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QIP4X-M2X42

PCI Express (PCIe) x8 Gen 3 to four M.2 (Socket 3 Key M PCIe-based SSD Module Pinout) docking system

QIP4X-M2X42|PCI Express (PCIe) x8 Gen 3 to four M.2 (Socket 3 Key M PCIe-based SSD Module Pinout) docking system
Highlights
  • 3.5 inch HDD Form Factor
  • Host Bus: PCIe x8 Gen 3 (8.0 GT/s)
    • Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 3.0
  • Four M.2 (Socket 3 Key M PCIe-based SSD Module Pinout)
    • Supports the following type M.2 (NGFF) PCIe SSD :
      • Type 2242: 42mm(L) x 22mm(W)
      • Type 2260: 60mm(L) x 22mm(W)
      • Type 2280: 80mm(L) x 22mm(W)
      • Type 22110: 110mm(L) x 22mm(W)
  • Provides the PCI Express expansion solution for M.2 PCIe SSD with M Key (including B+M Key)
Introduction

QIP4X-M2X42 is a PCI Express (PCIe) x8 Gen 3 to four M.2 (Socket 3 Key M PCIe-based SSD Module Pinout) docking system.

It provides one upstream port supporting x8, and four downstream ports that support M.2 operation.

The design provides multiple protection modes. They are a robust defense against Overloads, Shorts Circuits, Voltage Surges, Excessive Inrush Current, and Hiccup Short Circuit Protection.

For all those without M.2 (Socket 3 Key M PCIe-based SSD Module Pinout) on their computers, this is an useful solution for installing all kind of M.2 PCIe SSD Modules.

No additional software or drivers are needed.

QIP4X-M2X42 is integrated by the following four key parts (QIP4X-PCIE8XG301,DB35-NVMEM2X42,CB-S0026,CB-S0027)

  • QIP4X-PCIE8XG301
    • Internal Quad PCIe x4 (four SFF-8643 Connectors) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card
  • DB35-NVMEM2X42 (Two DIPCIE4XM213)
    • SFF-8639 to M.2 (Socket 3 Key M PCIe-based SSD Module Pinout) 4-in-1 Docking Board
  • CB-S0026 x 2pcs
    • U.2 Plug (SFF-8639 68P) to Mini SAS HD 4i Plug (SFF-8643 36P) Cable, L=65cm
  • CB-S0027 x 2pcs
    • U.2 Plug (SFF-8639 68P) w/SATA power to Mini SAS HD 4i Plug (SFF-8643 36P) Cable, L=65cm

Utilizing the standard PCI Express Switch, the 24-Lane/5-Port PCI Express Gen 3 (8 GT/s) Switch provides the most efficient fan-out solution for the following configuration:

Technical Specifications

QIP4X-PCIE8XG301

Upstream PCIe interface
  • 8-lane PCI Express
    • PCIe Gen 1 (2.5 GT/s)
    • PCIe Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s)
    • PCIe Gen 3 (8.0 GT/s)
Downstream PCIe interface
  • Four SFF-8643 Connectors (PCIe1 ~ PCIe4)
    • 85ohm, 36pin (pitch=0.75)
  • Each SFF-8643 Connector 4-lane PCI Express
    • PCIe Gen 1 (2.5 GT/s)
    • PCIe Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s)
    • PCIe Gen 3 (8.0 GT/s)
Key Features
  • Standards Compliant
    • PCI Express Base Specification, r3.0 (compatible w/ PCIe r1.0a/1.1 & 2.0)
    • PCI Power Management Spec r1.2
    • Microsoft Vista Compliant
    • Supports Access Control Services
    • Dynamic link-width control
    • Dynamic SerDes Speed Control
  • High Performance
    • performancePAK
      • Read Pacing (bandwidth throttling)
      • Multicast
      • Dynamic Buffer/FC Credit Pool
    • Non-blocking switch fabric
    • Full line rate on all ports
    • Cut-Thru packet latency of less than 132ns between symmetric (x8 to x8) ingress and egress Ports
    • 2KB Max Payload Size
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Eight Traffic Classes per port
    • Weighted round-robin source port arbitration

PCIe link LEDs

  • Slow Blink: Gen 1
  • Fast Blink: Gen 2
  • Solid: Gen 3
  • Upstream Status LEDs
    • PORT0 LED: Upstream Status LED
  • Downstream Status LEDs
    • PORT2 LED: Downstream PCIE2 link LED
    • PORT10 LED: Downstream PCIE4 link LED
    • PORT1 LED: Downstream PCIE1 link LED
    • PORT9 LED: Downstream PCIE3 link LED
Switch
  • SW1: PCIe Port Configuration
    1:ON, 2:OFF, 3:ON, 4:OFF x8, x4, x4, x4, x4
3V3aux Power Outlet JST Wafer 2pin (2.0mm)
Computer Platform Requirements Desktop computer equipped with a PCIe 3.0 x8, x16 slot
Dimensions
  • 64.4mm(H) x 129.5mm(L)
  • NW: 84.1g

DB35-NVMEM2X42

Upstream Host Connector
  • Two SFF-8639 Connectors
    • 85ohm, 68pin
    • 4-Lane PCIe

Downstream Internal PCIe Bus Interface

  • Two M.2 (Socket 3 Key M PCIe-based SSD Module Pinout)
  • Supports M.2 PCIe SSD Module
    • M.2 PCIe-based SSD with M Key (including B+M Key)
    • Module card Types:
      • Type 2242: 42mm(L) x 22mm(W)
      • Type 2260: 60mm(L) x 22mm(W)
      • Type 2280: 80mm(L) x 22mm(W)
      • Type 22110: 110mm(L) x 22mm(W)
LEDs
  • DAS (Drive activity Signal) LED

Power

  • it requires +12V power only  (Through SFF-8639 from SATA 15pin Power Connector)
Dimensions
  • 3.5 inch HDD Form Factor
Kit includes

  • QIP4X-PCIE8XG301
  • DB35-NVMEM2X42
  • CB-S0026 x 2pcs

  • CB-S0027 x 2pcs
  • QIP4X-M2X42 User's Guide
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