Sonnet Fusion Dual 2.5-inch SSD RAID PCIe Card

Dual 2.5-inch SSD PCIe 3.0 card with hardware RAID controller, plus 10Gbps USB-C port

Sonnet's Fusion Dual 2.5-inch SSD RAID card allows you to add high capacity, ultra fast SSDs to your computer for internal storage, in a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration.

Please note: No SSDs are supplied with this card

Part No:
SON-FUS-SSD-2RAID-E
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Install Two 2.5-Inch SATA SSDs Into A PCIe Card Slot
If you need faster, high-capacity internal storage for your desktop computer or server, 2.5-inch SATA SSDs are the cost-effective choice. Sonnet’s Fusion Dual 2.5-inch SSD RAID PCIe card enables you to upgrade your system in a flash, mounting one or two SSDs (sold separately) with up to 8TB capacity in a single full-length PCIe card slot, with no power or data cables, adapters, or mounting trays required.

Great 2-Drive Hardware RAID 0 Performance
Install the Sonnet Fusion card into a PCIe 3.0 slot of a computer or Thunderbolt 3 expansion system and achieve great transfer speeds up to 1000 MB/s! Still use a Mac Pro 5,1 tower? Enjoy performance up to 770 MB/s now, and migrate the Sonnet card to the new Mac Pro (2019) to enjoy even better performance.

Disk Striping
Increases performance by interleaving data into blocks (stripes) across two or more drives simultaneously to increase speed.

Fast RAID 1 Performance
Looking for the safety of a simultaneous backup? RAID 1 performance of up to 540 MB/s may be obtained with any compatible computer or expansion system.

100% REDUNDANCY
If primary drive crashes, the mirrored drive will automatically replace the primary drive.

Hardware RAID Controller Onboard
A high performance RAID controller manages the SSDs you install, supporting Fast (RAID 0), Safe (RAID 1), Volume (Span) and, particularly important to pro audio users, JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) configurations, so you can choose the mode that best suits your needs:

Fast
Choose RAID 0 for the best performance.
Safe
Choose RAID 1 for a mirrored backup of your data.
Volume
Choose Span to create a single large volume bridging both drives.
JBOD
Choose JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) to work with twice as many audio tracks.

Regardless the mode you select, changing the configuration is easy – with no software to install or jumper blocks to move around, a turn of a switch and the press of a button is all it takes.

Fast USB Speed and Plenty of Power for Bus-Powered Devices
Sonnet’s Fusion Dual 2.5-inch SSD RAID card also includes a SuperSpeed USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2) port that supports data transfers of up to 1000 MB/s, and provides up to 15W of power to support bus-powered devices—you can connect a fast external drive without installing another card.

Thunderbolt Port? Connect Two SSDs Through One Cable
Got a Thunderbolt connection, but no PCIe card slot? Fusion Dual 2.5-inch SSD RAID card provides full performance and is ideal for use in a Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 2 edition Echo Express III-D, III-R, or xMac Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion system. The combo enables you to add two SSDs plus a USB-C port to any Mac or Linux computer with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 ports, or Windows PC with Thunderbolt 3 ports.

  • Dual 2.5-inch SSD PCIe 3.0 card with hardware RAID controller, plus 10Gbps USB-C port
  • Add up to 8TB of SSD Storage
    Mounts two cost-effective 2.5-inch SATA SSDs (sold separately) in a full-length PCIe slot
  • Great SSD Performance
    Supports data transfers speeds up to 1000 MB/s
  • Onboard Hardware RAID Controller
    Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, Span, and JBOD configurations in macOS, Windows, and Linux
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB-C Port
    Includes SuperSpeed USB-C 10Gbps port to connect a fast external drive
  • Great USB Performance
    Supports data transfers speeds up to 1000 MB/s
  • Power for Peripherals
    Supports a USB bus-powered SSD, SSD RAID, or hard drive device with up to 15W power
  • Optimized for Thunderbolt
    Use in Sonnet Thunderbolt expansion systems at full performance
  • Mac, Windows & Linux Compatible
    Supports Mac, Windows, and Linux computers with PCIe 3.0 slots
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Specification

Compatibility
Mac Compatibility:

Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010 & Mid 2012) with available full-length PCIe slot

Mac Pro 7,1 (2019)
macOS 10.10.5, 10.12.6+(4)
macOS Catalina compatible
Note: not compatible with macOS 10.11

Windows Compatibility:

Computer with available full-length, full-height PCIe slot (PCIe 3.0 slot is preferred)
Windows 10, 8.1, 7
Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008 (64-bit editions)

Linux Compatibility:

Computer with available full-length, full-height PCIe slot (PCIe 3.0 slot is preferred)
Linux Kernel 5.0+

Thunderbolt Compatibility:

Mac computer with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 ports via a Thunderbolt 2 or 3 to PCIe card expansion system with available full-length PCIe slot
Windows computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports via a Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe card expansion system with available full-length PCIe slot
Linux computer with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 ports via a Thunderbolt 2 or 3 to PCIe card expansion system with available full-length PCIe slot

Hardware
Part Number: FUS-SSD-2RAID-E

Warranty: 2-year

Form Factor: Full-height, full-length PCIe card

Bus Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x4

Internal Connectors: Two SATA for 2.5-inch SSDs

External Connector: One USB-C port (10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2)

SSDs Supported: SATA 6 Gb/s

Boot Support: No

Supported Drive Configurations:

RAID 0
RAID 1
Span
JBOD

S.M.A.R.T. Status Data Reporting Support: No

USB-C Port Specifications

  • Peripherals Supported:
    • Industry standard USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 & 2x2, USB 3.1 Gen 1& 2, USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1
    • Thunderbolt 3-only peripherals are NOT supported
  • Bus-powered Peripherals Supported:
    • HD, SSD, SSD RAID
    • 3.0A advertised using USB CC (Channel Configuration)
    • Up to 15W for operation or charging
  • Cables Supported:
    • USB-C 10Gbps
    • USB-C 5Gbps
    • Thunderbolt 3 40Gbps (0.5- and 0.7-meter only)
    • Thunderbolt 3 20Gbps
  • USB Chipset: ASMedia 3142
  • USB Standard: Complies with OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface), EHCI (Enhanced Host Controller Interface), and xHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface) standards
  • UASP: USB attached SCSI protocol supported under macOS 10.10 & 10.12+, Windows 10
  • Number of Devices Supported: Up to 31
  • Hot Plug: Supports hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connection
  • Boot Support: No computers support booting at this time
  • RoHS Compliant: Yes
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