ASUS advances its first NVMe SSD memory

May 6, 2022 - 20:05
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ASUS advances its first NVMe SSD memory

ASUS has long been associated with the world of gaming, with the ROG and TUF families serving as prominent examples. As a result, it is not uncommon to learn from time to time that the company intends to expand its product catalog not only with new devices from the product families in which it already has a presence.

As evidenced by an image posted by the firm on the ASUS ROG Taiwan page on Facebook, an image that shows the forthcoming ASUS ROG Strix SQ7 NVMe SSD, an NVMe SSD, with the text "Coming Soon!!" at the bottom.

Given that Computex is only three weeks away and that ASUS has announced its "Boundless" event for May 17, we can expect the ASUS ROG Strix SQ7 to be introduced within the next few weeks.

The text accompanying the image does not provide any extra information, but we can see on the device itself that we are talking about a one terabyte NVMe SSD with the M.2 2280 form factor.

Which is the most common format nowadays, and conforms to the PCIe Gen 44 standard Perhaps it would have been expected for ASUS to make its debut in this regard with a PCIE Gen 5 unit, with a focus on performance, but it seems much more sensible to me to start with the most current generation today, and reserve the top of the range in performance for a second or even a third release.

With this new release, ASUS moves closer to the aim of the major component makers, as well as those who assemble their own systems: having a catalog that allows for the complete assembly of a PC based solely on its components. With the introduction of NVMe SSDs, ASUS would only need one more component, its own RAM, to reach that goal.

Regardless, NVMe SSD memory have gone from being a luxury component to being affordable to almost everyone in a few of years.