Galax unveils two fast Hall of Fame PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs

Better looking than the old one.

Galaxy HOF PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD

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.

Galaxy HOF Extreme 30 and Pro 30


HOF Pro 30 1TBHOF Pro 30 2TBHOF Extreme 1TBHOF Extreme 2TB
NANDToshiba TLCToshiba TLCN/AN/A
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4
Read Speed (MB/s)5,0005,0007,0007,000
Write Speed (MB/s)4,0004,2005,5006,500
Random Read IOPS (K)530530350650
Random Write IOPS (K)820820700700
Form FactorM.2M.2M.2M.2

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.