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Rocket 1108A

PCIe 3.0 x16 8-Port M.2 NVMe HBA

High-Performance 8-Channel M.2NVMe Connectivity Solution for PCIe Gen3 Platforms

Rocket1108A Front Side

R1000 Series NVMe HBAs are fully independent, stand-alone NVMe storage solutions for PCIe Gen3 platforms; they are not tied to a specific motherboard, chipset or operating system, can be easily integrated into any motherboard or server/workstation platform with a free PCIe 3.0/4.0 x16 or x8 slot, and are capable of supporting off-the-shelf M.2 NVMe SSDs of any capacity.

The Rocket 1108A is the industry's fastest PCIe Gen3 NVMe connectivity HBA. The eight independent device ports can support off-the-shelf 2242/2460/2280 M.2 SSDs of any capacity.

Built-in High-speed, Intelligent Switch Chipset

The Rocket 1108A NVMe HBA'sperformance-focused hardware architecture leverages  intelligent PCIe switch technology to ensure maximum transfer bandwidth is available for each device port, at all times. Up to x4 lanes of host bandwidth are allocated to each M.2 NVMe SSD, as needed.

Native, In-Box NVMe Device Driver Support

HighPoint NVMe HBAs 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!

Rocket 1000 Series HBAs are natively supported by all major Windows and macOS operating system platforms, 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 SSDs will be automatically recognized, and can be prepped and mounted using the operating system’s standard tool set.

Rocket1108A Performance Focused Hardware Achitecture
Advanced Cooling Solution_Rocket 1108

Ultra-Efficient, Low-Noise Active Cooling Solution

Designed to mitigate the risk of thermal throttling, the Rocket 1108A's advanced cooling system rapidly transfers waste heat away from critical NVMe and controller componentry to ensure M.2 SSDs consistently operate within their recommended temperature thresholds, even under sustained heavy I/O. The full length anodized aluminum heat sink is equipped with a pair of ultra-durable near-silent fans, and high-conductivity thermal pads.



Product feature

Bus Interface

PCI-Express 3.0 x16

Number of Channel / Port

8x M.2 NVMe port (Dedicated PCIe 3.0 x4 per port)

Data Transfer Rate

8 GT/s

Number of device

8x M.2 NVMe SSD

SSD Form Factor

2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports single & double sided)

Form Factor


Card Dimensions

11.18" (W) x 4.41" (H) x 0.94" (D)


2 Years

Card Weight

1.70 lbs.

Supported Operating Systems


Microsoft Windows; VMware vSphere/ESXi; Red Hat Enterprise Linux; SuSE Linux; Ubuntu Linux; Citrix XenServer; CentOS Linux; Debian Linux; Oracle Enterprise Linux; Fedora; FreeBSD; macOS; (All operating systems with native NVMe driver can be supported.)

System Requirements

Mac Platforms:

• Apple Mac Pro Systems: 2012 and later • Intel & Apple M1 & Apple M2 Platform compatible

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

Full-length anodized aluminum heat sink with built-in Low-Noise fans

Operating Environment

Work Temp

+5°C ~ + 55°C

Storage Temp

-20°C ~ +80°C

Operating Voltage

PCI-e: 12V, 3.3V


Typical: 7.16W

MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)

920,585 Hours

Certification / Approval


Kit Contents

1x R1108A
1x Quick Installation Guide


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