ASUS seems to be preparing to release its brand new PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD for the high-end gaming segment. The company is annoyed by such a decision Republic of Gamers page and shows a relatively high level of design.

ASUS enters the PCIe NVMe SSD segment: irritates High-End PCIe Gen 4.0 ROG STRIX SQ7 Drive

Almost every major vendor now offers its own range of PCIe SSDs with both value and high-end options. ASUS ‘main competitors, Gigabyte and MSI, have been offering their solutions for some time. MSI, which is the most recent player in the segment, has its own SPATIUM series, while Gigabyte offers its SSDs under the AORUS brand. Based on marketing, ASUS will likely use its ROG STRIX brand for the new PCIe NVMe SSDs.

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ASUS is preparing its brand new PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD under the ROG STRIX brand. (Images: ASUS Republic of Gamers Facebook)

In fact, SSD marketing gives us a lot of details that we can expect from the upcoming range. For starters, the series will be marked as ROG STRIX SQ7 and it looks like there will be levels ranging from SQ7, SQ5 and SQ3. The presented device is available in the standard form factor M.2 2280. It is compatible with PCIe Gen 4×4 and the copper film or sticker, as you might call it, has a label with a capacity of 1 TB. It is not known if this is the maximum capacity that will be offered on this option, but competitors offer models with much larger capacity than this.

Another thing that ASUS would keep in mind is that their competitors are already offering their SSD solutions compatible with Sony’s PlayStation 5. The existence of such compatibility will be met with a positive response from the outset. Also, competitors offer their solutions with a radiator solution. So it seems that ASUS is waiting for the initial response and reviews for this PC SSD before providing higher-end solutions. In addition, we must remember that the market for PCIe NVMe Gen 4 SSD is very saturated in almost every category, so ASUS will have to be quite good at pricing if they want to cope with their brand new solution.

It is unknown at this time when ASUS plans to release its ROG STRIX Gen 4 NVMe SSDs, but the upcoming BUNDLESS event, scheduled for May 17 (21:00 TPE), could be mentioned. This sounds like an event before Computex that ASUS is planning and we can expect SSDs and many more products to be announced there.


ASUS Embarks Into The High-End SSD Segment, Teases Upcoming ROG STRIX SQ7 NVMe PCIe Gen 4.0 Drive With 1 TB Capacity

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