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RocketAIC 7140A Series

PCIe Gen 3 x16 NVMe RAID Expansion Drive - 16TB of Storage Capacity - Up to 14GB/s of Transfer performance!

RocketAIC 7140A Front Side

HighPoint’s high-density RocketAIC 7140AW series PCIe 3.0 NVMe expansion drives are comprised of eight Samsung 980 PRO M.2 SSDs, and are available with up to 16TB of storage capacity. The full-length, single-width AIC drive has been tested for compliance with a wide range of Dell and HP Server and Workstation platforms, and was designed to accommodate professional workflows that require a robust, high-density storage solution capable of delivering uncompromised transfer throughput. 

Broadcom Inside!

RocketAIC NVMe expansion drives incorporate Broadcom PCIe switch chipsets, to optimize signal integrity, reduce latency, maximize transfer throughput and provide an abundance of electrical lanes. The highly flexible, performance-focused hardware architecture is unique to our NVMe solutions and ensures bandwidth is never wasted. The RocketAIC 7104AW allocates a dedicated x16 lanes of upstream bandwidth, and x4 lanes of downstream bandwidth to each device, and is capable of delivering 14GB/s of transfer throughput; the maximum possible from a single-slot PCIe Gen3 expansion drive!

Broadcom Inside_RocketAIC 7140A

Equipped with Samsung’s Class-Leading 980PRO M.2 SSDs

RocketAIC 7140AW NVMe series expansion drives are powered by our industry leading NVMe hardware architecture and Samsung’s proven 980 PRO series M.2 SSDs, which deliver client class -leading I/O performance and reliability.

Up to 14200MBs Read Speeds and 13300MBs Write Speeds_RocketAIC 7140A

RocketAIC 7140AW NVMe expansion drives were designed to maximize PCIe Gen4 stroage performance and reliability for professional workflows, and are available with up to 16TB of capacity.

Workstation setup behind the RocketAIC 7140A

Your Choice: Maximum Transfer Speed & Capacity, Maximum Data Security, or the Best of Worlds!

RocketAIC NVMe Drives are capable of supporting bootable and data-only storage configurations, and were designed to accommodate a wide-range of high-performance workflows, including AI learning and AV systems, content creation and post-production platforms, and high-speed data ingestion and media capture solutions.

RocketAIC drives are shipped pre-configured to maximize performance and capacity, but can be easily reconfigured using our quick and intuitive management suite.

Striping - This mode delivers Maximum Performance and capacity by linking multiple NVMe SSDs together to act as a single storage unit.

Mirroring - This mode creates a hidden duplicate of the target SSD, and is ideal for applications that require an extra layer of data security, including bootable volumes.

Security & Speed –This mode offers the best of both worlds. Two mirrored arrays are striped together to maximize performance with a layer of data redundancy.

RocketAIC 7140_Striping Maximize Transfer Speed & Capacity
PCIe Gen3 Hyper Cooling Solution_RocketAIC 7140A

Advanced NVMe Cooling Solution

The RocketAIC 7104AW is equipped with HighPoint’s advanced High-Density NVMe cooling solution, which mitigates the risk of thermal throttling by ensuring each hosted SSDs consistently operates within their recommended temperature thresholds, even under sustained heavy I/O. The full-length anodized aluminum heat sink is equipped with a pair of ultra-durable, low-decibel cooling fans and high-conductivity thermal padding. This innovative, ultra- efficient cooling system rapidly transfers waste heat away from critical componentry, without introducing unwanted distraction into your work environment.

Quick & Intuitive Management Suite

Though RocketAIC drives are designed to work right out of the box, customers are free to install HighPoint’s intuitive WebGUI and CLI management software suite. The WebGUI includes our SHI solution (Storage Health Inspector), which provides simple and quick real-time temperature monitoring and endurance tracking.

The WebGUI is a graphical user interface designed to work with all modern Web Browsers. Quick, and easily mastered, the WebGUI can be used to manage, configure and monitor every aspect of your RocketAIC NVMe drive with a few simple clicks. Customers with advanced administrative skills may prefer the HighPoint CLI (Command Line Interface). For many Linux veterans, it is the tool of choice, as it runs from a terminal window, is universal for any distribution, and does not require a graphical OS.

