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Rocket 7608A - 8x M.2x4 to PCIe Gen5 x16 Field Proven NVMe RAID Storage Solution

Experience 56GB/s of Real-World Performance & up to 64TB Storage Capacity with just One PCIe Slot!

  • Low Latency & Reliable Connectivity

  • NVMe RAID Technology supports RAID 0, 1 or 10

  • Comprehensive Storage Health Monitoring, Management & Analysis Suite

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Rocket 7608A

PCIe 5.0 x16 to 8-M.2x4 NVMe RAID AIC

HighPoint Rocket 7600 PCIe Gen5 NVMe RAID AICs and Adapters are engineered to enhance the capabilities of Linux and Windows-based Edge Server and High-End workstation platforms. Built on the foundation of our Rocket 1600 Switch series product lines, each RAID AICs/Adapter is armed with industry proven RAID technology and an unparalleled storage health monitoring and management suite designed to maximize the performance, reliability and serviceability of NVMe arrays.

The Rocket 7608A 8-Channel NVMe RAID AIC is an ultra-compact high-density, RAID storage solution designed to address professional workflows that require uncompromised PCIe Gen5 NVMe Storage Performance and flexibility of proven RAID technology. Rocket 7608A AICs can directly host up to eight 2280 form factor M.2 SSDs which can be configured into as many as 4 separate RAID 0, 1 or 10 arrays, including bootable volumes or mixed configurations of single SSDs and arrays.

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Key Features

  • 8-Dedicated PCIe 5.0 device channels

  • Directly Supports up to 8x M.2 NVMe SSDs (up to 2280 FF)

  • High-Performance PCIe Gen5 Switching Architecture: x16 lanes of dedicated upstream & x4 lanes of downstream bandwidth for each device channel

  • Delivers 64GB/s of Bandwidth & Real-world Sustained transfer speeds up to 56,000MB/s

  • Intelligent Gen5 Cooling Solution 

  • Comprehensive Storage Health Monitoring, Management & Analysis Suite

  • Industry-proven NVMe RAID Technology supports up to four RAID 0, 1 or 10 configurations

  • Optional Boot-RAID Capability for Linux & Windows 

  • SafeStorage (OPAL SED)

  • Hardware Secure Boot

High-Performance Gen5 Switching Architecture

48 Lanes of Dedicated PCIe Gen5 Bandwidth

HighPoint's high-performance PCIe Gen5 switching architecture integrates Broadcom’s 48-Channel PEX89048 switch IC to provide x16 lanes of dedicated PCIe Gen5 upstream bandwidth and x4 lanes of dedicated downstream bandwidth to each device channel. The innovative architecture enables the Rocket 7608A to deliver up to 64GB/s of transfer bandwidth, minimize latency, and facilitate consistent, robust I/O throughput.

The Architecture employs a technique known as a “Synthetic Hierarchy” to directly manage resource allocation to the downstream PCIe channels by facilitating a more efficient interaction between the host CPU and PCIe switch.

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Advanced, Intelligent PCIe Gen5 Cooling Solution

HighPoint's intelligent PCIe Gen5 cooling solutions combine the industry's most advanced hardware cooling systems with a suite of pro-active monitoring and management tools designed to keep temperatures in check under the most grueling working conditions.

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Rocket 7608A AICs intelligent PCIe Gen5 cooling solution employs a full-Length Aluminum Heatsink with copper SSD contacts, two layers of thermal padding and a powerful low-decibel cooling fan to ensure hosted M.2 media always operate within their recommended temperature threshold to maximize lifespan and transfer performance. 

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SHI (Storage Health Inspector): Administrators can instantly asses the operating status of hosted NVMe media via S.M.A.R.T. (self-monitoring and reporting technology), can customize temperature thresholds for each NVMe SSD, manually adjust fan speed to best accommodate the target application, and configure email notification services to monitor storage from afar.

Comprehensive Storage Health Monitoring, Management & Analysis Suite

The Rocket 7628A is equipped with HighPoint’s intuitive yet comprehensive monitoring, management and analysis suite, which enables administrators to easily configure and maintain the platform’s NVMe storage ecosystem with a few simple clicks and commands. RAID arrays created using these interfaces will be recognized as single, physical disks, and can be used to install a bootable OS.

