1TB for $400, 2TB for $800, 4TB for $1,600 at a Japanese retailer

Japanese retailer Kakaku has listed CFD Gaming’s PCIe Gen5 SSDs that start at $400 for the 1TB variant.

CFD Gaming Listed PCIe Gen5 Solid State Drives by Japanese Retailer, 1TB Starting at $400

Even though NAND Flash prices have dropped dramatically over recent years, it looks like early adopters of the new PCIe Gen 5 SSD standard will absolutely pay the price for the latest M.2 solutions.

CFD Gaming, a prominent Japanese SSD manufacturer, recently announced its all-new Gen5 NVMe SSD gaming lineup. Their SSD range features speeds up to 10GB/s red and 9.5GB/s red, 1500K IOP write speeds, and a 3-year warranty. SSDs are equipped with a highly advanced active cooler that features a discontinuous heatsink and a fan in the middle that cools the heatsink. SSDs will come in three flavors, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB.

Now Japanese retailers have listed the prices of the SSDs and they seem to be super good. We also have to take into account the taxes that are included in these price lists.

  • CSSD-M2M4TPG5NFZ (4TB) – 57,420 yen or 2,830 CNY (400 USD)
  • CSSD-M2M2TPG5NFZ (2TB) – 114,840 yen or 5,650 CNY (800 USD)
  • CSSD-M2M1TPG5NFZ (1 TB) – 229,680 yen or 11,300 CNY (1,600 USD)
CFD Gaming’s PCIe Gen5 NVMe M.2 SSDs have been listed by Japanese retailers. (Image credits: Momomo_US)

If we were to compare these prices against the current fastest PCI Gen4 SSDs like the Samsung 990 Pro, the 1TB variant is $210 more expensive, the 2TB variant is $490 more expensive and the 4TB variant we compared to the current list price for the WD_Black SN850X is $1100 US dollars more expensive. Even if we exclude 20-25% taxes, these prices are still quite high compared to current Gen4 SSDs and the only thing that would explain them now would have to do with the raw listings.

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We recently reported that Phison’s E26 console-based SSDs may have been experiencing delays. It was originally supposed to launch with AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs back in September but it’s December now and we still haven’t seen any products going on sale (officially) in US or EU regions. We are expected to see the first official products by January 2023 after their official unveiling in the CES 2023 showroom. Currently, both Intel and AMD platforms support the latest PCIe Gen5 standard, but Phison made AMD their official partner to usher in a new era of SSDs Gen5 on the AM5 platform.

January CSSD-M2M4TPG5NFZ: 4988755063388
CSSD-M2M2TPG5NFZ: 4988755063371
CSSD-M2M1TPG5NFZ: 4988755063364
Eligibility CSSD-M2M4TPG5NFZ: 4TB CSSD-M2M2TPG5NFZ:
2 terabytes
CSSD-M2M1TPG5NFZ: 1 TB
form factor M.2-2280-D2-M Double-sided M-Key
user interface PCI Express Gen5 x4
protocol NVMe 2.0
cooling Cooling fan with integrated heat sink (cable length: 45cm, 5V connector)
observer Phison PS5026-E26
NAND flash Micron 3D TLC B58R
cache CSSD-M2M4TPG5NFZ: DDR4 8GB
CSSD-M2M2TPG5NFZ: DDR4 4GB
CSSD-M2M1TPG5NFZ: DDR4 2GB
Sequential reading (maximum) CSSD-M2M4TPG5NFZ: 10 GB/s
CSSD-M2M2TPG5NFZ: 10 GB/s
CSSD-M2M1TPG5NFZ: 9.5 GB/s
Sequential write (maximum) CSSD-M2M4TPG5NFZ: 9.5 GB/s
CSSD-M2M2TPG5NFZ: 9.5 GB/s
CSSD-M2M1TPG5NFZ: 8.5 GB/s
random read (maximum) CSSD-M2M4TPG5NFZ: 1500K IOPS
CSSD-M2M2TPG5NFZ: 1500K IOPS
CSSD-M2M1TPG5NFZ: 1300k IOPS
random write (max) CSSD-M2M4TPG5NFZ: 1250 thousand IOPS
CSSD-M2M2TPG5NFZ: 1250K IOPS CSSD-M2M1TPG5NFZ: 1100K
IOPS
TBW
MTBF
warranty period 3 years

news source: momomo

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