Multilane 4X RAID5/JBOD PCI-E 8x Controller

This latest Multilane 4X RAID5/JBOD PCI-E 8x controller combines the latest 3Gbits/sec ASIC from Silicon Image and 4-port Multilane connector for connecting up to 4 SATA hard drives externally via a single Infiniband cable. When installed into the fast PCI-Express BUS, this controller ensures maximum data throughput of 3 Gbits/sec per port. Throughput exceeding 240 MBytes/sec sustained data transfer can be achieved using standard 7,200 RPM SATAII hard drives by setting up 4 drives in a RAID 0 configuration. Together with the Addonics Storage Tower, Disk Array system and various Addonics Mobile Rack, you can add external high performance storage system that rivals the traditional SCSI storage at less than half of the cost.

Using the onboard RAID firmware, the 4 SATA drives attached to this controller can be easily configured as 4 individual ports with no RAID or with RAID 5, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 1+S, or JBOD (a feature of combining all 4 drives into one large capacity hard drive). With this Multilane 4X RAID5/JBOD PCI-E 8x controller, an external Disk Array storage system such as the Addonics Storage Tower, Mini Storage Tower or Storage Rack can now be connected to a system with a reliable and clean cable management system.

  • 4X Multilane connector with thumb screw for secure connection. Connect up to 4 external SATA devices to system via 1 Infiniband cable
  • High bandwidth PCI-Express 8x controller (20 Gbits/s bidirectional)
  • RAID mode supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, JBOD, with spare. Can be set to operate in non-RAID mode by an onboard jumper.
  • SATAI and SATA II compliant
  • Fits standard height or low profile PC
  • Can be set to operate in non-RAID mode via an onboard jumper
  • Silicon Image chip set SiI 3124
  • Hot swap support - drive can be removed and added without system shut down or restart*
  • Port Multiplier compatible
  • Drivers for Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7 32bit / 64bit
    Compatible with Mac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4.9, v10.4.10, v10.5.1 Non-booting driver supported by Silicon Image SiI3124.Linux 32bit / 64bit drivers supported for RHEL 4.0 Up2, RHEL 4.0 Up3, SuSE9.0 SP2, SuSE9.0 SP3 by Silicon Image SiI3124.

*Hot swapping hard drive has been tested on Windows OS only. When drives are configured as RAID 0 and certain RAID combination, the removal of the hard drive will result in breaking the RAID set and result in data loss.

PCI-Express 8x

  • 8 lanes PCI-Express Bus
  • PCI Express Specification, Revision 1.0a
  • Maximum realized bandwidth on PCI Express interface is 2 GB/s in each direction simultaneously, for an aggregate of 4 GB/s
  • Low Profile PCI Form Factor

Multilane 4x SATA

  • Fully compliant with Serial ATA 1.0a and Serial ATA II Extensions to Serial ATA 1.0a Specifications revision 1.1
  • Hot-plug capability
  • Supports Serial ATA Generation 2 transfer rate of 3.0 Gbps
  • Supports Serial ATA II Port Multiplier 1.0 Specifications revision 1.1
  • Supports First-party DMA commands for Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Plesiochronous, Single PLL architecture, 1 PLL for 4 ports
  • Output Swing Control
  • Supports four independent SATA channels
  • Independent Link, Transport, data FIFO, command fetch, scatter/gather, and command execution
  • 31 Commands and Scatter/Gather Tables per Port
  • Four Pin header on board for Device LED connection
  • Jumper to enable / disable on board SATA BIOS
  • Protocol Override per Command
  • Staggered Spin-up Control
  • RAID 5 (Distributed Parity RAID) has Highest Read data transaction rate and Good aggregate transfer rate
  • JBOD is a virtual disk that combines all disk drives as one entire disk drive.
  • Provides RAID 0 (Stripping) to greatly increase the performance of data transfer by simultaneously reading data from multiple drives
  • Provides RAID 1 (Mirroring) to protect the data from the disk failure by writing identical data on 2 drives
  • RAID 0+1 (Mirrored-Stripping) combine both Striping and Mirroring technologies to provide both the performance enhancements that come from Striping and the data availability and integrity that comes from Mirroring
  • Chipset: Intel and Silicon Image 3124
  • Drivers forWindows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7 32bit / 64bit
    Compatible with Mac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4.9, v10.4.10, v10.5.1 Non-booting driver supported by Silicon Image SiI3124.Linux 32bit / 64bit drivers supported for RHEL 4.0 Up2, RHEL 4.0 Up3, SuSE9.0 SP2, SuSE9.0 SP3 by Silicon Image SiI3124.

 


 

System Requirement

    • PC/AT or Compatible System
    • One free PCI-e 8X slot
    • Pentium or greater
    • Minimum 32 MB RAM
    • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space
    • One of the following operating systems: Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7 32bit / 64bit, Mac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4.9, v10.4.10, v10.5.1, RHEL 4.0 Up2, RHEL 4.0 Up3, SuSE9.0 SP2, SuSE9.0 SP3

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Userguides
Drivers
SiIicon Image 3124 BASE Driver for Mac OS 10.6.X
Applies to: ADS3GX4R5-EM, ADS3GX4R5-MLM, ADSA3GPX8-4EM, ADSA3GPX8-4E, ADSA3GPX8-ML

SiI3124b non-RAID driver for all Mac OS 10.6.X operating systems. To use this driver on the ADSA3GPX8-ML and ADSA3GPX8-4E, set jumper on controller to "Disable BIOS".

SiIicon Image 3124 BASE Driver for Windows
Applies to: ADS3GX4R5-EM, ADS3GX4R5-MLM, ADSA3GPX8-4EM, ADSA3GPX8-4E, ADSA3GPX8-ML

SiI3124b non-RAID driver for all Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. To use this driver on the ADSA3GPX8-ML and ADSA3GPX8-4E, set jumper on controller to "Disable BIOS".