5 Port Hardware PM XA (Enclosure Version)

About the HPM-XA Series

This new 5-Port HPM XA is a feature rich Hardware Port Multiplier that enables connecting up to 5 SATA drives to any SATA port. It is a perfect solution for attaching several hard drives as individual drives or as a RAID volume with redundancy to a Desktop or Server. This HPM can also be used to connect 5 SATA optical drives such as DVD-RRW or Blu-Ray drives to do simultaneous data copying. Configuration can be set via a set of onboard dip switches or the included software utility under Windows OS. Drive and the HPM status can be visually monitored by attaching LEDs to the onboard LED signal pin headers or via the bundled monitoring software. Any drive failure or RAID error can be notified via audible alert from the on board buzzer and email to an SMTP account.

About the Enclosure Version (AD5HPMRXA-E)

The 5-Port HPM XA comes in a choice of the system version or the enclosure version. The system version enables multiple hard drives inside a system to be connected together to form a RAID volume or individual drives. The enclosure version fits perfectly into the Addonics family of Storage Tower, Storage Rack and many standard multi-bay enclosures with a SCSI-1 connector cut out. The 5 hard drives inside the drive enclosure, once configurated, can be attached to any computer via high speed eSATA connection or USB 3.0 by attaching the optional Addonics USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter .

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


5 Port HPM-XA Enclosure Version

HPM diagram view led diagram

 

(previous version prior to March, 2011)

HPM diagram

News
2009-10-27 HPM-XA

I know of nothing that matches its flexibility and performance at the price.

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2009-09-16 HPM-XA

Addonics Technologies Inc. announced Monday its new, a feature-rich hardware port multiplier, which provides connections of up to five SATA (Serial-ATA) drives to any SATA port.

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2009-09-14 HPM-XA

But surely the best use of this product is to connect multiple hard drives using a single port. This is in fact very helpful for people with old generation computers with only one SATA port. Just connect Addonics Hardware Port Multiplier to your PC and attach 5 HDDs!

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  • Connect up to 5 SATA hard drives or optical drives in external enclosure to any system via any eSATA port (or USB 3.0 / 2.0 port using optional USB 3.0 - eSATAp adapter)
  • RAID configuration is programmed using onboard jumpers for simple deployment.
  • Integrated hardware RAID controller to maximize performance
  • Software included for RAID management and advanced RAID configuration
  • Compatible with Compact Flash or Micro Drive using Addonics SATA CF adapters (ADSAHDCF or ADSACF)
  • Compatible with SATA optical drives - support simultaneous DVD writing*
  • RAID volume can be used as a boot drive or as additional storage
  • Multiple units can be daisy chained
  • Enclosure version designed to fit Addonics Storage Tower, Mini Storage Tower, Storage Rack or multi-bay drive enclosure with SCSI-1 (Centronic 50-pin) back panel
  • Supports RAID0 (Striping), RAID1 (Mirroring), RAID3, RAID5 (Parity), RAID10 (Mirrored Striped), JBOD (Concatenation), Clone Mode (N-Way Mirror) using built-in hardware RAID.
  • Supports individual drive mode*
  • Clone mode - clone's action is similar to RAID 1, except all the hard drives connected will be mirrored. Clone mode is especially useful when users would like to copy data form a hard drive to several hard drives at the same time.
  • Supports hot swap when attached to controllers that support this feature.
  • RAID configuration via Software (avilable for Windows, Linux and Mac) or onboard dip switches
  • Software utility for Windows, Linux and Mac to monitor RAID status and setting up email notification.
  • Drive activity LED and Error LED for Host and 5 SATA devices
  • OS Support: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Mac OS X and above, Linux kernel 2.6 and above

* Independent drive configuration and optical drive are supported only when connecting to controllers with Silicon Image Sil3124, Sil3132 chip set or controllers that are PM compatible. Simultaneous DVD writing was tested using the Nero Burning Rom

  • 5 internal SATA ports for SATA / SATA II storage devices
  • Drive activity LED and Error LED for Host port and 5 SATA devices
  • Auto-negotiation support for 1.5Gbps and 3.0Gbps SATA
  • Compliant with SATA I/II specification
  • Support SATA optical devices
  • Chipset : JMicron JMB393
  • Support 48-bit LBA addressing
  • Supports Hot-swapping
  • Supports NCQ (Native Command Queuing)
  • OS support: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Mac OS X and above, Linux kernel 2.4 and above, Mac OS X 10.4.x
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H) - 3.4 x 2.2 x .9 in. (85mm x 55mm x 23mm)
  • Weight: 48g
  • 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

AD5HPMRXA-E - (5-Port HPM with RAID 5, enclosure ver.)
5 Port HPM-XA on SCSI-I (Centronics 50-pin) bracket, Y power cable, Driver CD with configuration and monitor software utility, User Guide,
Price: 89.00

ACCESSORIES

AAU3AB6F (USB 3.0 male A- male B cable 6 feet)
6 feet USB 3.0 male A- male B cable.
Price: 9.99
AASAIDC18I (18" internal SATA data cable)
AASAIDC18I 18" internal Serial ATA data cable. Good for connecting any SATA device to Serial ATA controller.
Price: 3.00
AAESATA100C (eSATA - eSATA cable, 100 cm.)
AAESATA100C 100 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connectors on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connectors to eSATA host controller.
Price: 9.00
AAESATA200C (eSATA cable, 200 cm (6 ft.))
AAESATA200C 200 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connector on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connectors to eSATA host controller.
Price: 13.99
PCISCBKT (CipherChain PCI brkt, used /w SCSI1 brkt)
PCI bracket for an Addonics CipherChain module (CCAES256M) when installed with an optional SCSI-1 (Centronics 50-pin) bracket (CCSCBKT1 or CCSCBKT2).
Price: 2.50
Datasheets
AD5HPMRXA-E
Applies to:
Drivers
Firmware V0.959 for HPM-XA, HPM-XU, Compact RAID
Applies to: AD5HPMSXA, AD5HPMRXA-E, AD5HPMREU, CPR5SA

Firmware for JMicron-based Addonics port multipliers. Resolves issue with host adapter initialization when no drives are connected. Update RAID Manager application before applying this firmware.

HPM-XA and HPM-XU RAID Management Utility for Linux
Applies to: AD5HPMSXA, AD5HPMRXA-E, CPR5SA, AD5HPMREU

RAID Management Utility for Linux Operating systems for HPM-XA (AD5HPMRXA-E or AD5HPMSXA) or HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU) or on any Addonics storage products equipped with one of these port multipliers. Executable file must be run with root privileges to communicate with port multiplier.

HPM-XA and HPM-XU RAID utility for Mac
Applies to: AD5HPMRXA-E, AD5HPMSXA, AD5HPMREU

RAID Management Utility for Mac operating systems for HPM XA (AD5HPMRXA-E or AD5HPMSXA) or HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU) or on any Addonics storage products that are equipped with one of these Port Multipliers

HPM-XA & HPM-XU RAID Management Utility for Windows
Applies to: AD5HPMSXA, AD5HPMRXA-E, CPR5SA, AD5HPMREU

RAID Management Utility for Windows operating systems for HPM XA (AD5HPMRXA-E or AD5HPMSXA) or HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU) or on any Addonics storage products that are equipped with one of these Port Multipliers