Peripheral slot card expands CompactPCI systems with up to 1TB of SATA SSD RAID

June 17, 2016 // By Julien Happich
The SD4-SWEEP from EKF Elektronik is a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI Serial systems, equipped with a quad-channel PCI Express to SATA 6Gbps controller, and four on-board sockets for M.2 solid state drives (SSD), up to 2280 size.

With a capacity available of up to 1TB as of current, M.2 is an emerging embedded storage module form factor. The Marvell SATA 3.0 controller allows RAID or non-RAID operation. The SD4-SWEEP fits into any CompactPCI Serial peripheral slot that is PCI Express enabled. For optimum performance a fat pipe slot may be chosen. Hardware RAID operation is supported, running with an enhanced ARM-based processor to offload the host CPU. Thanks to the four M.2 SATA SSD sockets provided on the SD4-SWEEP, a JBOD or hardware RAID level 0/1/10 system can be easily configured.

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