SiI5734 USB 2.0 and eSATA to SATA Storage Processor

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The SiI5734 is a low-cost, single chip solution for single-drive external enclosures and external backup drives. This SteelVine Storage Processor has two 3 Gbps eSATA Gen2m device ports, one 3 Gbps eSATA host port and one USB 2.0 host port.

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The SiI5734 features proprietary eSATA-based capacity expansion, which allows users to easily grow the capacity of an existing SteelVine enabled device by adding additional drives. The new drives will appear to the host system as additional space in the existing SteelVine volume.

The SiI5734 SteelVine Storage Processor allows manufacturers to build a range of internal and external single-drive storage solutions that support both USB and eSATA Gen2m, the fastest interface for consumer storage. Other features of the SiI5734 include drive locking, single-button backup and support for advanced RAID modes. Extensive software developer kits are available from Silicon Image to support development and simplify product differentiation.

The SiI5734 also features drive locking, which helps protect users' data by allowing them to password lock directly attached and cascaded drives. If a locked drive is detached from its assigned computer or cascade, the data on the drive will be inaccessible until it is reconnected and unlocked with the user supplied password. Single-button backup through third-party applications is also supported.


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USB 2.0 and eSATA host ports
eSATA capacity expansion
Drive locking
Single-button backup
RAID Modes: BIG (Concatenation) and JBOD
Serial ATA Gen2m compliance
eSATA and 2-meter cable support
3 Gbps (auto-negotiates to 1.5 Gbps)
Complies with USB 2.0 specification
480 Mb/s (can auto-negotiate to 12 Mb/s)
Supports NCQ


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