Gigabyte’s Aorus Gen4 AIC crams four M.2 SSDs right into a unmarried card

After appearing off its new Aorus Gen4 AIC at Computex previous this yr, Gigabyte has formally unveiled its new quad-SSD PCIe 4.0 adapter card.

The cardboard itself is designed to accommodate as much as 4 NVMe SSDs and it purposes as a multi-way M.2 adapter that permits four SSDs to run from a PCI 4.0 x16 slot. The Aorus Gen4 AIC additionally contains an energetic cooling device to lend a hand the drives run at constant speeds even whilst below top so much.

Gigabyte has geared up the tool with four 2TB m.2-2280 SSDs in accordance with Phison’s PS5016-E16 controller as it’s the handiest consumer SSD controller with a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface.

To stay the cardboard cool, the corporate has supplied it with an advanced cooling device made up of a big copper heatsink, a 5cm ball bearing fan, a baseplate and eight thermal sensors that observe the drives temperatures. Aorus Garage Supervisor device is used to watch the tool and it could possibly additionally configure the cardboard’s cooling with a silent, balanced and function running mode for the fan.

Sacrificing graphics for garage

In RAID 0 mode, the Aorus Gen4 AIC SSD 8TB can give as much as 15 GB/s sequential learn and write speeds in addition to 430okay/440okay learn and write IOPS.

The cardboard’s efficiency is surely spectacular however there’s a large attainable problem. AMD’s Ryzen 3000 is the one platform that helps PCIe Gen 4 and the corporate’s CPUs handiest beef up 24 PCIe 4.0 lanes with x16 to be had for an add-in-card, x4 to be had for an NVMe SSD and X4 to hook up with the chipset.

Which means to make complete use of the Aorus Gen4 AIC SSD 8TB, customers must surrender their motherboard’s handiest PCIe 4.0 x16 slot for the SSD and would now not be capable of use a devoted graphics card. Whilst this can be ok for some workloads, graphic designers, video editors and others who want devoted graphics to do their jobs will be unable to take complete benefit of the brand new card.

On the other hand, the Aorus Gen4 AIC SSD 8TB could be a really perfect have compatibility for a workstation the use of AMD’s EPYC 7000-series processor because it has as much as 128 PCIe Gen 4 lanes.

By means of AnandTech