Galax, also known as Galaxy or KFA, has added two models to its SSD line-up featuring up to 7,000MB/s speeds and 2TB capacities, all covered by an all-new white heatspreader.
While lately we have seen brands like Corsair and Gigabyte showcasing their latest PCIe 5.0 SSDs reaching 10,000MB/s read speeds, Galax seems to have decided that PCIe 4.0 is good enough for today’s demands. Good enough that these SSDs have the brand’s special HOF (Hall of Fame) designation.
Dubbed Galax HOF Pro 30 and HOF Extreme 30, the former is most likely a refresh of the older HOF Pro M.2 SSD (2019), keeping the same Phison PS5016-E16 controller and Toshiba’s 96-layer BiCS4 3D TLC flash memory. The latter, however, looks like a new model using Phison’s PS5018-E18 controller. Both have the same heatsink which Galax said is inspired by falling feathers. This new cooler also brings 25 per cent better thermals, according to the brand.
|HOF Pro 30 1TB||HOF Pro 30 2TB||HOF Extreme 1TB||HOF Extreme 2TB|
|NAND||Toshiba TLC||Toshiba TLC||N/A||N/A|
|Interface||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4|
|Read Speed (MB/s)||5,000||5,000||7,000||7,000|
|Write Speed (MB/s)||4,000||4,200||5,500||6,500|
|Random Read IOPS (K)||530||530||350||650|
|Random Write IOPS (K)||820||820||700||700|
It’s unfortunate that there are no HOF motherboards, since with these SSDs, the RTX 3090 Ti HOF, plus HOF RAM, we are already halfway to a complete build.
For now, pricing and availability are still unknown. However, with the older HOF Pro 1TB SSD found around $250, the new one is likely to be more expensive.