5 Port Hardware PM XA (System Version)

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.

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:
http://www.sata-io.org/

5-Port HPM-XA System Version (model: AD5HPMSXA)

HPM diagram

 

 

5-Port HPM-XA Enclosure Version (model: AD5HPMRXA-E)

 

Enclcosure version on PCI bracket for installation into standard desktop system

 

 

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News
2009-10-27 HPM-XA

I know of nothing that matches its flexibility and performance at the price.

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2009-09-16 HPM-XA

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.

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2009-09-14 HPM-XA

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!

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  • System model - connects up to 5 SATA hard drives to one SATA port inside any system
  • Enclosure model - connects up to 5 SATA hard drives inside a storage enclosure to any system via eSATA port
  • RAID configuration is programmed using onboard dip switches for simple deployment.
  • Integrated hardware RAID controller to maximize performance
  • Software included for RAID management and advanced RAID configuration
  • Compatible with SATA optical drives - support simultaneous DVD writing*
  • RAID volume can be used as a boot drive or as additional storage
  • Multiple units can be daisy chained when each PM is configured in a single RAID volume
  • System version mounts in any standard height or low profile PCI slot
  • Enclosure version mounts in any SCSI-1 (Centronic 50) cutout commonly found on many storage enclosures
  • Supports RAID0 (Striping), RAID1 (Mirroring), RAID3, RAID5 (Parity), RAID10 (Mirrored Striped), JBOD (Concatenation), Clone Mode (N-Way Mirror) using built-in hardware RAID
  • Supports individual drive mode*
  • Clone mode - clone's action is similar to RAID 1, except all the hard drives connected will be mirrored. Clone mode is especially useful when users would like to copy data form a hard drive to several hard drives at the same time
  • Supports hot swap when attached to controllers that support this feature
  • Maximum throughput - 3  Gbps
  • RAID configuration via Software (avilable for Windows, Linux and Mac) or onboard dip switches
  • Software utility for Windows, Linux and Mac to monitor RAID status and setting up email notification
  • Drive activity LED and Error LED for Host and 5 SATA devices
  • OS independent

* Independent drive configuration and optical drive are supported only when connecting to PM compatible controller. 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.

  • 5 internal SATA ports for SATA HDD or optical drvie
  • Enclosure version - eSATA port for host connection
  • System version - SATA port for host connection
  • Drive activity LED and Error LED for Host port and 5 SATA devices
  • Auto-negotiation support for 1.5Gbps and 3.0Gbps SATA
  • Compliant with SATA I/II specification
  • Support SATA optical devices
  • Chipset : JMicron JMB393
  • Support 48-bit LBA addressing
  • Supports Hot-swapping
  • Supports NCQ (Native Command Queuing)
  • OS independent
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H) - 3.4 x 2.2 x .9 in. (85mm x 55mm x 23mm)
  • Weight: 48g
  • Operating temperature range: 0 °C to +70 °C
  • Operating humidity range: 5% to 90%
  • Storage temperature range: -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Storage humidity range: 5% - 95% (non condensing)
  • 1 year warranty

PRODUCTS

AD5HPMSXA - (5-Port HPM with RAID 5, system ver.)
5 Port HPM-XA on standard height PCI bracket, low profile PCI bracket, Y power cable, Driver CD with configuration and monitor software utility, User Guide,
Price: 89.00
AD5HPMRXA-E - (5-Port HPM-XA, Enclosure version)
Content: HPM-XA enclosure version, 4P Molex floppy Y-power cable, Driver CD with configuration and monitor software utility, Driver CD with configuration and monitor software utility, user guide
Price: 69.00

ACCESSORIES

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AASAIDC18I 18" internal Serial ATA data cable. Good for connecting any SATA device to Serial ATA controller.
Price: 3.00
AASAIDC8I (8" internal Serial ATA data cable)
AASAIDC8I 8" internal Serial ATA data cable. Good for connecting Serial ATA hard drive, Serial ATA removable rack to Serial ATA controller.
Price: 3.00
AD2SA3GPX1 (2 port SATA II RAID5 PCI-E controller)
2 Ports SATA II RAID5/JBOD PCI Express controller, low profile bracket, Driver CD, User guide,
Price: 29.99
AD2SA6GPX1 (6G 2-port SATA PCI-Express Controller)
6G 2-port SATA PCI-Express Controller, low profile bracket, Driver CD, User guide,
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Datasheets
Drivers
Firmware V0.959 for HPM-XA, HPM-XU, Compact RAID
Applies to: AD5HPMSXA, AD5HPMRXA-E, AD5HPMREU, CPR5SA

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.

HPM RAID Management Utility for Linux
Applies to: AD5HPMSXA, AD5HPMREU, CDC5HMEU3

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.

HPM RAID utility for Mac
Applies to: AD5HPMRXA-E, AD5HPMSXA, AD5HPMREU

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

HPM RAID Management Utility for Windows
Applies to: AD5HPMSXA, AD5HPMREU, CDC5HMEU3

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