8TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD

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Background on Solid State Drives

Solid-state drives (SSDs) store data electrically, rather than on magnetic disks like traditional hard drives (HDDs). This means there is virtually no delay when seeking a specific bit of data, and there is no physical limitation to how fast reading and writing of data can happen. Instead, the limits come down to the controller inside the drive, the speed at which the individual flash memory chips can transfer information, and the connection between the drive and the rest of the computer.

These drives are available in many physical forms: 2.5-inch (similar in size to laptop HDDs), PCI-Express (which slot into a system like a graphics card), and M.2 "sticks". The more traditionally shaped drives usually connect to motherboards via SATA, just like hard drives do, and that connection itself tends to be the limiting factor in their performance. M.2 drives can use either SATA or the much faster PCI-Express connection, depending on the drive itself and the motherboard it is installed in. There are also U.2 drives, which are close in size to the 2.5-inch models but use a much faster data connection; they are found more often in servers and datacenters than in desktop workstations.

The M.2 solid-state drives (SSDs) we carry here at Puget Systems offer high-speed storage in a small package. These drives use the NVMe protocol to connect directly to the PCI Express bus, utilizing PCIe Gen4 with theoretical speeds of around 6GB/s. Real-world performance is affected by a lot of other factors, though, so actual throughput will be lower and depends heavily on the workload and other system parameters.


Capacity 8000 GB
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
Form Factor M.2 2280
Endurance (TBW) 5600+ TBW
Peak Power Draw 10 Watts
Chip Layout Dual Sided
Net Weight 0.01 kg (0.0 lbs)
Sequential Read (Peak) Up to 7000 MB/s
Sequential Write (Peak) Up to 6000 MB/s
Random 4KB Read Up to 700000 IOPS
Random 4KB Write Up to 1000000 IOPS