Sony has claimed that the PS5’s SSD is the fastest SSD on the market, and even the high-end SSD on the PC side is unable to match. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney also says the PS5’s SSDs are much faster than any PC SSD that players pay for. In fact, however, they are both wrong, the PC side already has an SSD, its speed put the PS5 far behind.
According tomedia reports, this SSD is Liqid’s Element LQD4500 PCIe 4.0 x16 SSD. The SSD is equipped with four PHISON PS5016-E16 master controllers, which itself uses the PCIe 4.0×4 interface and are equipped with custom firmware, allowing PCIe 4.0×16 channels to be reached. Up to 32TB and up to 24GB/s in continuous read and write. In contrast, the PS5’s SSD has a top speed of 9GB per second.
This SSD should be set up on the card NVMe RAID, similar to the PCIe 3.0×16 SSD card we have seen in recent years. The Element LQD4500 can be powered up to 32TB 3D TLC NAND Flash, providing a variety of capacity options of 30.72TB, 25.6TB, 15.36TB, 12.8TB, 7.68TB, 6.4TB, and more.
Of course, the most important concern is speed. The Element LQD4500 has a continuous read-write speed of up to 24GB/s, a random read-write speed of 4 million IOPS, a continuous random write speed of 600 KIOPS, a read delay of about 80 s, a write delay of about 20 s, and support s1.2.1 support.
It is clear that Liqid’s Element LQD4500 SSD is not aimed at gamers, but enterprise-class SSDs.
In addition, LinusTechTips, a well-known technology channel, has launched a video dedicated to testing the SSD, which they say is nearly 50 times faster than the SSD on the regular SATA interface.
The video is still under review: