Driverless & Bootable NVMe RAID Solutions for Industrial Applications
For OEM/ODM inquires,
Marvell® Driverless & Bootable NVMe RAID Solutions for OEM/ODM Applications
HighPoint can integrate Marvell NevoX NVMe technology into a custom designed and manufactured PCIe RAID controller cards for OEM/ODM customer projects. Our current platform delivers one to four channel NVMe connectivity via a PCIe 3.0 x8 and x4 host interface, and incorporates Marvell®'s innovative 88NR2241 NVMe switch chipset.
This unique solution offers true driverless installation for the end customer; with integrated RAID 0, 1 & 10, boot capability for Linux and Windows operating systems, and targeted at x86 hardware platforms.
The PCB layout can be tailored to satisfy the requirements of specific industrial applications, and for compliance with commercially available PCIe 3.0/4.0 capable motherboards or unique hardware environments. Each controller can directly host up to four NVMe SSD’s of any form factor.
Integrated RAID RAID 0, 1 & 10 Boot Capability
The controller integrated BIOS menu features native RAID 0 and 1 support. OEM customers that opt for 4 channel design can also incorporate RAID 10 capability. All three RAID levels are completely transparent to the operating system platform, which will recognize the configuration as a single NVMe storage device.
Pre-Configured RAID Solution for Seamless Integration into Customer Work Environments
RAID configurations are transparent for the operating system platform and can be fully prepared prior to shipping the product or solution. End customers are not be required to configure RAID storage. In addition, driver support is embedded into most current operating system platforms. Marvell® 88NR2241 based NVMe RAID controllers are natively supported by Windows 10, Windows Server2016 and Windows Server 2019, and Linux distributions that utilize kernel v3.10 or later.
Up to 4x ports x2 lanes or 2x ports x4 lanes direct connectivity
Upstream Bus interface support up to x8 lanes PCIe 3.0
Customizable Board form factor
Driverless installation for Linux and Windows operating systems
Available for VMware EXSi
Integrated RAID 0, 1 & 10 capability
Compliant with X86 platforms
Additional NVMe features including multiple BIOS & CLI RAID Management
Custom PCB layouts available for OEM/ODM applications
NVMe server boot cards
NVMe dual-port enablement
SSD QcS in Virtual Machines
EDSDD & NGSFF storage cards
BIOS and CLI with SMART Monitoring & Management
Marvell 88NR2241 based RAID controllers include a BIOS level user interface.
In addition, a CLI utility is available for the operating system, and is used to manage NVMe RAID configurations and monitor the SMART attributes for each hosted NVME SSD. SMART data is critical for maintaining healthy, long-lived NVMe configurations, especially those designed to accommodate professional and industrial storage applications.
Complete PCB Design and Manufacturing Services for OEM/ODM Clients
OEM/ODM Solution Providers in need of a custom-fit NVMe RAID controller for a unique hardware environment or storage appliance need look no further.
HighPoint is now offering complete, custom-tailored PCB design and integration services for Marvell® 88NR2241 NVMe RAID solutions. The first evaluation units will begin shipping in October 2020.
Evaluation Unit – 2x M.2 Ports (SSD6202)
Marvell 88NR2241 Intelligent
NVMe Switch Controller
Custom LED support is available
Number of Device Channels / Port Layout & Type
Up to 4 M.2 ports can be specified (2242/2260/2280/22110)
Port location can be specified
Connectors are available for U.2 applications (SFF-8642 / SFF-8644)
PCB Design: The PCB dimensions and form factor can be specified for customer hardware environments
Cooling: Customers can specify the cooling solution: heat sink, cooling fan or modular heatsink/fan for components and/or M.2 SSD’s
Evaluation Unit – 4x M.2 Ports (SSD6204)
Evaluation Unit – 4x M.2 Ports (Low-Profile)
PCB Design Services
Customers can specify the number of available NVME ports, and how the PCIe x16 bandwidth is distributed to each of these ports.
In addition, customers can specify the port layout of the PCB design – where each port should be located. Depending on your application, other port types may be available, including those for external or hybrid connectivity and U.2 NVMe SSD support.
U.2 or M.2 Port Types
Port PCIe bandwidth allocation
Complete PCB Design expertise – customer defined board form factor (low profile, full height, custom dimensions)
Industry Standard PCIe connector (standard, H type, MXM, Edge connector)
Product Branding – PCB color and Logo silk screening available
Have any questions, comments or Custom design inquiries? Don’t hesitate to contact us!
If you have any specific Design Concepts or require a specialized evaluation unit for a proposed project or solution, contact us directly at GeneraLSales@highpoint-tech.com.
The first evaluation units will be available in September 2020.