Aorus Gen4 AIC was introduced: Gigabyte’s eight TB SSD drive with a staggering speed of 15GB/s
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Gigabit has officially announced the Aorus Gen4 AIC quad-channel PCIe4 adapter card, which can host up to four NVMe SSD drives, following its initial showing at Computex this year. slow This card is basically an M.2 multi-channel adapter that allows connecting four SSD drives simultaneously to the computer by occupying one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot. Supporting high-end SSD drives in a single board, this card also uses an active cooling system to ensure stable performance at maximum work pressure. Equipped with high-speed PCIe 4.0 SSD drives, the Aures memory card can reach a staggering 15 GB/s throughput; Of course, if the user is able to reach such a transfer volume.
The 8 TB version of this card is actually a PCIe 4.0 x16 board with eight PCIe 4.0 re-drivers and four SSD is a two TB M.2-2280 with a Phison PS5016-E16 controller, which is actually the only controller that uses four PCIe version 4 interfaces. The said card also uses an advanced cooling system including a large copper heatsink, a 5 cm fan, and a bed that includes 8 thermal sensors for monitoring everything. This monitoring is done by Aorus Storage Manager software, which has fan settings for silent, normal and performance modes.
Aorus Gen4 AIC SSD 8 TB card can reach 15GB/S sequential read and write speed and 430K/440K random IOPS read and write speed in RAID 0 mode. Of course, it should be said that since Aures is a card focused on maximum power, regardless of the problems of reaching such amounts of IOPS in the workload of customers, RAID types do not help to improve IOPS.
Although the sequential performance of the mentioned card looks very attractive, there is a problem; Today, the only professional desktop platform that supports PCIe 4.0 is the AMD 3000 processors, which can use 24 PCIe lanes, respectively: 16 lanes for an external (graphics) card; It supports 4 lanes for NVMe SSD and 4 lanes for motherboard chip connection. Therefore, such a product is limited to special uses that do not require an independent graphics card. Otherwise, by connecting this card to the PCIe x16 port controlled by the AMD X570 chip, the PCIe 4.0 x4 connection between the processor and the motherboard chip A bottleneck occurs. Of course, by using workstation platforms based on AMD EPYC 7000 series processors that support up to 128 PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes, or possibly with the next generation of Threadripper processors, the maximum power of the card can be used.
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