HighPoint’s high-density RocketAIC 7540HW (RA7540HW) series NVMe expansion drives are comprised of eight Samsung 980 PRO 2TB M.2 SSDs, pre-configured as a RAID 0 array. This combination delivers a massive 16TB of storage capacity and a blistering 28GB/s of transfer throughput via a single PCIe 4.0 x16 slot!
The full-length, single-width AIC RAID drive was designed for use with full-sized PC-based tower workstation platforms. Engineered to accommodate professional workflows, RocketAIC 7540HW NVMe drives are equipped with Broadcom’s state of the art PCIe Gen4 switch technology and HighPoint’s proven NVMe Hyper-Cooling solution, which work to ensure each SSD operates at maximum throughput at all times.
HighPoint RocketAIC NVMe expansion drives incorporate Broadcom PCIe switch chipsets, to optimize signal integrity, reduce latency and maximize transfer throughput. The Switch ICs are integrated directly into the AIC’s controller hardware, and provide an abundance of electrical lanes: 48 for the RocketAIC 7540HW.
The highly flexible, performance-focused hardware architecture is unique to our NVMe solutions and ensures bandwidth is never wasted. The RocketAIC 7540HW allocates a dedicated x16 lanes of upstream bandwidth, and x4 lanes of downstream bandwidth to each of the eight device ports and Samsung 980 PRO SSDs. This combination delivers a guaranteed 28GB/s of sustained transfer performance – the fastest speed possible from a single-slot NVMe storage solution!
Equipped with Samsung’s Class-Leading 980PRO M.2 SSDs
RocketAIC 7540HW 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 7540HW NVMe expansion drives were designed to maximize PCIe Gen4 storage 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.
PCIe-Gen4 Hyper-Cooling Solution
In order to optimize NVMe storage performance, you will need a reliable way to keep temperatures in check. HighPoint RocketAIC NVMe drives were designed to mitigate the threat of thermal throttling to excel in high-stress computing environments.
The RocketAIC 7540HW’s proven PCIe Gen4 NVMe Hyper-Cooling solution was engineered to perform optimally in demanding workflows while generating minimal noise. The system leverages a full-length anodized aluminum heatsink with a powerful low-decibel cooling fan and high-efficiency thermal padding to rapidly transfers waste heat away from sensitive hardware and ensure the Samsung 980PRO SSDs always perform optimally, even under maximum load.
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 7540H drives and leverage up to 32 lanes of upstream bandwidth to deliver an astounding 55GB/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 WS WRX80E)
Sequential Read (MB/s): 28093
Sequential Write (MB/s): 27838
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
11.18''(W) x 4.41''(H) x 0.94''(D)
Warranty - Learn More
TBW(Total SSDs): 9600TB TBW(Single SSD): 1200TB
PCIe Gen4 Hyper-Cooling Solution
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, Proxmox, 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
MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)
1.5 million hours
Certification / Approval
CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE
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
Quick Installation Guide
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 (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)
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