Multilane 4X PCI-X Controller For Mac

Incorporating the latest SATA Multilane connector, the Multilane 4X PCI-X Controller for Mac not only provides the fast SATA performance but also supports connecting up to 4 SATA ports externally via a single Infiniband cable. Drives connected to this controller can be easily configured as 4 individual ports with no RAID or with RAID 0 or RAID 1 using the Mac OS Disk Utility.

With the Multilane 4x PCI-X Controller for Mac, an external Disk Array storage system such as the Addonics Storage Tower or Mini Storage Tower can now be connected to a system with a reliable and clean cable management system.

  • 4X Multilane connector with thumb screw for secure connection. Connect up to 4 external SATA devices to system via 1 Infiniband cable
  • Maximum data transfer up to 3 Gbits/sec per port on PCI-X slot
  • SATAI and SATA II compliant
  • Use as a non-RAID or RAID controller. Create RAID 0 or 1 using the Mac OS Disk Utility.
  • Fits standard height or low profile PC
  • Silicon Image chip set SiI 3124
  • Hot swap support - drive can be removed and added without system shut down or restart*
  • Backwards compatible to PCI slot
  • Port Multiplier compatible
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.x using Power G4 & G5, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server

*Hot swapping hard drive has been tested on Windows OS only. When drives are configured as RAID 0 and certain RAID combination, the removal of the hard drive will result in breaking the RAID set and result in data loss.

PCI-X model

  • Compliant with PCI-X Specification, revision 1.0a
  • Supports 133 MHz PCI-X with 64-bit data
  • All registers appear in unified memory space
  • Full-chip command completion status accessible with single PCI-X burst access
  • I/O port access to register space
  • Low Profile PCI form Factor
  • Serial ATA (SATA) &ndash 3.0 Gbps (300MB/s) and 1.5 Gbps (150MB/s)
  • 48-bit LBA support
  • Use as a non-RAID or RAID controller. Create RAID 0 or 1 using the Mac OS Disk Utility.
  • Compliant with SATA 1.0, and ATA, SATA II Extensions to SATA 1.0:
  • Port Multiplier with FIS-based switching
  • Native Command Queuing with non-zero offsets
  • Four independent DMA channels with 2KB FIFO per channel
  • Independent command fetch, scatter/gather, and command execution
  • Multimaster I2C interface
  • Supports ATAPI devices: CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, etc.
  • Supports hot-plug of SATA devices
  • Supports spread spectrum clocking to reduce EMI
  • JTAG Boundary Scan compliant with IEEE std 1149.1
  • Supports First-party DMA commands for Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Plesiochronous, Single PLL architecture, 1 PLL for 4 ports
  • Output Swing Control
  • Supports four independent Serial ATA channels
  • Independent Link, Transport, data FIFO, command fetch, scatter/gather, and command execution
  • 31 Commands and Scatter/Gather Tables per Port
  • Four Pin header on board for Device LED connection
  • Protocol Override per Command 
  • Staggered Spin-up Control  
  • Drivers for Mac OS X 10.4.x, Windows 2000, XP and 2003 Server

 


 

System Requirement

    • PC/AT or Compatible System
    • One free PCI or PCI-X slot
    • Pentium or greater
    • Minimum 32 MB RAM
    • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space
    • One of the following operating systems: Mac OS X 10.4.x using Power G4 & G5, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server

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Userguides
Drivers
SiIicon Image 3124 BASE Driver for Mac OS 10.6.X
Applies to: ADS3GX4R5-EM, ADS3GX4R5-MLM, ADSA3GPX8-4EM, ADSA3GPX8-4E, ADSA3GPX8-ML

SiI3124b non-RAID driver for all Mac OS 10.6.X operating systems. To use this driver on the ADSA3GPX8-ML and ADSA3GPX8-4E, set jumper on controller to "Disable BIOS".

SiIicon Image 3124 BASE Driver for Windows
Applies to: ADS3GX4R5-EM, ADS3GX4R5-MLM, ADSA3GPX8-4EM, ADSA3GPX8-4E, ADSA3GPX8-ML

SiI3124b non-RAID driver for all Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. To use this driver on the ADSA3GPX8-ML and ADSA3GPX8-4E, set jumper on controller to "Disable BIOS".