MSI today took a step in a new direction with the release of its first-ever solid-state drive. Known simply as MSI SSD, it’s aimed at gamers with PCs that can take advantage of the PCIe 4.0 interface.
The drives promise maximum throughputs similar to what Kingston says its new “Ghost Tree” drives will hit, though release dates or pricing details for both drives were not announced. We asked MSI if these new drives were in any way related to Kingston’s Ghost Tree project, but the company declined to comment.
Until then the idea of a PCIe Gen 4 SSD hitting 7,000MBps will remain in the world of theory, as will the promise of a max write throughput of 6,900MBps. But it’s still an exciting time nonetheless as both major gaming consoles and PCs gain new ways to reduce, and in some cases all but eliminate, load times for gamers and productivity hounds alike.