Designed for high-end desktop & workstation platforms, the SSD7120 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 SSD7120’s unique hardware architecture provides dedicated PCIe 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) bus bandwidth for each U.2 SSD, and unlocks the true performance potential of NVMe based storage configurations.
The U.2 ports are compatible a wide range of 2.5” rackmount chassis in today’s marketplace and simplify upgrade and maintenance procedures.
Similar to video cards, the SSD7120 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
All SSD7100 Series RAID controllers are fully independent NVMe RAID solutions, and are 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. This fact alone makes SSD 7100 series RAID controllers ideal NVMe storage solutions for today’s high-end desktops, custom gaming PC’s and media workstations. Combine this independence with dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16 host bandwidth and an industry proven RAID stack, and you have the ingredients for truly unbeatable NVMe storage solution.
The SSD7120's U.2 ports support 2.5" form factor NVMe SSD's, which unlike M.2 drives, can be hot-swapped like conventional drives. This capability is ideal for workstations that are configured for multiple applications or projects, and utilize more than 1 set of SSD's or RAID arrays. Customers can quickly swap out one or more NVMe SSD's to adapt to changing system requirements.
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.
Multiple SSD7120 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 SSD7120 controller can aggregate multiple U.2 SSD 's at PCIe x16 bandwidth, and double that when used in dual configurations!
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 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.