Apex Storage X21: 21 SSDs in his computer

The Apex Storage X21 comes in the form of a card that takes place in a PCIe x16 slot and may suggest a graphics card… but the real function of this machine is that it can install up to 21 SSDs. MVME! With a card like that (and a lot of money), you can do something like American subbrand Apex Storage X21, fully equipped with its own 8TB SSDs from the Rocket 4 Plus series. Performance results: 168 TB of SSD storage.

Using PCIe 4.0 x16 as the interface, a maximum of 32 GB/s can be achieved. Obviously, this card isn’t really for the general public. First, don’t expect it to install “quietly” on your computer. In addition to its PCIe slot, you need to connect it Two 6-pin sockets for the PCIe slots for the card are capable of holding a maximum power draw of 225 watts. As you can see from the pictures, Card-mounting SSDs (here Samsung) are bare-mounted, so without a heatsink Additional. Therefore, the manufacturer recommends a certain ventilation in the case. In particular you can see that the board is built in a sandwich shape so that the two PCBs overlap.

Apex Storage X21
Apex Storage X21 card’s “sandwich” design

to Constructor, a commercial application of this graph can be exemplified in the field of machine learning. In fact, its compact form makes it possible to provide an alternative to conventional flash bays, which are obviously too bulky.

Apex Storage X21 Specifications

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