MAXPower 4-port eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0

MAXPower 4-port eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 RAID Controller Card
Add RAID capable connectivity Port Multiplier support for up to 20 drives
MAXPower 4-port eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 RAID Controller Card
– RAID level 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD (SPAN & individual drive modes) support
– Convenient browser-based management
– Storage Health Inspector for monitoring and reporting of drive health
– Compatible with SATA based hard disk drives and solid state drives
Maximum Speed & Performance
Works with Mac and PC
Future Ready Yet Fully Backward Compatible
eSATA interface
Mac and PC compatible
3 Year NewerTech
Product Limited Warranty
What is RAID? RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Drives. Put simply, this means taking multiple matching drives and arranging them together to achieve large storage space, speed, data protection, or any combination of the three. The MAXPower eSATA 6G RAID PCIe 2.0 Controller Card supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 levels as well as supporting JBOD (SPAN and individual drive modes).
  • RAID 0 Stripe Data is split into blocks over two or more drives at same time for high speed and large capacity.

    RAID 1 Mirror Data is written at same time to two drives only for highest level of data safety and redundancy.
  • RAID 10 1+0 Data is Striped (RAID 0) over two Mirrored sets (RAID 1) of drives for fast redundancy.

    JBOD SPAN / N-RAID The physical drives are put together without RAID to form one logical volume.
  • RAID 5 Stripe with Parity With RAID 5, data is striped for speed like a RAID 0, but a duplication or parity is built in to protect your data from a single drive failure. This results in fast performance comparable to a RAID 0, but with the added benefit of protection.

    RAID 5 incorporates striping of data just like in a RAID 0 array, however, in a RAID 5 there are redundant pieces of the data that are also distributed across the drives and are referred to as parity. Having the parity blocks staggered across each drive allows any single drive in the RAID 5 array to fail without any data loss.

Port Multiplier Support for Up to 20 Drives In addition to supporting up to four single or dual eSATA enclosure, the MAXPower 4-Port eSATA RAID Card supports port multiplier enclosures to connect up to 5 drives into a single eSATA port. By supporting port multiplier enclosures, the MAXPower 4-Port eSATA RAID Card can provide massive storage and increased data protection by utilizing up to 20 drives for protective RAID arrays such as RAID 1, 10, & 5.
MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 RAID Capable Controller Card

MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 RAID Capable Controller Card

