With the Gigabyte Aorus Gen5 AIC, the manufacturer has introduced a new NVMe RAID SSD as an add-in card that can accommodate a maximum of four PCIe 5.0 SSDs.
Gigabyte Aorus Gen5 AIC in detail
Easy to set up and expand, it is supposed to be, the new Gigabyte Aorus Gen5 AIC RAID-SSD that the manufacturer has just introduced there. As a single add-in card, it accommodates up to four PCIe 5.0 SSDs, which can realize a maximum capacity of 16 terabytes. Thanks to the RAID array, bandwidths of up to 60 GB/s are possible.
Thanks to eight integrated thermal sensors, while a large fan keeps temperatures in check. The temperatures can be monitored in real time via the Aorus Storage Manager software. In addition, the fans have an integrated dynamic speed control, which can be used to realize whisper-quiet or particularly cool operation.
An individual PCIe 5.0 controller ensures that each SSD can operate at full bandwidth while always providing stable performance. In addition, the SSDs are said to be independently controllable by mainboard.
“Thanks to four integrated PCIe 5.0 slots, users can utilize different NVMe M.2 SSDs with different capacities and performance, providing the highest possible flexibility,” said Jackson Hsu, director of GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division.
The rest of the hardware has to be right
In addition, the Gigabyte Aorus Gen5 AIC is backwards compatible with PCIe 4.0 and 3.0, with the maximum possible speeds promised here as well. However, the full performance is only available with PCIe 5.0, but some SSDs are already in the pipeline.
Gigabyte’s new generation of Intel and AMD motherboards from the Z690 upwards is capable of this. As far as the CPU is concerned, only Intel Alder Lake can currently handle it, but the new AMD generation and Intel Raptor Lake shouldn’t be too long in coming.
The manufacturer did not reveal when and at which prices the Gigabyte Aorus Gen5 AIC will be available. Perhaps the Gen5 10000 will be available at the same time as the new AMD AM5 platform and Ryzen 7000 series, which is expected to be launched in September.