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Industry’s Most Comprehensive Portfolio of PCIe Gen3 NVMe RAID AICs

Armed with HighPoint’s proven RAID technology and comprehensive Management Suite, SSD7000 series PCIe Gen3 NVMe AICs are capable of hosting a wide range of storage configurations including RAID 0, 1, and 10 arrays, individual-drives, mixed configurations of single-disks and arrays, and bootable volumes. The compact PCIe add-in-cards can be easily integrated into any modern x86-AMD/Intel PC or Mac Pro platform with a free PCIe 3.0/4.0 x16 or x8 slot, including small form-factor workstations and servers that require half-height, single-width storage controllers. SSD7000 series AIC utilize a Performance-Focused PCIe Switching Architecture designed to deliver a class-leading x48 lanes of PCIe 3.0 bus bandwidth; 16 lanes of dedicated direct to CPU Upstream Bandwidth and x4 lanes of Dedicated Downstream bandwidth to each NVMe SSD.

Equipped with Industry Leading PCIe Switch Technology

Unlike ordinary NVMe controllers, which tend to rely on the host platform Bifurcation technology for PCIe bandwidth allotment, SSD7000 series AICs employ industry leading PCIe Gen3 Switch Chipsets to ensure each NVMe device port is capable of delivering maximum throughput whenever the need arises.

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SSD7000 series NVMe RAID AICs incorporate Broadcom’s PCIe Gen3 48-Lane PEX8747 and PEX8749 switch chipsets to optimize signal integrity, reduce latency, maximize transfer throughput. This highly flexible, Performance-Focused PCIe Switching Architecture is unique to HighPoint NVMe solutions and ensures bandwidth is never wasted. SSD7000 series AICs allocate a dedicated x16 lanes of upstream bandwidth and x4 lanes of downstream bandwidth to each device, and are capable of delivering up to 14GB/s of transfer throughput via a single PCIe 3.0 x16 slot. Learn More about HighPoint PCIe 3.0 NVMe Switch Architecture

Powered by Industry Proven RAID & Storage Technology

HighPoint’s industry-proven NVMe RAID stack has been designed to fully leverage the performance focused PCIe switch architecture employed by each SSD7000 AIC, and is capable of delivering up to 14,000MB/s of real-world sustained transfer performance using just four NVMe SSDs via as single PCIe Gen3 x16 slot.

Each SSD Series AIC can accommodate one or more RAID arrays, non-RAID single SSD configurations, or a combination of the two, including bootable volumes for Linux and Windows based platforms. Administrators can fine-tune NVMe storage for a variety of applications; RAID 0 Striping to maximize transfer performance, RAID 1 Mirroring for data redundancy, or a combination of both via RAID 10.

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RAID 0 (Striping) - Also known as a “stripe” array, this mode delivers Maximum Performance and capacity by linking multiple NVMe SSD's together to act as a single storage unit.

 

RAID 1 (Mirroring) - This mode creates a hidden duplicate of the target SSD, and is ideal for applications that require an extra layer of data security, including bootable volumes.

 

RAID 10 (Security & Speed) - RAID 10 offers a “best of both worlds” approach to storage configuration by leveraging striping with mirroring technology; two RAID 1 arrays are striped together to maximize performance. RAID 10 is capable of delivering read performance on par with RAID 0.

 

Cross-Sync RAID Technology: SSD7000 AICs enable administrators to optimize RAID performance by scaling available bus bandwidth up to 32 lanes, and deliver up to 28,000MB/s of transfer performance.

HighPoint’s versatile NVMe RAID technology and comprehensive Management suite enables customers to scale storage configurations to meet the evolving requirements of the target application and workflow. All arrays configured using SSD series AICs are fully roam-capable; RAID arrays can be freely moved between one AIC to another while remaining intact and accessible, even if the original disk order is altered. In addition, Administrators are free to expand available storage capacity, and even change from one RAID level to another without sacrificing existing data assets. Learn More about HighPoint NVMe RAID Technology

Dedicated NVMe Cooling Solutions

In an effort to protect this sensitive hardware, most SSDs limit data throughput when a temperature threshold has been crossed; a technique known as ”thermal throttling”. In order to optimize NVMe storage performance, you will need to keep temperatures in check. HighPoint SSD7000 series NVMe AICs do not rely on the host system’s cooling solution; they are equipped with dedicated active and passive NVMe cooling solutions designed to mitigate the risks of thermal throttling.

Completely Silent Passive Cooling Systems: HighPoint PCIe 3.0 x8 AICs are equipped with a completely silent, fan-less cooling solution, which is ideal for professional media workflows that demand a quiet, controlled work environment. This system combines a full-length anodized aluminum heatsink with high-efficiency thermal padding.

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NVMe Technology Ecosystem Partnerships

PCIe Gen3 Series NVMe RAID AICs are capable of hosting Client, DC and Enterprise class NVMe storage media available. HighPoint maintains strong technology ecosystem partnerships with today’s leading NVMe SSD manufacturers to ensure maximum compatibility with all industry standard M.2, U.2, U.3 and E1.S SSDs in today’s marketplace. Learn More about HighPoint's Ecosystem Partners

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Complete Compatibility Guides are Available for a Wide-range of Factory-Built Server & Workstation Systems

SSD7000 Series AICs have been verified for compatibility with a wide range of computing platforms, including industry leading server and workstation product lines manufactured by Apple, Dell, HP and Supermicro. We routinely publish compatibility and installation guides on a platform-to-platform basis for each of our NVMe product families.

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U.2/U.3 Solutions

Gen3 Series NVMe RAID AICs

M.2 Solutions

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