Hard drive speeds have not developed considerably for years. However, solid-state drives continue to get faster, and Lexar just gave us a sight of what to expect from the next generation of SSDs.
As Wccftech reports, Lexar is testing a brand new SSD that takes benefit of a PCI Express 4.0 connections. The result is driveable to achieving read speeds of as much as 7GB/s and writes speeds of over 4GB/s.
Though only a test, Lexar is assured these speeds can be attained when the new SSD ships. Currently, the prototype is managing to hit 6,224MB/s reads, and 4,246MB/s writes, which ought to hopefully get nearer to the 7GB/s mark because the design is finalized. Of course, you’re going to need to upgrade other parts of your system to take full advantage of the speed on offer.
For now, Lexar would not have a name for the new drive, and the release date is solely set as “2020.” If you’re out there for a modern NVMe SSD, then there’s little waiting for these new drives to seem. There’s already PCIe 4.0 SSDs accessible offering 5GB/s read speeds; nonetheless, they carry a premium worth, and the existing PCIe 3.0 SSDs with 2GB/s read speeds are more than enough for your home computing wants. For now, the PCIe 4.0 drives are entirely adapted to data centers.