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Adata displays a 14GB/s SSD with a sizable liquid cooling system.

Wow, check this out! Solid-state drives with PCIe 5.0 interfaces are seriously impressive when it comes to read/write speeds. But guess what? Adata has just taken it to a whole new level at Computex! They’ve unveiled their latest SSD, the NeonStorm NVMe, and trust me, it’s something you have to see to believe. This bad boy comes with an unprecedented liquid cooler that will blow your mind.

The liquid cooling system on this SSD is massive and plays a crucial role in maintaining its blazing-fast sequential read and write speeds of up to 14GB/s and 12GB/s, respectively. Even among other PCIe 5.0 SSDs, these speeds are seriously impressive!

Let’s dive into the details of this elaborate cooling setup. Adata has designed a transparent casing that uses a coolant to absorb heat. Inside, there’s an aluminum alloy tube that efficiently transfers heat between the air and the liquid cooling system. To dissipate the heat, there are two fans on either side. On top of that, the setup includes a heat spreader and thermal gasket that enhance radiation and minimize thermal resistance. Adata claims that this setup outperforms traditional SSD heatsinks by a whopping 20 percent!

14GB/s SSD with enormous liquid cooling system
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To achieve such incredible performance, the NeonStorm relies on the Silicon Motion NVMe 2.0-compliant SM2508 controller. This controller enables the SSD to reach read and write speeds of up to two million iOPS. When it hits the market later this year, you’ll be able to get it in capacities of up to 8TB!

Now, while Adata’s NeonStorm is pushing the boundaries of SSD coolers, they’re not the only ones making waves. Gigabyte’s Aorus PCIe 5.0 drive also features a massive heatsink, though it’s a passive cooler. But even with its size, it achieves more typical PCIe 5.0 speeds of 10GB/s sequential read and 9.5GB/s sequential write.

We’ve seen how crucial heatsinks are for maintaining top performance in SSDs. For example, tests have shown that without cooling, Crucial’s T700 drops from its impressive 12.3GB/s sequential read speed to HDD-like speeds of around 101MB/s. So, even though fitting SSD heatsinks into builds can sometimes be challenging, they are absolutely necessary.

In addition to the NeonStorm, Adata has showcased two more impressive SSDs at Computex. The Legend 970, equipped with a Phison E26-series controller, offers speeds of 10GB/s in both directions and will be available in 1TB or 2TB variants. Its heatsink, while more standard-sized, still has a unique feature with a fan that pulls and pushes air through multiple sides of the unit. Mass production of the Legend 970 starts in late June. Meanwhile, Adata’s SE920 external SSD achieves read/write speeds of 3.8/3.2GB/s through USB4. Like the Legend 970, it also includes a micro fan. The heat spreader and extendable chassis on the SE920 help dissipate heat effectively.

All in all, Adata is truly pushing the boundaries of what SSDs can do with their innovative cooling solutions and impressive performance. It’s exciting to see these advancements in the world of storage technology!

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