Milpitas, Calif.Oxford Semiconductor has announced the latest in its 93X family of next-generation storage controllers, the OXU931DS, which provides bridging from USB2.0 and eSATA ports to the SATA II disk interface to ensure high performance external storage connectivity for all current and emerging PC and Mac platforms.
With one of the chip's two integrated SATA cores and PHYs configurable as either a host or a device port, the controller offers disk enclosure designers the option of either the 3-Gbits/s eSATA interface or an interface to a second SATA hard disk.
In its dual SATA disk mode, the OXU931DS supports both disk striping (RAID 0) and disk spanning for larger storage capacity applications, via the standard USB2.0 interface.
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