GALAX reveals HOF Extreme 50S PCIe Gen5 SSD, up to 12.4 GB/s read speed and 1500K IOPS

Published: Jun 21st 2023, 14:49 GMT   Comments

GALAX HOF Extreme 50S, an even faster PCIe Gen5 SSDs

GALAX reveals an updated PCIe Gen5 storage for high-end desktop and laptops. 

The HOF Extreme 50 was announced in December last year, and it was among the fastest solid-state storage for consumers at the time. Nonetheless, like with all new hardware, the availability of PCIe Gen5 SSDs remained a problem through the first quarter. But eventually, new types of storage have finally come out, and it is now relatively easy to get one.

The next step for storage companies is to deliver an even faster SSDs, as better controllers are released and more capable cooling solutions are developed.  GALAX’s new HOF Extreme 50S is an upgrade over the 2022 SSDs by improving the read and write speeds from 10/9.5 GB/s to 12.4/11.8 GB/s. Furthermore, the IOPS has been increased from 1500/1250 to 1500/1500, which is a 25% improvement.

  • HOF Extreme 50 1TB: 9500 MB/s & 1300K IPS (read), 8500 MB/s & 1100K IOPS (write)
  • HOF Extreme 50 2TB: 10000 MB/s & 1500K IPS (read), 9500 MB/s & 1250K IOPS (write)
  • HOF Extreme 50S 2TB: 12400 MB/s & 1500K IPS (read), 11800 MB/s & 1500K IOPS (write)

GALAX HOF Extreme 50S, Source: Galax China

According to media reports from China, this storage uses the same Phison controller as the previous model, which is PS5026-E26. Initially, it will be released with 2TB capacity but 4TB is also planned. There is, however, no mention of 1TB option. The SSDs should be launched ‘soon’, but neither pricing nor the exact release date were shared by the media and the company itself.

Source: GALAX China via ITHome

Comment Policy
  1. Comments must be written in English and should not exceed 1000 characters.
  2. Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic. Discussions about politics are not allowed on this website.
  3. Comments and usernames containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
  4. Comments complaining about the post subject or its source will be removed.
  5. A failure to comply with these rules will result in a warning and, in extreme cases, a ban. In addition, please note that comments that attack or harass an individual directly will result in a ban without warning.
  6. VideoCardz has never been sponsored by AMD, Intel, or NVIDIA. Users claiming otherwise will be banned.
  7. VideoCardz Moderating Team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the site without notice.
  8. If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know through the Contact Page.
Hide Comment Policy