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SSD7000 Series NVMe RAID Controllers; Truly Independent NVMe Connectivity & RAID Solutions
HighPoint SSD7000 series controllers are independent NVMe solutions. They do not require a specific motherboard chipset, are not limited to specific motherboard series or brands, and do not require any specialized 3rd party or feature PCIe related settings, such as VROC or Bifurcation. All that is needed to deliver maximum performance is dedicated full-lane bandwidth (x16 is ideal for most models, and x8 for the SSD7202 and SSD7204).
SSD7000 controllers can be used with nearly modern Intel or AMD platform running a Windows, Linux or macOS operating system. All customers need is a system with a free, dedicated PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 slot. In fact, SSD7000 controllers can still be used with slots that have lower lane ratings, such as x4 or even x1, but will not perform optimally.
In addition to universal platform and motherboard compatibility, SSD7000 series NVMe RAID controllers can also support any off-the-shelf, industry-standard M2 or U.2 NVMe SSD’s. Customers are free to mix and match depending on performance or capacity requirements.
Universal Management Suite
SSD7000 series include our WebGUI and CLI RAID configuration and storage management utilities, which provide universal toolsets, commands and features, including SMART support for monitoring the health of NVMe SSD’s, across all major hardware and software platforms.
Add NVMe Connectivity to Legacy Platforms
SSD7000 series NVMe RAID controllers, such as the SSD7101A-1 and SSD7140, can also be installed into legacy motherboard platforms, even those with PCIe 2.0 slots. As long as the motherboard is capable of running a modern operating system with integrated NVMe support, the SSD7000 card will be automatically rec