Internal multi-slot CFast Drive

The CFast Drive from Addonics is a unique and flexible platform for creating your own solid state drive (SSD) with a high speed SATA interface using the latest high speed CFast card. Designed to be installed into a standard 5 1/4" drive bay of a Desktop or Rack mounted system, the CFast Drive can accommodate up to six CFast media. The six media could be configured as six independent drives or combined into a RAID group to form a large capacity, high performing solid state drive. Any of the six media slots can be set up to be used as an internal storage application so that the media cannot be accessible from outside the system. This flexibility enables the CFast drive to be used as a bootable storage device, as six removable drives or as a combination of a boot drive and removable storage all inside a 5 1/4" drive bay. It is the ideal solution for adding solid state storage to any Desktop or Rack mount system for better performance, lower power consumption and improving the durability in computing environments with frequent shocks and vibrations.

The six media slots in CFast drive are highly customizable. The CFast media can be mixed and matched and any of the slots can be converted into an internal flash drive slot. The models presented on this page are configurations that fits many common applications, but you may also configure your own.


CFast Drive with 6 independent media slots

In this configuration, the six media slots are set up to connect to system via six SATA ports. The six media will appear as six drive letters in the Operating System. Any one of the media slot can be set up as a boot media. Each media slot can also be converted into an internal slot to prevent the media from accessible outside the system.


CFast RAID drive

The CFast RAID drive is equipped with five removable media slots and one internal media slot. The six externally accessible media slots are connected to a Hardware Port Multiplier (HPM). This enable all six media to be connected to a system via just 2 SATA ports. The five removable media connecting to the HPM can be set up as a single drive volume in RAID 0, 5, 5+S or as five independent drives. Either the RAID volume or the one internal media slot can be used as a boot drive.

This internal media slot can be used as a boot drive and also be converted into an external slot. Using the dip switches on the HPM or the HPM Windows utility, the 5 removable media can be configured as a large capacity and high performance solid state drive or as five independent* removable drive

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  • Install up to six  CFast cards in one 5 1/4" drive bay
  • Maximum transfer rate depends on the flash media
  • Supports hot swap when connects to hot swap SATA controller
  • LED to indicate media access
  • Low power consumption
  • Complete Plug and Play, no software driver required


Interface: SATA
Maximum Read / Write Speed:

up to 6Gbps depending on the speed of the media

Hot swap media Yes when drive connects to hot swap SATA port
Power consumption

CFast model: ~ 20 mA at 5V per slot without the media

Supported OS OS Independent
Dimensions: W: 145mm (5.7in), D: 160mm (6.3in), H: 42mm (1.65in)
Weight: 650g (for model: AE6CF and AE6CAS)
680g (for model: AE6CFHI, AE6CAHI)
Operating Temperature and Humidity : 0 C to + 60C, 5 - 95 % RH non condensing
Storage Temperature and Humidity: -20 °C to + 60 °C , 5 - 90% RH
Warranty: One Year


AE6CAHI - (CFast RAID drive, 5 ext. + 1 int. slot)
AE6CAHI     CFast RAID drive with 5 external slots and 1 internal slot. Fits any standard 5 1/4" drive bay. For more detail, visit the product web page at
Price: 199.00
AE6CAS - (CFast drive with 6 independent slots)
AE6CAS     CFast drive with 6 independent slots. Fits any standard 5 1/4" drive bay. For more detail, visit the product web page at
Price: 135.00


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