Addonics Technologies today announced two new members of its Port Multiplier family, both designed to support SATA 3.0 6Gbps and greatly enhance the storage capabilities for a wide range of computer systems.
The new products are the Internal 5-port 6G Port Multiplier, which is an excellent solution for adding more drives to a computer that has limited SATA ports, and the 5-Port 6G Rack Mount Port Multiplier, which has more flexibility for large volume storage needs. As many as five hard drives, SSD or optical drives can be connected to these PMs. The hard drives or SSD drives appear as five individual drives when connecting to a Port Multiplier compatible controller. The drives can also be set up as a RAID group using the RAID software of the OS or the host controller.
The Internal 5-port 6G Port Multiplier is designed to be mounted into an add-on card slot of any standard desktop or low profile system. It connects up to 5 SATA hard drives or optical drives into a single SATA port on a system board or on an add-in controller. MSRP is $69.95.
The 5-Port 6G Rack Mount Port Multiplier can connect up to 5 SATA hard drives or SSDs to a computer using one eSATA connection . It can be mounted onto the Addonics family of Storage Towers, Storage Racks, or a standard drive enclosure that has a SCSI-I (Centronics 50) interface.
The 5-Port 6G Rack Mount Port Multiplier has more flexibility for large volume storage needs because when multiple PMs are combined with an Addonics 4-Port eSATA controller, you can attach to any desktop or server computer up to 20 SATA hard drives via one host controller. MSRP is $75.