This high-capacity, extreme-performance SSD is actually made up of eight PCIe NVMe SSDs in M.2 format of 4 TB each, the same second-generation SSDs that AORUS already sells separately and that carry a Phison PS5018- controller. E18 of maximum performance. Of course, this expansion card has a RAID controller that allows you to take advantage of the bandwidth of the PCIe 4.0 interface to deliver the enormous performance we are talking about.
AORUS XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD, the fastest in the world
This SSD that is almost in the form of a graphics card features the company’s latest thermal design, with a single PCI slot heatsink that integrates an aluminum fin design, M.2 board with passive cooling, 10 temperature sensors and a Active dual fan heat dissipation design ensures that the device’s 8 internal SSDs will always run at the best temperature to avoid Thermal Throttling.
AORUS offers with this XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD a new version of its AORUS Storage Manager software, which will allow users to easily configure the hardware RAID of the device with a single click, in addition of course to monitor the 10 temperature sensors and adjust the fan operating profiles.
“With advances in both hardware and Flash memory, SSD performance has risen to a new level; however, there is still a big gap between the transmission bandwidth of PCIe 4.0 x16 reaching 32 GB / s »- said HJackson Hsu, director of development at Gigabyte. «Gigabyte has played a leading role in the development and production of PCIe 4.0 SSDs, and after the launch of the AORUS Gen4 7000S, we have launched this XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD to get closer to the maximum bandwidth that the interface is capable of giving, since it reaches 28 GB / s. In addition, with its dual-fan thermal design it enables optimized low-temperature performance, while the large 32 TB capacity allows users to store more data and reduce the risk of running out of space.
Actually, this is not the first SSD (even in the form of RAID on an expansion card) to hit 28GB / s speed, as Sabrent was the first to announce something like this with its RocketQ Battleship, albeit in that The case integrates 8 TB SSDs and the total capacity is 64 TB. What is certain is that neither have announced the price of their higher performance units, but if we take into account that this AORUS AIC SSD integrates 8 4 TB 7000S SSDs and the price of each of them is already of about 600 euros, we would be talking about a device that will easily be sold for around 5,000 euros (4,800 is already just the price of SSDs).