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500GB vs. 1TB vs. 2TB AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader SSD

Gigabyte has three capacity options for the AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader Solid State Drive. So, what are the speed differences between the 500GB, 1TB and 2TB versions? You can find out in this comparison guide.

Quick Summary

The 1 TB and 2TB AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader SSD are identical when it comes to maximum sequential reading speed, maximum sequential writing speed, maximum random reading speed and maximum random writing speed. Both of these capacities are faster than the 500 GB version in all categories expect for maximum sequential reading.

The 1 TB and 2 TB capacities also have better endurance when it comes to TBW. With that said, all three have the same reliability in terms of MTBF.

If you are interested, you can purchase any of the three solid state drives on Amazon with the following links:

AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader SSD Comparison Chart

 500GB Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader SSD1TB Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader SSD2TB Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader SSD
Model NumberGP-ASM2NE6500GTTDGP-ASM2NE6100TTTDGP-ASM2NE6200TTTD
Form FactorM.2 2280M.2 2280M.2 2280
Dimensions 8‎0.5 mm x 11.4 mm x 23.5 mm8‎0.5 mm x 11.4 mm x 23.5 mm8‎0.5 mm x 11.4 mm x 23.5 mm
InterfacesPCI-Express 4.0x4 and NVMe 1.3PCI-Express 4.0x4 and NVMe 1.3PCI-Express 4.0x4 and NVMe 1.3
NAND3‎D TLC Toshiba BiCS43‎D TLC Toshiba BiCS43‎D TLC Toshiba BiCS4
External DDR Cache512MB DDR41GB DDR42GB DDR4
General Features Fully Body Copper Heat Spreader

LDPC Error Correction

Over-Provision

Pyrite Support

RAID ECC

S.M.A.R.T Support

SSD Tool Box

TRIM Support

Wear Leveling
Fully Body Copper Heat Spreader

LDPC Error Correction

Over-Provision

Pyrite Support

RAID ECC

S.M.A.R.T Support

SSD Tool Box

TRIM Support

Wear Leveling
Fully Body Copper Heat Spreader

LDPC Error Correction

Over-Provision

Pyrite Support

RAID ECC

S.M.A.R.T Support

SSD Tool Box

TRIM Support

Wear Leveling
Maximum Sequential Read Speed Up to 5000 MB per secondUp to 5000 MB per secondUp to 5000 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write Speed Up to 2500 MB per secondUp to 4400 MB per secondUp to 4400 MB per second
Maximum Random Read Speed Up to 400k IOPSUp to 750k IOPSUp to 750k IOPS
Maximum Random Write Speed Up to 550k IOPSUp to 700k IOPSUp to 700k IOPS
Idle Power Consumption 1‎3.21 mW1‎8.80 mW2‎1.10 mW
Average Active Power Consumption Reading: 5.9 W

Writing: 4.5 W
Reading: 6.6 W

Writing: 6.4 W
Reading: 6.5 W

Writing: 6.6 W
Operating Temperature 0‎°C to 70°C0‎°C to 70°C0‎°C to 70°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C
Reliability1‎.77 million hours1‎.77 million hours1‎.77 million hours
Endurance850 TBW1800 TBW3600 TBW
Warranty 5 years or 850 TBW5 years or 1800 TBW5 years or 3600 TBW
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Form Factor

The 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB capacities of the AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader SSD all use M.2 2280 as the form factor.

Dimensions

The storage drives have the same dimensions with measurements of 8‎0.5 mm x 11.4 mm x 23.5 mm.

Interfaces

The capacity options also use the same interfaces with PCI-Express 4.0×4 and NVMe 1.3.

NAND

The AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader SSDs are equipped with 3‎D TLC Toshiba BiCS4 for NAND.

