Gigabyte launches a new PCI storage device, the Aorus Gen4 AIC SSD 8TB

By Phil Hartup. Posted

What the new Aorus Gen4 AIC SSD 8TB might lack in terms of a catchy and memorable name it more than makes up for in capability. Beneath the innocuous exterior the Aorus Gen4 offers a quartet of NVMe 1.3 SSD drives running through a PCI-E 4.0 connection in order to offer a colossal amount of storage capacity at sequential read/write speeds of 15GB/s. This could spell the end of the loading screen hint as we know it.

The cooling for the Aorus Gen4 isn’t messing around. There is a copper heatsink, a rear vent as you’d find on a graphics card, and even a blower fan. Such an aggressive approach to cooling storage devices is still relatively unusual for a desktop PC but is indicative of where the technology is heading in terms of targeting performance bottlenecks and powering through them. There are eight temperature sensors on the card and the fan speed is controllable with three different operating modes.

Since it uses a PCI-E 4.0 slot the Aorus Gen4 AIC SSD 8TB is only compatible with AMD X570 chipset motherboards at this point.

The Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 AIC SSD 8TB is officially launched as of now, although at this time we haven’t seen a price for it.

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