The BlueStor™ PCIe x8 Extender Storage System is a one-of-a-kind product allowing PCI Express bus expansion from a host server. The Extender provides 5 PCIe expansion slots in an external 3U rackmount also containing 16 hot-swap SAS/SATA disk drive bays and a SAS Expander. Plugging a PCIe SAS RAID controller into one of the Extender slots builds a RAID storage system. Other slots may be used as needed for other peripherals.
BlueStore-PCIe Extender RAID
- Each BlueStor™ PCIe Extender RAID has a PCIe 2.0 x8 port for the host connection, plus five internal PCIe 2.0 expansion slots, all x16 physically and x8 electrically, to support installation of five PCIe peripheral cards, up to full-height and full-length. The PCIe expansion slots are “double spaced” to accommodate installation of “double wide” cards, which include many current powerful GPUs. The product is provided with a JMR PCIe 2.0 host adapter card for installation in the host work station or server, and an external PCIe 2.0 cable (standard length 2m).