Kioxia recently held a presentation at the China Flash Market Summit (CFMS) where the company teased a next-generation PCIe 5.0 SSD that will blow even the best SSDs out of the water, according to a Weixin user. The prototype will likely hail from one of Kioxia’s data center product lines, however, it’s not far-fetched to think that consumer PCIe 5.0 SSDs will offer a similar level of performance.
PCIe 5.0 is a much-awaited upgrade to the PCIe standard as it’ll offer twice as much throughput over the current PCIe 4.0 interface. While PCIe 4.0 delivers a data rate up to 16 Gbps per link, PCIe 5.0 doubles that number to 32 Gbps. The additional throughput will open up a new world of performance for PCIe-based devices, especially SSDs.