Kingston will release its first PCIe 4.0 x4 SSDs this year under the name Ghost Tree. It concerns SSDs from 1TB to 4TB and the manufacturer aims for read and write speeds of 7000MB/s. Kingston also comes with an external SSD that reaches 2000MB/s.
Kingston hasn’t given many details about its PCIe 4.0 SSDs yet, but is mentioning their arrival at its CES 2021 announcement. It is not yet known which controller and which type of nand memory the fast SSDs use. Kingston does not currently have any PCIe 4.0 SSDs in its range. There will also be an NV series of PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs. That is a new series of cheaper NVMe SSDs, but no further details are known about this either.
In its announcement, Kingston also mentions the XS2000, an external USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 SSD, which will have capacities from 500GB to 2TB and connect to a PC via USB-C. This external SSD must reach speeds of up to 2000MB/s. Finally, Kingston announces the DC1500M, a U.2 NVMe SSD for data centers. It is an update of the previously released DC1000M.