After Seagate and WD Black, Gigabyte Aorus has now also confirmed its Gen4 7000s SSD for PS5. As for the price of this SSD, it puts you in the middle of the field.
Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 7000s SSD for PS5 expansion announced
While Seagate and WD Black offer expensive solutions if you rely on the version with heatsink, the Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 7000s SSD costs around 199.99 USD, including the heatsink recommended for the PS5. It is only cheaper if, for example, the WD Black has its own heat sink. The principle is the same for all of them.
Check the official overview of the Gigabyte Aorus SSD below, via Gigabyte:
With the new PCIe 4.0 controller, AORUS NVMe Gen 4 SSD delivers blazing speeds: up to 5,000 MB/s for sequential read, and up to 4,400MB/s sequential write. Sequential Read performance of PCIe 4.0 SSDs is up to 40% faster than PCIe 3.0 SSDs. Get ready to enter the next generation of computing with faster and smoother, gaming, streaming, and graphics intensive rendering.
The Full Body Copper Heatsink takes into account the heat transfer from key components on both the front and back of the device, the controller and NAND Flash. Full copper heatsinks have 69% higher heat transfer capacity compared to aluminum heatsinks giving AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD the best heat dissipation for read/write performance.
The additional heat dissipation promises, among other things, an extended runtime at high speed, as well as constant performance.
If you don’t have beta firmware for the PS5 yet, you shouldn’t install the external memory either, otherwise, the PS5 won’t start and you will be asked to remove the memory. The final version of the new PS5 firmware is expected in August.
In any case, the compatibility was confirmed with video evidence, as shown below.
We're PS5 ready ? NVMe PCIe 4.0 ✅ Read speed 5500 ✅ Aluminum dual-sided thermal design ✅ pic.twitter.com/qUlN1oOhuR
— AORUS UK & IE in 4K ? (@AORUS_UK) July 30, 2021