Gigabyte’s Aorus Gen4 7000s is smoking fast with performance that trades blows with the best SSDs on the market. We’re not quite sure what to attribute the minor performance improvements versus the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus, whether it's the thermal headroom provided by the heatsink or if it's just due to their special firmware mix, but regardless, it's working well.
This Gen4 7000s has got style with that very slick heatsink, too. Not only is it one of the best-looking heatsinks that we’ve come across, but it’s also very effective at keeping the Aorus Gen4 7000s cool with that nanocarbon coating. Thermal throttling shouldn’t be much of a worry when you hit the SSD with heavy transfers and great news for content creators and the like. Not to mention, Gigabyte’s Aorus Gen4 7000s is priced competitively for what it brings to the table. While still costly overall, at 2TB, Gigabyte is currently a little cheaper than the Samsung 980 Pro and Sabrent’s Rocket 4 Plus and on par with the WD’s Black SN850 while also providing AES 256-bit encryption support.
Plus, it also comes with a solid 5-year warranty that you don’t need to register for, no tricks or strings attached other than the endurance rating shackling it down. But, even so, most consumers and prosumers will never come near to wearing out the Gen4 7000s with its endurance rating tipping the scales at 1.4PB at 2TB. For those on the lookout for a heatsinked SSD that can keep up with and even trade blows with the best, Gigabyte’s Aorus Gen4 7000s is a solid offering. It comes with all the features you could ask for from a high-end enthusiast-grade NVMe SSD and is reasonably priced as such.
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