The SSD6540 a four-bay external NVMe storage solution desiged to deliver dedicated, host-t0-device PCIe Gen3 x16 transfer bandwidth. The unique hardware architecture allocates x4 lanes to each 2.5" drive bay to ensure the hosted U.2 SSD operates at peak performance. The SSD6540 is offered as a complete, stand-alone solution, and includes a compact 4-Bay NVMe U.2 enclosure, PCIe 3.0 x16 controller card with external SFF- 8644 connectors, two SFF-8644 8x data cables, and all necessary fastening and power accessories.
Industry Proven RAID Technology
The SSD6540 is powered by our industry leading NVMe RAID technology, and delivers class leading cost/performance benefits. Customers can easily configure one or more RAID 0, 1 or 10 arrays to satisfy the demands of a variety of high-density storage applications including media post production, HD media capture, scientific/R&D, and developmental workstations.
Built-in LCD screen Streamlines Monitoring & Maintenance
Each SSD6540 features a built-in LCD screen that displays environmental conditions in real-time. Customers can quickly access the temperature of storage configurations and adjust fan speed to ensure the NVMe drives stay healthy and
run optimally. In addition, a built in alarm can be set to activate in the case of temperature or enclosure related warning or failure.
Comprehensive Management & Monitoring Suite
SSD6540 Series enclosures include a comprehensive suite of graphical and command-line based management and monitoring tools suitable for administrators of any experience level. The WebGUI is a simple, intuitive Web-based graphical user interface. It is equipped with Wizard-like quick configuration menus as well as a suite of advanced tools for expert administrators. The CLI (Command Line Interface) is ideal for seasoned administrators or platforms that do not utilize graphical operating systems.
SHI (Storage Health Inspector): instantly check the status of NVMe media in real-time. SHI utilizes SMART technology to log & report the physical characteristics of each SSD, such as temperature, voltage & TBW (Total Bytes Written).
Intelligent 1-Click Self-Diagnostic & Logging Solution: HighPoint’s WebGUI includes a host of automated diagnostic tools designed to streamline the troubleshooting process, even for novice administrators. The Diagnostic tab enables the interface to gather all necessary hardware, software and storage configuration data and compile it into a single file, which can be transmitted directly to our FAE Team.
4-Bay PCIe Gen3 x16 U.2 NVMe RAID Enclosure
Dedicated, Host-to-Device PCIe 3.0 x16 External NVMe RAID Storage Solution
16-lane, PCI Express 3.0 Compliant
Data Transfer Rates
8GT / 8Gbps per lane
Number of Devices
M.2 NVMe SSD (2242/2260/2280)
Data storage (Non-Bootable)：Windows，Linux，Mac
SSD / motherboard compatibility list
Windows 11, 10; Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016; Microsoft Hyper-V; Only supports 64 bit operating system.
RHEL/Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora/Proxmox/Rocky Linux(Linux kernel 3.10 and later) Only supports 64 bit operating system.
macOS 10.13 ~ macOS 14.x
Secure Boot(PC platforms)
Windows: Support Secure Boot enable and disable
Linux：Support Secure Boot disable
Storage Health Inspector NVMe SSD SMART and TBW status
Legacy/RAID0/RAID1/RAID10 For RAID5 support, please contact Sales Support (email@example.com)
Cross-Sync RAID Solution Across Controllers
Buzzer beeping when failed drive or array occurs
250W PSU Low Noise
AC INPUT: 100-240 V 50/60Hz
Aluminum casing with integrated cooling fan
Brushed aluminum housing
5.79"(W) x 10.2"(H) x 7.68" (D)
RAID Level support
RAID 0, 1, and 1/0
Web based SSD Storage Manager
Disk media scan and repair
Device Error Recovery support
Monitoring and Management Suite
Device: Present, Active
Enclosure: Power, Warning, Fail
LCD Panel support on front panel
Show enclosure temperature
Show fan speed
Smart fan or manual fan speed control
Enable/Disable LCD backlight
Browser-Based management tool
CLI(Command Line Interface-scriptable configuration tool)
SMTP Email Alert Notification
Mutable alarm buzzer for Enclosure error or over temperature (over 50℃) occurs
Advanced RAID features
Flash ROM for Upgradeable UEFI
Bootable RAID Array
Multiple RAID Partitions supported
Online Array Roaming
RAID Quick Initialization for fast array setup
Global Hot Spare Disk support
(operating) +5°C ~ +55°C
(non-operating) – 20°C ~ +80°C"
PCI-e: 12V, 3.3V
MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)
CE FCC RoHS REACH WEEE
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 RAID Controller
1x 4-Bay M.2 SSD Enclosure
2x SFF-8644 8X cable
1x Quick Installation Guide
SFF-8644 to SFF-8644 1 meter cable
SFF-8644 to SFF-8644 2 meter cable