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The 4-Bay eSATA Port Multiplier from Areca is designed to provide a high-performance link between a single SATA II host port and 4 SATA device ports. It allows a single host connection to access 4 disk drives. The port multiplier also provides an easy way to add terabytes of storage capacity to a host system with an external SATA II port and supports both 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps devices automatically.
400 MHz storage I/O processor
PCIe x1 bus
DDR2 400 SDRAM
Write-through or write-back cache support
Supports up to 8 SATA II drives
Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS Boot Specification) support
NVRAM for RAID event and transaction log
Redundant flash image for adapter availability
RAID level 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, Single Disk and JBOD
Multiple RAID selection
Online array roaming
Online RAID level/stripe size migration
Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
Instant availability and background initialization
Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
S.M.A.R.T disk drive monitoring for reliability
System status indication through HDD activity/fault connector and alarm buzzer
SMTP support for e-mail notification
SNMP support for remote manager
Inband enclosure management ready
Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM In-Band Manager
Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via Http Proxy Server
Hot key "boot-up" McBIOS RAID manager via BIOS
Supports Command Line Interface (CLI)
Supports controller's API library for customer to write own AP
Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility
HDD Stress Test (HST) utility for production Out-of-Band Manager
Firmware-embedded browser-based RAID manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via Ethernet port
In the Box
Areca 4-Bay eSATA Port Multiplier
Table of Contents
Port multiplier (eSATA)
1 x eSATA
4 x SATA II 3 Gbps
Compact - 4-disk tower
In/out 180 W/90 - 256 VAC/+5 V/16 A, +3.3 V/14 A, +12 v/14 A
Windows Vista/Server 2003/XP/2000 RedHat Linux SuSE Linux FreeBSD Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64 Mac OS X 10.x (EFI BIOS Support)