Alphacool HDX-5: M.2 SSD RAID Controller with Improved Passive Cooling

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅18.08.2017 15:34:03


Alphacool introduces its newest M.2 SATA add-in-card solution which is also a RAID controller with a massive passive-cooling heat sink – the Alphacool HDX-5. The HDX-5 has two M.2 SATA slots and two standard SATA slots allowing RAID 0 or 1 configurations. The 4x PCIe card also provides a bandwidth of up to 3900 MB/s.

Key Features
- Excellent passive cooling for M.2 solid state drives to avoid throttling.
- Enable RAID 0 or 1 configurations
- 4X PCIe card with bandwidths reaching up to 3,900 MB/s
- Added cooling and protection for your SSDs

Enable RAID
The Alphacool HDX-5 is a cooler and a RAID controller in one. It packs two M.2 SATA SSD slots and two classic SATA slots.

High-Performance and Ultra-Fast Bandwidths
The 4x PCIe plug-in card provides your SSDs with a bandwidth of around 3900 MB/s. This is far superior to the normal SATA slots that offer around 640 MB/s, and even most M.2 connections on a motherboard often only provide around 1900 MB/s.

Avoid Overheating SSDs
M.2 SATA SSDs often overheat and throttle high leads to a drop in performance. This can lower performance down to 10% of actual capacity. When motherboard’s M.2 slots are vulnerable to heat, using the Alphacool HDX-5 would be a better option.

Pricing and Availability
The Alphacool HDX-5 is now available at the Alphacool and Aquatuning webstores at an MSRP of €99.95.



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