5-Port 6G Rack Mount PM

This latest Addonics 6G Rack Mount Port Multiplier (PM) connects up to 5 SATA hard drives or SSD to a computer using one eSATA connection at SATA III speed of 6Gbps. The PM is mounted on a rack-mount bracket that fits perfectly into the Addonics family of Storage Tower and many standard drive enclosure with SCSI-I (Centronic 50) punch out. The five drives connected to this PM appears as individual drives to the OS when connecting to a PM compatible eSATA port on a computer. The five drives can be set up as a single RAID volume using the RAID utility of the OS or the host controller. When multiple PMs are combined with Addonics 4-Port eSATA controller, you can attach to many Desktop or server computer a whopping 20 SATA hard drives to your computer via one host controller!

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



The 6G Rack Mount Port Multiplier
can be installed onto a standard add-on card slot with an optional PCI Converter Bracket (PCISCBKT), allowing any desktop PC case to be used as a hard drive storage chassis.

  • Connect up to 5 SATA HDD/SSD or optical drives to a computer via a single eSATA port
  • Up to 6 Gbits/sec when connecting to eSATA 3.0 port supporting this speed
  • Compliant with SATA 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 specification
  • Require PM compatible eSATA port or host controller (SATA port with no PM support can detect only the drive connecting to port 0)
  • Designed to be mounted onto Addonics family of Storage Tower, Storage Rack or chassis with SCSI-I (Centronic 50) punch-out
  • Can be installed onto a standard add-on card slot - requires optional  PCI Converter Bracket (PCISCBKT)
  • Drives appear as five individual drives to the system (in simultaneous data transfer, the maximum data transfer is that of the slowest member of the five drives)
  • Drives can be set to RAID via the software utility of the OS or the host controller
  • Support hot swap
  • Compatible with any SATA hard drive, SSD or SATA optical drives
  • OS Support: depends on the attached SATA port

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

  • Five (5) SATA port for device connection and one (1) eSATA port for host connection
  • Full support for FIS switching and command-based switching SATA host controllers
  • Auto-negotiation support for 1.5Gbps, 3.0Gbps  and 6.0Gbps SATA speed
  • Compliant with SATA 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 specification
  • LED Pin Headers for Host & devices
  • Small 4-pin Molex power connector
  • Power consumption ~ 200 mA at 5V
  • OS independent
  • Maximum PCB dimension (W x L x H): ~ 56 x 84 x 24 mm ( 2.2 x 3.3 x ..94 in.)
  • Weight: ~ 78 gm (2.75 oz)
  • Operating temperature and humidity: 0 - 60 °C, 5 - 90 % RH
  • Storage temperature and humidity: -20 - 70 °C, 0 - 95 % RH non-condensing

PRODUCTS

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

ACCESSORIES

AD4ES6GPX4 (4-eSATA 6G PCIe 4X Controller)
Content: 4-eSATA 6G PCIe 4-lane Controller, user guide
Price: 169.00
ADSA6GPX1-2E (6G 2-port eSATA PCI-Express Controller)
6G 2-port eSATA PCI-Express Controller, low profile bracket, Driver CD, User guide,
Price: 39.99
PCISCBKT (CipherChain PCI brkt, used /w SCSI1 brkt)
PCI bracket to mount any SCSI 1 device such as Addonics rack mount PM or CipherChain onto a PCI slot of a Desktop system.
Price: 2.50
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
Datasheets
5-Port 6G Rack Mount PM
Applies to: AD5SARM6G
Userguides