The world’s largest hardware manufacturer is expanding its horizons where until now it had no representation. And it is that it is the same brand that has slipped into its social networks in Taiwan what it has already been preparing for only a few months, its first gaming SSD ROG STRIX SQ7. Will it be a high-end or low-end gaming SSD?
In order to appear at Computex 2022 it looks like ASUS isn’t going to jump into the pool by jumping off the sidewalk, but rather gives the impression that it will try to do so from a diving board. We don’t have technical specifications as such, but everything indicates that we are facing a unit that could compete either in performance / price or by looking for the best of the best on the market.
An SSD for PC and PS5, what do we know about this ASUS ROG STRIX SQ7?
We are talking about a 1TB M.2 2280 Solid State Drive which will arrive under an interface PCIe 4.0 x4 which we couldn’t get its sequential read or sequential write performance, or just its IOPS, but due to its NAND Flash chip layout and the little circuitry we see, there’s every indication that it needs to fight with the best.
And it is that to stop the Strangulation the brand will incorporate a graphene heat sink, which without having anything special, should favor an optimal temperature range so that this ROG STRIX SQ7 always gives the maximum performance possible. This at the same time helps it achieve compatibility with SONY console; PS5which we already know needs certain overall dimensions, which this NVMe SSD seems to meet.
As expected, there is not a single opinion regarding its price, nor for its versions, types of NAND Flash or manufacturer of controllers. This is extremely interesting because ASUS, like the rest of the competing brands not a manufacturer as such, but in the best case, it will design the SSD or order such a design to order, so that the components will be assembled by a third party under the ROG STRIX brand. Will it be competitive or is it too late to market it?