We will be launching a new SSD7xxx controller this October, known as the SSD7104F.
The SSSD7104F, and the longstanding SSD7101A-1, are HighPoint’s fastest PCIe Gen3 4-Port M.2 NVMe RAID controllers - and remain the fastest in the current marketplace. Similar to the SSD7101A-1 in concept, the SSD7104F features a more compact PCB design and our 2nd generation, “hyper-cooling” system.
Note, the SSD7104F shouldn’t be considered a replacement – the SSD7101A-1 will remain in production. However, the SSD7104F may be a better solution for some applications, depending on the host platform’s hardware configuration.
In the near future, the SSD7101A-1 webpages will be updated to include both models. We refer to this pair of controllers as the SSD710x Series.
Both controllers deliver outstanding performance in single card configurations (up to 14,000MB/s of sustained read & write performance). Both are also Cross-Sync capable – customers can link as many of four SSD7104F or SSD7101A-1 controllers, and up to 16 M.2 NVMe SSD’s, to function as a single gargantuan RAID array. We’ve already benchmarked many dual-card configurations – a pair of either controller’s is capable of dishing out up to 28,000MB/s!
SSD7104F: 2nd Generation Cooling System The SSD7104F features HighPoint’s 2nd generation NVMe cooling system, which was first introduced with the release of the SSD7500 Series PCIe Gen4 RAID controllers. It combines a full-length heat sink, thermal pad and low-noise cooling fan into a single unit, which can be removed in order to install or service the M.2 media. The system was originally designed for Gen4 NVMe SSD’s, which produce considerably more heat than their Gen3 counterparts. As a result, it is highly effective for the NVMe’s SSD’s most commonly used with the SSD710x controllers, but equally well suited for Gen4 media.