The RocketAIC 7502HW is HighPoint’s most compact, high-density PCIe Gen4 Expansion drive, and is capable of delivering a blistering 14,000MB/s of transfer throughput and up to 8TB of bootable, pre-configured storage. The Half-Height/Half-Length form factor is compliant with a wide range of PC riser cards, and can be easily integrated into industry leading Dell and HP servers and workstations.
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 7502HW 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 Gen4 expansion drive!
Powered by Class-Leading M.2 SSDs
RocketAIC 7502HW series NVMe expansion drives are powered by Samsung’s proven 980PRO and WD BLACK SN850X series M.2 NVMe SSDs. RocketAIC 7502HW drives deliver a potent combination of blazing transfer speeds and high-endurance reliability, and are equally suited for professional server and workstation environments, and personal high-performance computing applications.
RocketAIC 7502HW NVMe expansion drives were designed to maximize PCIe Gen4 storage performance and reliability for professional workflows, and are available with up to 8TB 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 7502HW is equipped with HighPoint’s advanced PCIe Gen4 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 an of ultra-durable, low-decibel cooling fan and high-conductivity thermal padding. This innovative, ultra- efficient cooling system rapidly transfers waste heat away from critical componentry and NVMe media, without introducing unwanted distraction into your working environment.
Quick & Intuitive Management Suite
Though RocketAIC series drives are designed to work right out of the box, customers are free to install HighPoint’s intuitive WebGUI management software, which includes our SHI solution, and provides simple and quick real-time temperature monitoring and endurance tracking. Quick, and easily mastered, the WebGUI works with all modern web browsers and can be used to manage, configure and monitor every aspect of your RocketAIC NVMe drive with a few simple clicks.
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 7502HW 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 16TB! 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)
RA7502HW-A02T0-03 / RA7502HW-A04T0-00: Sequential Read (MB/s): 13811; Sequential Write (MB/s): 10463
RA7502HW-A08T0-09: Sequential Read (MB/s): 13916; Sequential Write (MB/s): 12427
RAID 0, 1, Single-Disk
TRIM RAID Support
RAID 0, 1, Single-Disk
Number of Channel / Port
Data Transfer Rate
Number of devices
SSD Form Factor
6.57" (W) x 2.72" (H) x 0.80" (D)
RA7502HW-A02T0-03: TBW(Total SSDs): 1200TB; TBW(Single SSD): 600TB
RA7502HW-A04T0-00: TBW(Total SSDs): 2400TB; TBW(Single SSD): 1200TB
RA7502HW-A08T0-09: TBW(Total SSDs): 4800TB; TBW(Single SSD): 2400TB
Full-Length Anodized Aluminum Heat sink with a built-in Low-Noise fan
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 (need UEFI driver corresponding to Secure Boot) Linux: No
Storage Mode - NVMe
Data RAID (Non-Bootable)
Windows, Linux (Linux Driver can be installed via internet/network connection)
Windows 11, 10 Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016 Microsoft Hyper-V RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Rocky Linux (Linux kernel 3.10 & later) (Linux Driver can be installed via internet/network connection)
NVMe Storage Management
WebGUI (Browser-Based management tool )
CLI (Command Line Interface- scriptable configuration tool)
UEFI Tool & UEFI HII (BIOS interface via Human Interface Infrastructure Support)
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
Flash ROM for Upgradeable UEFI
Bootable RAID Array
Multiple RAID Partitions supported
Global Hot Spare Disk support
+5°C ~ + 55°C
-20°C ~ +80°C
PCI-e: 12V, 3.3V
RA7502HW-A04T0-00 / RA7502HW-A08T0-09: 29.88W
MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)
1.5 million hours
Certification / Approval
CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE
1x Quick Installation Guide
1x Quick Installation Guide
1x Quick Installation Guide
UEFI Software Package
UEFI Tool (Secure Boot is not supported)
UEFI Tool (Secure Boot is supported)
Windows Software Package
Windows RAID Management
Linux Software Package (Secure Boot is not supported)
Linux RAID Management
Data RAID-Linux Open Source Driver
RAID Management User Guide
Data RAID - Driver & RAID Management Installation Guide (Windows)
Data RAID - Driver & RAID Management Installation Guide (Linux)
Boot RAID - Driver Installation Guide (Windows)
Boot RAID - Binary Driver Installation Guide (Rocky Linux)
Boot RAID - Binary Driver Installation Guide (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)
Boot RAID - Binary Driver Installation Guide (Ubuntu Linux)
Boot RAID - Binary Driver Installation Guide (Debian Linux)
HPT-Accelerate Software User Guide (Linux)
UEFI ROM Update Guide
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