GIGABYTE, one of the leading companies in high-performance and gaming hardware and components, today announced the AORUS Gen5 AIC Adapter that is PCIe 5 compatible and capable of supporting up to four NVMe SSDs in M.2 form factor. In other words, it is an adapter with four M.2 slots for NVMe SSD drives.
As you can see in the picture, the AORUS Gen5 AIC Adapter is a device that occupies a 16-lane PCIe slot to greatly expand the storage capacity of a desktop computer. The four M.2 slots it makes available give access to PCIe 5.0 interfaces with a maximum capacity of 16 terabytes . Bandwidth can be increased by configuring a RAID array to reach 60GB/s.
Due to the large capacity, it is capable of supporting and the high speeds at which it can work, the AORUS Gen5 AIC Adapter includes eight integrated temperature sensors and a temperature-controlled 5-centimeter double ball-bearing fan. to ensure proper operation.
The AORUS Gen5 AIC has aluminum protection that gives it a very attractive aesthetic finish that, together with the metal contact base, is responsible for contributing to heat dissipation. The single-slot design greatly improves convenience without worrying about interference from other PCIe devices.
The device has an internal heat dissipation system made up of a large heat sink and a double-sided high-conductivity thermal pad. In addition, the temperature can be monitored in real-time with the AORUS Storage Manager and SSD Tool Box apps, which are exclusive to GIGABYTE.
The use of the GIGABYTE AORUS Gen5 AIC is aimed at the new generation GIGABYTE motherboards for Intel and AMD with support for PCIe 5. Obviously, the M.2 slots provided by the device are compatible with PCI Express generation 3 and 4 drives.
Jackson Hsu, Director of GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division, stated, “ With the upcoming PCIe 5.0 platform, high-speed storage can exceed 10GB/s. For users looking for higher performance, GIGABYTE AORUS Gen5 AIC leads the way to extreme performance when building a disk array .”