And is this product really nothing but a PCI-Express 4.0 expansion card inside the four-component AORUS Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSD installed, each of 500 GB to add 2 TB of capacity and use NVMe RAID Power to deliver unprecedented performance seen.
AORUS Gen4 AIC SSD, 2 TB with NVMe RAID
Having an SSD in this way (expansion card or mounting card) has many advantages over using an SSD in standard M.2 format. First, it does not require the motherboard to have M.2 bases, which you can use for other purposes, but without a doubt its greatest advantage is better cooling, both to separate the M.2 from the motherboard and because in this case the case provided cooling. Of course, and we should consider it an advantage that it includes Dedicated Hardware RAID, which brings better performance.
The fact that this hard drive contains four M.2 NVMe SSDs on the RAID inside makes it necessary for the user platform to be installed to be compatible PCIe route segmentation (Most systems since 2016 support it), and that the operating system supports it NVMe RAID (Windows 10 does).
Therefore, this mounting card that contains 4 NVMe M.2 SSDs internally includes basic logic and its own RAID controller and LEDs function, as well as a blower type fan that works slower or faster depending on the unit temperature. Inside there is a copper block responsible for heat dissipation on four AORUS SSDs, so temperature should not be a problem at all.
Each 4 M.2 NVMe SSDs each is a standard AORUS Gen4 M.2 SSD, like the one that has been on the market for months and we know it well. So, each has a 96-layer memory of 3D TLC NAND Flash and a Phison E16 SSD controller. Now, its performance is unusual due to the NVMe RAID system, because according to AORUS this unit is able to offer high operating costs up to 15,000 MB / s reading and 9,500 MB / s writing
Except that these devices are “readily available” (this means that the manufacturer has already shipped them to colleagues, but not that it has arrived in stores), Gigabyte did not provide more details about this unit than the 5 year warranty, so we do not know their TBW or the price they will have. Well, considering that a 500 GB SSD for every four that costs about 140 Euro, we can say without fear that we will talk badly about a simple device. will exceed $600.