HighPoint manufactures a large selection of bootable NVMe RAID controllers for PCIe Gen3 and Gen4 platforms.
UEFI BIOS & Tools
The easiest way to check if a controller has boot-RAID capability is whether or not a UEFI BIOS package is available from the Software Downloads table.
In order to boot the host platform from an SSD or array hosted by bootable NVMe RAID controller, the system's
motherboard must have a UEFI BIOS with option ROM settings. These options will allow the system to recognize the RAID controller as a bootable device.
HighPoint's NVMe UEFI tool is used to configure arrays hosted by the SSD7000 and SSD7500 Series NVMe RAID controllers outside of an OS. This allows the administrator to install the OS to a pre-configured RAID array. The tool can be extracted to a bootable USB flash drive and provides a simple command line interface, allowing you to create, delete, or check the status of an array.
PCIe Gen3 Boot-RAID Controllers
SSD7105 – 4x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x16 SSD7202 – 2x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x8
The SSD7105 and SSD7202 are the fastest bootable PCIe 3.0 NVMe RAID controllers available in today’s marketplace. Both controllers provide x4 dedicated lanes for each M.2 port, enabling them to deliver class-leading performance; up to 14,000MB/s for a single card, or as much as 28,000MB/s in a Cross-Sync RAID configuration.
SSD6202 – 2x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x8
SSD6204 – 4x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x8
Installing an SSD6200 series controller is the easiest way to add bootable NVMe RAID storage to your workstation or server. SSD6200 controllers require no device driver installation – they are natively supported by nearly all modern Windows and Linux platforms. In addition, the SSD6202 and “A” variants of the controllers feature a built-in RAID switch which enables administrators to quickly configure an array without an OS, software interface, or even powering on a system.
PCIe Gen4 Boot-RAID Controllers
SSD7502 – 2x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x16
SSD7505 – 4x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x16
SSD7540 – 8x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x16
SSD7580B/7580A – 8x U.2/M.2 PCIe 4.0 x16 (B models supports Hot-Swap/Hot-Plug)
The SSD7500 series represent our most versatile
bootable NVMe RAID solutions. In addition, they
are the industry’s fastest NVMe RAID controllers and are capable of delivering over 55,000MB/s in a dual-card Cross-Sync RAID configuration. Each SSD7500 series controller can support one or more bootable NVMe SSDs or RAID arrays.
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