Addonics Technologies ADSA4R-E User Manual

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Addonics Technologies, Inc.

ADSA4R-E (4-PortExternal SATA PCI Controller Card)




Chip Set: Silicon Image Sil3114 integrated host


Hardware Installations:





Interface: PCI bus compatible


Power OFF PC and remove its cover.

I/O Ports: (4) eSATA Connectors


Select an empty PCI slot and insert the SATA

Regulatory approvals: FCC, CE






Makes sure to secure the bracket with a screw.



Close the PC’s cover.

Up to 150 Mbytes/sec (1.5 Gbits/sec) per port


Turn PC ON.




4 External SATA (eSATA) ports with thenew SATA

Software Installation:

External connector


Work with any SATA drive

Use as a non-RAIDor RAID controller

Built-inRAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1+0,RAID 1+ S support

Support large hard drives of 137 GB or greater

Upgradeable firmware


Fits standard height Desktop case

System Requirements:

Computer with one available PCI slot

Windows DOS/NT/2000/XP/2003 server

RAID 0/1 described

Stripe (RAID 0): Greatly increases the performance of data transfer by simultaneously writing data to 2 drives.

Mirror (RAID 1): duplicates or mirrors the data on both drives. No data will be lost if one of the drives fails.

Mirror-Striping(RAID 0+1)Combined both Striping and Mirroring technologies to provide both the performance enhancements that come from Striping and the data availability and integrity that come from Mirroring.

RAID 1+S (Mirrored-Sparing) Can automatically replace the failed drive and rebuild the system when booting HDD failed.

Note: Specifications subject to change without notice.

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Windows NT4.0, 2000, XP, 2003 Driver Installations

1.Turn computer ON. When Windows boots up, “A New Hardware Found” pops on the screen and the Addonics Serial ATA PCI Host Controller is identified.

2.At the “Add New Hardware Wizard Window, click “Next”

3.Choose “Select for the best driver for your devices”, and click “Next”

4.Insert the Drivers Diskette and check the “Floppy Drive” option. Click “Next”

5.If using a driver that has not been digitally signed by Microsoft, you will be asked if you want to continue the installation. Click Continue.

6.When the new hardware wizard has finish installing the Serial ATA card. Click “Finish” to complete the installations.

Confirming Serial ATA Driver Installation

1.Right click the My Computer icon and select properties.

2.Click Device Manager in the Menu Tree.

3.Click the “+” sign in front of SCSI controllers. Silicon Image SATA controller should appear.

Important Note:

To do a RAID SET, you can press F4 or CTRL+S from the boot up screen. Read and follow the instruction inside the BIOS screen.

You can also install the SATA GUI utility Under Windows to monitor the RAID Set. It is under the Utility section of the driver disc.

Use the controller BIOS setup for creating RAID SET.


Main: Addonics Technologies 2466 Kruse Drive

San Jose CA 95131

Phone: 408 433-3899Fax: 408433-3898


Technical Support (8:30 am to 5:30 pm PST)

Phone: 408 433-3855