Gigabyte is always a veteran of low price and gigantic products. After focusing on Auros products Gigabyte gained new name and perspectives from its fans. Yeah, Auros products are now considered the top notch gaming gears available at a good price yet offering better options than its competitors having the same urge to perform with high-end sound to m2 Sata bandwidths and no-Lag LAN ports.
Speaking of milestones and competitors, Asus is the other good known name in PC hardware market. Asus is making GPUs, WLAN routers, Gaming mice, Keyboards and motherboards with a tag name “ROG” but they haven’t hit the road yet in SSD market.
Gigabyte announced UD Pro SSDs with a variety of 256GB & 512GB. Both are using 3D triple level Cell (TLC) NAND flash memory from Toshiba. Speed for each variant can be observed from below:
- Sequential Read: Max Up to 530MB/s
- Sequential Write: Max Up to 500MB/s
- Random read: Max Up to 70,000 IOPS (For 256GB) / Up to 80,000 IOPS (For 512GB)
- Random write: Max Up to 40,000 IOPS (For 256GB) / Up to 75,000 IOPS (For 512GB)
Pricing for 256GB variant would be $70, such as ADATA’s Ultimate SU800. Other competitors’ SSDs are around $75.
Pricing for 512GB variant would hit $120 and good thing is that you may not find any better price for a 512GB of SSD storage in any other brand.
Note: Pricing scheme may vary according to the shortage of SSDs chips, Gigabyte might have plenty of chips so they decided to hit a new line of road with some market level innovative change. Hoping for the price to decrease over time and popularity!