5X1 External Port Multiplier (EPM)

The 5X1 External Port Multiplier (EPM) is the ideal solution for attaching large numbers of external hard drives to a computer. Designed with the same ASIC as the Addonics field proven 5X1 Rack Mounted PM, this EPM can connect up to 5 external eSATA hard drives to any system via one eSATA port. The 5 external hard drives can be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or combined as 1 large volume or appear as 5 individual drives to the system. When used in conjunction with one of the Addonics 4-port eSATA controllers, a whooping 20 hard drives can be instantly attached to your system externally using 4 EPMs.

The hot swap capability of the EPM also allows external hard drives to be conveniently attached or removed from the system on the fly while the system continues operating. The EPM is constructed in a heavy gauge metal housing with ventilation on the side for efficient heat dissipation. Comes with convenient mounting hole on the bottom and a small power adapter, the EPM can install easy in various computing environment

For more detail information on Port Multiplier technology, please review the following URL link:
http://www.sata-io.org/

 

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Illustration of 20 drives connected through the External Port Multiplier
  • Connect up to five eSATA hard drives or optical drives via an eSATA port (must be Port Multiplier compatible) on any system.
  • Connect upt to five eSATA hard drives or optical drives to USB 3.0 or 2.0 port using optional USB 3.0 - eSATAp adapter.
  • Compact and attractive metal housing
  • Up to 3.0Gbps (backwards compatible with 1.5Gbps)
  • Compatible with any PM compatible Host Controllers.
  • Drives can be configured as RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 or JBOD when connect to one of the Addonics RAID5 controllers with PM support
  • LED for Power, Host, and each individual eSATA device with drive activity indication
  • Compliant with SATA II external specification
  • Support hot swap
  • Support eSATA optical drive
  • OS independent*

* External eSATA Port Multiplier requires connection to a PM(Port Multiplier) compatible eSATA controller. Check with your system supplier to confirm the PM support on your existing SATA port. Port Multiplier may require a utility to configure the drives to be seen inside the operating system.

Seagate FreeAgent eSATA hard drive is not compatible with this EPM at this time.

 

For a comparison of features on our family of Port Multiplier, please review the comparison chart in the PM tutorial page.

  • 5x1 eSATA Port Multiplier in external metal casing
  • Shielded and durable eSATA connector for host connection
  • Full support for FIS-based switching and command-based switching SATA host controllers
  • Advanced data aggregation architecture for ultra-fast read and write operations with FIS-based switching controllers
  • LED for Power, Host, 5 Devices with drive activity indication
  • Auto-negotiation support for 1.5Gbps and 3.0Gbps eSATA
  • Supports logical volumes above 2TB (requires a compatible operating system and eSATA controller)
  • Compliant with SATA II external specification
  • Support Hot-Swapping
  • Support ATAPI device
  • OS independent
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H) - 5.32 x 2.56 x .98 in. (135mm x 65mm x 25mm)
  • Weight: 134g (0.3lb)
  • Operating temperature range: 0 °C to +70 °C
  • Operating humidity range: 5% to 90%
  • Storage temperature range: -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Storage humidity range: 5% - 95% (non condensing)
  • 1 year warranty

PRODUCTS

ACCESSORIES

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
AASA2SA100C (External eSATA - SATA cable, 100 cm)
AASA2SA100C eSATA to SATA connecting cable, 100 cm. eSATA connector on one end and heavy duty SATA1 (regular SATA connector) on another end. Great for connecting external SATA storage device to eSATA port.
Price: 12.99