External mini SAS/4-port SATA PCIe controller

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 

 

  • Four SATA ports in an external mini SAS connectors (SFF-8088)
  • Supports 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps & 1.5 Gbps SATA hard drive
  • Supports SATA I & SATA II & SATA III HDD, SSD, Optical Drive and Blu-Ray Drive
  • PCI-Express 2 lanes compatible (also fits into PCI-Express 4/8/16 Lane or the graphic card slot)
  • Fits standard height Desktop case, low profile PC, rack mount system and various computing equipment
  • Includes low Profile PCI bracket
  • Comptaible with Port Multiplier
  • Support maximum 7 drives when combines with Port Multiplier (limited to one PM that is set to individual drive configuration)
  • Maximum one RAID volume or 7 individual drives
  • Connected drvies operate as individual drive or can be set to RAID 1, 0, 10, SAFE or a single large drive
  • RAID setting via the built-in RAID firmware utility during system boot up or via Windows utility
  • Built-in RAID accelerator for fast performance
  • Hot swap support - drive can be removed and added without system shut down or restart*
  • Simple plug and play
  • Supported OS: 64bit / 32bit Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, 2008, 2012, Linux and Mac 10.x with built-in AHCI inbox driver support, no additional driver required
  • Software driver for Windows XP 32/64 bit

* 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


  • 6Gbps SATA III 4 Ports PCIe Gen2 2Lane Host Adapter
  • Four SATA ports in one external mini-SAS (SFF-8088) connector
  • Marvell 88SE9230
  • Compliant with 10Gbps x2 PCI Express 2.0
  • Supports main board PCI Express 1.0 and 2.0 x2, x4, x8 and x16 host slot
  • On board RAID firmware
  • Serial ATA Revision 3.0 (6 Gbps) specification compliant.
  • Supports SATA III transfer rate of 6.0Gbps, 3.0Gbps, 1.5Gbps
  • Supports Native Commands Queuing (NCQ)
  • Supports ATA and ATAPI commands
  • Supports max one SATA FIS-based or Command-based Port Multiplier and max 4 drives connected to PM for individual drive configuration
  • Pin headers on board for LED connection
  • Dimension (W x L x H): 50 x 70 x 12 mm (~ 1.97 x 2.76 x .47 in.)
  • Weight: 85g (~ 1.23 oz) with full height PCI bracket
  • Operating temperature and humidity: 0 - 60 degree C, 5 - 90% RH
  • Storage Temperature and humidity: -20 - 70 degree C, 0 - 95 % RH non-condensing
  • Fully RoHS compliant

 

SATA data transfer rate is calculated at 10 bits=1 byte

 

System Requirement

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One free PCI-Express 2, 4, 8 or16 lanes slot or the PCI-Express graphic card slot
  • Pentium or greater
  • Minimum 32 MB RAM
  • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space
  • One of the following operating systems: 64bit / 32bit Windows 8, Win7, Vista, 2008, 2012, Windows XP, Linux and Mac 10.x with built-in AHCI inbox driver support

PRODUCTS

ADMS6GPX2-E - ( 6G external mini SAS PCIe 2X controller)
ADMS6GPX2-E   6G 4-port SATA PCI-Express 2 lanes controller with external mini SAS (SFF-8088) connector. Comes with low profile PCI bracket, Windows XP driver CD and user guide.
Price: 55.00

ACCESSORIES

AAMS150 (Ext. Mini SAS to Mini SAS cable,150 cm)
External mini SAS (SFF-8088) to external mini SAS (SFF-8088) connector cable, 150 cm (~ 4.9 ft.)
Price: 55.00
AAMS300 (Ext. mini SAS to mini SAS cable, 300 cm)
External mini SAS (SFF-8088) to external mini SAS (SFF-8088) connector cable, 300 cm (~9.8 ft.)
Price: 75.00
AAMSIB150 (Mini SAS to InfiniBand cable,150 cm)
External mini SAS (SFF-8088) to InfiniBand connector (SFF-8470) cable, 150 cm (~ 4.9 ft.)
Price: 59.00
AAMSIB300 (Mini SAS to InfiniBand cable, 300 cm)
External mini SAS (SFF-8088) to InfiniBand connector (SFF-8470) cable, 300 cm (~9.8 ft.)
Price: 79.00
Datasheets
Drivers
RAID utility for mini SAS PCIe 2-lanes controller
Applies to: ADMS6GPX2, ADMS6GPX2-E, AD4SA6GPX2, ADEC346G-MS, AD4MSPX2, AD4SAHMSA

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 Driver for ADMS6GPX2, ADMS6GPX2-E
Applies to: ADMS6GPX2, ADMS6GPX2-E, AD4SA6GPX2, ADEC346G-MS, AD4MSPX2

Windows XP 32-bit driver for ADMS6GPX2, ADMS6GPX2-E, AD4SA6GPX2 host controller, ADEC346G-MS ExpressCard adapter  and Quad mSATA PCIe SSd (for 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later)