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Today, Gigabyte announced the release of the AORUS XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD with up to 32TB of storage and speeds of up to 28GB/s. This dual-slot PCIe 4.0 x16 drive features a massive heatsink with twin fans and looks more like a graphics card than a solid-state drive. The high capacity is possible due to eight 4TB NVMe drives coupled with Phison’s PS5018-E18 controller. Pricing and availability have not been released at this time. Here is the press release from Gigabyte.

GIGABYTE Releases AORUS XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD for High Capacity and Ultra-fast Access Speed

Maximum 32TB Storage with dual fan and 28GB/s access speed for high capacity, cool, and breakthrough performance


July 1st, 2021 –GIGABYTE Technology, one of the top global manufacturers of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions, today announced the AORUS XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD with 28 GB/s ultra-fast access speed. This high capacity and extreme performance SSD builds in eight 4TB 2nd generation PCIe® 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSDs with PHISON PS5018-E18 controller, AORUS XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD offers ultra-high transfer bandwidth and superior access performance through RAID configuration. It features ultimate thermal design with large aluminum finned heatsink, M.2 baseplate for passive cooling, 10 temperature sensors and active dual-fan heat dissipation design, while the exclusive SSD Tool Box offers users real-time status and temperature monitoring of SSDs. GIGABYTE AORUS Storage Manager allows users to configure a RAID array with a single click and 3-phase fan speed adjustment, which enabling AORUS XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD to keep cool and performing at a high level. It promises a non-throttling experience for users who phase for high capacity and breakthrough performance.

“With advancements in both hardware and flash memory, the SSD performance jump up to a new level, however there is still a gap from the uppermost 32 GB/s transmission bandwidth of PCIe® 4.0 x16…” said Jackson Hsu, Director of the GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division. “GIGABYTE has played a leading role in the development and production of PCIe® 4.0 SSDs. After the recent launch of AORUS Gen4 7000s Prem. SSD, GIGABYTE has further released AORUS XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD to approach the maximum PCIe® 4.0 bandwidth with 28 GB/s transfer speed. The dual fan thermal design enables optimized performance under low temperature, while the large capacity of 32 TB allows users to store more data and reduce the risk of insufficient storage space. ”


AORUS XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD features high-quality, hairline brushed baseplate with a curved edge design of the outlook, and Integrates 8 sets of 4TB AORUS Gen4 7000s level SSDs with PHISON PS5018-E18 controllers. By the RAID configuration, it not only provides a large capacity of up to 32 TB, but also increases the sequential read speed to 28 GB/s, which surpass the AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD up to 4 times speed and become the highest performance storage device among all consumer SSDs in the market.

In order to avoid the throttling by overheating under high-speed operation and even data damage or loss, AORUS XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD is designed with large aluminum finned heatsink, M.2 baseplate, and giant thermal back plate to effectively dissipate the heat generated by the SSD in high-speed operation. Meanwhile the system air flow, the large air volume of the dual fans, and the thermal vent on the baffle plate create active heat dissipation to promise high performance of the SSD under ultra-high speed operation without throttling.


AORUS XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD comes with 10 thermal sensors, which enable users to monitor the temperatures and real-time status of eight 4TB M.2 SSDs through GIGABYTE’s exclusive SSD Tool Box. Furthermore, AORUS Storage Manager comes with three fan operating modes of fan speed adjustment for silent and effective cooling. Users can configure a RAID 0 Array with a single click for impressive storage performance as well!

AORUS XTREME Gen4 AIC SSD supports PCIe® 4.0 and is backward compatible with PCIe® Gen3, which can perfectly unleash the supreme storage performance of the PCIe® 4.0 or PCIe® Gen3 platform! Enhanced by GIGABYTE motherboards with PCIe® 4.0 supportive hardware design, users can now enjoy the improved data transfer volume of PCIe® storage, unleashed hidden performance of PC peripherals, limit-breaking transfer speed, and the ultimate performance from 2nd generation PCIe® 4.0.

For more information and news on GIGABYTE products, please visit the official GIGABYTE website:

-John Nester (Blaylock)

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  1. Of course this was just released today...
    I printed my mount for their previous offering last night
    Proving yet again that once I buy/procure/install something it is immediately rendered obsolete.
    No pricing on it yet but I'll give 'em $10 bucks for one as I don't have any use for it but would like to help them reduce inventory because I'm a nice guy like that.
    I would not cry too much over it. unless you want the extra capacity
    i can get around 14-15gb/s (large files), on 4x PCIe Gen 4, first generation as they have "only" managed to get 28Gb/s on 8 of their latest drives, then it is as good for speed as it might sound. but being able to add 4 more disks for capacity would be nice.
    DISKs -2TB each - RAID-0
    2x MP-600
    1x PNY CS3040
    1x Gigabyte GP-ASM2NE6200TTTD
    This is one of those devices that I have absolutely no business or need of owning, yet really want one.

    Same lol. 28 GB/s is insane. I wonder how much a fully loaded one of these will cost.