Sonnet M.2 4x4 PCIe Card

Four M.2 NVMe SSD Slots On a PCIe 3.0 x16 Card for Mac and Windows

Sonnet's M.2 4x4 PCIe card enables you to install four M.2 NVMe SSD cards onto a single PCIe card - boosting performance of your Mac or PC for scratch drives, media drives or boot drives.

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Install Four M.2 Ssds Into A Pcie Card Slot

X16 Pcie 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 4x4 PCIe card enables you to mount four M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs onto a single x16 card slot—it can transform the way you work.

With the Sonnet M.2 4x4 PCIe card installed in your Mac Pro tower; Windows 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) However you use it, this card’s performance is impressive.

Performance Oriented
Sonnet’s M.2 4x4 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!

Thunderbolt Port? Connect Four Ssds Through One Cable
Got a Thunderbolt connection, but no PCIe card slot? Sonnet’s M.2 4x4 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 with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 ports, or Windows PC with Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Simple And S.M.A.R.T
Integrating a Sonnet M.2 4x4 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+ and Windows 10 compatible; the Sonnet M.2 4x4 PCIe uses the operating system’s 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.

  • Four M.2 NVMe SSD Slots On a PCIe 3.0 x16 Card for Mac and Windows
  • Adds Ultra-Fast SSDs to Your System—Mounts four M.2 SSDs (sold separately) in your Mac Pro's, desktop PC'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 features
  • macOS Boot Support—Supports booting from JBOD (non-RAIDed) attached SSDs
  • NVMe Compliant SSDs—Typically no drivers required
  • S.M.A.R.T. Support—Supports S.M.A.R.T. data reporting
  • Rugged Construction—Aluminum enclosure withstands heavy use
  • Thunderbolt Certified for Mac & Windows
More Information
Specification

Hardware

  • Warranty: 2-year
  • Form Factor: Computer Card
  • Internal Connectors: Four M-keyed (NVMe) M.2 sockets
  • SSDs Supported: Single-sided M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe SSDs
  • macOS Boot Support:
  • Single SSD only:
  • Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010 & Mid 2012)
  • Any Thunderbolt Mac
  • Windows Boot Support: No
  • RAID Support:
  • RAID 0: macOS & Windows
  • RAID 5: macOS with SoftRAID software
  • Concatenation Support: macOS and Windows
  • NVMe Support: Yes
  • S.M.A.R.T. Status Data Reporting Support: Yes
  • RoHS Compliant: Yes

Computer Compatibility

  • Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010 & Mid 2012) with available full-length x16 PCIe slot
  • Mac Pro 7,1 (2019) – Use x16 PCIe slot (slot 3, 4, or 5) for full performance
  • PC desktop or server with available full-length, full-height x16 PCIe slot (PCIe 3.0 slot is preferred)

OS Compatibility

  • macOS 10.14.4+ (macOS Mojave only)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1903 or greater)
  • 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 2 or Thunderbolt 3 ports via a Thunderbolt 2 or 3 to PCIe card expansion system with available full-length x16 PCIe slot
  • Sonnet M.2 4x4 PCIe Card
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