Quick & Intuitive Management Suite_RocketAIC 7140A
Cross-Sync drives double performance and capacity_RocketAIC 7140A

Double Your Performance and Capacity Potential!

Need more performance and storage capacity? Need to maximize transfer throughput for a specific application or workflow? HighPoint has you covered. RocketAIC NVMe expansion drives are fully compatible with our Cross-Sync RAID technology and HPT-Optimizer solution. Customers can link multiple RocketAIC 7140A drives and leverage up to 32 lanes of upstream bandwidth to deliver an astounding 28GB/s of sustained transfer performance while doubling storage capacity to 32TB! HPT-Optimize can maximize real-world transfer throughput by directly linking each RocketAIC drive to their corresponding CPU Core and target application to minimize latency.

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RA7140AW-A08T0-03: 8TB
RA7140AW-A16T0-00: 16TB

Performance (PC MB: ASUS MAXIMUS Z690 HERO)

Sequential Read (MB/s): 14204
Sequential Write (MB/s): 13391

RAID Support

RAID 0, 1, 10, Single-Disk


RAID 0, 1, 10, Single-Disk

Number of Channel / Port


Port Type


Data Transfer Rate


Number of devices


Form Factor


SSD Form Factor


Card Dimensions


Card Weight

1.85 lbs.


3 Years
RA7140AW-A08T0-03: TBW(Total SSDs): 4800TB; TBW(Single SSD): 600TB
RA7140AW-A16T0-00: TBW(Total SSDs): 9600TB; TBW(Single SSD): 1200TB

Self-encrypted drive (SED)


System Support


Windows 11, 10 ; Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016 ; Microsoft Hyper-V
RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Proxmox, Rocky Linux (Linux kernel 3.10 and later)

System Requirements

PC Platforms: Refer to the compatibility list (Bifurcation is not required)

Secure Boot

Windows: Yes Linux: No

Storage Mode - NVMe

Data RAID (Non-Bootable)

Windows, Linux (Linux Driver can be installed via internet/network connection)

NVMe Storage Management

Management Suites

WebGUI (Browser-Based management tool )
CLI (Command Line Interface- scriptable configuration tool) 
API package

SMTP Email Alert Notification


Alarm Buzzer


Storage Health Inspector


NVMe SMART status


Automatic and configurable RAID Rebuilding Priority


Auto resume incomplete rebuilding after power on or reboot system


Single-RAID or Multi-RAID Arrays per Controller


Cross-Sync RAID Solution Across Controllers


Advanced RAID features

Online Array Roaming


RAID Quick Initialization for fast array setup


Multiple RAID Partitions supported


Global Hot Spare Disk support


Flash ROM for Upgradeable UEFI


Bootable RAID Array


Operating Environment

Work Temp

+5°C ~ + 55°C

Storage Temp

-20°C ~ +80°C

Operating Voltage

PCI-e: 12V, 3.3V


RA7140AW-A08T0-03: 78.36W
RA7140AW-A16T0-00: 64.76W

MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)

1.5 million hours

Certification / Approval


Kit Contents


1x RA7140AW-A08T0-03
1x Quick Installation Guide


1x RA7140AW-A16T0-00
1x Quick Installation Guide



Windows Software Package

Windows RAID Management


Windows Driver


Linux Software Package (Secure Boot is not supported)

Linux RAID Management


Data RAID-Linux Open Source Driver



Product Specifications



Compatibility   Document

Compatibility list


User Guides

RAID Management User Guide


Data RAID - Driver & RAID Management Installation Guide (Windows)


Data RAID - Driver & RAID Management Installation Guide (Linux)


HPT-Accelerate Software User Guide (Linux)


RAID Controller/Enclosure Port Guide


HighPoint SafeStorage User Manual


User Guides (Dell Precision Workstation)

Dell Precision 7960 Tower with NVMe RAID AIC User Guide


Dell PowerEdge R730 Server with NVMe RAID AIC User Guide

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