XPG Unveils Latest ATOM PCIe 3 & 4 M.2 SSDs
Peter Donnell / 8 months ago
XPG is well known for its high-end hardware. Their range is pretty incredible these days too, covering everything from gaming chairs to laptops, and a lot more in between. However, today it’s all about their storage, as they’ve just unveiled their new ATOM Series PCIe Gen 3/4.0 M.2 2280 SSDs. XPG say these new drivers are designed for a wide range of users with a focus on affordability and will come in the form of the XPG ATOM 30, 40 and 50.
ATOM 30 / 40
The new ATOM 30 and 40 drives are the more affordable models in the new range. These utilise the older, but still plenty fast, PCIe Gen3x4 and NVMe 1.3 standards. That means they’re able to deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 2,500/2,000 and 3,500/3,000 MB per second, respectively. This is still a huge step up from the 550 MB per second you can expect from SATA3 SSDs.
This is the premium option of the new lineup, for content creators, or gamers in a hurry that just want everything to load faster. Of course, that means it uses the faster PCIe Gen 4 x4 and NVMe 1.4 interfaces to deliver speeds of 5, 000/4,500 MB per second. Still not the peak for PCIe 4, but a nice blend of big speeds without pushing costs into the stratosphere.
The ATOM 50 can also be installed on a PS5 as a secondary drive, giving users more storage space and smoother game loading.
The ATOM 30, 40, and 50 are equipped with SLC Caching and Host Memory Buffer technology for seamless productivity. This gives them 4K random read/write speeds of up to 180K/200K, 480K/260K and 440K/400K IOPS, respectively. In way of capacity, the ATOM series are available in up to 1 TB of capacities.
Protected, Accurate, and Reliable
All three SSDs are equipped with understated but elegant heat sinks with sleek side trimmings. The heat sinks not only look great but also help keep temperatures down by 15% for optimal performance and stability. With Low-Density Parity Check Code and AES 256-bit encryption, the SSDs ensure accurate data transmissions and offer robust security. ATOM series SSDs use only high-quality ICs that have been rigorously tested for maximum durability. For further peace of mind, they come backed by a 5-year warranty.
The ATOM Series of SSDs will be available through Amazon and other online retailers with the following MSRPs.
- 250 GB/$59.99
- 500 GB/$79.99
- 1 TB/$139.99
- 512 GB/$99.99
- 1 TB/$179.99
- 512 GB/$119.99
- 1 TB/$179.99