Ultimate NVMe Bootable RAID Solution

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HighPoint High Port Count NVMe RAID Series– 8-Channel PCIe 3.0 NVMe RAID Controllers

Key Features

  • Designed for applications that require mass storage capability with high-sustained write performance
  • Available for U.2 and M.2 form factors
  • Truly Platform Independent NVMe RAID Solutions for AMD & Intel motherboards
  • Comprehensive RAID Storage Solution: RAID 0, 1, 10 and single-disk
  • Supports all major operating system platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux & FreeBSD
  • Flexible, Multi-Stage Cooling solution

Product Information

Double Your Storage Capacity and Maximize Write Performance for PCIe 3.0 x16 Host Connectivity

Over 120TB @ 14,000 MB/S!

HighPoint high port count (HPC) NVMe RAID controllers are ideal for professional applications that require a small-footprint, mass-storage NVMe solution that can take full advantage of the PCIe 3.0 x16 transfer bandwidth. This performance-focused NVMe RAID architecture ensures that up to x4 lanes can be assigned to each device channel, and deliver up to 14,000 MB/s of transfer performance – ideal for professional media workstation and server environments designed to support a wide range of editing, rendering, capture and streaming applications.

HighPoint HPC U.2 NVMe Controllers allow customers to complete saturate the PCIe 3.0 bus-bandwidth with write performance over 14,000MB/s, while simultaneously supporting up to 120TB of storage capacity!

The average write performance of a standard off-the-shelf U.2 NVMe SSD is approximately 2100MB/s.

Massive Storage Capacity

Each high port count RAID controller features eight independent M.2 or U.2 channels, and can support from 16TB up to 120TB of storage capacity configured to act as independent drives or into one or more RAID 0, 1 or 10 arrays.

No other NVMe controllers in today’s marketplace can match the massive storage capability, blazing fast transfer rates or flexibility in such a compact package.

Truly Platform Independent NVMe RAID Solution

HighPoint high port count series NVMe RAID controllers are truly independent NVMe storage solutions. Unlike most NVMe devices in today’s marketplace, which are tied to a specific hardware platform or brand of SSD or motherboard, SSD7000 series controllers do not require a hardware environment with Bifurcation support, or any specialized software released by SSD manufacturers; any AMD or Intel motherboard with a dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16 slot can now support more than 120TB of NVMe storage, and experience sustained write performance in excess of 10GB/s via a single compact PCIe device.

Security & Speed

RAID 1/0

Requires 4x M.2 SSD's

Speed

RAID 0

Up to 8x NVMe SSD's

Security

RAID 1

Up to 2x NVMe SSD's (per array)

RAID 1/0 (Security & Speed) - Unique to HighPoint NVMe RAID solutions, RAID 1/0 (also known as RAID 10) requires a minimum of 4 NVMe SSD’s – it will mirror the data of one stripe array to a second, hidden stripe array for security.

RAID 0 (Speed) - Also known as a “stripe” array, this mode delivers Maximum Performance, and requires a minimum of 2 NVMe SSD’s.

RAID 1 (Security) - This mode creates a hidden duplicate of the target SSD, and requires 2 NVMe SSD’s to configure. RAID 1 is ideal for bootable volumes.

Flexible, Multi-Stage Cooling Solution

The SSD7180 and SSD7184 employ our new multi-stage cooling solution that combines an anodized aluminum heatsink with a built-in low noise fans This design ensures the NVMe chipset and RAID componentry remain cool under heavy load while minimizing the risk of distraction in the work environment.

Multi-Stage Cooling Design: Aluminum heat sink with integrated low-noise fan

Comprehensive OS Platform Support

Linux Distributions: A dedicated team of engineers proactively monitors and updates support for all major Linux distributions to ensure our high port count NVME RAID controllers are compatible with the latest releases of CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian.

Our innovative Auto-Compile feature was designed to streamline Linux installation and upgrade procedures, and eliminates the need for user intervention. Auto Compile is now embedded directly into our open-source driver packages. In addition, each driver release is accompanied by a comprehensive Installation Guide, which includes step-by-step setup walk-throughs, handy troubleshooting tips, and Technical Support resources.

macOS Ready: The 2019 Mac Pro is the platform of choice for many media professionals. Our high point count NVME RAID controllers are fully compatible with Apple’s latest Mac Pro workstation platform, and are macOS 10.15.x ready.

