SSD6540 by HighPoint - NVMe | Turbo RAID | 4x 2.5" U.2 NVMe SSD Bays

Supports up to four 2.5" U.2 NVME drives in a RAID 0, 1 or 10 configuration. Includes a PCIe 3.0 x16 controller card and cables to connect to the tower. Supports Windows, Linux and macOS platforms.
Manufacturer part number: SSD6540

The SSD6540 is the industry’s first external NVMe storage solution to deliver uncompromised end-to-end PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 transfer bandwidth. Each of the 4 drive bays features dedicated PCIe 3.0 x4 bus bandwidth to ensure each U.2 SSD operates at peak performance. The SSD6540 is offered as a complete, stand-alone solution, and includes a compact 4-Bay NVMe U.2 enclosure, PCIe 3.0 x16 controller card with external SFF-8644 connectors, two SFF- 8644 8x data cables, and all necessary fastening and power accessories. Any PC platform with a free, dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16 slot can now experience the true performance capabilities of NVMe technology.

Unlike onboard DMI 3.0 based NVMe solutions, which are forced to share a single PCIe 3.0 x4 lane with the motherboard’s SATA and USB ports, the SSD6540 features dedicated PCIe 3.0 x16 bus bandwidth.

This unique architecture allocated PCIe 3.0 x4 bandwidth for each bay, which enables each U.2 SSD to interface directly with the platform’s CPU.

Feature Specifications

Bus Interface
16-lane, PCI Express 3.0 Compliant
Bus Speed
Data Transfer Rates
8GT / 8Gbps per lane
Number of Devices
Form factor
2.5“ U.2
Storage Mode
Data storage (Non-Bootable):Windows,Linux,Mac
Platform Support
SSD / motherboard compatibility list
Operating System

Windows 11, 10; Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016; Microsoft Hyper-V; Only supports 64 bit operating system.


RHEL/Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora/Proxmox/Rocky Linux(Linux kernel 3.10 and later)

Only supports 64 bit operating system.

macOS 10.13 ~ macOS ventura 13.x

ARM Platform Support (NVIDIA model)


Secure Boot(PC platforms)
Windows: Support Secure Boot enable and disable
Linux:Support Secure Boot disable
Storage Health Inspector NVMe SSD SMART and TBW status
TRIM Support


For RAID5 support, please contact Sales Support ([email protected])

Cross-Sync RAID Solution Across Controllers
Alarm Buzzer
Buzzer beeping when failed drive or array occurs
Power Supply
250W PSU Low Noise
AC INPUT: 100-240 V 50/60Hz
Aluminum casing with integrated cooling fan
Brushed aluminum housing
5.79"(W) x 10.24"(H) x 7.68" (D)
13.34 lbs. (6.05kg)
2 Years

Storage Management

RAID Level support
RAID 0, 1, and 1/0
Note: RAID 1/0 is the equivalent of RAID 10
Web based SSD Storage Manager
Disk media scan and repair


Device Error Recovery support

Monitoring and Management Suite

Device: Present, Active
Enclosure: Power, Warning, Fail
LCD Panel support on front panel
Show enclosure temperature
Show fan speed
Smart fan or manual fan speed control
Enable/Disable LCD backlight
Management Suites
Browser-Based management tool
CLI(Command Line Interface- scriptable configuration tool)
API package
SMTP Email Alert Notification
Alarm Buzzer
Mutable alarm buzzer for Enclosure error or over temperature (over 50℃) occurs

Advanced RAID features

Flash ROM for Upgradeable UEFI
Bootable RAID Array
Multiple RAID Partitions supported
Online Array Roaming
RAID Quick Initialization for fast array setup
Global Hot Spare Disk support

Operating Environment

(operating) +5°C ~ +55°C (non-operating) – 20°C ~ +80°C"
Relative Humidity
5% ~ 60% (Non-condensing)
Operating Voltage
PCI-e: 12V, 3.3V

PCIe Power

Typical: 7.43W

MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)
920,585 Hours
Certification / Approval

Kit Content

1x PCIe 3.0 x16 RAID Controller
1x 4-Bay U.2 SSD Enclosure
2x SFF-8644 8X cable (1 meter)
1x Quick Installation Guide

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