Sonnet M.2 4x4 PCIe Card (Silent)
Four M.2 NVMe SSD Slots On a PCIe 3.0 x16 Card for Mac and Windows (Silent)
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. Now with a new fan-less silent design.
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.
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!
Silent and Cool Running
No Slowdowns. No Thermal Throttling.
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 4x4 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 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
- Sonnet M.2 4x4 PCIe Card (Silent)
- Drive mounting screws