4-Bay U.2 Plug-In Modules

4-Bay U.2 Plug-in Modules

The M-Series 4-Bay U.2 Plug-In Modules provide a simple, flexible way to test mixed-protocol SSDs within an OakGate expandable desktop appliance or 3U rackmount appliance. The module resides in the front compartment of the appliance and allows testing of up to four NVMe, SAS, or SATA SSDs that use a U.2 (SFF-8639) connector. The OakGate SVF engine, supplied with the appliance, can exercise each SSD individually, as well as provide built-in power cycling and power measurement capabilities.

Other features include the ability to easily access and replace the devices; LED indicators for power, activity, CPU heartbeat, and dual-port PCIe; and easy access to the drive diagnostic port.

  M-Series 4-Bay U.2 Plug-In Modules Product Brochure

4-Bay Single-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In Module
(OGT-MU401)
4-Bay Single-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In Module

Provides four bays to test up to four single-port NVMe U.2 drives.

  • Installed into an OakGate expandable desktop or 3U rackmount appliance
  • Supports up to four, single-port, 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs that use a U.2/SFF-8639 connector
  • Individual device power-cycling and power-measurement capabilities
  • Includes:
    • NVMe x16 Host Card (for NVMe drive communication with the appliance)
    • Four drive carriers
    • Cables: Four PCIe Y
    • One-year hardware/software support

See the single-port NVMe module in the EXAMPLE #2 below.

4-Bay Dual-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In Module
(OGT-MU402)
4-Bay Dual-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In Module

Provides four bays to test up to four single or dual-port NVMe U.2 drives.

  • Installed into an OakGate expandable desktop or 3U rackmount appliance
  • Supports up to four, single or dual-port, 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs that use a U.2/SFF-8639 connector
  • Individual device power-cycling and power-measurement capabilities
  • Includes:
    • NVMe x16 Host Card (for NVMe drive communication with the appliance)
    • Four drive carriers
    • Cables: Four PCIe Y and one PCIe 3-4
    • One-year hardware/software support

See the two dual-port NVMe modules in the EXAMPLE #3 below.

4-Bay Multi-Protocol U.2 Plug-In Module
(OGT-MU403)
4-Bay Multi-Protocol U.2 Plug-In Module

Provides four bays to test up to four multi-protocol single-port or dual-port NVMe, SAS, or SATA U.2 drives.

  • Installed into an OakGate expandable desktop or 3U rackmount appliance
  • Supports up to four, single/dual-port, 2.5-inch NVMe, 12G SAS, and
  • 6G SATA SSDs (in any combination) that use a U.2/SFF-8639 connector
  • Individual device power-cycling and power-measurement capabilities
  • Includes:
    • NVMe x16 Host Card (for NVMe drive communication with the appliance)
    • SAS/SATA Host Card (for SAS/SATA drive communication with the appliance)
    • Four drive carriers
    • Cables: Four PCIe Y, one PCIe 3-4, and two SAS/SATA port
    • One-year hardware/software support

See the multi-protocol module in the EXAMPLE #1 below.

Module(s) within Appliance Examples

The expandable desktop appliance can hold one module to test up to four SSDs. The 3U rackmount appliances can hold one or two modules to test up to four or eight SSDs.

Multi-Protocol Module in Expandable Desktop Appliance

Example #1

One Module in an Expandable Desktop Appliance

This example shows the 4-Bay Multi-Protocol U.2 Plug-In Module with the included NVMe x16 host card, SAS/SATA host card, and cables within the appliance.

With this module, up to four single-port or dual-port NVMe, SAS, and SATA SSDs (in any combination) can be tested.

Single-Port NVMe Module in 3U Rack-mount Appliance

Example #2

One Module in a 3U Rackmount Appliance

This example shows the 4-Bay Single-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In Module with the included NVMe x16 host card and cables within the appliance.

With this module, up to four single-port NVMe SSDs can be tested.

Dual-Port NVMe Module in 3U Rack-mount Appliance

Example #3

Two Modules in a 3U Rackmount Appliance

This example shows two 4-Bay Dual-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In Modules with the included two NVMe x16 host cards and cables within the appliance.

With this module, up to four single-port or dual-port NVMe SSDs can be tested.

Popular Module Configurations

The 4-Bay U.2 Plug-In Module can be configured in numerous ways depending on your requirements for the DUT type (protocol and single-port/dual-port), number of DUTs to test, and appliance type. The following table shows the available module configurations with the expandable desktop and 3U rackmount appliances.

  • Module / Expandable Desktop Appliance
    Configurations
    DUT TYPEMAXIMUM NUMBER OF DUTsMODULEINCLUDED ADD-ONs
    NVMe Single-Port SSDs44-Bay Single-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In ModuleNVMe x16 Host Card and Cables
    NVMe Dual-Port SSDs44-Bay Dual-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In ModuleNVMe x16 Host Card and Cables
    NVMe/SAS/SATA SSDs44-Bay Multi-Protocol NVMe U.2 Plug-In ModuleNVMe x16 Host Card, SAS/SATA Host Card, and Cables
  • Module / 3U Rackmount Appliance
    Configurations
    DUT TYPEMAX NUMBER OF DUTs in MODULE(s)MODULE TYPENUMBER OF MODULESINCLUDED ADD-ONs
    NVMe Single-Port SSDs44-Bay Single-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In Module1NVMe x16 Host Card and Cables
    84-Bay Single-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In Module2Two NVMe x16 Host Cards and Cables
    NVMe Dual-Port SSDs44-Bay Dual-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In Module 1NVMe x16 Host Card and Cables
    84-Bay Dual-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In Module2Two NVMe x16 Host Cards and Cables
    NVMe/SAS/SATA SSDs44-Bay Multi-Protocol NVMe U.2 Plug-In Module1NVMe x16 Host Card, SAS/SATA Host Card, and Cables
    84-Bay Multi-Protocol NVMe U.2 Plug-In Module2Two NVMe x16 Host Cards, Two SAS/SATA Host Cards, and Cables

Modules Ordering Information

The following table lists the available 4-bay modules, as well as their compatible appliances and add-ons.

M-SERIES MODULES
4-Bay Single-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In ModuleOGT-MU401
4-Bay Dual-Port NVMe U.2 Plug-In ModuleOGT-MU402
4-Bay Multi-Protocol U.2 Plug-In ModuleOGT-MU403
COMPATIBLE D-SERIES and R-SERIES APPLIANCES
Expandable Desktop ApplianceOGT-DE100
3U Rackmount ApplianceOGT-R300
COMPATIBLE A-SERIES ADD-ONS
PCIe Power Interposer Card for OakGate AppliancesOGT-AP100

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