8-Port SATA/SAS PCIe controller

This latest PCIe controller supports connecting up to eight SAS or SATA devices via two internal mini SAS (SFF-8087) connectors. Each SATA connection supports throughput up to 6Gbps when installing into PCI-Express 2.0 slots with 8 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. By combining with Addonics family of mini SAS connector bridge, the two internal mini SAS ports on this controller can be easily converted to external mini SAS (SFF-8088) for external storage application.


Connecting to hard drives via internal mini SAS cable


Converting the internal mini SAS port to external mini SAS connectors (SFF-8088)

Option 1 - use internal mini SAS cable (model AA1IMS50) and Dual Mini SAS converter. Requires two cables to convert to two external SAS ports 

Option 2 - use an internal mini SAS host - 4 SATA cable (model AA4SM50) and SATA - external mini SAS bridge


Option 3 - use an internal mini SAS host - 4 SATA cable (model AA4SM50) and 4x multilane bridge for SATA controller (model AD4SAML-PCI)

  • Eight internal SATA/SAS ports via two internal mini SAS connectors (SFF-8087)
  • Supports 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps & 1.5 Gbps SAS or SATA hard drive
  • PCI-Express 8 lane compatible (also fits into PCI-Express 16 Lane or the graphics card slot)
  • Up to 600 MBytes/sec (6 Gbps) per port
  • Fits standard height Desktop case, low profile PC, rack mount system and various computing equipment
  • Includes low Profile PCI bracket
  • Efficiently cooling by Active Heat Sink with Blast Fan
  • Compatible with the following Addonics Port Multiplier - AD5HPMREU, AD5SAPM6G, AD5SARM6G, for individual drive setting
  • Non-RAID, drives appear as independent drives to the system
  • Hot-swap support - drive can be removed and added without system shut down or restart*
  • Simple plug and play
  • Completely with drivers for 64bit / 32bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Vista, XP, 2000 and above

* Hot-swapping hard drive has been tested on Windows OS only

  • 40 Gbps transfer rate PCIe 2.0 8x interface card
  • Two SFF-8087 connectors
  • Marvell 88SE9480 chip
  • Compliant with PCI Express Specification, Revision 2..0
  • Supports main board PCI Express 2.0 x8 and x16 host slot
  • Serial Attached SCSI – 2.0 (SAS-2.0) specification compliant.
  • Serial ATA Revision 3.0 (6 Gbps) specification compliant.
  • Supports auto-detection of SAS or native SATA device.
  • Supports PCIe Power Management: D0, D1, D3_cold, D3_hot.
  • Supports SAS Multiplexing.
  • Supports SSC with independent control of each PHY.
  • Supports wide SAS ports.
  • Supports SAS Protocol (SSP), initiator and target mode.
  • Supports SAS Management Protocol (SMP), initiator mode.
  • Supports SATA Tunneling Protocol (STP), initiator mode including
  • Non-zero offset and non-sequential data delivery
    • ATA and ATAPI command
    • Native Commands Queuing (NCQ)
  • Supports Host mode and Device mode of operation
  • Dimension (W x L x H): 64.4 x 124 x 17 mm (~ 2.54 x 4.88 x .67 in.)
  • Weight: 85g (~ 3 oz)
  • 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 8 lanes slot or 16 lanes slot (same as the PCI-Express graphics card slot)
  • Pentium or greater
  • Minimum 32 MB RAM
  • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space
  • One of the following operating systems: Windows 2000 and later release


AD2MS6GPX8 - (8-Port 6G SATA/SAS PCIe controller)
8-port 6G SATA/SAS PCI-Express Controller with two internal mini SAS (SFF-8087) connectors. Supports Native Command Queuing. Port Multiplier compatible. Low profile PCI bracket included.
Price: 119.00


AAM4S50 (Int mini SAS host - 4 SATA device, 50 cm)
Internal mini SAS (SFF-8087) to 4 SATA connectors cable, 50 cm (~18 in.). It is used for connecting 4 SATA storage devices to host via internal mini SAS port.
Price: 29.00
AA2IMS50 (Int mini SAS - mini SAS cable, 50 cm)
AA2IMS50   Internal mini SAS (SFF-8087) to internal mini SAS cable  50 cm (~18 in.).
Price: 29.00
AD4SMSAS-PCI (4X SATA to Mini SAS for host)
SATA - external mini SAS (SFF-8088)bridge mounted on standard height PCI bracket, low profile PCI bracket, user guide,
Price: 29.00
8-Port SATA/SAS PCIe controller
Applies to: AD2MS6GPX8
Marvell 88SE9480 driver
Applies to: AD2MS6GPX8

This is the Windows driver for the AD2MS6GPX8, the 8-port SATA/SAS PCIe 8 lane host controller