2U Hot-swap Drive Cage Upgrade Kit with 4x NVMe SSD Support A2U44X25NVMEDK


  • Product Collection Drive Bay Options
  • Marketing Status Discontinued
  • Launch Date Q4'14
  • Expected Discontinuance Q3'20
  • EOL Announce Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Last Order Sunday, July 5, 2020
  • Last Receipt Attributes Monday, October 5, 2020
  • Included Items (1) Drive cage, (1) backplane board, (1) x16 riser card, (1) x16 PCIe adapter card, (4) data cables, (4) hot-swap drive carriers, (4) lockable carriers, (1) I2C jumper cable, (1) PEM cable, and screws
  • New Design Availability Expiration Date Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Supplemental Information

  • Description Upgrade kit to enable NVM Express suport in select 2U rack chassis. Allows support for up to four PCIe SSDs (NVMe) drives out of eight; all eight slots continue to support SAS/SATA drives

Compatible Products

Intel® Server System R2000WT Family

All | None

Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (Intel® DCB for Cloud)

Product Name Launch Date Marketing Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Sort Order Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System MCB2208WAF4 Q3'16 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U, Spread Core Rack Socket R3 65605
Intel® Server System VRN2208WAF6 Q1'16 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U Rack Socket R3 65637
Intel® Server System VRN2208WAF8 Q1'16 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U, Spread Core Rack Socket R3 65638

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Expected Discontinuance

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