HighPoint is announcing their new SSD7101 storage solutions, which utilize Samsung 960 Series NVMe M.2 SSDs to achieve transfer speeds that are up to 20X faster than SATA SSDs, and at a comparable price point. This significantly reduces a system’s storage footprint, enabling a 20-bay rackmount chassis to be replaced with a single PCIe device that is the size of a typical graphics card.
Imagine this much storage capacity and performance in a typical workstation, which enables it to tackle workflows and complex tasks that were usually reserved for specialized hardware platforms. The HighPoint SSD7101 features the ultra-high performance of Samsung 960 PCIe M.2 SSDs – providing over 12GB/s of I/O performance. The 960 PRO is one of the fastest and highest capacity NVMe SSDs on the market, and the SSD7101 offers up to 8TB of capacity in a single slot configuration, and up to 16TB of capacity in dual-slot usage scenarios.
The SSD7101 can also be configured with Samsung 960 EVO SSDs, allowing for up to 4TB (single slot) or 8TB (dual slot) of capacity, which is geared toward mainstream users seeking faster and more reliable storage performance. HighPoint’s SSD7101 drives unlock the true potential of NVMe SSDs. Onboard DMI 3.0–based NVMe solutions are forced to share a single PCIe 3.0 x4 lane with other SATA and USB ports, whereas the SSD7101 features dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16 bandwidth. This allows each drive to interface directly with the CPU, providing PCIE x4 bandwidth to each NVMe SSD.
According to Richard Leonarz, Senior Director of Memory Marketing for Samsung, “The Samsung 960 series is designed to handle the demands of today’s complex data needs. Our latest NVMe series delivers more of what SSDs are known for – more speed, density, endurance and power efficiency. Thanks to our V-NAND technology, HighPoint’s latest drive solutions give professionals and consumers higher bandwidth and lower latency without sacrificing speed and performance.”
HighPoint’s NVMe solution creates a seamless interface that is geared toward applications that require transfer performance that exceeds 12GB/s, or require capacities larger than 8TB. Both simple and versatile, the SSD7101 can easily scale to fit an application’s requirements. Just one SSD7101 series device can combine up to four M.2 SSD modules at PCIe x16 bandwidth and a total of 8TB of capacity. Capacity can be doubled when used in a dual-slot configuration. When we put the accounting department’s pencil to it, the price per GB is competitive with SATA SSD-based offerings.
HighPoint’s SSD7101 solutions offer a hard-to-beat combination of capacity, performance and cost in a compact single PCIe device. HighPoint anicipates that test units will be available by the end of May, with mass production and shipping expected to begin early in June 2017. For more information, you can visit the SSD7101 product page here.