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16HP Eight Drive SATA SSD Plug-In Cart

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16HP Eight Drive SATA SSD Plug-In Cart

Industrial storage systems can be easily assembled by employing CompactPCI® Serial boards and racks. The system slot controller (CPU card) can provide up to eight SATA channels, distributed via the backplane to peripheral card slots, for usage with suitable SATA drive carrier cards. Since standard backplanes are based on a 4HP grid (20.32mm pitch between slots), a bunch of eight drives mounted on individual carrier cards takes up 160mm (32HP) mounting space and spends all available backplane slot resources.

In contrast, the SDC-SATA is an only 80mm (16HP) width cassette, which can accommodate up to eight horizontal mount 2.5-inch SATA drives, for use with a custom backplane.

A suitable backplane is provided with the CompactPCI Serial® system slot, and in addition eight SATA connectors, for direct plug-in of the SDC-SATA drive array cassette. Further more, the backplane can be equipped with CompactPCI Serial® peripheral slots if required, e.g. for PCI Express® based cards (ordering on a custom specific base).

The SDC-SATA can be combined with any CompactPCI® Serial CPU card as a tightly arranged mass storage solution in a common enclosure. If remote storage via PCI Express® external cabling is considered (20Gbps, up to 300m distance), the SDC-SATA cart can be used with the SXS-STRING target system adapter (eight port SATA RAID controller).

SDC-SATA Cassette - Connector Side

SDC-SATA Cassette • Connecor Side - All Drives Loaded
Feature Summary

Cassette SDC-0100-SATA
  • Mounting frame 3U 16HP
  • Suitable for up to eight SATA drives (2.5-inch form factor)
  • Mobile Rack Accommodates 2.5-Inch SATA Drive
  • Drive height up to 12.5mm
  • Two front handles for easy insertion and removal of the cassette
  • Easy access to individual drive for potential exchange (4 mounting screws)

System Requirements
  • Enclosure or rack 3U height, based on 19-inch standard mechanics
  • Minimum mounting width 22HP (111.8mm) in total (system slot controller card plus cassette, power supply not included)
  • Guide rails (bottom only) for cassette recommended, 12HP (61mm) distance
  • Custom backplane with CompactPCI® Serial system slot, and eight SATA drive docking connectors
  • CompactPCI® Serial system slot controller card (CPU) with backplane SATA support
  • Option SXS-STRING SATA RAID system slot controller card, for distributed computing via PCI Express® external cabling
  • Option custom backplane with additional CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slots (no SATA available on these slots - in use for cassette)
  • Consider suitable airflow for demanding applications

SATA Local Storage
  • CompactPCI® Serial system slot controller (CPU card e.g. EKF SC*-Series) as SATA host (consider number of backplane SATA ports supported by CPU card, and also RAID options)

SATA Remote Storage
  • Option SXS-STRING system slot controller (PCI Express® external cabling target side adapter, up to 20Gbps, up to 300m) as SATA host
  • Equipped with 2 x Marvell 88SE9230 4-port SATA RAID controllers for backplane support
  • Hardware RAID 0/1/10 or JBOD configuration

Backplane SDC-9100-SATA
  • CompactPCI® Serial system slot (CPU card, or SXS-STRING RAID controller)
  • Eight SATA host connectors, 6G SATA, 2.5-inch form factor
  • Power supply connector +12V (Universal MATE-N-LOK header 6.35mm pitch 5-pos.)
  • On-board voltage regulators +5V 12A, +3.3V 12A (to SATA docking connectors)
  • Mounting space backplane 3U 22HP (128.5mm x 111.8mm)
  • Suitable for SDC-0100-SATA cassette and CompactPCI® Serial system slot controller (SATA host controller)
  • Enclosure solutions available

  • Suitable for demanding and/or redundant industrial data storage systems, IIOT edge computing
  • Low mounting space
  • Local SATA storage or remote SATA storage
  • SDC-9100-SATA backplane available to be combined with the SATA cassette (suitable for local or remote SATA storage)
  • Application specific backplane design
  • SX2-SLIDE dual port host side adapter recommended for remote storage systems (can control two SXS-STRING target side adapters simultaneously)

  • Long term availability
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management
  • Rugged solution
  • RoHS compliant
  • Commercial and industrial temperature range (depends on SSDs in use)
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • EC Regulations EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)

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