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ESU3-QS201-R5

eSATA & USB 3.0 to Quad SATA II RAID Bridge Board

Highlights
  • eSATA and USB 3.0 Interface
  • OS independent Hardware RAID
  • Supports RAID levels: 0 / 1 / 3 / 5 / 10 / JBOD / Clone
  • Provides RAID Manager GUI Utility to configure and monitor the status of the disks connected on RAID controller
  • Supports Hot Spare on RAID
  • Supports more than 2TB RAID drive
  • Supports Multiple RAID (Configured as Multiple Volume RAID)
  • Rebuild speed: 200GB/hour
Introduction

ESU3-QS201-R5 is a eSATA & USB 3.0 to Quad SATA II RAID Bridge Board. It is designed to provide SATA port expansion, data protection and performance aggregation in various applications.

ESU3-QS201-R5 uses market-proven Multi-port Serial ATA PHY technology and a proprietary storage processor to provide very highly efficient SATA RAID operations.

With an easy configuration scheme, the device can function as a pure port multiplier which provides SATA port expansion just like a SATA Hub, a hard drive performance booster which provides a high-performance device seen by the host controller, or a hard drive data protector which automatically backs up data to prevent data loss from hard drive damage.

ESU3-QS201-R5 also has an advanced mode to provide both the benefits of performance boost and data protection.

ESU3-QS201-R5 has a self-contained storage processor chip which completely frees up the main CPU loading and whose SATA ports comply with the eSATA specification, making it suitable for use in both internal system and external storage applications.

Technical Specifications
USB Features
  • Complies with USB 3.0 Specification, USB Mass Storage Class, Bulk-Only Transport Specification
  • Supports USB Super-Speed/High-Speed/Full-Speed Operation
  • Supports USB HID operation
  • Supports USB2.0/USB3.0 power saving mode
  • Supports external SPI NVRAM for Vendor VID/PID of USB2.0/USB3.0 device controller
SATA Features
  • Supports 6-port 3.0Gbps SATA II interface
  • Supports SATA II Gen2i and Gen2m (External SATA Connection, eSATA)
  • Output swing control and automatic impedance calibration for SATA II PHY
  • Supports asynchronous signal recovery
  • Supports spread spectrum clocking
  • Supports partial / slumber power saving mode
  • Automatic speed negotiation for 3 Gbps or 1.5 Gbps
  • Supports BIST and loopback mode
  • Supports staggered spin-up
  • Supports 48-bit LBA addressing
  • Supports Native Command Queue (NCQ)
  • Supports Hot-Plug
  • Supports Asynchronous Notification
  • Supports PM aware and non-PM aware host
RAID Features
  • Fully hardware-accelerated RAID Engine
  • No driver, BIOS or software required for RAID operation
  • No external DRAM or processor required for RAID operation
  • Independent of device SATA port connection sequence
  • Supports RAID levels: 0 / 1 / 3 / 5 / 10 / JBOD / CLONE
  • RAID 3 / 5 write-back cache to enhance performance
  • SATA In-band application interface
  • Supports more than 2TB RAID drive
  • Supports on-line read data integrity check
  • Supports on-line command based bad sector recovery
  • Supports on-line Auto-Rebuild
  • Rebuild speed: 200GB/hour
  • Rebuild proceeds continuously between power cycling
  • Supports Hot Spare on RAID
  • Supports various RAID configurations and monitoring methods
Compliance
  • Compliant with Serial ATA II Port Multiplier Spec. Revision 1.1
  • Compliant with Serial ATA II PHY Electrical Spec. Revision 1.0
  • Compliant with Serial ATA High Speed Serialized AT Attachment Spec. Revision 2.5
DC Power Connector Mini 4-pin Floppy Disk Drive like power Connector
LEDs
  • Power LED
  • Alarm LED (RAID Status)
  • Host LEDs (eSATA, U3, U2)
  • Device Status LEDs (Error, Activity/Link)
Available Models
ESU3-QS201-R5-SEH
ESU3-QS201-R5-SEV
Hardware Requirements
  • Desktop PC: equipped with either an eSATA or USB (2.0 or 3.0) ports.
  • Laptop PC: equipped with either an eSATA or USB (2.0 or 3.0) ports.
Physical Dimensions
  • 64.8(D) x 21.56(H) x 83.3(W)mm
  • SCSI I Connector Form Factor
Kit includes

Kit 1:

  • ESU3-QS201-R5 Bridge Board
  • CB-00072 --- Y-Shape DC Power Cable
  • CD-title (HW RAID Manager GUI AP)
  • PK-MA210 --- User's Manual

Kit 2:

  • ESU3-QS201-R5 Bridge Board
  • CB-00072--- Y-Shape DC Power Cable (Red, Black, Black, Yellow) with three power connectors one FDD like mini 4pin, one IDE big 4pin male plug and one IDE big 4pin female plug
  • CB-00307 --- eSATA 7pin plug to eSATA 7pin plug cable in length of 1.5m.
  • CB-00491-04 --- USB 3.0 A plug to B plug Cable in length of 1.5m
  • CD-title (HW RAID Manager GUI AP)
  • PK-MA210 --- User's Manual

Option Products:

  • SATA 6Gb/s Cable (CB-00527~531)
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