Highpoint promises insane 56GB/s SSD performance with their Rocket 1608A PCIe 5.0 card

Highpoint enables insane levels of SSD performance with their new Rocket 1608A PCIe 5.0 Add-on card

Need bleeding-edge SSD performance? If you do, Highpoint appears to have a solution for you in the form of their PCIe 5.0 Rocket 1608A add-on card. With this product, users can achieve SSD speeds o up to 56 GB/s over a PCIe 5.0 x16 interface, enabling insane levels of I/O throughput with minimal latency.

This PCIe 5.0 add-on card can support up to eight M.2 NVMe SSDs. 56 GB/s speeds can be achieved with four high-speed PCIe 5.0 SSDs or eight high-speed PCIe 4.0 SSDs. Either way, this add-on card can deliver insane speeds.

With eight 8TB SSDs, this PCIe 5.0 add-on card from Highpoint can support up to 64TB of total storage. That’s a lot of storage, though it is worth remembering that 8TB M.2 SSDs are incredibly expensive.

This add-on card is made possible though Broadcom’s 48-lane PCIe 5.0 ExpressFabric platform. Essentially, Highpoint’s new Rocket 1608A add-on card is Broadcom’s PEX89048 chip on a PCI Express card with eight M.2 slots. In theory, a higher-end add-on card with more connected M.2 slots is possible. That said, such a card would still cap put at 56 GB/s speeds due to the limits of the card’s PCIe 5.0 x16 interface.

You can join the discussion on Highpoint’s PCIe 5.0 x16 NVMe SSD controller on the OC3D Forums.

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