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Rocket 1580

PCIe 4.0 x16 8-Port U.2 NVMe HBA

Industry's Fastest & Most Verstaile 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) platforms.

The Rocket 1580 is the industry's fastest and most vsersatile PCIe Gen4 NVMe connectivity HBA. The eight independent device ports can support U.2/U.3 or M.2 NVMe SSDs via a range of cabling solutions.

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. Just install the SSDs and plug in the card!

Rocket 1500 Series HBA’s are natively supported by all major Windows 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.

Rocket1580 Performance Focused Hardware Achitecture
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Versatile Cabling Solutions

The Rocket 1580 works with a variety of industry standard connectors – not just SFF-8639, which is employed directly by U.2 media. We offer a selection of PCIe Gen4 capable cabling accessories capable of supporting a wide range of storage configurations, including SFF-8643 connections and SFF-8611 Oculink backplanes. This allows the Rocket 1580 to support any industry standard U.2 or M.2 NVMe SSD.



Product feature

Bus Interface

PCI-Express 4.0 x16

Number of Channel / Port

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

Data Transfer Rate

16 GT/s

Number of device

8x U.2/U.3 NVMe SSD

SSD Form Factor

2.5'' U.2

Form Factor


Card Dimensions

6.50''W *2.71''H *0.91''D

Card Weight

0.64 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; (All operating systems with native NVMe driver can be supported.)

System Requirements

Mac Platforms:


PC Platforms:

• Any PC Systems or Motherboard with an industry standard PCIe x16 physical Slot (Bifurcation is not required). Note: PCIe 4.0 required for maximum performance.

Cooling System

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: 13.72W

MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)

920,585 Hours

Certification / Approval


Kit Contents

1x R1580
1x Quick Installation Guide
1x Low-Profile bracket

Optional Accessories

Optional Accessories





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Optional Accessories


SFF-8654 (host) to SFF-8611 Oculink (device) PCle 4.0 x8 NVMe cable.Each cable can host up to 2x NVMe SSDs.

Length: 0.5M (50cm) /19"


SFF-8654 to U.2 SFF-8639 cable with a 15-pin SATA power connector. Each cable supports two U.2 NVMe SSDs.

Length: 0.6M(60cm)/23.62"


SFF-8654 (host) to SFF-8643 (device) PCle 4.0 x8 NVMe cable. Each cable can host up to 2x NVMe SSDs.

Length: 1M (100cm)/39.37"

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