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GALAX announces HOF Pro PCIe M.2 SSD

27thMay, 2019 – Hong Kong – Galaxy Microsystems Limited, a leading graphics card, storage and peripheral manufacturer, today announces the GALAX HOF (Hall Of Fame) Pro PCIe M2, one of the world’s first SSD supporting next generation PCIe® 4.0 technology. As GALAX’s new flagship, the GALAX HOF Pro PCIe M.2 adopts Phison’s latest PS5016-E16 controller, providing lighting fast performance. The E16 is an 8-channel controller supporting NVMe protocol, it’s built on 28nm process and is the world’s first SSD controller supporting PCIe 4.0 x4 technology.

Easily breaks 4GB/s barrier

As one of the early adopters of E16, the GALAX HOF Pro PCIe M.2 shows extraordinary performance. The 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processor with the AMD X570 chipset is the world’s first PC platform to support PCIe 4.0 connectivity. AMD is leading advanced technologies and was a driving force behind bringing PCIe 4.0 capabilities to market. With this new platform, the GALAX HOF Pro PCIe M.2 achieves up to 4800/4000MB/s sequential read/write speed. Such amazing speed even out-performs the just-announced GALAX HOF PCIe M.2, which is impossible without the advancement of PCIe 4.0 technology. This brings users blazing fast application startup speed and reduced game loading time.

“GALAX has been focusing on improving user experience through innovation, the GALAX HOF Pro PCIe M.2 is a result of joint co-operation between AMD, GALAX and Phison, we are glad to be one of the first manufacturers to launch PCIe 4.0 based SSDs” said Alex Lam, CEO of Galaxy Microsystems Limited.

“We are happy to be a strong contributor of the strong PCIe 4.0 ecosystem. In joint force with AMD’s leadership PCIe 4.0 ready 3rd Gen Ryzen™ desktop processors, AMD X570 chipsets, and motherboard partners, Phison will be releasing its own PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe PS5016-E16 SSD solution to the market with branded SSD partners, completing the world's first consumer affordable PCIe 4.0 PC application platform”, said K.S. Pua, chairman and CEO of PHISON, “Through the strategic alliances, ecosystem partners can finally embrace the growth of emerging application markets that can benefit from high-performance computing, such as 5G services, 8K HD contents, and gaming, unlocking the gate to the new technology era.”

Besides the E16 controller, the GALAX HOF Pro PCIe M.2 also utilizes Toshiba original 3D NAND flash, and offers 1TB and 2TB as capacity option.

HOF signature colours

As with all HOF products, the GALAX HOF Pro PCIe M.2 uses a special white coloured PCB. The arrow-inspired silver heat-sink is built from high quality aluminium using CNC process. It also comes with a copper pipe to enhance heat dissipation. This resulted in the GALAX HOF Pro PCIe M.2 able to sustain its speed without thermal throttling for at least two hours.

Strong data protection

Besides amazing performance, the GALAX HOF Pro PCIe M.2 also employs a number of technologies for data protection. These include LDPC, TCG OPAL, Pyrite, temperature monitoring, etc., enhancing data security and life span. “Only for Performance” has been the design philosophy behind GALAX HOF series for years, and the GALAX HOF Pro PCIe M.2 is no exception. With the speed and performance driven by the E16 controller, the GALAX HOF Pro PCIe M.2 is the perfect companion for your next generation gaming or professional PC.

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From what was “Galaxytech”, we now bring you “GALAX” Founded in 1994, GALAXY has built its reputation as the behind-the-scenes designer and manufacturer of many of the most popular OEM-branded graphic card products on the market. “We are dedicated to creating a custom user experience and believe that each of our products needs to fit its owner, not the other way around. What we make is not merely the product of focus group tests, but rather the results of observing and honoring the way individuals choose to interact with technology.” Since 2000 we have introduced numerous critically-acclaimed product series, "Hall of Fame" The aim of HOF is simple: To make a series of graphics cards with the best components available that is able to enter the 3DMark Hall Of Fame. Our aim is to produce performance products that help to enhance the escapist in games, to heighten the perception of play and help contribute a performance level that is unsurpassed.