News Samsung 8th Gen V-NAND Pushes PCIe 5.0 SSDs Past 12 GBps


Dec 31, 2007
Any bets on what the next Samsung pcie 5.0 ssd will be called? The predecessor drives are the 960, 970, 980, 990… so is the next one in line the Samsung 1000 Pro? 12.5 GBps max ?


Sep 11, 2022
It would sure be nice to know when they will arrive. Not in a rush myself though. I mean, despite still using GTX 1050 Ti in my new rig, in particular games load and run way nicer now, even though having "only" 3,500MB/s sequential read NVMe SSD so far. But at this point I doubt I would see a huge improvement about gaming if with a PCIe 5.0 SSD. And that partially because not many a game code seems to necessarily account for very fast storage access yet, and also because at currently 1080p here, there isn't as much data volume to load in during the game as e.g. at 4K with high-resolution textures. Still looking forward to PCIe 5.0 SSDs though, such as in regard to open-world games and non-blurred view distance.

who cares, it's random IOPS that count

Higher random IOPs sure is better. The number varies based on what queue depth the talk is about though. And how relevant it is, that also depends. I.e. about gaming, when a game has all the level data in a single file container, then the sequential read is way more relevant when "fast loading" is the primary goal for an user.
who cares, it's random IOPS that count
I guess you can go back to SATA then. We use BOTH, but almost every day is focused on IOPS, but ideally you want a mix, so a lot of small and a lot of medium size transfers can finish almost instantly. We can say 4K, and 4M size transfer rates is what we should care about.
For us, it means there will be new controllers designed, which should have both IOPS and top speed bumps.
I am personally happy that prices might drop.

Micron announced 232 like 3 months ago, and their previous offering was available ~6M after announcement, with another 3M before it was available without big orders.
I assume we might see first products with it around summer ?


The article says "2400 MTps", but how big is a transaction? Specifically, I want to know whether these will only speed up larger transfers, or will they do anything to improve 4k IOPS?

Not that I really care that much, but it'd be nice to know whether we might have already hit peak 4k IOPS and maybe now all we can get is faster big & sequential reads.