AORUS Gen5 12000 SSD: Your Smartest Choice for Gen5 SSDs!


August 30th, 2023 – GIGABYTE Technology, one of the top global manufacturers of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions, announced today the latest AORUS Gen5 12000 SSD with an M.2 2280 form factor. Harnessing the power of a PCIe® 5.0 controller with ultra-fast 3D-TLC NAND Flash, the AORUS Gen5 12000 SSD delivers a boosted performance of more than 70% over PCIe® 4.0 SSDs with easy installation and superb capability. Equipped with the ultimate thermal design of M.2 Thermal Guard Extreme, the AORUS Gen5 12000 SSD becomes the perfect choice for power users, content creators, and gamers.

With PCIe® 5.0 support on new motherboard platforms, the bandwidth and transfer performance are raised to the next level. The AORUS Gen5 12000 SSD is equipped with the latest Phison PS5026-E26 8-channel controller, providing users with superior control of random read speeds. Along with an over 232-layer stack structure of 3D-TLC NAND Flash and a built-in LPDDR4 cache design, the AORUS Gen5 12000 SSD unleashes the full potential of PCIe® 5.0 performance with 12 GB/s ultra-fast access speed, which is more than a 70% increase compared to its predecessor. Furthermore, with AORUS optimized Direct Storage support, the AORUS Gen5 12000 SSD brings next-level performance with optimized stability.

Normally, high-speed SSDs generate heat and may result in throttling under full-speed operation, leading to reduced storage performance or even data loss and damage to the controller. However, the AORUS Gen5 12000 SSD is equipped with the optimal thermal solution of M.2 Thermal Guard Extreme, promising users a cool experience while enjoying throttle-free performance and reliability. Additionally, the separated packaging design of the SSD and heatsink offers more flexibility for users to choose between the built-in heatsink on their motherboards and the enclosed heatsink of the AORUS Gen5 12000 SSD.

Moreover, the SSD monitoring feature of GIGABYTE’s exclusive GCC application provides users with real-time status updates on the SSD, allowing them to leverage the performance, thermal, stability, and capability of the AORUS Gen5 12000 SSD. To fully release the breakthrough performance of 12GB/s read speed, GIGABYTE’s PCIe® 5.0 supported motherboards are highly recommended.

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