Addonics 4-Port External Serial ATA II RAID Controller - ADS3GX4R5-E

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Installed in an older Dell Poweredge 2600 server. Running Windows server 2003. Card and drivers installed with no problems. Required a re-boot. Getting very fast through put to an external Calvary USB/ESATA drive. Tried USB 1.0 performance before this card, but USB was terribly slow.

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Works great, fast through put.

on 1/24/2008

Installed in an older Dell Poweredge 2600 server. Running Windows server 2003. Card and drivers installed with no problems. Required a re-boot. Getting very fast through put to an external Calvary USB/ESATA drive. Tried USB 1.0 performance before this card, but USB was terribly slow.

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RAID5 not supported on Mac

on 3/10/2008

I purchased this card specifically for its RAID5 capabilities. I was not looking for high speed, just a hardware RAID5 card to use with my 5 bay eSATA port multiplied box. Unfortunately after getting in the card and installing I found out that RAID5 support is only available for Windows. I did some read/write tests and found this card to be about 30% slower than my Sonnet X4P card as well. All in all I'm dissatisfied with the fact that the sole reason for purchase is not supported on my platform. That said, the card does seem to work fine as just an eSATA HBA (albeit not as good a performer as the Sonnet card).

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Product Overview

The new Addonics eSATA II RAID5/JBOD controller ensures maximum data throughput of 3 Gbits/sec per port when installed into the PCI-X bus. The controller features the latest eSATA connector to provide EMI protection, improved durability, and a complete cabling solution to ensure SATA signal integrity in external applications up to seven feet.

Throughput of up to 200 Mbytes/sec sustained data transfer can be achieved using standard 7,000 RPM SATA hard drives by setting up four drives in a RAID 0 configuration. The controller can also be combined with several optional Addonics Drive Enclosure solutions including the Disk Array 4SA system, Saturn Hard Drive kit or the external SATA drive enclosure. These solutions would allow users to build an external storage system that achieves similar performance of traditional SCSI storage, perfect for NAS, SAN, RAID and non-RAID storage arrays at less than half the cost.

Specifications

Manufacturer Addonics
Mfg Part# ADS3GX4R5-E
SKU 10411525
UPC 605242957121
UPC 14 00605242957121
Features
Total Number of SATA Ports 4
Number of SATA Ports (External) 4
Product Type SATA Controller
Manufacturer Part Number ADS3GX4R5-E
Manufacturer Addonics Technologies
Product Name 4-Port External Serial ATA II RAID Controller
Brand Name Addonics
Platform Supported PC
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Host Interface PCI-X
RAID Levels 0 / 1 / 5 / 10 / JBOD
Controller Type Serial ATA/300
RAID Supported Yes
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Tech Specs
Ports 4 x 7-pin eSATA Serial ATA/300 - External SATA External
Product Type SATA RAID Controller
Manufacturer Part Number ADS3GX4R5-E
Manufacturer Website Address www.addonics.com
Manufacturer Addonics Technologies
Product Name 4-Port External Serial ATA II RAID Controller
Brand Name Addonics
Compatibility Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft DOS Microsoft Windows 95 Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Microsoft Windows 98SE Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows Me Microsoft Windows XP SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Red Hat Linux
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Host Interface PCI-X
Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps Per Port
Drive Support Up to 4 x Physical
Platform Support PC
Interfaces Serial ATA/300
RAID Levels 0 / 1 / 5 / 10 / JBOD
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
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