The XPG Gammix S70 PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 SSD from ADATA will woo gamers and future PlayStation 5 owners alike with its 7,400 MB/s sequential read speeds
The XPG Gammix S70 SSD has apparently snatched the title of the world’s-fastest SSD from the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus drive, and it also appears capable of leaving both Samsung’s 980 Pro and the PlayStation 5’s SSD in its wake. ADATA has revealed that the XPG Gammix S70, under ideal conditions, can manage a sequential read speed of up to 7,400 MB/s and a potential maximum sequential write speed of 6,400 MB/s.
The M.2 2280 SSD comes in 1 TB and 2 TB sizes and can be used with a PCIe 3.0 interface, although the read and write speeds would be slower than with a PCIe 4.0-compatible system. The XPG Gammix S70 has a chunky heat spreader that may not look pretty but apparently achieves 30% cooler temperatures according to ADATA’s internal testing. The S70 is also built to last, with 2,000,000 hours available on the mean time between failures (MTBF) clock. However, if it does fail, ADATA includes a 5-year limited warranty anyway. The price for the S70 has yet to be revealed though.
With speeds of up to 7,400 MB/s (read) and 6,400 MB/s (write), the new XPG Gammix S70 should not only appeal to gamers but also to users who deal with editing or rendering and for those who just love to overclock their system. It could also be useful as an expansion SSD for the upcoming PlayStation 5, which features its own superfast SSD but is limited to storage space at 825 GB. However, a purchase for the next-gen console will depend on compatibility, with Sony yet to produce a list of which third-party SSDs will function with its gaming device.