigabyte)
The full-body copper heatsink on the Aorus SSD provides improved cooling. (Source: Gigabyte)
Sabrent's PCIe 4.0 SSDs come with a standard heat spreader. (Source: Sabrent)
Sabrent's PCIe 4.0 SSDs come with a standard heat spreader. (Source: Sabrent)
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-10-15 (Update: 2019-10-15)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.