The evolution of storage formats on our PC is a fact in the history of computer hardware, the hard disk being the oldest format. The SSD seeks to replace it through a series of associated advantages, one due to its nature being not a disk format, but based on memory. The other is due to the fact of supporting communication interfaces that offer enormous advantages in applications such as video games where large amounts of data are moved, although future games will need to be optimized to take advantage of this.
The reality is that the market is moving very quickly in this regard and if PCIe 4.0 SSDs seemed a novelty to us very recently, the mention of the existence of models with a PCIe 5.0 interface gives us clues about the level of competitiveness over the the market has entered.
Samsung shows its first NVMe PCIe 5.0 SSDs
The PCIe 5.0 interface will allow future NVMe SSDs of different brands to transmit data at speeds between 14 and 16 GB / s. Which is a heart attack speed when we consider that most people use SATA SSD with a speed no higher than 0.5 GB / s. And how could it be less, one of the giants of the sector such as Samsung has already advanced its NVMe SSDs with PCIe 5.0 interface, which are dated for the second quarter of 2022.
The problem? This model will not be released for the domestic market. The reason is none other than the slide that has been leaked refers to a model for the business market. Specific the model is the PM1743 PCIe Gen 5 E3.S 1T EDSFF SSD. Which you will use as Samsung’s own 136-layer V6 TLC NAND Flash storage memory, and with a capacity to withstand a full write to the storage drive daily.
Its high resistance is due to the fact that it is an NVMe SSD with a factor standard form for servers how is he 111.5mm x 31.5mm E3.S 1T. As foru power consumption will be between 20 and 25 W. Which is understood by the fact that the speed of the interface affects its energy cost. This being one of the challenges for M.2 NVMe SSD creators when adopting the PCI Express 5.0 interface.
Although at the moment Samsung has not announced an NVMe PCIe 5.0 SSD for home PCs and laptops, what is clear is that its appearance will push down the price of NVMe SSDs based on third and fourth generation PCIe interfaces. But will we see an increase in disk storage capacity other than speed? Let’s hope so.