Technobox’s latest RoHS-compliant storage control PMC, the 4978 Dual-port SAS/SATA Controller, provides support for as many as 8 lanes of SAS or SATA. The module features dual SFF-8470 connectors for front panel connectivity (4 lanes per connector). To assure connectivity in strenuous environments, the connectors may be secured using lock-down screws.
General Purpose (GPIO) signals, link Fault and activity signals, an I2C bus, and TX/RX data for a UART are presented at the PN4 Rear I/O connector of the PMC. Built around the LSI SAS 1068 controller, the 4978 supports rates up to 3 Gb/s per lane. Memory features permit on-board storage of user-defined parameters, BIOS, and mirroring data. Status LEDs on the module and front bezel provide ready indication of activity or fault status for each of the 8 lanes. The 4978 is PCI-x compatible and requires only 3.3 volt power.
Features of the SAS/SATA controller:
- Supports up to 8 lanes SAS or SATA (four per connector)
- Rates up to 3 Gb/s per lane
- PCI-x compatible
- LSI SAS1068 controller
- Dual SFF-8470 front panel interface
- Storage of user-defined parameters, BIOS, and mirroring data
- RoHS 6/6 compliant
The 4978 lists for $795.00. Quantity discounts are available. The card is available for immediate shipment.