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Port Multiplier Enclosures & Accessories

6G port multipliers are now in all of our rackmount and tower JBODs unless stated otherwise.

SATA port multiplier enclosures feature a single eSATA port per 5 drives and work with port-multiplier-capable controllers only. They are a distinctly different setup from our multilane SAS/SATA enclosures.

On the plus side, controller and cabling cost is very low. You can also have 5 or 10 bays in a tower enclosure as opposed to 4 or 8 with our other solutions. If necessary, it is possible to convert the connection to USB3.0 via our eSATA to USB adapters.

On the other hand, performance in RAID modes will be limited compared to multilane units. You will be limited to non-caching controllers and you will not be able to use RAID 6.

At PC PitStop we build our own port multiplier enclosures and pair them with several different controllers from Highpoint, Silicon Image or Marvell according to your needs. Give us a call and we'd be happy to discuss the details with you.

Have additional questions? Check out our Port Multiplier FAQ!

If you want to compare non-port multiplier SATA/eSATA enclosures, links are below.

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SATA Port Multiplier Enclosures
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5-bay eSATA Tower Enclosure with 6G Port Multiplier
Supports RAID or JBOD depending on your controller card. The port multiplier in this enclosure allows for use of up to five drives while using only a single eSATA cable (included). Any SATA hard drive or optical drive can be used, as well as PM capable Highpoint and Silicon Image controllers. Hard drives are mounted using the included brackets.

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5-bay eSATA Tower Enclosure with 6G Port Multiplier w/ optional USB3 support
Supports RAID or JBOD mode depending on your controller card. The 6G port multiplier in this enclosure allows for up to five SATA drives while using only a single eSATA cable. Quiet, efficient cooling with alarms. Add the optional USB3 adapter to make it into a USB3 JBOD!

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5-bay Trayless eSATA Tower Enclosure with 6G Port Multiplier
Supports RAID or JBOD mode depending on your controller card. The 6Gb/s port multiplier allows for up to five SATA drives with a single eSATA cable. Trayless for maximum convenience. Quiet, efficient cooling with alarms. SALE!!

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1U Rackmount eSATA 6G Port Multiplier Enclosure w/optional USB3 support
Supports RAID or JBOD mode depending on your controller card. Rackmount 1U Hot-swap SATA-III enclosure for (4) 3.5" SATA hard disks. Provides a single 6Gb/s eSATA connection to port-multiplier capable controller card. 300W high quality power supply. 4 cooling fans. eSATA cable included. Add the optional USB3 adapter to make it into a USB3 JBOD!

SATA Port Multiplier Ready Controllers
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Highpoint RocketRAID 622 PCIe 2.0 SATA 3.0 RAID Controller
2 Ports, PCI Express 2.0 x1, 6Gbp/s SATA 3.0 hard drive support, RAID level 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD. OS support for Windows, Linux, OSX (including Snow Leopard) and FreeBSD.

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2-Port eSATA 6Gb/s 2x Lanes PCIe Host Controller
First dual port 6Gb/s eSATA controller which supports up to ten drives through port multiplier technology via x2 PCIe lane interface. The fastest port multiplier HBA. Supports MAC OS" 10.6.x, 10.9.x to 10.10..x (Yosemite), Windows and Linux with its native AHCI protocol.

Silicon Image 2-Port eSATA RAID Controller
SiI 3132 chipset, Supports Port Multipliers, RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5 and JBOD, Complete with drivers for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 Server, Linux and MAC OS 10.3.x or later.

4-Port PCIe eSATA Controller
4-Port eSATA, SATA-III 6GB/s, High Performance x8 PCIe interface, Supports PC and MAC

SATA Port Multiplier Chips
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eSATA 6Gb/s Port Multiplier 1-5 SATA-III Bridge
Supports up to five SATA-III devices, including HDD and CD/DVD/BD devices. 100% transparent with any OS. Will work with Windows, Mac OS and Linux. No drivers required. Build your own enclosure with this centronics-mount port multiplier.

eSATA & USB3.0 RAID Adapter Bridge Board
Create your own eSATA + USB3.0 RAID enclosure! Supports up to five SATA hard drives. RAID is selectable from dip switches or included software. OS independent. Standard Centronics panel mount connector. Cables not included.

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