It seems that ASUS is preparing to launch its new PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD for high-end gaming. The company presented one such solution Republic of Gamers page and demonstrates a relatively high design.
ASUS enters the PCIe NVMe solid state drive segment: teases High-End PCIe Gen 4.0 drive ROG STRIX SQ7
Almost every major vendor now offers its own range of PCIe solid state drives with value-oriented and high-end options. The main competitors of ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI, have been offering their solutions for some time. MSI, as the last participant in this segment, has the SPATIUM series, and Gigabyte offers its SSDs under the AORUS brand. Based on marketing, ASUS is likely to use its ROG STRIX brand for new PCIe NVMe SSDs.
In fact, marketing for SSDs gives us a lot of details that we can expect from a future lineup. For starters, the series will be labeled as ROG STRIX SQ7, and it looks like there will be levels from SQ7, SQ5 and SQ3. The featured drive comes in standard M.2 2280 form factor. It is compatible with PCIe Gen 4×4, and the copper film or sticker, as you might call it, has a 1 TB capacity label. It is unknown whether this will be the maximum power that will be offered in this option, but competitors offer models much more power than this.
Another thing that ASUS will keep in mind is that their competitors are already offering their SSD solutions compatible with the Sony PlayStation 5. Such compatibility will be met with positive feedback from the start. In addition, competitors offer their solutions and with the solution of the radiator. So it looks like ASUS is waiting for an initial response and reviews for this PC hard drive before they end up providing better solutions. In addition, we must also remember that the PCIe NVMe Gen 4 SSD market is very saturated in almost every category, so ASUS should be pretty good in the pricing department if they want to take this to the forefront with their brand new solution.
There is currently no information on when ASUS plans to release its ROG STRIX Gen 4 NVMe solid state drives, but it is worth noting the upcoming ‘BUNDLESS’ event, which is scheduled for May 17 (21:00 TPE). This sounds like an event ahead of Computex that ASUS has planned, and we can expect SSDs and many more products to be announced there.