Best PCIe 4.0 SSD Drive

Posted on January 25, 2023 by Raymond Chen

Almost all modern PC motherboards and laptops have an M.2 slot for PCI-e 4.0 solid state drive. Read on to learn best storage for daily usage on your system.

Best PCIe 4.0 SSD Drive

To use all the benefits of PCIe 4.0 you must be sure that your chipset is compatible. If you don’t know what is installed inside your laptop or PC, check it via Aida64 or Everest for Windows or Linux OS, for MacOS choose Apple menu > About This Mac. Save the motherboard and CPU name, and then check the capability of both on the manufacturers side.

Now, when you know that your system is able to run SSD on full write and read speeds, it's time to choose storage. The market has an incredible count of new brands, not well known, but with good prices. The most important part of solid state drives is memory. According to its type the TBW (Total Bytes Written) will be more or less lasting. All modern SSD have a lifetime cycle, which equals to terabytes written on the storage. The best memory type is SLC, but the price is too big for consumers. Second and almost the same endurance is MLC. TLC memory is now installed on almost every NVME M.2 SSD and has a good balance of TBW, speed and price. The QLC (Quad-Level Cell) is the cheapest memory with a slightly slower writing and reading speeds and endurance, but the price will be 4 times lower in comparison with SLC, and two times with MLC.

The writing speed is essential for the end consumers. That’s why most manufacturers fight for these measure indicators. But there is a little trick that can cheat benchmarks: DRAM memory installed on an SSD. Additional scheme soldered to storage and assigned to buffer. When the DRAM buffer is full, the speed will drop significantly. That’s why read a detailed review of the product before buying, to know what’s installed inside your solid state drive.

List of PCIe 4.0 SSD to buy in 2023

There is 258 SSD in our database. Links to reviewed models of storage with detailed characteristics listed in table below.