External DDR Cache

The 2 TB version has twice the amount of DD4 cache when compared to the 1 TB and four times the amount when compared to the 500 GB version. You can find the external DDR cache for each below:

  • 500GB SSD: 512MB DDR4
  • 1TB SSD: 1GB DDR4
  • 2TB SSD: 2GB DDR4

General Features

All three capacity options also support the following general features:

  • Fully Body Copper Heat Spreader
  • LDPC Error Correction
  • Over-Provision
  • Pyrite Support
  • RAID ECC
  • S.M.A.R.T Support
  • SSD Tool Box
  • TRIM Support
  • Wear Leveling

Maximum Sequential Read Speed

The sequential speeds of the Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader Solid State Drive is measured using the CrystalDiskMark v.5.1.2 and I0meter 1.1.0.

When it comes to maximum sequential reading speeds, the 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB versions are identical. You can find that specification below:

  • 500GB SSD: Up to 5000 MB per second
  • 1TB SSD: Up to 5000 MB per second
  • 2TB SSD: Up to 5000 MB per second

Maximum Sequential Write Speed

The 1 TB and 2 TB solid state drives are tied for having the best maximum sequential writing speed, which is 1900 MB (or 76%) faster than the 500 GB version.

You can find the max sequential write speeds below:

  • 500GB SSD: Up to 2500 MB per second
  • 1TB SSD: Up to 4400 MB per second
  • 2TB SSD: Up to 4400 MB per second

Maximum Random Read Speed

The 1 TB and 2 TB SSDs also have the best random reading speed, which is 350k IOPS (or 87.5%) faster than the 500 GB SSD.

You can take a look at the maximum random read speed specs below:

  • 500GB SSD: Up to 400k IOPS
  • 1TB SSD: Up to 750k IOPS
  • 2TB SSD: Up to 750k IOPS

Maximum Random Write Speed

Furthermore, the 1 TB and 2 TB drives have the best random writing speed, which is 150k IOPS faster (or 27.27%) than the 500 GB drive.

You can check out the maximum random write speeds below:

  • 500GB SSD: Up to 550k IOPS
  • 1TB SSD: Up to 700k IOPS
  • 2TB SSD: Up to 700k IOPS

Idle Power Consumption

The 2 TB AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader SSD consumes the most energy while idle while the 500 GB version consumes the least. The 1 TB version is in the middle of the road.

You can check out the power consumption while idle for each device below:

  • 500GB SSD: 1‎3.21 mW
  • 1TB SSD: 1‎8.80 mW
  • 2TB SSD: 2‎1.10 mW

Average Active Power Consumption

The 2 TB capacity has the highest average active power consumption when writing while the 1 TB capacity has the highest active power consumption when reading.

You can take a look at the average active power consumption for all three storage drives below:

500GB SSD:

  • Reading: 5.9 W
  • Writing: 4.5 W

1TB SSD:

  • Reading: 6.6 W
  • Writing: 6.4 W

2TB SSD:

  • Reading: 6.5 W
  • Writing: 6.6 W

Operating Temperature

The AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader Solid State Drives have an operating temperate range of 0‎°C to 70°C.

Storage Temperature

The three capacity options also have the same storage temperature range of -40°C to 85°C.

Reliability

The 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB versions have the same MTBF of 1‎.77 million hours. MTBF, or Mean Time Between Failures, is a stat that measures the reliability of a solid state drive in terms of how long they are expected to last.

Endurance

Endurance is measured in Terabytes Written as it shows how much data you can write on an SSD. When you compared TBW in relations to the available capacity, the 1 TB and 2 TB storage drives are slightly more durable than the 500 GB storage drive.

  • 500GB SSD: 850 TBW
  • 1TB SSD: 1800 TBW
  • 2TB SSD: 3600 TBW

Warranty

The Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 Full Body Copper Heat Spreader SSDs come with a 5-year limited warranty that could expire sooner if the aforementioned TBW limits are reached.

You can find the breakdown of warranty coverage periods for each capacity below:

  • 500GB SSD: 5 years or 850TBW
  • 1TB SSD: 5 years or 1800TBW
  • 2TB SSD: 5 years or 3600TBW

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