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Taipei, Taiwan, Nov 12, 2012 – BIOS AP Inc. announced today its release of a low profile PCIe sized SAS expander board: the SASJBCB64 extending the original SAS expander controller offerings with low profile PCIe size design allowing server system to easily scale up with more hard disks or solid state disks at lower cost.

With its compact 10-layers PCB stack, SASJBCB6x is able to be accommodated into any PCIe slot of a standard 2U rack chassis without having to adding an extra riser card. The PCIe form factor not only facilitates the integration issues but also saving extra power source requirement of the board.

The SASJBCB6x series will be shipped with two models from early December this year. SASJBCB64 will support dual miniSAS4i host channels of 8 ports and 24 drives by six miniSAS 4i connectors. A miniSAS4x expansion channel can be used to cascade to JBOD enclosures for more drive requirement. Configurable to use the board in 20 drives mode support dual hosts and dual expansion able to delivering full 8x 6Gbps throughput.

Designed with widely adopt LSI expander provide excellent compatibility with most popular RAID or HBA cards as well as hard disk drives or SSDs.

All of BIOSAP SAS Expander boards support standard SGPIO for backplane LED controls as well as SCSI Enclosure Service (SES) for HBA status monitoring. Extra features like Fan connectors with speed control and fault detection, buzzer, and fault LEDs are included.

BIOS AP Taiwan, established in 2009, an alliance partner of BIOS Corp. Japan, a professional
RAID controller and system company since 1988. Leveraging BIOS’s patterned RAID Controller
technology, BIOS AP helps cost down the RAID controller and enables ODM customers in designing
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