The 5-port HPM-XU is one of the most advanced Port Multipliers in the market. Built on the exact same platform as the HPM-XA, this new port multiplier comes with a built-in eSATA and the lastest USB 3.0 interface. Using the 5-Port HPM-XU, you can connect as many as five SATA hard drives to any system via just a single eSATA or USB cable. The five hard drives can be set up to appear as five individual drives, just like connecting through a USB hub, or appear as a single RAID volume. You can also connect five SATA optical drives such as DVD-RRW or Blu-Ray drives to your system and do simultaneous data copying with this HPM via eSATA connection.
RAID configuration can be set via a set of onboard dip switches or the included software utility. The drive and 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. The 5-Port HPM XU is designed to fit perfectly into the Addonics family of Storage Tower, Storage Rack and many standard multi-bay enclosures with a standard SCSI-1 connector cut out.
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5 Port HPM-XU Diagram
Illustration of Addonics Storage Tower equipped with the 5-Port HPM-XU is connected to Desktop
or Notebook system via eSATA, USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
The 5-Port HPM-XU can be installed onto a standard PCI slot with optional PCI Converter Bracket (PCISCBKT), allowing any desktop PC case to be used as an external hard drive storage enclosure
* Independent drive configuration and optical drive are supported only when connecting to controllers that are PM compatible. Simultaneous DVD writing was tested using the Nero Burning Rom
For a comparison of features on our family of Port Multiplier, please review the comparison chart in the PM tutorial page.
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.
RAID Management Utility for Linux Operating systems for HPM-XA (AD5HPMRXA-E or AD5HPMSXA), HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU), Port Multiplier Ultra (AD5EHPMEU3) 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.
RAID Management Utility for Mac operating systems for HPM XA (AD5HPMRXA-E or AD5HPMSXA), HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU), Port Multiplier Ultra (AD5EHPMEU3) or on any Addonics storage products that are equipped with one of these Port Multipliers
RAID Management Utility for Windows operating systems for HPM XA (AD5HPMRXA-E, AD5HPMSXA), HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU), Port Multiplier Ultra (AD5EHPMEU3) or on any Addonics storage products that are equipped with one of these Port Multipliers