Gigabyte AORUS RGB 256Gb NVMe specifications

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Gigabyte's AORUS RGB NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface. Detailed characteristics of this NVMe on our page.

Gigabyte AORUS RGB 256Gb NVMe specifications

Gigabyte's 256Gb AORUS RGB SSD works on Phison PS5012-E12 controller. This NVMe SSD has Dynamic-Random Access Memory SK Hynix DDR4 to keep a map of where data is located on the drive. The AORUS RGB comes equipped with Toshiba TLC memory. NVMe SSD besides, available in 512 Gb volume sizes.

Performance and benchmarks

SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 with write speeds 2000 MB/s, and sequential read speeds 3480 Mbps. AORUS RGB has IOPS 440000 on writing and 360000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Gigabyte provide 5 years warranty period limited by endurance 380 TBW. As well it has 1.8 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 256 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5012-E12
Memory type Toshiba TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 3480
Write speed (Mb/s) 2000
Read IOPS 360000
Write IOPS 440000
Endurance (TBW) 380
MTBF (million hours) 1.8
Warranty (years) 5


Gigabyte AORUS RGB 256Gb may work on PCIe Gen3 that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe 4. The sequential write speed is 2000 Mb/s, that is okay for this computer expansion bus standard. The NVMe SSD provide possibility to write 380 TBW, that is pretty well against rivals. On balance, Gigabyte AORUS RGB 256Gb is a well-rounded drive.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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The Gigabyte AORUS RGB has SK Hynix DDR4. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes drive faster, but also more expensive.

The AORUS RGB 256Gb due to the low density of memory chips may function with no further cooling systems. Some motherboards designed with thermal pads above or below the drive to improve productivity during high loads.

The AORUS RGB 256Gb has write speed 2000 Mb/s, sequential read speed 3480 Mb per second. SSD operate on Phison PS5012-E12 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is Toshiba TLC.
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