This latest Multilane 4X RAID5/JBOD PCI-E 8x controller combines the latest 3Gbits/sec ASIC from Silicon Image and 4-port Multilane connector for connecting up to 4 SATA hard drives externally via a single Infiniband cable. When installed into the fast PCI-Express BUS, this controller ensures maximum data throughput of 3 Gbits/sec per port. Throughput exceeding 240 MBytes/sec sustained data transfer can be achieved using standard 7,200 RPM SATAII hard drives by setting up 4 drives in a RAID 0 configuration. Together with the Addonics Storage Tower, Disk Array system and various Addonics Mobile Rack, you can add external high performance storage system that rivals the traditional SCSI storage at less than half of the cost.
Using the onboard RAID firmware, the 4 SATA drives attached to this controller can be easily configured as 4 individual ports with no RAID or with RAID 5, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 1+S, or JBOD (a feature of combining all 4 drives into one large capacity hard drive). With this Multilane 4X RAID5/JBOD PCI-E 8x controller, an external Disk Array storage system such as the Addonics Storage Tower, Mini Storage Tower or Storage Rack can now be connected to a system with a reliable and clean cable management system.