2-Port 6G HPM with eSATA and USB 3.0

This 2-Port 6G HPM is a simple and economical solution for adding RAID storage or connecting two SATA storage devices - hard drive, SSD or optical drive to any system. With hard drive and SSD, the two connected drives can be set up as a RAID 1, 0, one large drive or used as two independent drives. Come with built-in RAID accelerator, this 2-Port PM offers total data transfer rate up to 6 Gbps when connect to eSATA port or 5 Gbps when connecting to USB 3.0 port.

RAID configuration can be set via a set of onboard dip switches or the included software utility. The drive and 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 email to an SMTP account. This 2-Port HPM is designed to fit perfectly into the Addonics family of Storage Tower, Storage Rack and many standard multi-bay enclosures with a standard SCSI-1 connector cut out.

For more detail information on Port Multiplier technology, please review the following URL link:

2-Port HPM 

HPM diagram view led diagram



Illustration of Addonics Storage Tower equipped with the 2-Port HPM is connected to Desktop
or Notebook system via eSATA, USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port

  • Connect two hard drives or optical drives to any system via any eSATA port or USB 3.0 / 2.0 port
  • Support SATA I / II / III hard drive
  • Integrated hardware RAID controller for maximize performance
  • Connect to system via eSATA or USB 3.0/2.0 port
  • Maximum data transfer rate: 
    • eSATA - 6 Gbps
    • USB 3.0 - 5Gbps
  • RAID configuration via one of the followings:
    • onboard dip switches for simple deployment with any OS
    • software utility for Windows OS only
  • Compatible with mSATA SSD, CFast card, Compact Flash™ or Micro Drive™ using Addonics family of flash card to SATA adapter
  • Compatible with SATA optical drives - support simultaneous DVD writing* on two  optical drives when connecting to PM compatible eSATA port or USB port
  • RAID volume can be used as a boot drive or as additional storage
  • Multiple PMs can be daisy chained (PMs below the firtst level must be configured in a single RAID volume)
  • Designed to fit Addonics Storage Tower, Mini Storage Tower, Storage Rack or any multi-bay drive enclosure with SCSI-1 (Centronic 50-pin) back panel
  • Supports RAID0 (Striping), RAID1 (Mirroring), RAID10 (Mirrored Striped), Big drive or as two independent drives
  • Supports individual drive mode via PM compatible eSATA port or any USB port
  • RAID configuration via Software (available for Windows OS only) or onboard dip switches
  • Software utility for Windows to monitor RAID status and setting up email notification
  • Supports hot swap when attached to USB port or eSATA port that supports this feature.
  • Drive activity LED and Error LED for Host and the two (2) SATA devices
  • OS independent

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

  • Two internal SATA ports for SATA I, II or III storage devices
  • Connection to host: eSATA, USB 3.0/2.0
  • PIN header connector to provide LED signal for drive activity, error and host status
  • Auto-negotiation support for 1.5Gbps, 3.0Gbps and 6.0Gbps
  • Compliant with SATA 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 specification
  • Complaint with USB 3.0 and 2.0 specification
  • Support SATA optical devices
  • PM Chipset : ASMedia ASM1092P
  • Support 48-bit LBA addressing
  • Supports Hot-swapping
  • Supports NCQ (Native Command Queuing)
  • 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)


AD2HPMREU - (2-Port HPM with eSATA and USB 3.0)
Content: Addonics 2-port hardware Port Multiplier with eSATA and USB 3.0 connection, software CD, small 4P power cable, user guide

Price: 39.95


AD2U3PX1 (2-port USB 3.0 PCIe-1X controller)
2-Port USB 3.0 PCI-Express 1X Controller, low profile bracket, Driver CD, User guide,
Price: 22.00
AAU3AB6F (USB 3.0 male A- male B cable 6 feet)
6 feet USB 3.0 male A- male B cable.
Price: 9.99
AASAIDC18I (18" internal SATA data cable)
AASAIDC18I 18" internal Serial ATA data cable. Good for connecting any SATA device to Serial ATA controller.
Price: 3.00
AAESATA100C (eSATA - eSATA cable, 100 cm.)
Content: 100 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connectors on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 9.00
AAESATA200C (eSATA cable, 200 cm (6 ft.))
Content: 200 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connector on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 13.99
PCISCBKT (CipherChain PCI brkt, used /w SCSI1 brkt)
PCI bracket to mount any SCSI 1 device such as Addonics rack mount PM or CipherChain onto a PCI slot of a Desktop system.
Price: 2.50
Applies to: AD2HPMREU

Firmware Version # 1410270018080000

Adding the capability to create RAID 1 on a master drive with existing data without formatting

2-Port 6G HPM Manager
Applies to: AD2HPMREU

PM management utility