SATA Hard Drive Switch with True SATA III Speed Electronics. (New SATA III 6Gbps speed available on all units sold after Jan 2013)
Works with All Operating Systems Including Linux, Windows 7/ 8 2008, Vista, XP, 2000, 2003, MAC OS 10 Etc.
SW-SATA2X4 1-to-4 SATA2 Switch 3.5-in Bay
SATA Hard Drive Switch
Did you ever want to share your Home Computer system with your Kids and or other family members but did not want to give them access to your important data files, with this item you can do just that, install up to 4 sata hard drives into your Home or Office Desktop Computer and now each of the drives can be accessed by different users without compromising data on the other drives. This switch lets you Key-Lock a specific Drive so that only that specific drive will be able to be used.
Great Item for Test Benches and Multiple Operating System setups. Dont Let others damage your important Data by letting them have access to your drive, simply select your specific drive you wish to boot from and lock the system down.
1-to-4 SATA2 Switch for Selecting among 4 Devices
Provides a SATA host to one of the 4 SATA Device Connectors
Built-in High Speed SATA2 Signal Switch
Select the Drive Simply by a Push Button Switch
SATA Compliant at 1.5Gbps 3.0Gbps and NOW 6.0Gbps (SATA III speed compatible)
Passes SATA Patterns Transparently
Switch Off Power of the Unused Drives to Save the Power Consumption and Put them Off-Line
Save the Current Settings by Built-in EEPROM
3.5-inch Bay Form Factor, Easy to Fit in Normal PC Systems
Keylock to Prevent from Unauthorized Changing
Provides LEDs to Indicate the Active Drive
Transparent Installation, no Added Driver Required
The SW-SATA2X4 1-to-4 SATA Switch is designed to provide a high performance link between a single SATA2 host port and 4 SATA device ports. It connects the host upstream port to one of the 4 downstream SATA devices (one device at the same time). It is done by simply pressing the push button switch.
With its Power Switching circuits, the SW-SATA2X4 can switch the devices power according to the settings of the SATA signal switch. It only allowed the selected device to be powered and cut off the powers of the other unselected devices. This will reduce the power consumption and make sure those devices are true off line to prevent from any accidental erasing data by virus or application software.
The SW-SATA2X4 provides a keylock switch to prevent from any unauthorized changing the settings. It helps home of school users to manage the devices easily.
The SW-SATA2X4 is designed for optimum performance and expandability and security. It is an ideal upgrade solution to support SATA and SATA2 SATA 3 devices for the rapidly changing data to preserve user¡¦s investment in the SATA interface.
Serial ATA Interface
1 Upstream to 4 push-button-switchable downstream SATA2 Ports
Save the Settings by the Built-in EEPROM.
Provides a Keylock Switch to Prevent from any Unauthorized Changing the Settings
The Power of the Unselected Device was cut off to Put it at the True Off-Line State
Supports Hot-Plug and Hot Swappable
Supports Serial ATA devices with up to 1.5Gb/s or 3.0Gb/s and 6.0Gb/s Transfer Rate
Standard 3.5-inch Bay Form Factor, Easy to Install for Most of the PCs
Serial ATA Devices
Supports any Serial ATA devices: Hard drives, Removable HDD, and more coming devices such as CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, Tape, IOMEGA, LS-120, DVD-ROM, PD, ¡K
1 Host and 4 Device 7-pin SATA Connectors
1 Input and 4 Output Power Connectors
Works with All Operating Systems!
Depends on the Upstream Host Controller. It is transparent from the Operating Systems.
3.43¡¨x2.65¡¨(8.71 x 6.73cm)