Gigabyte AORUS RGB 512Gb NVMe SSD tech review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Should you buy AORUS RGB (512Gb) produced by Gigabyte and other specifications read below here.

Gigabyte AORUS RGB 512Gb NVMe SSD tech review

AORUS RGB (512Gb) produced by Gigabyte is powered by Phison PS5012-E12 controller. This internal SSD has Dynamic-Random Access Memory SK Hynix DDR4 for mapping data, located on the drive. The AORUS RGB comes equipped with Toshiba TLC flash memory. SSD besides, available in 256 Gb capacity.

Performance and benchmarks

SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with sequential write speeds equals to 2000 Mbps, and sequential read speeds 3480 Mbps. It also has input/output performance 360000 on reading and 440000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Gigabyte provide 5 years warranty for this product that limited by endurance 800 Total Bytes Written. The AORUS RGB has 1.8 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 512 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) 800
MTBF (million hours) 1.8
Warranty (years) 5


Gigabyte AORUS RGB 512Gb use previous bus standard that is significantly slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 2000 Mbps, that is okay for this interface. The Internal SSD has endurance 800 TBW, that is pretty well compared to closest rivals. Weighing all these factors, Gigabyte AORUS RGB 512Gb is a well-rounded SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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The Gigabyte AORUS RGB has SK Hynix DDR4. DRAM in their controller help to increase I/O performance and endurance.

The AORUS RGB 512Gb due to the low density of memory chips able to work with no further cooling systems. Some motherboards already has thermal pads above or below the SSD for better performance during times of high loads.

The AORUS RGB 512Gb has maximum write speed 2000 Mb per second, maximum read speed 3480 Mb per second. NVMe operate on Phison PS5012-E12 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The NAND memory type is Toshiba TLC.
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