Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 2TB
Linux Format|November 2019
Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 2TB
This PCIe 4.0 SSD is seriously hot stuff, says Jeremy Laird.
Jeremy Laird

The inclusion of big, fat fans is the bare minimum for a modern PC processor, and liquid cooling is almost the norm for performance CPUs. With the arrival of the new Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 SSD, we’re beginning to wonder whether solid-state storage could – or, perhaps more pertinently, should – head the same way.

The Aorus is notable for its double-sided copper heat spreader, which lowers temperatures by 16 per cent. The question is whether this improves performance. After all, do SSDs actually run that hot? Well, er…

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November 2019