Kingston 'Ghost Tree' NVMe M.2 SSD Promises a Revolution in Speed

From PC Mag: Memory maker Kingston today pulled back the curtain on its newest PCIe 4.0 internal M.2 SSD, as well as a set of new releases in the world of external drives and server-side drives.

First up, the consumer-facing internal NVMe M.2, known only as “Ghost Tree” for now, promises astonishing new heights of speed for the PCIe 4.0 spec—a proposed maximum throughput of 7,000MBps read and write. This would make it the fastest PCIe 4.0 drive we’ve seen to date, pushing all eight channels of available bandwidth to the peak of theoretical performance.

So far, the fastest Kingston SSD we've tested to date is the Kingston KC2000. It's a fine drive for what it is, but as a PCIe 3.0x4 drive, it could only dream of hitting the maximum speeds Kingston is reporting with news of Ghost Tree.

Next up is the incoming Kingston XS2000 external SSD. The XS2000 will utilize the somewhat rare-to-date USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connection standard, allowing for data transfers up to 2,500MBps. It's set to launch at various storage capacities ranging from 500GB to 2TB.

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