HighPoint SSD7101A

Unlocks the True Performance of NVMe SSD's

  • Dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16 bus bandwidth
  • Dedicated PCIe 3.0 x4 bandwidth for each NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Over 8X faster than NVMe storage locked behind Intel DMI 3.0
  • Independent, Stand-Alone NVMe SSD Solution
  • Scale Performance across Multiple SSD7101A-1 NVMe RAID Controllers
  • Supports Windows & Linux Systems

The SSD7101A-1 is the industry’s fastest NVMe M.2 RAID Controller. Designed for high-end desktop & workstation platforms, it is capable of delivering transfer performance up to 8x faster than onboard NVMe solutions, and up to 44x faster than conventional SATA SSD’s. The SSD7101A-1 RAID Controller’s unique hardware architecture provides dedicated PCIe 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) bus bandwidth for each M.2 SSD, and unlocks the true performance potential of NVMe based storage configurations.

Shatter the DMI 3.0 Performance Bottleneck

HighPoint’s SSD7101A-1 NVMe RAID Controllers deliver truly mind-blowing levels of performance! Unlike onboard DMI 3.0 based NVMe solutions, which are forced to share a single PCIe 3.0 x4 lane with the motherboard’s SATA and USB ports, SSD7101A-1 RAID Controllers feature dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16 bus bandwidth. This unique architecture allows the SSD’s to interface directly with the platform’s CPU; shattering the constrictive performance bottleneck imposed by DMI 3.0, and unlocking the true potential of your NVMe storage.

Dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16

x16 PCIe Gen 3

x4 PCIe Gen 3

Intel PCH

SSD7101A-1

  • SATA SSD
  • USB Flash
  • SAS/SATA HDD
  • PCIe SSD

Performance up to 128Gbps

Accelerated Secondary Storage

DMI 3.0

Transfer Speed Bottlenecked by

  • DMI 3.0 up to PCIe 3.0 x4
  • Sharing Bandwidth with Others

Conventional Secondary Storage

Hindered by Intel DMI 3.0 x4

Independent, Stand-Alone NVMe SSD Solution

The SSD7101A-1 RAID controller is a truly independent NVMe RAID solution and was designed for today’s high-end desktops, custom gaming PC’s and media workstations.

Unlike most NVMe controllers or drive solutions featured in today’s marketplace, SSD7101A-1 NVMe RAID Controllers can be used with any system with a free PCIe 3.0 x16 slot running a Windows operating system or Linux distribution.

Dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16

Robust, Compact & Efficient – Shield & Cool Your SSD’s

It’s no secret that PCIe devices can generate a great deal of heat, especially during peak operation. HighPoint is no stranger to PCIe design, and has engineered the SSD7101 Drive Series to excel in high-stress conditions. The all-aluminum casing naturally dissipates waste heat away from the SSD modules, and features an integrated fan and heat sink that work in conjunction to eject excess heat away from vital components and keep ambient temperatures manageable and cool.

Scale Performance across Multiple SSD7101A-1 NVMe RAID Controllers

  • Up to 44x faster than SATA SSD
  • Over 8x faster than NVMe storage locked behind Intel DMI 3.0

SATA 3.0

PCIe 3.0 x4 (DMI 3.0 Limit)

1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (1x SSD7101A-1)

2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (2x SSD7101A-1)

6Gb/s

32Gb/s

128Gb/s

256Gb/s

SATA 3.0

PCIe 3.0 x4 (DMI 3.0 Limit)

1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (1x SSD7101A-1)

2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (2x SSD7101A-1)

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Multiple SSD7101A-1 NVMe RAID controllers can be linked and installed into a single system, and deliver up to 256Gb/s of performance – 8x faster than NVMe drives locked behind the Intel DMI 3.0 architecture. A single SSD7101A-1 RAID controller can aggregate multiple M.2 SSD modules at PCIe x16 bandwidth, and double that when used in dual configurations!

HighPoint NVMe Manager

Each SSD7101A-1 RAID controller includes a simple, intuitive web-based management interface designed to provide a wealth of monitoring and configuration options for novice and experts alike. A Quick Configuration menu allows new users to get everything up and running with a few simple clicks. Experienced Pros can fine tune configurations for specific applications using the Advanced Option Menu.

Integrated TRIM & S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring with TBW Tracking

NVMe Manager features TRIM support, and S.M.A.R.T. monitoring with total Terabyte Written (TBW) tracking. TRIM support promotes the longevity and endurance of NVMe storage by enabling each SSD to handle garbage collection more efficiently, which helps eliminate write speed degradation. The S.M.A.R.T. monitoring allows you to check a variety of physical attributes of each NVMe M.2 SSD, including temperature readings, voltage and TBW. The interface updates attribute data in real time, and can be even be configured to notify you by Email, in the event of an error condition or threshold warning.