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SSD7101A-1

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


Cost-Effective, High-Performance 4-Channel M.2 NVMe RAID Solution

The SSD7101A-1 leverages our industry proven PCIe Gen3 hardware architecture and NVMe RAID technology to deliver up to 14,000 MB/s of sustained transfer performance. The compact controller is smaller than your average GPU, yet directly hosts up to 4 M.2 NVMe SSD's of any form factor (2242/2260/2280/22110).


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 SSD7101A-1's intelligent PCIe switch technology allocates 4x dedicated lanes to each M.2 SSD to ensure maximum transfer speed and immediate response time.


Industy Proven NVMe RAID Engine: The SSD7101A-1 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: SSD7101A-1 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.


Ultra-Efficient, Low-Decibel Cooling Solution

The SSD7101A-1's unique cooling system features a full-length anodized aluminum enclosure, with a robust near-silent fan and high-conductivity thermal padding. This combination mitigates the risk of thermal throttling by ensuring hosted NVMe SSDs consistently operate within their recommended temperature thresholds.

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Specifications

Product feature

Bus Interface

PCI-Express 3.0 x16

Number of Channel / Port

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

Port Type

4x M.2 NVMe

Data Transfer Rate

8GT/s

Number of device

4x M.2 NVMe SSD

SSD Form Factor

2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports single & double sided)

External Power Support

N/A

Form Factor

Full-Height

Card Dimensions

8.27" (W) x 4.41" (H) x 0.55" (D)

Card Weight

1.37 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

Aluminum casing with integrated thermal pad & cooling fan

Fan Control

Yes (Windows, Mac)

NVMe Configuration

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)

Boot RAID

Windows: Not supported
Linux: Not supported
Mac:Bootable using one (non-RAID) M.2 SSD as the boot drive. Only supports up to macOS 10.15.

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 power on or reboot system

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: 7.74W

MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)

920,585 Hours

Certification / Approval

CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE

Kit Contents

Kit Contents

1x SSD7101A-1
1x Quick Installation Guide

Resources

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

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

NVMe RAID Solutions for CDN Edge Platforms Fast, Compact & Modular

NVMe RAID Solutions for CDN Edge Platforms Fast, Compact & Modular

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

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

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