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Fan Noise Is Extreme With First Consumer PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD


CFD Gaming has introduced the first PCIe 5.0 NVMe solid-state drive geared towards consumers that is now available for purchase in Japan with the launch of its CSSD-M2M2TPG5NFZ product. CFD Gaming was the company that produced this solid-state drive (SSD) with the Japanese market in mind when doing so. The fact that it has a fan that actually works and that it is loud was something that could have been anticipated. Because it uses Phison’s E26 controller and Micron’s B58R 3D TLC NAND, the drive is a reference design from Phison. This is due to the fact that Phison developed the controller. The capacities of 1, 2, and 4 terabytes per second are available for the solid-state drive.

The has been called into question due to the fact that, when in use, it produces a high-pitched noise that is caused by the Sunon fan, which has dimensions of 17×17 mm and rotates at a speed of 21,000 revolutions per minute. Because of this, it is possible that some consumers will be dissuaded from purchasing the drive, which could be a sizeable proportion of those individuals. Random performance, on the other hand, is not nearly as impressive as sequential performance because the drive only performs marginally better than the best PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives. This is one reason why random performance is not nearly as impressive as sequential performance.

According to the results of the tests, the sequential write speeds of the drive were on par with the statements that CFD Gaming had made about its capabilities. On the other hand, the drive’s random performance was not quite as good as had been hoped for. Even though the new PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD from CFD Gaming features strong sequential write rates, potential purchasers may be dissuaded from purchasing the drive due to the high-pitched noise that the drive emits when it is operating. In addition, even while its random performance is superior to that of the finest PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives, there is still room for improvement in this particular domain.