I was actually fearing worse since proprietary systems are always expensive, but yeah, it's still very expensive.
Well, "Crazy" expensive is not really what it is :)
SSD with that throughput today (I guess PCIe 4.0 only) is probably in that range... And this is a custom piece of hardware.
Just as a reference (PCIe 4.0 as it is probably the closest in term of performance):
No, 220$ is not crazy expensive at all...
For the speed of the SSD in the XSX, PCIe 3.0 is plenty fast enough. For the PS5 SSD, a PCIe 4.0 connector would be needed, but not the one in the XSX.
As such, you can compare with any NVMe SSD with both read and write speeds (both to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt) over 2400 MB/s, which is the supposed speed of the XSX SSD.Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 24 September 2020
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