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:
5 Port HPM-XA Enclosure Version
(previous version prior to March, 2011)
I know of nothing that matches its flexibility and performance at the price.View article
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.View article
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!View article
* 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
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