PCIE-6001 Payload CardPCI Express Card for the MaxCore Platform

PCIE-6001 Payload Card

The SMART Embedded Computing PCIE-6001 PCI Express payload card for the MaxCore™ platform provides up to four independent SSD modules* which can be directly attached to up to four CPUs on MaxCore server cards. The PCIE-6001 card leverages NVMe technology which is currently the fastest way to attach an SSD to a CPU. The PCIE-6001 card is a carrier for COTS SSD modules with M.2 form factor. M.2 modules are considered mainstream for data center and consumer market and deliver outstanding size/price/performance ratio.


The PCIE-6001 payload card connects four M.2 sockets, each with a dedicated four-lane PCIe Gen 3 interface to the MaxCore backplane. The backplane can then be configured to connect individual sockets to microserver CPUs.


The PCIE-6001 PCIe card is targeted for applications where high-speed storage is critical. This card is particularly suited to the following:

  • Audio/video processing
  • Cloud services
  • High-performance computing
  • Relational database systems
  • Web hosting/caching/reverse proxy services

*SSD modules sold separately

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  • Carrier for four (4) M.2 SSD modules (SSD modules sold separately)
  • Designed specifically for MaxCore™ payload domain
  • Four “M” keyed M.2/NGFF sockets
  • Dedicated four-lane PCI Express 3.0 (32 Gb/s maximum throughput) interface per socket
  • Wide range of supported SSD form factors:
    • 42mm to 110mm
    • Double-sided
  • Supports both AHCI and NVMe protocols
  • Status LEDs for each SSD are visible on the face plate

SMART Embedded Computing (formerly Artesyn Embedded Computing) is part of the SMART Global Holdings, Inc family of companies.

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