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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Performance (PC MB: ASUS MAXIMUS Z690 HERO)
Sequential Read (MB/s): 14204
Sequential Write (MB/s): 13391
RAID 0, 1, 10, Single-Disk
TRIM RAID Support
RAID 0, 1, 10, Single-Disk
Number of Channel / Port
Data Transfer Rate
Number of devices
SSD Form Factor
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)
Windows 11, 10 ; Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016 ; Microsoft Hyper-V
RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Proxmox, Rocky Linux (Linux kernel 3.10 and later)
PC Platforms: Refer to the compatibility list (Bifurcation is not required)
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
WebGUI (Browser-Based management tool )
CLI (Command Line Interface- scriptable configuration tool)
SMTP Email Alert Notification
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
+5°C ~ + 55°C
-20°C ~ +80°C
PCI-e: 12V, 3.3V
MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)
1.5 million hours
Certification / Approval
CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE
1x Quick Installation Guide
1x Quick Installation Guide
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