Addonics Technologies’ (www.addonics.com) 6G 4-port eSATA controller, a high performance host adapter that provides total throughput of up to 20 Gbps (20,000 Mbps) via single PCIe 4-lane slot.
The Addonics’ controller supports any SATA hard drive, SSDs or optical drive. All drives appear as individual drives and can be configured to form a RAID group using the RAID utility of the operating system. By attaching four high performance SSDs, a high performance, large capacity storage system can be created by stripping the four drives using the OS RAID utility.
The controller is an ideal solution for attaching numerous external drives to a computer. It also supports connecting Port Multipliers in individual drives or RAID configurations. When combined with four Addonics 5-port PM, as many as 20 drives can be attached to any system.
You can also connect up to four eSATA storage devices via a single PCIe 4-lane slot. Key features include 6 Gbps throughput per port, throughput up to 20 Gbps (2 GB/sec) when installed into PCIe 2.0 or 3.0 slot, Port Multiplier (PM) compatible (configured as individual drive or RAID).
The US$169 plug and play product is compatible with HDD, SSD, Optical Drives and Blu-Ray Drives. It can be installed into the PCI-Express 4 lanes slot (also fits into PCI-Express 8/16 Lane or the graphic card slot). It will fit just about any computing system with a standard full height slot. The controller is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, Linux or any operating system with a built-in AHCI driver.