The SE1-PITCH is a peripheral slot card for
CompactPCI® Serial systems, equipped with
two M.2 sockets for SSD (Solid-State Drive) modules.
One of the M.2 sockets is suitable for a NVMe type SSD module,
with a PCIe x4 Gen3 interface for superior data transfer rates.
When used as main mass storage device in a system,
the NVMe SSD can speed up the overall system performance dramatically.
The other M.2 connector can accommodate a classic
AHCI SATA style SSD, used e.g. as backup for the NVMe module.
The SE1-PITCH is suitable for all module sizes defined by the
M.2 specification for SSD drives, up to the 22110 form factor.
In order to avoid mix-up, both M.2 sockets are mechanically coded.
The NVMe module socket is provided with an M-key,
and the SATA module connector features a B-key,
according to the PCI Express® M.2 Specification (PCI-SIG).
For optimum NVMe SSD module performance, a PCI Express® x4
enabled backplane slot would be required (e.g. CompactPCI® Express
fat pipe slot). In addition, SATA backplane support
is needed for the SATA SSD module.