The ideal choice for high-speed, efficient, low-cost, RAID capable connectivity for the Mac or PC.
Adds Faster Than Factory Interface To Mac Pros, Great For PCs Too!
From faster backups and file transfers to high-end Audio/Video editing, connecting an eSATA interface equipped device to the MAXPower 4-Port eSATA RAID Card can take data transfer performance to an entirely new level. Optimally compatible with Mac Pro models and PCs with an available PCIe 2.0 slot, the MAXPower 4-Port eSATA RAID Card works with ANY eSATA interfaced equipped external hard drive to deliver significantly faster data transfer rates over the fastest factory equipped Mac Pro interface of FireWire 800. Look at how 6Gb/s eSATA compares even to USB 3.0.
The Power of Choice in RAID
RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Drives. Put simply, this means taking multiple matching drives and arranging them together to achieve large storage space, speed, data protection, or any combination of the three. The MAXPower 4-Port eSATA RAID Card supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 levels; as well as supporting JBOD (SPAN and individual drive modes).
Maximum Bandwidth for Multiple eSATA Storage Solutions
With its PCIe 2.0 interface, the MAXPower 4-Port eSATA RAID Card provides two 500MB/s data lanes for a total card bandwidth of 1000MB/s. Now you can connect up to four 1.5Gb/s, 3Gb/s, and/or 6Gb/s external drives via eSATA and experience maximum data transfer rate throughput from each.
Manage Drives Easily Via Management Utility
The NewerTech RAID Web Management Utility is an easy-to-use web browser-based application to set up RAID arrays, manage connected drives, view storage health status, and view information about the connected storage devices. (See screenshot)
Future Ready Yet Fully Backward Compatible
The MAXPower 4-Port eSATA RAID Card is like a "performance assurance policy" as conventional hard disk drives and SSDs migrate to the SATA 6Gb/s standard. Installing the card now offers immediate speeds gains while making a Mac Pro or PC future ready for even greater speed gains. Like all good upgrades, the card doesn't leave the past behind. The MAXPower 4-Port eSATA RAID Card is fully backward compatible with PCIe 1.0 slots as well as previous generations of SATA 1.5Gb/s and 3Gb/s drives.
Don't Have An Available PCIe Slot?
That's no problem for the MAXPower 4-Port eSATA RAID Card. By utilizing an external PCIe expansion chassis, you can use this card with any Mac or PC...even laptops.
  • NewerTech RAID Web Management Utility
  • PCI-Express 2.0 x2 bandwidth (Hardware Interface PCI-Express x4)
  • Up to 1000MB/s total card bandwidth under optimal conditions*
  • Four eSATA 6Gb/s ports
  • eSATA Hot Plug Support
  • Port Multiplier support for up to 20 drives
  • RAID level 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD (SPAN and individual drive modes) support
  • Convenient browser-based management
  • SHI (Storage Health Inspector) for the monitoring and reporting of drive health
  • Compatible with SATA based hard disk drives and solid state drives
  • 3 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty Register Here
*SATA 6Gb/s speeds (600MB/s) will be limited by the PCIe x2 bandwidth (1000MB/s total for PCIe 2.0 x2 or 500MB/s total for PCIe 1.0 x2)
Compatibility
  • Backward compatible with SATA Revision 1.x (1.5Gb/s) and 2.x (3Gb/s) hard drives and solid state drives.
Cables
  • Uses the same connecting cables utilized by earlier SATA 1.5Gb/s and 3Gb/s devices.
  • SATA 6Gb/s cables highly recommended for optimal performance when connecting SATA 6Gb/s devices.
RAID levels supported
  • 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD (SPAN and individual drive modes)
Warranty
Mac Requirements
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 and later
  • Hardware: Intel-based Mac with available PCIe 2.0 or 1.0 slot* or Thunderbolt equipped Mac utilizing a Thunderbolt PCIe expansion unit.
PC Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows Vista and later
Booting
  • Bootable in RAID Support Mac OS X 10.6 (Default Windows bootable. Mac boot supported upon configuration.)
  • Bootable in MacPro3,1 and later as well as Thunderbolt equipped Macs utilizing a Thunderbolt PCIe expansion unit.
Chipset
  • Marvell 9235
Connector Type
  • Four eSATA 6Gb/s ports
Interface
  • PCI-Express 2.0 x2 bandwidth (Hardware Interface PCI-Express x4)
Form Factor
  • Full-height card
Data Transfer Rate*
  • Up to 1000MB/s total card bandwidth under optimal conditions.
Hot Plug/Hot Swap Support
  • PC and Mac
*SATA 6Gb/s speeds (600MB/s) will be limited by the PCIe x2 bandwidth (1000MB/s total for PCIe 2.0 x2 or 500MB/s total for PCIe 1.0 x2)
Learn how to find your Mac's model ID or PC specs This product is compatible with...
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 Quad-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.40GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro Quad-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve Quad-Core (Early 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: Xserve3,1
2.26GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve 8-Core (Early 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: Xserve3,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
PC Desktop
PC/Wintel Desktops
Compatible with Intel based PCs capable with the specifications listed.
What is eSATA 6Gb/s?
eSATA stands for External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. eSATA 6Gb/s is the latest SATA standard to provide data transfer rates up to 6Gb/s (600 MB/s) for external storage devices.
Maximum Interface Transfer Speeds
  • SATA 6Gb/s
  • 600MB/s
  • USB 3.0
  • 500MB /s
  • SATA 3Gb/s
  • 300 MB/s
  • FireWire 800
  • 100MB/s
  • USB 2.0
  • 60MB/s