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Designed for high-end desktop & workstation platforms, the SSD7120 is capable of delivering transfer performance up to 8x faster than onboard NVMe solutions, and up to 44x faster than conventional SATA SSDs. The SSD7120’s unique hardware architecture provides dedicated PCIe 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) bus bandwidth for each U.2 SSD, and unlocks the true performance potential of NVMe based storage configurations.

Equipped with four U.2 NVMe ports, the SSD7120 can host up to 8TB of blazing fast NVMe RAID storage. The U.2 ports are compatible a wide range of 2.5” rack mount chassis in today’s marketplace, and simplify upgrade and maintenance procedures.


Performance Focused, Platform Independent NVMe RAID Solution

HighPoint NVMe RAID controllers are fully independent NVMe storage solutions. SSD7000 series PCIe Gen3 NVMe RAID HBAs do not require a hardware environment with Bifurcation support and can be easily integrated into any AMD or Intel computing platform with a dedicated PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 x16 slot. The SSD7120 leverages intelligent PCIe switch technology to allocate 4x dedicated lanes to each U.2/U.3 SSD to ensure maximum transfer speed and immediate response time.


Flexible 2.5" U.2 Form Factor

The U.2 ports provide customers with a great deal of flexibility when selecting an appropriate hardware platform. The connectors are compatible with a wide selection of 2.5” form-factor rackmount chassis available in today’s marketplace. In addition, the industry standard SFF-8639 connectors accept cables of varying length, which allow the SSD7120 RAID HBA to be easily integrated into custom chassis designs. This design simplifies field upgrades and maintenance sessions, and is ideal for chassis that require removable drive trays for quick access to storage devices.


Industy Proven NVMe RAID Engine: The SSD7120 is powered by HighPoint's industry proven NVMe RAID stack and is capable of supporting RAID 0, 1, 10 arrays and single-drives, including mixed configurations of single-disks and arrays, or multiple arrays.


Cross-Sync RAID Technology: SSD7120 HBAs enable administrators to optimize RAID performance by scaling available bus bandwidth up to 32 lanes, and deliver up to 28,000MB/s of transfer speed.

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SSD7120

PCIe 3.0 x16 4-Port U.2 NVMe RAID HBA


Fast & Flexible 4-Channel U.2 NVMe RAID HBA for PCIe Gen3 Platforms

Specifications

Product feature

Bus Interface

PCI-Express 3.0 x16

Number of Channel / Port

4x U.2 NVMe ports (Dedicated PCIe 3.0 x4 per port)

Port Type

4x SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD

Data Transfer Rates

8GT/s

Number of Devices

4x U.2/U.3 NVMe SSD

SSD Form Factor

2.5" U.2

External Power Support

N/A

Form Factor

Low profile

Card Dimensions

5.71" (W) x 2.72" (H) x 0.68" (D)

Card Weight

0.60 lbs.

Warranty

2 Years

Supported Operating Systems

Windows

Windows 11, 10; Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016; Microsoft Hyper-V; Only supports 64 bit operating system.

Linux

RHEL/Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora/Proxmox/Rocky Linux(Linux kernel 3.10 and later) Only supports 64 bit operating system.

macOS

macOS 10.13 ~ macOS 14.x

System Requirements

Mac Platforms:

• Apple Mac Pro Systems: 2012 and later Mac Pro systems; MacPro5,1; MacPro7,1 (2019); Mac14,8 (2023)
• Intel & Apple M1 & Apple M2 Platform compatible
• Thunderbolt™ 3 Connectivity via Thunderbolt™ Expansion chassis: RocketStor6661A

PC Platforms:

• Any PC Systems or Motherboard with an industry standard PCIe x16 physical Slot (Bifurcation is not required)
• Thunderbolt™ 3 Connectivity (requires a PC platform with a Thunderbolt 3 port) & Thunderbolt™ Expansion chassis: RocketStor6661A

Secure Boot(PC platforms)

Windows: Support Secure Boot enable and disable
Linux:Support Secure Boot disable

Cooling System

Full-length aluminum heat sink

Fan Control

n/a

NVMe Configurations

RAID Support

Single, RAID 0, 1, 10

TRIM RAID Support

Single, RAID 0, 1, 10

Storage Mode - NVMe

Data RAID(Non-Bootable)

Windows, Linux, Mac (Linux Driver can be installed via internet/network connection)

NVMe RAID Management

Management Suites

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

SMTP Email Alert Notification

Yes

Alarm Buzzer

Yes

Storage Health Inspector

Yes

NVMe SMART status

Yes

Automatic and configurable RAID Rebuilding Priority

Yes

Auto resume incomplete rebuilding after

Yes

Single-RAID or Multi-RAID Arrays per Controller

Yes

Cross-Sync RAID Solution Across Controllers

Yes (Windows, Linux, Mac)

Advanced RAID features

Flash ROM for Upgradeable UEFI

No

Bootable RAID Array

No

Multiple RAID Partitions supported

Yes

Online Array Roaming

Yes

RAID Quick Initialization for fast array setup

Yes

Global Hot Spare Disk support

Yes

Operating Environment

Work Temp

+5°C ~ + 55°C

Storage Temp

-20°C ~ +80°C

Operating Voltage

PCI-e: 12V, 3.3V

Power

Typical: 7.43W

MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)

920,585 Hours

Certification / Approval

CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE

Kit Contents

1x SSD7120
1x Quick Installation Guide
1x Low-Profile bracket

Resources

System Backplane Cabling Guide for HighPoint NVMe RAID & AIC HBAs

System Backplane Cabling Guide for HighPoint NVMe RAID & AIC HBAs

Exploring the Powerhouse: A Deep Dive into PCIe Switch Chipsets for PCIe...

Exploring the Powerhouse: A Deep Dive into PCIe Switch Chipsets for PCIe...

Exploring the Powerhouse: A Deep Dive into PCIe Lane Values of PCIe...

Exploring the Powerhouse: A Deep Dive into PCIe Lane Values of PCIe...

Product Gallery

Product Family

Optional Accessories

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SFF-8643 NVMe Host to SFF-8643
NVMe HD-Mini-SAS Device(U.2) cable

Length: 23.62” (60cm)

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SFF-8643 NVMe Host to Oculink backplane cable

Length: 23.62”(60cm)

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SFF-8643 to U.2 SFF-8639 connector with 15-pin SATA Power Connector

Length: 19" (50cm)

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SFF-8643 to U.2 SFF-8639 connector with 15-pin SATA Power Connector

Length: 39" (100cm)

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