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Active NVMe Sensors with Logging & Analysis

The graphical interfaces now incorporate a real-time NVMe Sensor logging system which tracks and records the temperature, fan-speed and electrical characteristics of the adapter and each hosted SSD over time, and presents the data via a series of simple plotted curves and line charts. 

These records can be exported as needed, and can help administrators narrow the scope of troubleshooting tasks by identifying potential faults and at-risk storage media, and implement preventative measures to maximize the lifespan of the RAID array and maintain optimal performance. 

Intelligent Self-Diagnostic LEDs

HighPoint PCIe Gen5 AICs and Adapters feature Built-In Early Warning LED Indicators. Simple color coding and flash-patterns enable administrators to instantly asses the operational status and condition of hosted SSDs and RAID arrays, the strength of the PCIe connection, and temperature of the PCIe switch hardware.

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Product Model

Rocket 7608A (R7608A)

Product Name

Rocket 7608A PCIe Gen5 x16 to 8-M.2x4 NVMe RAID AIC

Product Category

PCIe Gen5 NVMe RAID AIC/Adapter

Hardware Features

Bus Interface

PCIe 5.0 x16

Number of Channel / Port

8x Device Channels / 8x NVMe Ports (Dedicated PCIe 5.0 x4 per port)

Connector Type


Connector Pinout Definition


Number of devices


Data Port Reconfiguration (Downstream Configuration: 1x16 /2x8 /4x4 /8x2 /16x1 )


SSD Form Factor

2242, 2260, 2280

External Power Support

Yes (uses PCIe Standard 2x3 Power Connector)

SRIS and REFCLK Support

TBA; please contact Sales for more information

Downstream port containment


Read tracking


Synthetic Hierarchy


LED Indication

Intelligent, Self-Diagnostic LEDs

Audible Alarm


Power Measurement

Real Time Power Measurement

FRU Support


SSD Hot-Plug/Hot-Swap Support


OOB Management


Storage Security Suite

SED Support

SafeStorage OPAL SED Solution (Windows & Linux)

Hardware Secure Boot


Backplane Features

UBM Support


VPP Support


Mechanical Specifications

Form Factor

Full-Height, Single-Width

Card Dimensions

284mm x 110mm

Card Weight

PCIe Bracket

Full-Height Ventilated Bracket

Cooling Solution

Intelligent, Pro-Active PCIe Gen5 Cooling Solution
• Full-Length Aluminum Heatsink with Low-Decibel Cooling Fan & 2 layers of thermal padding • Copper contact for SSDs accelerates heat dissipation • Compliant with PCIe Specifications

Toolless SSD mounting system


Supported Systems


Only Supports 64-bit operating systems; Windows 11, 10 / Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016 / Microsoft Hyper-V; RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Proxmox & Rocky Linux (Linux kernel 3.10 and later)

Secure Boot

Yes (Windows Only)

NVMe Configuration

RAID Support

Single, RAID 0, 1, 10


Single, RAID 0, 1, 10

Storage Mode - NVMe





NVMe RAID Management

Management Suites

WebGUI (Browser-Based management tool), CLI (Command Line Interface - scriptable configuration tool), API package, UEFI HII

SMTP Email Alert Notification


Alarm Buzzer


Storage Health Inspector


NVMe SMART status


Automatic and configurable RAID Rebuilding Priority


Auto resume incomplete rebuilding after power on or reboot system


Single-RAID or Multi-RAID Arrays per Controller


Cross-Sync RAID Solution Across Controllers


Advanced RAID features

Online Array Roaming


RAID Quick Initialization for fast array setup


Global Hot Spare Disk support


Operating Environment

Working Temp.

0°C ~ + 55°C

Storage Temp.

'-20°C ~ +80°C

Operating Voltage

PCIe: 12V(+/- 8%), 3.3V (+/- 8%)



MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)

920,585 Hours

Kit Contents

Kit Contents

0.75mm thickness Thermal PAD (K=8, Grey)
8x additional rubber twist-pins for M.2 SSDs



Product Specifications




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