Sonnet Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card

Two U.2 NVMe SSD Connectors on a PCIe 3.0 x16 Card

Do you need more storage capacity for your computer? Is super high-speed throughput plus maximum IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) performance critical to your work? U.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs deliver both. Sonnet’s Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card enables you to upgrade your system in a flash, mounting two enterprise class U.2 SSDs with up to 32TB or greater capacity in a single full-length x16 PCIe card slot, with no separate power or data cables, drive adapters, or mounting trays required.

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SON-FUS-U2-2X4-E3
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The Most Economical Way To Add Ultra-Fast, Extra-Large Capacity SSD Storage
Do you need more storage capacity for your computer? Is super high-speed throughput plus maximum IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) performance critical to your work? U.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs deliver both. Sonnet’s Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card enables you to upgrade your system in a flash, mounting two enterprise class U.2 SSDs with up to 32TB or greater capacity in a single full-length x16 PCIe card slot, with no separate power or data cables, drive adapters, or mounting trays required.

Enterprise Class Performance & Capacities - Familiar Size and Shape, Different Connector and Interface
U.2 SSDs look like 2.5-inch SATA drives — they even share the same general dimensions and mounting screw hole placement, but their connectors are different, and so is their performance. Unlike SATA drives, U.2 NVMe SSDs interface with your computer’s PCIe bus, enabling them to perform seven times as fast.

Striking Performance
How fast? Current PCIe 3.0 U.2 SSDs deliver sustained performance of up to 3500 MB/s read and 3500 MB/s write, or about 7x the performance of the fastest SATA SSDs.

High Capacities
Many U.2 SSDs are now available in capacities up to 16TB — perfect for storing large video projects—with higher capacity models on the horizon. Sonnet’s Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card will support bigger SSDs as they become available.

Fantastic RAID 0 Performance
Install the Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card with your SSDs into your system and configure the SSDs as a RAID 0 set for even greater storage performance.

Sonnet Advantages – Full Performance Design
The Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card is a full-height, full-length PCIe 3.0 card with an x16 (x8 electrical) interface, designed to support full performance from two U.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs. The Sonnet card features:

  • PCIe Bridge - Devotes four lanes of PCIe 3.0 bandwidth to each SSD installed
  • Self-contained - Doesn’t require a specific motherboard to operate or specific SSDs to support RAID features — No PCIe bifurcation is required
  • Universal Compatibility - Mac, Windows, and Linux compatible
  • Mounting Support for Two U.2 SSDs - Connect and mount directly to the card, no power or data cables, adapters, or mounting trays required

Silent and Cool Running
Unlike M.2 SSDs, which require heatsinks to be attached to enable stable performance, U.2 SSDs are designed with their cases acting as heatsinks—that means installation is much easier. As a result, the Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card doesn’t need a fan to keep the SSDs cool enough to enable them to maintain their high performance at all times.

Connect Two Enterprise SSDs Through One Cable To Your Computer Without Slots
Got a Thunderbolt connection, but no PCIe card slot? Sonnet’s Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card is ideal for use in one of our Thunderbolt 3 expansion systems that accept full-length PCIe cards. The combo enables you to add two U.2 NVMe SSDs to any Mac computer with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 ports, or Windows or Linux computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Simple and S.M.A.R.T
NVMe compliance ensures that integrating a Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card into your system is easy—the necessary drivers are installed automatically. The Fusion card uses your computer’s built-in drive formatting utilities to format the SSDs. SSD health monitoring is supported through S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) data reporting, too.

  • Two U.2 NVMe SSD Connectors on a PCIe 3.0 x16 Card
  • Add up to 32TB(1) Ultra-fast Storage
    Mounts two U.2 NVMe SSDs (sold separately) in an x16 PCIe slot
  • High-Performance PCIe Interface
    PCI Express 3.0 x8 host bus interface is bridged to the SSDs, devoting four lanes of PCIe 3.0 bandwidth to each installed SSD
  • Fantastic Performance
    Achieve sustained RAID 0 transfer speeds up to 6,250 MB/s(2)
  • RAID Support
    Supports macOS®, Windows, and Linux RAID 0 and 1 configurations
  • macOS Boot Support
    Supports booting from a single (non-RAIDed) attached SSD
  • Optimized for Thunderbolt
    Use in Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 expansion systems to connect two enterprise SSDs through one cable with performance up to 2750 MB/s
  • NVMe Compliant
    No drivers required
  • S.M.A.R.T. Operation
    Supports S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) data reporting
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Specification

Compatibility

  • Mac Compatibility:
    • Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010 & Mid 2012) with available full-length x16 PCIe slot
    • Mac Pro 7,1 (2019)
    • macOS 10.13.6+
    • macOS Catalina compatible
  • Windows Compatibility:
    • Computer with available full-length, full-height x16 PCIe slot (PCIe bifurcation not required)
    • Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1809 or greater)
  • Linux Compatibility:
    • Computer with available full-length, full-height x16 PCIe slot (PCIe bifurcation not required)
    • Linux Kernel 5.0+
  • Thunderbolt Compatibility:
    • Mac computer with Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 2 ports via a Thunderbolt 3 or 2 to PCIe card expansion system with available full-length x16 PCIe slot
    • Windows computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports via a Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe card expansion system with available full-length x16 PCIe slot
    • Linux computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports via a Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe card expansion system with available full-length x16 PCIe slot

 

Hardware

  • Part Number: FUS-U2-2X4-E3
  • Warranty: 2-year
  • Form Factor: Full-length, full-height computer card
  • Bus Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x4
  • Internal Connectors: Two U.2 (SFF-8639)
  • SSDs Supported:
  • Boot Suppport:
    • macOS
      • Only from a single SSD (not RAIDed)
      • Mac Pro 5,1 or Mac Pro 7,1
      • Any Thunderbolt Mac
    • Windows, Linux: No
  • RAID Support:
    • macOS, Windows, Linux
    • RAID 0 or 1 (Stripe or Mirror)
  • NVME Support: Yes
  • S.M.A.R.T. Status Data Reporting Support: Yes
  • Compliance:
    • RoHS 3 (Directive 2015/863)
    • IEC62368-1 and IEC62368-2
  • Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card
  • SSD mounting screws
  • Documentation