Pros: Easy installation, Works with Vista and Windows 7.
This is a Port Multiplier SATA II Hardware Raid Box using Silicon Image 4726 Raid PCB that supports Raid 0/1/10 Jbod and Hot Spare Support. Five-bay Hot-Swap Hot-Plug SATA Port Multiplication (Port Multiplier) features the latest Serial ATA storage technologies and delivers unprecedented performance with cross-platform Macintosh, Linux and Windows PC. Utilizing SiI 4726 a 1-to-5 Serial ATA (SATA) Port Multiplier and backplane to provide a high-performance link between a single SATA host port and five SATA QuickSwap removable HDD trays.
*** Required Reading Prior to Port Multiplier Purchase! SILICON IMAGE PORT MULTIPLIER RAID SOFTWARE http://www.siliconimage.com/products/product.aspx?id=74 http://www.siliconimage.com/support/index.aspx?pid=74&cid=24&
Provides One Sata II Connection to any SIL port multiplier Host Cards (SIL SIL 3124,SIL 3132,SIL 3512) using Single eSATA II Port
- Marvell 88SX6081 Chip also support this Port-Multiplier Solution. CoolGear Enclosure with Silicon Image 4726 Port Multipler
Very Cool Aluminum Design Enclosure
Large 250-Watt Power Supply
Dual Low-Noise Cooling Fans (80mm)
Five QuickSwap TrayLess SATA Bays
One Standard D-shaped Power Plug
One Standard eSATA type \'I\' port for host connection
All You need to complete a Fast External SATA Raid Solution is Five SATA I or SATA II Hard Drives and a Port Multiplier Host Adapter.
SATA II Five Hot-Swap Removable Drive Enclosure All Aluminum Construction
All Aluminum SATA II 1 to 5-Port Multiplier Enclosure with Removable Trays. SATA II Compatible only with Silicon Image and Marvell SATA II ports using Chips with Port Multiplier support. Single SATA II Cable gives acess to all Five SATA Hard Drives. Hot-Swap and Plug and play for Windows MAC OS X.4.2 XP Linux 2000 2003 VISTA
Each QuickSwap Bay has Activity LED and Power LED and supports SATA I or SATA II drives up to 1TB.
SATA II Port Multiplier 5-Bay 5-SATA HDD Removable Rack Hot-Swap System