This add-in card is a PCIe extension device that can host up to four solid-state drives (SSDs) with a form size of up to 25110. The SSDs can have a capacity of up to 25110 gigabytes each. We are able to guarantee that each of the four solid-state discs (SSDs) will receive the maximum amount of bandwidth because each SSD has access to four lanes. It is of the utmost significance that this expansion card is compatible with the most recent version of the PCIe Gen5 standard.
Each of the four solid-state drives has the potential to produce a bandwidth of up to 128 Gigabits per second (Gb/s), which is the theoretical maximum (SSDs). Although such speeds are obviously not yet feasible with any of the Gen5 solid-state drives that are currently available on the market, there is theoretically nothing that is prohibiting this product from being able to handle future generations of SSDs.
The space that can be maintained between the SSD connector and the PCIe interface is restricted due to the fact that each SSD needs to be positioned at an angle of 45 degrees in order to support four. When the amount of power that is required by each SSD is taken into consideration, it is probable that the 75W that is available through the slot will not be adequate. Because of this potential problem, ASRock designed the power connector to have six individual pins. The ASRock SSD extension card has a capacity that is 13% higher than the AIC storage cards that were used in the previous iteration.
Despite the fact that the manufacturer was still able to fit this design into a single slot, this is done so that larger fans that have variable speeds can be accommodated. This is done for the same reason as this is done. ASRock presented their Blazing Quad M.2 card in conjunction with the unveiling of Intel’s W790 platform, which is capable of supporting up to 112 lanes of PCIe Gen5 connectivity. When clients use the most recent iteration of Intel’s Xeon/HEDT architecture, there is theoretically nothing that prevents them from utilizing up to seven of these cards in a single system. This is the case even in the most powerful configurations.