This mini SAS PCIe controller supports connecting up to four SATA devices via an external mini SAS (SFF-8088) connector. The controller supports throughput up to 6Gbps when installed into PCI-Express 2.0 slots with 2 or more lanes. The small form factor of this controller allows it to fit into both standard height and low profile slots in many Desktop, small form factor system, rack mount system and various computing equipment.
Connecting to any external storage device that has mini SAS connector (SFF-8088) via standard mini SAS cable
Connecting to any external storage device that has multilane connector (SFF- 8470) via a multilane - mini SAS cable
Connecting 4 eSATA hard drives to a single external min SAS port
* Hot swapping hard drive has been tested on Windows OS only
Performance measured at our test lab using 4 SATA III hard drives configured in RAID 0 and the controller installed into a PCIe 2.0 16X slot.
Please note performance varies depending on speed of the hard drive, the system hardware and the type of PCIe slot
SATA data transfer rate is calculated at 10 bits=1 byte
Windows RAID configuration utility for the ADMS6GPX2, ADMS6GPX2-E, AD4SA6GPX2, AD4MSPX2, AD4SAHMSA host controller, ADEC346G-MS ExpressCard adapter and Quad mSATA PCIe SSD.
Windows XP 32-bit driver for ADMS6GPX2, ADMS6GPX2-E, AD4SA6GPX2 host controller, ADEC346G-MS ExpressCard adapter and AD4MSPX2-A (Quad mSATA PCIe SSd) and AD4SAHMSA for 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or late