Not sure if you genuinely care but since the SN530 is an off the shelf drive you can go take a look at it’s sustained performance
Summary - it never gets above 2Gb/s in sequential read tests.
Actually there’s even a handy user manual for it
Its an average off the shelf (non-customised) drive all in all - there’s a picture and pin out of the SSD in the document and it’s identical to the pics from the tear down.
There’s a 400TBW life warranty. Over 5 years that would be writing 200gb per day. That’s the WD warranty though - not sure what MS will offer - but at least it’s easy to replace if desired.
Curious if we’ll ever get this kind of info from the PS5 since that is a custom solution unavailable in any off the shelf configuration.
It is conceivable that with the changes they have applied to both the storage API’s (Direct Storage) as well as other changes in the I/O pipeline (BCPack is likely not the only HW enhancement they added) they can best those benchmarks but I wonder if the peak speed is also higher in the MS drive or if 2.4 GB/s is the theoretical max for the drive they shipped.