Windows Platforms: HighPoint high-port count NVMe RAID controllers are fully compliant with current Windows operating systems including Windows 10 and Server 2019.

Comprehensive NVMe RAID Management - Your Choice – Graphical or Text-only interfaces

When it comes to maintaining critical storage configurations, each customer has specific needs and preferences. Both management interfaces share universal layouts across all major operating systems, and can be administered locally or remotely via an internet connection. The Web RAID Management Interface (WebGUI) is a simple, intuitive web-based management tool and is ideal for customers who are new to RAID technology. The CLI (command line interface) is a powerful, text-only management interface designed for advanced users and professional administrators. Comprehensive user guides are available for both interfaces are available from each controller’s Software Updates webpage.

Both interfaces were designed to streamline NVMe Storage Management. Customers can easily track TBW (Terabytes Written) and the temperature of each individual NVMe SSD, ensure the SSD7000 controller is using the fastest available PCIe slot, configure an event log with email notification, and monitor the status of critical RAID configurations in person or remotely via an internet connection.

HighPoint High Port Count NVMe RAID Controller Series

SSD7180 - 8x PCIe 3.0 x4 SFF-8643 ports (low profile)

The SSD7180 is the industry’s first 8-Channel dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16 U.2 NVMe RAID controller for macOS, Linux and Windows platforms. The industry standard SFF-8643 connectors are compatible with a wide selection of 2.5” form-factor server chassis available in today’s marketplace and accept cables of varying length, which allow the SSD7180 RAID controller to be easily integrated into custom built hardware environments.

SSD7184 - 4x PCIe 3.0 x4 SFF-8643 & 4x PCIe 3.0 SFF-8644 (low profile)

The SSD7184 is the industry’s 8-Channel Hybrid Internal/External PCIe 3.0 NVMe RAID controller. This unique hybrid port configuration allows the SSD7184 to support both internal and external storage configurations – ideal for compact platforms that require a built-in option for storage expansion or the flexibility of a removable/ portable storage device. The 4x SFF-8643 connectors can support up to 4 internal U.2 drives, while the external SDD-8644 ports were designed for use with external NVMe storage enclosures, such as our SSD6500 series

HighPoint Certified Cable Accessories

We manufacture a selection of certified data cables for High Port Count series NVMe RAID controllers. HighPoint Certified Cable accessories are fully compliant with all current technology standards and have been rigorously tested with our SSD7280, SSD7284 and SSD7140 controller cards to ensure maximum transfer performance, secure connectivity, and ease of integration.

As we cannot guarantee secure connectivity, stability or compatibility with unqualified third-party devices oraccessories, only HighPoint Certified cables and enclosures can be used with our storage products and solutions.

SSD7180 & SSD7184 (Internal)


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SFF-8643 NVMe Host to SFF-8643 NVMe HD-Mini-SAS Device (U.2) cable

Length: 13.78" (35cm)

This cable has been certified with the HighPoint SSD7120, SFF-8643 NVMe Enclosures, and major U.2 SSDs from Intel, Micron, and the HGST Ultra series.

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SFF-8643 NVMe Host to SFF-8643 NVMe HD-Mini-SAS Device (U.2) cable

Length: 23.62" (60cm)

This cable has been certified with the HighPoint SSD7120, SFF-8643 NVMe Enclosures, and major U.2 SSDs from Intel, Micron, and the HGST Ultra series.

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SFF-8643 to SFF-8639 NVMe HD-Mini-SAS Device (U.2) cable, with Power Connector

Length: 19" (50cm)

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SFF-8643 NVMe Host to Oculink backplane cable

Length: 23.62" (60cm)

SSD7184 (External – for use with SSD6540S)


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SFF-8644 to SFF-8644 cable

Length: 39.37” (1M)

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SFF-8644 to SFF-8644 cable

Length: 6.6' (2M)

RS6540S


The RocketStor 6540S (RS6540S) is a 4-Bay NVMe U.2 JBOD enclosure designed for use with the SSD7184. Each bay supports a U.2 form factor NVMe SSD