ASRocks releases Blazing Quad M.2: PCIe x16-add-in board with four PCIe 5.0 M.2-slots

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ASRock has recently launched its latest product - the Blazing Quad M.2 Card, a PCIe 5.0 version of its Quad M.2 card. The card comes with the capability to accommodate up to four PCIe 5.0 SSDs with an m.2 interface, capable of fitting NVMe SSDs up to 25mm wide and 110mm long, using the 25110 format.

The Blazing Quad M.2 Card features a large heatsink and two fans to keep the system cool, along with thermal pads for the top and bottom of the SSDs. The fans are connected to the motherboard via a single 4-pin plug (PWM). Unlike its predecessors, the Hyper Quad (PCIe 4.0) and Ultra Quad (PCIe 3.0), this new card does not drive the fans itself.  The Blazing Quad M.2 Card also provides four PCIe 5.0 x4 (m.2) connections, converting a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot. It is worth noting that the card includes a 6-pin power connection, although it's unclear from the manual when this is needed. With the Hyper and Ultra Quad cards, the extra power was not necessary until more than two NVMe SSDs were installed.

The cost of the Blazing Quad M.2 Card is unknown, but the previous model ASRock PCIe 4.0 Hyper Quad is currently available on Amazon for approximately $100. Overall, this new card offers users an efficient and effective way to incorporate up to four NVMe SSDs with PCIe 5.0 connectivity, while keeping the system cool with its innovative heatsink design and fan integration.

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