1. A computer peripheral device, comprising:a slot offset element configured to establish an offset for at least a primary circuit card of the computer peripheral device with respect to a slot connector of a host system to generally align the primary circuit card with a centerline of a slot cover opening of a chassis of the host system when the computer peripheral device is installed into the slot connector;
the primary circuit card comprising at least a first storage device connector on a first side, and at least a second storage device connector on a second side; and
a secondary circuit card comprising an edge connector insertable into the slot connector of the host system and configured to carry host signaling for the computer peripheral device;
wherein the offset established by the slot offset element accommodates within a slot width a stackup comprising storage devices installed into at least the first storage device connector on the first side and the second storage device connector on the second side.