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Rocket 1508

PCIe 4.0 x16 8-Port M.2 NVMe HBA

Industry's fastest M.2 NVMe Connectivity Solution for PCIe Gen4 Platforms

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HighPoint Rocket Series NVMe connectivity HBAs address the needs of solution providers and system integrators that cater to vertical marketplaces for high-speed industrial, corporate, and media applications. They were designed for professional applications that demand uncompromised storage performance, scalability and adaptability, in a compact, easy to integrate package that is universally compatible with industry standard x86-64 (Intel/AMD) and Mac platforms.

The Rocket 1508 is the industry's fastest PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVMe connectivity HBA. The eight independent device ports can support off-the-shelf 2242/2460/2280 M.2 SSDs of any capacity.

Performance-Focused NVMe Hardware Architecture

HighPoint NVMe connectivity HBAs benefit from decades of engineering and design expertise, and are capable of saturating x16 lanes of PCIe Gen4 or Gen3 host bandwidth. The highly flexible, performance-focused NVMe hardware architecture leverages intelligent PCIe switch technology to allocate up to x4 lanes to each device port, as needed.

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 SSDs and plug in the card!

Rocket 1500 Series HBA’s are natively supported by all major Windows and macOS operating systems, 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.

Rocket1508 Performance Focused Hardware Achitecture
Advanced Cooling Solution_Rocket 1508

Ultra-Efficient, low-Noise Gen4 Cooling Solution

Designed to mitigate the risk of thermal throttling, the Rocket 1500 series 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. Each full length anodized aluminum heat sink is equipped with ultra-durable near-silent fans, and a high-conductivity thermal pad.



Product feature

Bus Interface

PCI-Express 4.0 x16

Number of Channel / Port

8x M.2 NVMe port (Dedicated PCIe 4.0 x4 per port)

Data Transfer Rate

16 GT/s

Number of device

8x M.2 NVMe SSD

SSD Form Factor

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

Form Factor


Card Dimensions


Card Weight

1.70 lbs.


2 Years

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). Note: PCIe 4.0 is required for maximum performance

Cooling System

Full-Length Anodized Aluminum Heat sink with built-in Low-Noise fan

Operating Environment

Work Temp

+5°C ~ + 55°C

Storage Temp

-20°C ~ +80°C

Operating Voltage

PCI-e: 12V, 3.3V


Typical: 17.28W

MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)

920,585 Hours

Certification / Approval


Kit Contents

1x R1508
1x Quick Installation Guide


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