Sonnet SSD M.2 4×4 Silent PCIe Card

RRP Price (inc gst): $1,029.00

Part #: FUS-SSD-4X4-E3S

Warranty:  1  Year

Install up to Four M.2 NVMe SSDs into a PCIe Card Slot
High-speed Data Transfers
If you need to add internal storage to your computer setup and high-speed data transfers are critical to your work, don’t look to 2.5″ SATA SSDs—you need an NVMe SSD-based upgrade. Today’s NVMe PCIe SSDs offer tremendous performance, easily outclassing 2.5″ SATA SSDs. Sonnet’s M.2 4×4 PCIe card enables you to mount four M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs(1) onto a single x16 card slot—it can transform the way you work.
With the Sonnet M.2 4×4 PCIe card installed in your 2019 Mac Pro® or older Mac Pro tower; Windows® or Linux® PC desktop or server; or Thunderbolt™ to PCIe card expansion system with an available x16 PCIe slot, you can use it for instant-access media storage or as a high-performance scratch disk. Mac® users can even install macOS® on one SSD to create an incredibly fast boot drive(2) and create a RAID 0 set with the other installed SSDs without loss of performance. However you use it, this card’s performance is impressive.

Performance Oriented
Sonnet’s M.2 4×4 PCIe card is a full-height, full-length PCIe 3.0 card with a 16-lane (x16) interface. Featuring a unique Sonnet-designed x16 PCIe bridge, the card devotes four lanes of PCIe 3.0 bandwidth to each SSD you install. When installed in a Windows PC’s PCIe 3.0 slot with four SSDs formatted in a RAID 0 configuration, the card is capable of 8,500 MB/s transfers. Aggregate transfer speeds from four non-RAIDed SSDs of up to 12,000 MB/s are possible! 

No Slowdowns
SSDs heat up significantly when performing very large file transfers. This presents a problem for most competing cards, as they provide inadequate cooling for this task and allow installed SSDs to activate their built-in thermal throttling protection feature—thermal throttling drastically cuts SSDs’ performance while allowing them to cool. Sonnet designed the M.2 4×4 PCIe Card with a silent cooling solution to prevent thermal throttling, enabling SSDs to maintain their high performance at all times.

Thunderbolt Port? Connect Four SSDs Through One Cable
Got a Thunderbolt connection, but no PCIe card slot? Sonnet’s M.2 4×4 PCIe card is ideal for use in one of our Echo™ Express III-D, III-R, or xMac™ Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion systems—the combo enables you to add up to four SSDs to any Mac or Linux computer with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 ports, or Windows PC with Thunderbolt 3 ports.(5) 

Simple and S.M.A.R.T
Integrating a Sonnet M.2 4×4 PCIe card into your system is easy—just insert it into a x16 PCIe slot and then start your computer—NVMe compliance ensures the necessary drivers(4) are installed automatically. macOS 10.14.4+, Windows 10, and Linux compatible; the Sonnet M.2 4×4 PCIe uses the operating systems built-in drive formatting utilities to format the SSDs. Drive health monitoring is supported through S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) data reporting, too.

  • Adds Ultra-Fast SSDs to Your System – Mounts four M.2 NVME SSDs (sold separately) in your computer’s, or Thunderbolt expansion chassis’ x16 PCIe slot
  • High-Performance PCIe Interface – PCI Express 3.0 x16 host bus interface for high-performance applications
    Superior Performance—Concurrent data transfers speeds up to 12,000 MB/sec
  • Great Way to Add Up to 8TB of M.2 SSD Storage to Computers with Thunderbolt – Perfect for use in Sonnet’s Echo™ Express III-D, Echo Express III-R, xMac™ mini Server, xMac Pro Server, and Thunderbolt expansion systems
  • RAID Support – Supports macOS and Windows RAID 0; macOS supports RAID 5 with the addition of SoftRAID
  • macOS Boot Support – Supports booting from JBOD (non-RAIDed) attached SSDs
  • Concatenation (Span) Support – Supports creating a single, large volume that spans all four SSDs under Mac, Windows, or Linux
  • NVMe Compliant SSDs – Typically no drivers required
  • S.M.A.R.T. Support – Supports S.M.A.R.T. data reporting