Name Write Speed, Mb/s Read Speed, Mb/s Memory type
ADATA XPG Gammix S70 Blade 6400 7400 3D Nand
ADATA XPG Gammix S70 6400 7400 Micron 3D TLC
ADATA XPG Gammix S50 Lite 3200 3900 Micron 3D TLC
ADATA XPG Gammix S50 4400 5000 Toshiba 3D TLC
Addlink S95 6800 7100 Micron 3D TLC
Addlink S92 3600 4900 Micron 3D QLC
Addlink S90 4400 5000 3D TLC
Addlink H90 4400 5000 3D TLC
Apacer AS2280Q4 4400 5000 3D TLC
Corsair MP600 Pro 6550 7000 Micron 3D TLC
Corsair MP600 Core 3950 4950 3D QLC
Corsair MP600 4250 4950 Toshiba 3D TLC
Galax HOF Pro 4400 5000 Toshiba 3D TLC
Gigabyte Aorus 7000S 6850 7000 Micron TLC
Gigabyte Aorus 4000 5000 Toshiba 3D TLC
Goodram IRDM Ultimate X 4500 5000 Toshiba 3D TLC
Inland Performance Plus 6850 7000 Micron 3D TLC
Integral Ultima Pro X3 4400 5000 3D TLC
Kingmax PX4480 4400 5000 3D Nand
Klevv CRAS C920 7000 7000 3D TLC
Micron 3400 n/a n/a Micron 3D TLC
Micron 2450 n/a n/a Micron 3D TLC
Mushkin Gamma 6800 7100 Micron 3D TLC
Mushkin Delta 3900 4900 3D Nand
Patriot Viper VP4300 6800 7400 Micron 3D TLC
Patriot Viper VP4100 4400 5000 Toshiba 3D TLC
PNY XLR8 CS3140 6850 7500 Micron 3D TLC
PNY XLR8 CS3040 4300 5600 Toshiba 3D TLC
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 6900 7200 Micron 3D TLC
Sabrent Rocket Q4 6850 4900 Micron 96L QLC
Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 4400 5000 Toshiba 3D TLC
Samsung 980 Pro 5000 7000 Samsung 3D TLC
Seagate FireCuda 530 6900 7000 Micron 3D TLC
Seagate FireCuda 520 4400 5000 Toshiba 3D TLC
Silicon Power US70 4400 5000 3D Nand
Smartbuy Impact E16 4400 5000 3D TLC
Team Force Cardea Z44Q 4000 5000 QLC
Team Force T Create Classic 4400 5000 Kioxia 3D TLC
Team Force Cardea Ceramic A440 6900 7000 Micron TLC
Team Force Cardea Ceramic C440 4400 5000 Toshiba 3D TLC
Team Force Cardea Zero Z440 4400 5000 Toshiba 3D TLC
Transcend MTE240S 3200 3800 3D TLC
Western Digital Black SN850 5100 7000 96L Bics4
Acer Predator GM7000 6700 7400 Micron 3D TLC
ADATA Legend 960 6800 7400 3D Nand
ADATA Legend 840 4500 5000 3D Nand
ADATA Gammix S70 Blade 6400 7400 3D Nand
ADATA Gammix S70 6400 7400 Micron 3D TLC
ADATA Gammix S50 4400 5000 Toshiba 3D TLC
ADATA Gammix S50 Lite 3200 3900 Micron 3D TLC
ADATA Atom 50 4500 5000 3D Nand/b>
Addlink S90 Lite 4400 5000 3D TLC
Asgard AN4 5500 7500 YNTC 3D TLC
Asus ROG Stryx SQ7 6000 7000 Micron 3D TLC
Corsair MP600 Pro XT Hydro X 6800 7100 Micron 3D TLC
Corsair MP600 Pro LPX 6800 7100 Micron 3D TLC
Corsair MP600 Pro XT 6800 7100 3d TLC
Corsair MP600 Pro Hydro X Ed. 6550 7000 3D TLC 
Crucial P5 Plus 5000 6600 Micron TLC
Crucial P3 Plus 4100 4800 Micron QLC
Digma Top P8 6400 7000 Kioxia 3D TLC
Digma Mega G1 2800 3300 3D TLC
Goodram IRDM Pro 6800 7000 3D TLC
HP FX 900 Pro 6800 7400 Micron TLC
HP FX 900 4800 5000 MicronTLC
Kingston NV2 n/a n/a Toshiba 3D TLC
Kingston Fury Renegade 7000 7300 3D TLC
Kingston KC3000 7000 7000 Micron TLC
Kioxia XG8 5800 7000 Kioxia BICS5 TLC
Kioxia Exceria Pro 6400 7300 3D PLC
Lexar NM800 PRO n/a n/a 3D TLC
Lexar NM800 7400 5800 3D TLC
Lexar NM760 4500 5300 Micron 3D TLC
MSI Spatium M480 Play 6800 7000 Micron TLC
MSI Spatium M470 4400 5000 Kioxia 3D TLC
MSI Spatium M450 3000 3600 TLC
Mushkin Redline Vortex 6800 7400 Micron 3D TLC
Neo Forza NFP455 n/a n/a YMTC 3D TLC
Netac NV7000 5500 7500 3D TLC
OWC Aura Pro IV n/a n/a Micron TLC
Patriot Viper VPR400 4400 4600 Micron TLC
Patriot P400 4800 5000 Micron 3D TLC
Plextor M10P 5000 7000 Kioxia TLC
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus-G 7000 7400 Micron TLC
Samsung 990 Pro 6900 7400 Samsung 3D TLC
Silicon Power UD90 4200 4800 Micron TLC
Silicon Power XS70 6800 7300 Micron 3D TLC
SK Hynix Platinum P41 6500 7000 SK Hynix 176L TLC
Smartbuy Stream E19T 3000 3300 Micron 3D TLC
Solidigm P44 Pro 6500 7000 SK Hynix 3D TLC
Solidigm P41 Plus 3300 4100 Solidigm 3D QLC
Team Force Cardea A440 Pro Special 7000 7000 Micron 3D TLC
Team Force Cardea A440 Pro 7000 7400 Micron 3D TLC
Western Digital Black SN850X 6600 7300 112L Bics5
Western Digital Black SN770 4900 5150 TLC
Western Digital Black SN750 SE 2830 3600 SanDisk
Zadak TWSG4S 7000 7400 3D Nand

Best PCIe 4.0 SSD FAQ

The PCIe 4.0 storage can run on motherboards that didn’t support PCIe 4.0 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The slot pins are exactly the same, but M.2 bus have only 4 lines and max speed will be limited to 4 Gbps. This makes your upgrade useless, until your chipset and CPU will be upgraded to Gen 4.

But, notwithstanding that PCIe 4.0 was announced in late 2011, the first system that can run new storage generation starts in the early 2019. Full support of this technology is provided on AMD Ryzen 3rd+ Gen (3000, 5000) and Intel 11th+ Gen CPUs, that can be installed to motherboards with B550, X570 for AMD and Z490, Z690 and Z590 for Intel chipsets.

The PS5 supports M.2 (NVMe) PCIe 4.0 SSD with Gen 4x4 interface. The sizes that can be installed to the game console are: 22110, 2230, 2260, 2242 and 2280. Max storage expansion size is four terabytes. The solid state drives that can’t reach a reading speed of 5500 Mbps are not supported. Don’t forget, that big heatsink can’t be installed inside the console, so stay away from SSD with preinstalled high radiators.

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