APACER/ZADAK announce first consumer PCIe Gen5 SSDs with up to 13,000 MB/s read speed

Published: May 24th 2022, 06:23 GMT   Comments

PCIe Gen5 SSDs are fast

It’s finally happening, first PCIe Gen5 SSDs announced.  

Storage companies have expressed their willingness to jump into PCIe Gen5 architecture as quickly as possible, but even though Intel Alder Lake desktop platforms is here for more than 7 months, there is still no way to purchase a Gen5 storage.

Apacer and Zadak are the first to announce actual products. The AS2280F5 and TWSG5 are M.2 Gen5 x4 SSDs with pre-attached heatsinks. The company claims that they are Gen4 backwards-compatible, however to offer advertised 13,000 MB/s read speed and 12,000 MB/s write speed, Gen5 system is required. In this case this means AMD’s upcoming X670/B650 motherboards as well as existing Intel Z690 motherboard series.

The company did not confirm the capacities for its new SSDs. Furthermore, today’s announcement does not come with release date or pricing. Apacer only declared that both SSDs will become available by the end of this year.

AS2280F5 SSD, Source: Apacer

AS2280F5 M.2 PCIe Gen5 x4 SSD

  • Equipped with PCIe Gen5 x4 latest high-speed interface supports the latest NVMe 2.0 standard
  • Read and write performance up to 13,000 / 12,000 MB/s
  • Backwards compatible with PCIe Gen4, but doubles the performance
  • Designed with exclusive high-quality metal cooling fins
  • Built-in multiple protection technologies to ensure the correctness and stability of data reading and writing
  • Comes with a 5-year global warranty


  • Adopts PCIe Gen5 latest high-speed interface supports the latest NVMe 2.0 standard
  • Read and write performance up to 13,000 / 12,000 MB/s
  • Comes with two types of heat sinks, ultra-thin graphene, and aluminum
  • Comes with a 5-year global warranty


Source: Wccftech

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