Sonnet Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card

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Sonnet Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card
Key Features
  • Supports Dual 2.5" U.2 NVMe SSDs
  • PCIe 3.0 x16 Interface
  • Supports Read Speeds up to 6250 MB/s
  • Supports Write Speeds up to 6000 MB/s
Add two fast, high-capacity 2.5" U.2 SFF-8639 NVMe SSDs to your desktop computer with the Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card from Sonnet, which fits into a full-height, full-length PCIe 3.0 x16 slot on your host Windows, Mac, or Linux system. This card operates electrically at PCIe 3.0 x8, so each drive receives four lanes of PCIe 3.0 bandwidth, which allows for read speeds of up to 6250 MB/s and write speeds of up to 6000 MB/s in RAID 0. If you don't need the performance boost of RAID 0, RAID 1 is available, which provides data redundancy, as are non-RAID modes.
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Sonnet Fusion Dual Overview

Add two fast, high-capacity 2.5" U.2 SFF-8639 NVMe SSDs to your desktop computer with the Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card from Sonnet, which fits into a full-height, full-length PCIe 3.0 x16 slot on your host Windows, Mac, or Linux system. This card operates electrically at PCIe 3.0 x8, so each drive receives four lanes of PCIe 3.0 bandwidth, which allows for read speeds of up to 6250 MB/s and write speeds of up to 6000 MB/s in RAID 0. If you don't need the performance boost of RAID 0, RAID 1 is available, which provides data redundancy, as are non-RAID modes.

The Fusion Dual may also be used in external Thunderbolt enclosures with a full-height, full-length PCIe 3.0 x16 slot at speeds up to 2750 MB/s. Intel and M1 Mac users may use the Fusion Dual with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3, while Windows and Linux users will need Thunderbolt 3.

General Features

Economincally Add Fast, Large Capacity SSDs

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 in a single full-length PCIe 3.0 x16 card slot, with no separate power or data cables, drive adapters, or mounting trays required.

U.2 SSDs Look Like 2.5" SATA Drives

U.2 SSDs and 2.5" SATA drives look similar. 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

Current PCIe 3.0 U.2 SSDs deliver sustained performance of up to 3500 MB/s read and 3500 MB/s write, or about seven times the performance of the fastest SATA SSDs.

High Capacities

U.2 SSDs are good for for storing large video projects. Sonnet's Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card will support bigger SSDs as they become available.

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 read speeds of up to 6250 MB/s and write speeds of up to 6000 MB/s.

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.

PCIe Bridge

The Fusion Dual devotes four lanes of PCIe 3.0 bandwidth to each installed SSD.

Self Contained

A specific motherboard or specific SSDs are not required to support RAID features. Also, no PCIe bifurcation is required.

Universal Compatibility

Windows, Mac, and Linux compatible.

Mounting Support for Two U.2 SSDs

Connect and mount two U.2 SSDs directly to the card, with no power or data cables, adapters, or mounting trays required.

RAID Support

Supports RAID 0 and 1 configurations in Windows, Mac, and Linux.

macOS Boot Support

Supports booting from a single (non-RAIDed) attached SSD.

Mac Pro 5,1 User?

Mac Pro 5,1 users can install macOS on one SSD to create an incredibly fast boot drive and use the other installed SSD as a fast media storage or scratch drive. The Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card makes it possible.

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, which means that 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.

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 made for use in one of their 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 at speeds up to 2750 MB/s.

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, as 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.

Compatibility

Mac

  • Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010 & Mid 2012) with available full-length PCIe x16 slot
  • Mac Pro 7,1 (2019)
  • macOS 10.13.6 and later
  • macOS Big Sur compatible
  • Windows

  • Computer with available full-length, full-height PCIe x16 slot (PCIe bifurcation not required)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1809 or greater)
  • Linux

  • Computer with available full-length, full-height PCIe x16 slot (PCIe bifurcation not required)
  • Linux Kernel 5.0 and later
  • Thunderbolt

  • Mac (Intel or M1) computer with Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 2 ports via a Thunderbolt 3 or 2 to PCIe Card Expansion System with available full-length PCIe x16 slot
  • Windows computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports via a Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Card Expansion System with available full-length PCIe x16 slot
  • Linux computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports via a Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Card Expansion System with available full-length PCIe x16 slot
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    Sonnet Fusion Dual Specs

    General
    Host InterfacePCI Express 3.0 x16
    Internal Connections2 x U.2
    RAID ModesRAID 0, 1
    OS CompatibilityWindows 10
    macOS 10.13.6 or Later
    Linux 5.0 or Later
    Physical
    Form FactorFull-Height
    CertificationsRoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.92 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.7 x 8.1 x 1.3"
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