Rocket 1608A with Crucial T705 2TB Gen5 SSDs

Two years ago, TweakTown reviewed HighPoint Technologies’ SSD7540 PCIe Gen4 M.2 RAID card, which achieved an impressive 28GB/s sequential throughput. Wanting to see how things have improved since, the site decided to put HighPoint’s PCIe Gen5 x16 Rocket 1608A card through its paces.

With a theoretical bandwidth of 64GB/s, the Rocket 1608A is an improved version of the SSD7540, featuring a single slot, full-length design with a 6-pin VGA power source and a fan-cooled heatsink.