NO Bifurcation Required; Works with any Industry Standard PCIe 3.0/4.0 Slot!

HighPoint NVMe HBA’s are compatible with a wide range of of hardware platforms. The PCIe 3.0 host interface is fully compliant with industry standard PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 PCIe slots, do not require a host platform with Bifurcation support, and are not limited to a specific brand or model of motherboard.

  • Mac Pro 2019

  • Mac Pro 5.1 (Legacy)

  • Apple M1

  • PC Platforms

  • Workstations

  • Thunderbolt Platforms

Built-in High-speed, Intelligent Switch Chipset

HighPoint NVMe HBA’s integrated Broadcom high-performance PEX8747 intelligent PCIe switch chipset, which ensures maximum transfer bandwidth is available for each device port, at all times. Up to x4 dedicated lanes can be allocated to each M.2 NVMe SSD.

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HighPoint NVMe HBA are capable of delivering up to 14,000MB/s of dedicated transfer bandwidth for up to 8x M.2 NVMe SSD’s.

Native, In-Box NVMe Device Driver Support

HighPoint NVMe HBA’s were designed with simplicity in mind. All you need is a little patience and a screwdriver; just install the M.2 SSD’s and plug in the card!

HighPoint NVMe HBA’s are natively support by all major operating systems, including Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, macOS Big Sur, and current distributions of Linux. You won’t need to juggle a series of device drivers, install a complex software suite, or master a specialized management interface. Your NVMe SSD’s will be automatically recognized, and can be prepped and mounted using the operating system’s standard tool set.

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Linux
  • Freebsd
  • Mac

Supports any Off-the-Shelf M.2 NVMe SSD

The 1104’s four M.2 ports are capable of supporting any industry standard off-the-shelf M.2 NVMe SSD; any capacity, any generation, and any form-factor.

NAND Form Factor: Single & Double-Sided M.2 Form Factor: 2280, 2260, 2242, 22110
M.2 22110
M.2 2280
M.2 2260
M.2 2242

Silent Operation

Fan-less Cooling for Media Sensitive Work Environments

R1204 and R1204 HBA’s feature ventilated bracket and full-length black-anodized heat sink with high-conductivity thermal pad efficiently whisks waste heat away from hosted SSD’s and critical controller componentry. This robust, fan-less design allows for completely silent operation – ideal for applications that require low-noise work environments.

HighPoint PCIe Gen3 NVMe HBA Series

  • R1000 Series NVMe HBA's support OS-based RAID, which can be configured using the operating system's default storage management interface.

  • HighPoint NVMe HBA's can support up to eight M.2 NVMe SSD's of any form-factor.

  • R1000 Series NVMe HBA's are Thunderbolt™ compliant, and can be installed into PCIe expansion chassis, such as the RocketStor 6661A

  • R1000 Series NVMe HBA's can host bootable NVMe SSD's when used with Legacy Mac Pro 5.1 systems and macOS 10.x or earlier.

  • Ultra-High Performance: Dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16
    Bus-Bandwidth

  • Compact, Self-Contained M.2 Solution: The M.2 SSD's are directly hosted by the R1000 HBA; no additional drive bays or enclosures are required.

Product R1204 R1104
Bus Interface PCI-Express 3.0 x8 PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Number of Ports 4x M.2 NVMe ports
Data Transfer Rate 8GT / 8Gbps per lane
Number of SSD's 4x M.2 NVMe SSD
SSD Form Factor 2242/2260/2280/22110
HBA Form Factor Full-Height
Cooling System Silent Design: Fan-less, Full-length anodized aluminum Heat sink

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Product R1204 R1104
Bus Interface PCI-Express 3.0 x8 PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Number of Ports 4x M.2 NVMe ports
Data Transfer Rate 8GT / 8Gbps per lane
Number of SSD's 4x M.2 NVMe SSD
SSD Form Factor 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports single & double sided)
HBA Form Factor Full-Height
Card Dimensions 7.68" (W) x 4.38" (H) x 0.73" (D) 7.68" (W) x 4.38"(H) x 0.73"(D)
Card Weight 1.39 lbs. 1.34 lbs.
Supported Operating Systems
Windows Windows 10 or later, Windows Server 2019
Linux Linux Kernel 3.10 or later
macOS MacOS 10.13 or later (Big Sur compatible)
FreeBSD FreeBSD 12.1 and later
System Requirements

Mac Platforms:

• Apple Mac Pro Systems: 2012 and later Mac Pro systems; 5.1, 7.1 (2019)
• Apple M1 Platform compatible
• Thunderbolt™ 3 Connectivity via Thunderbolt™ Expansion chassis: RocketStor6661A

PC Platforms:

• Any PC Systems or Motherboard with an industry standard PCIe x16 physical Slot (Bifurcation is not required)
• Thunderbolt™ 3 Connectivity (requires a PC platform with a Thunderbolt 3 port) & Thunderbolt™ Expansion chassis: RocketStor6661A
Cooling System Silent-Design:Fan-less, Full-length anodized aluminum Heat sink
Operating Environment
Work Temp +5°C ~ + 35°C +5°C ~ + 35°C
Storage Temp -20°C ~ +80°C -20°C ~ +80°C
Operating Voltage PCI-e: 12V, 3.3V PCI-e: 12V, 3.3V
Power Typical: 7.65W Typical: 9.57W
MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) 920,585 Hours 920,585 Hours
Certification / Approval CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE
Kit Contents R1204 R1104
QIG QIG
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