4-Port eSATA 6G PCIe 4X controller

~ Connect up to 4 eSATA storage devices via a single PCIe 4-lane slot
~ Total throughput up to 20 Gbps (2,000 MB/sec)
~ Port Multiplier compatible - as many as 20 drives can be connected to this controller

CATEGORIES: Converter / Adapter

Overview

This 6G 4-port eSATA controller is a high performance host adapter that provides a total throughput up to 20 Gbps (20,000 Mbps) via single PCIe 4-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 4 high performance SSDs, a high performance, large capacity storage system can be easily created by stripping the 4 drives using the OS RAID utility. 

The controller also supports connecting Port Multiplier in individual drive or RAID configuration. When combining with four Addonics 5-port PM, as many as 20 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) 

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

Four SSDs attached as independent drive and bench mark tested simultaneously. The total READ speed of the 4 SSDs was over 1.8GB/sec (18 Gbps). This shows the actual total throughput of the controller is very close to 20Gbps of a PCIe 4-lane speed.

Features

  • Connect up to  4 eSATA storage devices via a single PCIe 4-lane slot
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • Total throughput up to 20 Gbps (2,000 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 20 drives to system when combining with four 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 4 lanes slot (also fits into PCI-Express 8/16 Lane or the graphic card slot)
  • Fits Desktop case, rack mount system and various computing equipment with standard full height slot
  • 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 4-lane PCIe 2.0 or 3.0 slot. Actual speed varies depending on the speed of the storage device

Specifications

  • 6Gbps eSATA III external 4-port PCIe Gen2 4-Lane Host Adapter 
  • Supports PCIe 3.0, 2.0 or 1.0 slot
  • Total throughput up to 20 Gbps (2,000 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): ~ 98 x 100 x 18 mm. (3.85 x 3.94 x 0.71 in.) maximum measurement not including the PCI bracket.
  • Weight: ~69 g ( 2.43 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 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