Right at the start of an all-digital CES 2021, Kingston is, at last, launching its PCIe 4.0 SSD option for the consumer market. These M.2 drives are codenamed 'Ghost Tree,' presumably because they're scary fast and with large capacities up to 4 TB.
The company's press release states that the company is aiming for read and write speeds of 7000 MB/s with Ghost Tree, which is enough to saturate the PCIe 4.0 x4 bandwidth. The drive will also come in capacities from 1 TB to 4 TB, a nice range that is big enough to store large libraries of games, or for professional workloads such as video editing.
But Wait, There's More
In addition to Ghost Tree, Kingston also revealed a new entry level PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, with capacities up to 2 TB. These are called the NV-Series.
Moreover, Kingston is also revealing the XS2000 external SSDs, which pack 500 GB to 2 TB of storage into a small, Type-C operated SSD that runs on USB 3.2 Gen2x2 for blistering fast transfer speeds.
However, at this time, that's all the information Kingston had to provide about Ghost Tree and the other SSDs. We've reached out to ask for more details about the star of the show, such as controller and NAND type, as well as pricing and availability. With low NAND prices in general, chances are this will be a competitively priced SSD.
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Aww man. Was hoping the other device was more of a tool less or hot swap M.2 NVMe adapter.Reply
"Ghost Tree"? Remember that guy you went to college with, who never went to class, got drunk every night, and took marketing because it was the easiest major he could find?Reply
He now works for Kingston.