When Sony launched the Nextorage SSD brand for its PlayStation 5 consoles about a year ago, we thought it was a one-off move to meet PS5 storage demand. Turns out we were wrong. Sony’s Nextorage is poised to enter enthusiast-grade drives in particular, client-grade SSDs in general.
Indeed, at its booth at the Tokyo Game Show, the company showed off three offerings — 1TB, 2TB, 4TB — aimed at PCs (you can still install most of them on a PC), a range that was obviously highlighted by its 1 TB and 2 TB SSDs. equipped with a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface, reports Hermitage Akihabara.
Admittedly, the Sony Nextorage M2-2280 SSD with a PCIe Gen 5 x4 interface attracts attention with its reads of up to 9500 MB/s as well as its maximum writes of 8500 MB/s (which is mainly determined by the SLC caching on a modern consumer SSD). If it delivers those speeds in real life, it would outperform the vast majority of drives on our best SSD list.
The peak performance of Sony’s Nextorage drives with a PCIe Gen5 interface is determined by the speed of the 3D NAND SSD platform they use as well as the company’s ability to source the appropriate chips, which would be difficult to find.
Sony’s Nextorage division not only showcased a high-end PC-oriented driver at the Tokyo Game Show, but also showcased an entire family of upcoming products, including a 4TB SSD. amazing for a typical OEM, but in Sony’s case, it could signal the electronics giants’ commitment to storage space.
While the PlayStation 5 drive remains the most important jewel in the Nextorage crown considering the brand’s owner, Sony may soon be integrating drives into mainstream PCs.