AORUS Gen4 AIC 8TB SSD: 4 x 2TB drives at an insane 15GB/sec (!!!)

AORUS announces new 2TB AORUS Gen4 AIC SSD: packs up to 15,000MB/sec (or 15GB/sec) transfer speeds, powered by Phison controller.

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Published Wed, Sep 16 2020 9:34 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 24 2020 6:41 AM CST

I don't know about you, but the world of storage interests me just as much as GPUs and CPUs -- with Sabrent coming out and slaying everyone every couple of months with a record-breaking drive.

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Their recent Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus offers a huge 7000MB/sec (7GB/sec) transfers, which are the fastest you can get from a single drive -- but now GIGABYTE has unveiled its new AORUS Gen4 AIC 2TB and 8TB SSDs.

The new AORUS Gen4 AIC 2TB SSD packs 4 x 500GB pre-installed NVMe M.2 SSDs directly to the AIC (add-in card) that detects as one single 2TB drive. The 8TB model is the same, with 4 x 2TB drives that show up as one beyond-ultra-fast 8GB SSD.

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AORUS is using Phison's new PS5016-E16 controller, with a pretty elaborate cooling system to keep all of that super-fast NAND as cool as possible. The 2TB model has reads of up to 15GB/sec, while writes are 'just' 9.5GB/sec -- the 8TB on the other hand handles 15GB/sec in both writes and reads.

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  • Form Factor: PCl Express Card
  • Interface: PCI-Express 4.0 x16, NVMe 1.3
  • Total Capacity: 8,000GB
  • Seq. Read Speed: up to 15,000MB/s
  • Seq. Write Speed: up to 15,000MB/s
  • Wear Leveling, Over-Provision Technologies
  • TRIM & S.M.A.R.T Supported
  • Advanced Thermal Solution with Copper Heatsink
  • Warranty: Limited 5-years

There is currently no pricing or availability for the 2TB AORUS Gen4 AIC SSD.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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