MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-2e2i
Two port external mini-SAS 6Gb/s RAID controller card.
Unleash your Performance Potential with up to 4800MB/s Data Transfer Rates!
Eliminate the SATA drive bus speed limit! Adding the MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-2e to your Mac or PC provides a SAS/SATA 6G (6.0Gb/s) drive bus with up to twice the data transfer speed, regardless of your computer's built-in SATA 3G (3.0Gb/s) data bus. Utilizing the MAXPower's RAID processor, you can maximize your total performance up to 4800MB/s in RAID 0 mode or achieve the perfect balance of performance and protection in RAID 5 mode.
This feature-rich, high-value mass storage controller card is an ideal solution for those working with multiple high-speed HD video streams and/or anyone seeking high performance daily IT operation and back-up for an SMB. With mini-SAS, there's no loss of throughput as it provides full data transfer of four drives through one connection.
More Lanes = Faster Speed
Mini-SAS is like traffic moving on 4 lanes on the highway instead of just 1 lane. Mini-SAS offers more "lanes" for data to travel, providing the ability to reach higher speeds. Just like the SATA/eSATA interface, mini-SAS offers the convenience of a one cable connection. However, in a multi-drive SATA/eSATA solution which, only offers one lane for four drives to send/receive data on, mini-SAS provides four separate lanes so each drive can deliver its maximum capable data transfer rate. Now you can use one or more mini-SAS equipped external storage enclosures like the OWC Mercury Rack Pro for greater speed, protection, or both compared to single channel multi-drive eSATA RAID or eSATA Port Multiplier solutions.
Up to 6.0Gb/s per lane
Two External Ports
The MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-2e card features two external mini-SAS ports that enable connecting and RAIDing multi-drive mini-SAS external enclosures or up to eight eSATA external enclosures via mini-SAS to eSATA breakout cables.
Automatic Device Passthrough
The MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-2e has an automatic passthrough feature that will pass any connected drive to the OS without needing to initialize it via the Web Manager. With other RAID cards, the card's RAID system takes immediate control of the drive rendering it unusable until you configure it. With the MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-2e card, as soon as an unformatted drive is inserted, it is immediately available for formatting with no need to release it from the RAID system. This feature lets the card act like a non-RAID card, which is helpful when you just want to swap single non-RAIDed drives in and out quickly.
Spare Pool Support
The MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-2e card can be configured to set aside extra drives in a "spare pool". If a drive should fail in RAID 1, 5, 10 or 50 modes, a drive from the spare pool is instantly implemented so a rebuild can start immediately, minimizing the risk of data loss.
Newer Technology RAID Manager Offers Easy Array Management
This easy to use, web browser-based utility automatically logs all events that occur on the MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-2e from minor issues like inconsistent data to major issues like a failed drive. The built-in scheduling system offers quick convenience in setting up RAID arrays, managing connected drives, viewing storage health status, and reviewing information about your connected storage. See RAID Manager tab below for specific details.