Thursday, March 10th 2022

QNAP Releases Quad-port SATA 6 Gbps Expansion Card

QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the new QXP-1600eS-A1164 quad-port external SATA expansion card. Designed for QNAP TL series SATA JBOD, the QXP-1600eS-A1164 is compatible with QNAP NAS, Windows /Ubuntu PCs and servers with a PCIe port. Each SATA lane directly connects to a single SATA drive to deliver excellent transfer performance.

"The new QXP-1600eS-A1164 SATA expansion card doesn't need any drivers and provides a more convenient solution than its previous generation. It can be used with a QNAP TL SATA JBOD for expanding the capacity of NAS or PCs to provide future-proof scalability." said Candice Chiang, Product Manager of QNAP. The QXP-1600eS-A1164 can be used with QNAP SATA JBOD (supported from QTS 4.5.4 or QuTS hero h4.5.4), including setting RAID parameters and creating a storage pool using the Storage and Snapshots app. When the QXP-1600eS-A1164 is installed in a Windows or Ubuntu device, the QNAP JBOD Manager desktop utility can be used to quickly obtain and view information about the JBOD status, health, fan speed, and check for firmware updates.
The 16-bay desktop TL-D1600S and rackmount TL-R1200S-RP SATA JBOD package includes a QXP-1600eS-A1164 card.
Availability
The new QXP-1600eS-A1164 SATA Expansion Card are now available.
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7 Comments on QNAP Releases Quad-port SATA 6 Gbps Expansion Card

#1
randomUser
While usual motherboards can easily handle 6 SATA just having a tiny heatsink on their chipsets, this, on the other hand, has big heatsink AND a fan.
What this means is that they used cheapest and inefficient components available.

NAS is not just a storage device, NAS has to deliver the storage for as little power consumed as possible. This addon card seems to do the opposite.
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#2
AusWolf
An eSATA controller with a heatsink and a fan? Sweet! Next, I want a water-cooled sound card. :cool:
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#3
Owen1982
Marvell 88SE1475 chip consumes 9w - HSF seems a bit overkill ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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newtekie1
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randomUserWhile usual motherboards can easily handle 6 SATA just having a tiny heatsink on their chipsets, this, on the other hand, has big heatsink AND a fan.
What this means is that they used cheapest and inefficient components available.

NAS is not just a storage device, NAS has to deliver the storage for as little power consumed as possible. This addon card seems to do the opposite.
You realize this handles 16 SATA drives, right? And it's all done with a single 16xSATA to PCI-E x8 3.0 bridge chip.
Owen1982Marvell 88SE1475 chip consumes 9w - HSF seems a bit overkill ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I think it is more because of where the card is going. This isn't going in normal desktops with good airflow, its going in a cramped NAS enclosure that might not have any airflow where this card is going.
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#5
chrcoluk
newtekie1You realize this handles 16 SATA drives, right? And it's all done with a single 16xSATA to PCI-E x8 3.0 bridge chip.

I think it is more because of where the card is going. This isn't going in normal desktops with good airflow, its going in a cramped NAS enclosure that might not have any airflow where this card is going.
Or DIY Nas, on my b450 pro 4 I have to use pcie sata cards as onboard sata doesnt have its own iommu group, only the two pcie cpu routed slots do.
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#6
Assimilator
Each SATA lane directly connects to a single SATA drive to deliver excellent transfer performance.
That's generally how SATA works, yes, thanks QNAP marketing.
newtekie1You realize this handles 16 SATA drives, right?
They don't, because bta didn't bother putting that pertinent fact in the title and most users here don't read any further than said title.
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#7
Octavean
SFF-8644 ports to be expected. I’d like to see pricing and a review on this card. If priced right it could be a viable option IMO.
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