SSD6540M by HighPoint - NVMe | Turbo RAID | 4 x M.2 NVMe SSD Bays

Supports up to four M.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: SSD6540M

The SSD6540M is the industry’s first external NVMe storage solution to deliver uncompromised end-to-end PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 transfer bandwidth. Our innovative external data cables work in conjunction with the removable M.2 drive bays to deliver dedicated PCIe 3.0 x4 transfer bandwidth; this unique, performance-focused architecture ensures each M.2 SSD operates at peak performance. The SSD6540M is a complete, stand-alone solution, and includes a 4-Bay NVMe M.2 enclosure, PCIe 3.0 x16 controller card with external SFF-8644 connectors, two SFF- 8644 PCIe Gen3 x8 data cables, and all necessary fastening and power accessories.

Each SSD6540M RAID Enclosure includes a simple, intuitive web-based management interface. A Quick Configuration menu allows new users to get everything up and running with a few simple clicks. Experienced Pros can fine tune configurations for specific applications using the Advanced Options menu.

Integrated TRIM & S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring with Terabyte Written (TBW) Tracking: TRIM streamlines performance and expands the lifespan of NVMe storage by enabling each SSD to handle garbage collection more efficiently, which helps eliminate write speed degradation. S.M.A.R.T. monitoring allows you to check the temperature, voltage and TBW of each NVMe SSD.

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
M.2 NVMe SSD (2242/2260/2280)
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 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 Contents
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 RAID Controller
1x 4-Bay M.2 SSD Enclosure
2x SFF-8644 8X cable
1x Quick Installation Guide

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