Network Computing is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Addonics Adds RAID Controller

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Addonics Technologies, www.addonics.com today announced a performance boosting 4 Port eSATA RAID5/JBOD PCI-E 8x Controller, which provides the horsepower to process high-def video and other applications that require maximum throughput using external storage devices.

When installed into the fast PCI-Express BUS of any desktop system, the new Addonics controller (Model number - ADSA3GPX8-4E) ensures maximum data throughput of 3 Gbits/sec per port. In addition, the latest External SATA (eSATA) connector also provides more secured cable connection, improved durability, increased EMI protection, and supports advanced SATA II features such as native command queuing, port multipliers with FIS-based switching, and up to 2 meters cable length.

With the onboard RAID firmware, the 4 eSATA ports 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 (just a bunch of disks,” a feature of combining all 4 drives into one large capacity hard drive)

The new Addonics controller can achieve throughput that exceeds 240 Mbytes/sec sustained data transfer with standard 7,200 RPM SATAII hard drives by setting up 4 drives in a RAID 0 configuration. The fast throughput and high bandwidth are the needed elements to allow users to process raw and high-definition video. When used with various Addonics drive enclosures and Storage Tower products, users can build an external high performance storage system that rivals the traditional SCSI storage at less than half of the cost.

Addonics Technologies Inc.