QX118 Ingestion Dock

Ingest one SHIPS module, CRU’s interoperable and removable NVMe data storage platform, into any standard optical drive bay.

Order now for November availablity.



Storage Supported SHIPS module
Bay Size Optical drive bay
Insertion Rating 20,000
Number of bays 1
Lockable Bays Yes
Number of LEDs 1 tricolor LED
Description of LEDs Power, activity, high temperature, and fan failure indicators
Fan(s) 30 x 3mm low-hal blower
Construction material(s) Rugged all-metal construction
Power input connector Floppy power
Dimensions Width: 128mm • Length: 128.7 • Height: 9.0mm
Weight 167.82 g
Compliancy FCC, CE, RoHS, RCM
Warranty CRU provides a 3-year limited warranty for this product.
Technical Support If you need to contact us for any reason, visit cru-inc.com/support or call us at 1-800-260-9800 or +1-360-816-1800.


The QX118 is our smallest ingestion dock for the SHIPS platform, ingesting one module and occupying the footprint of an optical disk drive. With all the thermal management and high-performance that is guaranteed with SHIPS, the QX118 makes it easy to get going quickly with our fast and interoperable NVMe system.


The QX118 ingests the SHIPS modules, which is built for the full PCIe 3.0 spec, making it easy to futureproof your system.


The QX118 fits in the optical bay – replacing a DVD drive – making it a convenient way to introduce NVMe removability to desktops, workstations, or other systems.

Development Kits

Interested in exploring what the SHIPS platform can do in your project and solution development? CRU is making available development kits that include all of the components needed to design and test complete PCIe/NVMe removable storage solutions: SHIPS storage modules, host bus adaptors, cables, ingestion frames, and technical documentation.

Contact us today to learn more and order a development kit for your project development.

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