SSD7101A Accelerated Secondary Storage
The HighPoint SSD7101A is a great accelerated secondary storage solution for any workstation with true PCIe 3.0 x16 bandwidth. It has four M.2 NVMe ports to take four NVMe M.2 SSDs, so each NVMe M.2 SSD has dedicate PCIe 3.0 x4 bus bandwidth for extreme transfer speed compared with traditional PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe solutions which have to share a single PCIe 3.0 x4 with the motherboard’s SATA and USB ports. It delivers transfer speeds 20 times faster than SATA SSDs. It is suitable for a wide range of performance-intensive applications that place heavy workloads on the GPU.
It is available in five models: SSD7101A-1 (HBA only), SSD7101A-500G (500GB), SSD7101A-010T (1TB), SSD7101A-020T (2TB), and SSD7101A-040T (4TB). The latter four models are all based on based on 960 EVO Class NVMe SSDs with different capacities.
|1||SSD7101A-500G||500GB||Read: 6,000MB/s / Write: 3,000MB/s|
|2||SSD7101A-010T||1TB||Read: 13,000MB/s / Write: 6,000MB/s|
|3||SSD7101A-020T||2TB||Read: 13,000MB/s / Write: 7,000MB/s|
|4||SSD7101A-040T||4TB||Read: 13,000MB/s / Write: 7,500MB/s|
HighPoint SSD7101 drive solutions unleash the true performance potential of Samsung 960 NVMe M.2 SSD’s. The SSD7101 Drive Series delivers transfer speeds 20 times faster than SATA SSDs at a comparable price point, and dramatically reduces a system’s secondary storage footprint into a device the size of your average graphics card.
SSD7101 Drives pack the power of a 20x SATA SSD RAID Array into a compact, stand-alone PCIe device that can be easily installed into nearly any type of workstation! This unconventional approach to NVMe storage represents a paradigm shift in the development of workstation acceleration solutions. Compact workstations can now tackle complex projects and workflows that were once exclusive to specialized hardware platforms.
HighPoint SSD7101 Drives have integrated Samsung’s ultra-high performance 960 PCIe M.2 modules to deliver over 12GB/s of I/O performance and up to 8TB of storage capacity via a single PCIe 3.0 slot, and over 20GB/s and up to 16TB in dual-drive configurations! The 960 EVO class modules deliver blistering transfer speeds and were designed for applications that require maximum I/O transfer performance.
SSD7101 series drives are truly independent, stand-alone solutions, and are not limited to specific applications or hardware environments. SSD7101 solutions are available in 500 GB to 8TB form factors, and unlike conventional PCIe SSD’s, are not restricted to a particular workstation or motherboard and can be used with any platform that provides a true PCIe 3.0 x16 host interface.
HighPoint’s SSD7101 drive series unlocks the true potential of NVMe SSD’s. 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, SSD7101 drives feature dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16 bus bandwidth. This unique architecture allows the drive to interface directly with the platform’s CPU, which provides PCIe x4 bandwidth for each NVMe SSD!
The HighPoint NVME Management Solution’s seamless interface was designed to accommodate applications that require transfer speeds exceeding 12GB/s, or capacities larger than 8TB. This simple and versatile storage solution can easily scale performance to match the requirements of each application.
A single SSD7101 series drive can aggregate up to four M.2 SSD modules at PCIe x16 bandwidth and 4TB of storage capacity, and double that when used in dual configurations, all at a price per GB comparable to that of traditional SATA SSD-based solutions.
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.
SSD7101 Series drives feature an easy-to-configure SSD drive module with integrated TRIM support and SMART monitoring. TRIM support promotes the longevity and endurance of each SSD while SMART monitoring allows customers to keep close tabs on the physical attributes of each device.
The simple, intuitive interface provides a wealth of monitoring and configuration options for novice and experts alike. The Quick Configuration menu allows new users to get everything up and running with a few simple clicks. In depth, Advanced Options allow experienced pros to fine tune configurations for specific applications.
S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring - the interface includes a SMART monitoring feature which allows you to check a variety of physical attributes of each SSD, including temperature readings, total bytes written and disk usage values
1. Actual performance will vary depending on system environment (system configuration, disk configuration)