The Sonnet M.2 2 × 4 Low-profile PCIe card A PCI Express 3.0 adapter card that features an NVMe SSD slot.
The M.2 2 × 4 low-profile PCIe card is the latest offering of Sonnet’s high-performance storage adapter card that enables you to install multiple SSDs in the PCIe card slot of a computer or Thunderbolt expansion system. The low-profile, half-length PCIe 3.0 card has two M-keyed NVMe M.2 SSD slots that support the installation of the M.2 form factor NVMe PCIe SSD.
What does it do?
The Sonnet M.2 2 × 4 low-profile PCIe card enables users to mount two M.2 NVMe 2280 PCIe SSDs (these are sold separately) in almost any expansion card space with an available x8 or x16 PCIe card slot. This means that storage capacity up to 16TB can be installed. RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD configurations are supported, giving users the flexibility to configure SSDs for optimal performance or data security or both.
Why would you need this?
It is specifically designed for users who want to add internal storage to their computer and require ultra-high-speed data transfer speeds such as Video Editor 6K and works with larger resolution footage. Many computers do not include slots for direct installation of M.2 SSDs but include PCIe expansion card slots. With Sonnet’s M.2 2 × 4 low-profile PCIe card installed, a user can mount two SSDs in a single PCIe slot and no wires, adapters or mounting trays are required. For users who have a Thunderbolt port on their computer but do not have a PCIe card slot, such as a notebook, mini and all-in-one desktop, you can install the sonnet card from the sonnet’s multi-slot Echo Thunderbolt to the PCIe card expansion system that connects. M.2 2 × 4 card dual SSD slot via a single cable.
It is compatible with MacOS, Windows and Linux operating systems. The Sonnet M.2 2 × 4 low-profile PCIe card requires only one low-profile card space and includes both full-height and low-profile PCIe brackets. This allows you to place it on most desktop towers, mini workstations or server computers, or even PCIe card expansion systems from Thunderbolt with an available x8 or x16 PCIe slot. Since the sonnet card employs a high-performance 16-lane PCIe 3.0 bridge chip, it does not require a specific SSD or a specific motherboard to operate, or PCIe bifurcation to support RAID features.
A sonnet card with a single SSD installed on a PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 card slot on a computer can provide data transfer speeds of up to 3,400 MB / s. If two SSDs are installed and configured as a RAID 0 set, permanent transfers up to 6,600 MB / s are supported. To support their durable high performance, the card’s integrated heatsink silently cools SSDs to eliminate the need for thermal throttle, an SSD protection feature that prevents overheating by shutting down performance until cool.
Price and availability
The Sonnet M.2 2 × 4 low-profile PCIe card will be available from Sonnet in the last week of June and thereafter at retail prices from global channel partners. $ 199.99 USD.