Equipped with three 2280 M.2 NVMe ports and four SFF-8643 Connectors, the SSD7110 can host blazing fast NVMe RAID storage and up to 16 SAS or SATA hard drives for high-density configurations. This unique approach to secondary storage expansion makes the SSD7110 ideally suited for applications that need more than a one-trick pony. The SSD7110 is capable of supporting up to 160TB of storage capacity, including up to 140TB in a dual-parity redundant RAID 6 configuration, in addition to 6TB of high-speed NVMe storage.
Similar to video cards, the SSD7110 delivers dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16 bus bandwidth to ensure maximum 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, SSD7100 series RAID Controllers feature dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16 bus bandwidth. This unique architecture allows each SSD 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.
x16 PCIe Gen 3
x4 PCIe Gen 3
The SSD7110 RAID controller is a fully independent NVMe RAID solution, and is not tethered to specific motherboards or chipset families; any system sporting a free PCIe 3.0 x16 slot with direct access to the CPU is fair game. The SSD7110’s unique controller architecture supports both hot and cold storage configurations, and is ideal for Rackmount Storage applications such as Rendering Servers or local Storage Servers that require high speed data processing and mass storage capability in a single RAID controller.
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 SSD7100 Series RAID Controllers 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.
Multiple SSD7110 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 SSD7110 controller can aggregate multiple M.2 SSD modules at PCIe x16 bandwidth, and double that when used in dual configurations!
HighPoint understands that determining the ideal PCIe configuration to maximize NVMe storage performance isn’t always easy. Modern motherboards sport a plethora of expansion slots, and finding the right slot for the right card, a slot that isn’t forced to share bandwidth with another PCIe device or onboard USB/SATA port, can quickly complicate the build process.
Our NVMe engineering staff is dedicated to the customer experience – our goal is to make NVMe storage expansion, quick, painless and intuitive as possible for users of any experience level. Our continuous R&D enables us to identify the ideal PCIe configuration for a wide range of motherboard platforms to ensure customers are able to optimize their NVMe M.2 storage configurations, regardless of application.
The NVMe Manager portion of the RAID Management interface 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. 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.
In addition to the three 2280 M.2 NVMe ports, each SSD7110 RAID Controller features four SFF-8643 connectors, each of which can support up to four SAS/SATA Enterprise or RAID class hard drives, and up to 160TB of storage capacity. The SSD7110’s unconventional hybrid combination of high-speed M.2 support with truly massive storage expansion capability is well suited to a variety of storage applications. Integrated SAS/SATA RAID technology allows the SSD7110 to support RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 & JBOD RAID configurations, in addition to non-RAID single disk mode.