The SE2-MOOD is a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI® Serial systems,
equipped with three M.2 sockets for SSD (Solid-State Drive) modules.
Two of the M.2 sockets are suitable for NVMe type SSD modules,
with a PCIe x4 Gen3 interface for superior data transfer rates.
When used as main mass storage devices in a system,
the NVMe SSDs can speed up the overall system performance
The third (optional) M.2 connector can accommodate a classic AHCI SATA style SSD,
used e.g. as backup drive or legacy systems boot device.
With respect to the NVMe sockets, the SE2-MOOD is suitable for all
NGFF SSD module sizes defined by the M.2 specification up to
the 22110 form factor (SATA socket max. 2280). In order to avoid mix-up,
the M.2 sockets are mechanically coded. The NVMe module sockets
are 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® x8 enabled
backplane slot would be required (CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot).
In addition, SATA backplane support is needed for the SATA SSD module.