2-Port eSATA 6G PCIe 2X controller

This 6G 2-port eSATA controller is a high performance and economical host adapter that provides a total throughput up to 10 Gbps (10,000 Mbps) via single PCIe 2-lane slot. The controller supports any SATA hard drive, SSDs or optical drive. All drives appears as individual drive and they can be configured to form a RAID group using the RAID utility of the OS. By attaching two high performance SSDs, a high performance, large capacity storage system can be easily created by stripping the two drives using the OS RAID utility. 

The controller also supports connecting Port Multiplier in individual drive or RAID configuration. When combining with two Addonics 5-port PM, as many as 10 drives can be attached to any system. It is an ideal solution for attaching many external drives to a computer.

 

 

Samples of performance measurements by CrystalDiskMark

The RAID 0 in the test result below is software RAID created by the Windows 7 OS. The controller itself does not have built-in RAID function

Individual drive performance
(Samsung EVO-mSATA SSD rated for 520 MB READ and 500 MB WRITE) 

RAID 0 of two drives
(2 x M2 SSD with 500 MB/sec READ and 120 MB/sec WRITE) 

  • Connect up to two (2) eSATA storage devices via a single PCIe 2-lane slot
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • Total throughput up to 10 Gbps (1,000 MB/sec)* when installed into PCIe 2.0 or 3.0 slot
  • Port Multiplier (PM) compatible (configured as individual drive or RAID) 
  • Connect as many as 10 drives to system when combining with two Addonics 5-port PMs in individual drive configuration
  • Great for connecting a lot of drives or Addonics RAID Tower/Rack to any system
  • Compatible with HDD, SSD, Optical Drive and Blu-Ray Drive
  • Supports 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps & 1.5 Gbps SATA
  • Install into PCI-Express 2 lanes slot (also fits into PCI-Express 4/8/16 Lane or the graphic card slot)
  • Fits full height or low profile slot
  • Come bundled with low profile PCI bracket
  • Attached drives can form a RAID group via the OS RAID utility
  • Hot swap support - drive can be removed and added without system shut down or restart*
  • Simple plug and play
  • Supported OS: 64bit / 32bit Windows 10, 8.1, Windows 7, Vista, 2008, 2012, Linux and Mac 10.x with built-in AHCI inbox driver support, no additional driver required

* This is the maximum theoretical speed of a 2-lane PCIe 2.0 or 3.0 slot. Actual speed varies depending on the speed of the storage device
  • 6Gbps eSATA III external 2-port PCIe Gen2 2-Lane Host Adapter 
  • Supports PCIe 3.0, 2.0 or 1.0 slot
  • Total throughput up to 10 Gbps (1,000 MB/sec) in PCIe 2.0 or 3.0 slot
  • Fully compliant with Serial ATA specifications 3.0 
  • Supports SATA III transfer rate of 6.0Gbps, 3.0Gbps, 1.5Gbps 
  • Supports ATA and ATAPI commands
  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Dimension (W x L x H): ~ 64 x 70 x 12 mm (2.52 x 2.76 x .47 in.) maximum measurement not including the PCI bracket.
  • Weight: ~34 g (1.2 oz)
  • Operating temperature and humidity: 0 - 60 degree C, 5 - 90% RH
  • Storage Temperature and humidity: -20 - 70 degree C, 0 - 95 % RH non-condensing
  • Fully RoHS compliant

 

SATA data transfer rate is calculated at 10 bits=1 byte

 

System Requirement

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One free PCI-Express 2, 4, 8 or 16 lanes slot or the PCI-Express graphic card slot
  • Pentium or greater
  • Minimum 32 MB RAM
  • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space
  • One of the following operating systems: 64-bit / 32-bit Windows 10, 8, Windows 7, Vista, 2008, 2012, Linux and Mac 10.x with built-in AHCI inbox driver support

PRODUCTS

AD2ES6GPX2 - (2-eSATA 6G PCIe 2X Controller)
Content: 2-eSATA 6G PCIe 2- lane Controller, low profile bracket, user guide
Price: 39.00

ACCESSORIES

AD5SARM6G (5-port 6G Rack-mount PM)
Content: 5-port 6G Rack Mounted Port Multiplier, power cable with small 4P Molex connector, user guide

Price: 75.00
AD5EHPMEU3 (External Port Multiplier Ultra)
Package content: External Port Multiplier Ultra main unit, 5V 110/230V power adapter (AAPAC5V), 24" USB power cable (AAUSBPCP24), user guide
Price: 119.00
AAESATA100C (eSATA - eSATA cable, 100 cm.)
Content: 100 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connectors on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 9.00
AAESATA200C (eSATA cable, 200 cm (6 ft.))
Content: 200 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connector on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 13.99
AESNMRS (Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack II)
Content: Snap-In Mobile Rack II for 3.5" hard drive, a pair of keys for the drive door, eight (8) bay mounting screws, user guide
Price: 24.95
AEAMR35SA (Mobile Rack for 3.5" SATA HDD, aluminum)

AEAMR35SA     Content: Aluminum Mobile Rack III for 3.5"/ 2.5" SATA hard drive/SSD, a pair of keys for the drive tray, eight (8) bay mounting screws, four (4) 3.5" drive screws, three (3) 2.5" drive screws, user guide.

For more detail, visit product web page www.addonics.com/products/aeamr35sa.php

Price: 29.00
AESN5DA35-A (5-drive Snap-In Disk Array PRO)
Content: Snap-In Disk Array PRO, set of mounting screws. user guide
Price: 99.00
Userguides
Drivers
AD4ES6GPX4, AD2ES6GPX2 firmware update
Applies to: AD4ES6GPX4, AD2ES6GPX2

Please follow the procedure below to do the firmware update:

Requirements:

Win98SE with CD-ROM support DOS bootdisk
http://www.allbootdisks.com/download/iso.html

Free WinISO Maker
http://www.winiso.com/

Free WinRar
http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm


firmware download



Firmware update procedures:

1. Use Free WinISO Maker to open Win98SE_bootdisk.iso 
2. Please use WinRar to extract all files from re1062.a10.zip, then copy them to the root of Win98SE_bootdisk.iso
3. Save As AHCIbootdisk.iso.
4. Burn AHCIbootdisk.iso to a CD-ROM
5. Boot into DOS by using that CDROM
6. You may need to type "CD D:" command to access the CDROM drive under DOS mode.
7. Type "ahci.bat" drive to start updating the firmware
8. When screen show "PASS:2 FAIL: 0" that means it is upgraded to Firmware Version: 150910_00_00_00
9. Reboot your system, check the POST screen to make sure it is changed to Firmware Version: 150910_00_00_00.


Note: There is always a risk in updating the firmware of a product. During the firmware update, power failure or other interruptions may cause a firmware corruption during the update. The new firmware may not be compatible with your system and thus causing the product not to function at all or to encounter other problems that were not there in the previous firmware version. If you do not have any problem with your current firmware, you may not want to do any update. Addonics is not liable with any problem resulted from updating to the new firmware should you proceed to do the update. The only remedy we can offer is for you to ship the products to us to do a repair. If the product deems to be unrepairable by our service department, you will have to purchase a new unit.