When multiple drives are connected to the SiI 3132 via a port multiplier
such as Silicon Image's SiI 3726, RAID 0, 1, 10 and 5 are supported.
In addition, eSATA enables external storage to utilize features and mechanisms such as Native Command Queuing, Hot Plug, Port Multipliers
and many more advanced SATA features.
enables 15 drives to be connected to a single SATA controller.
The test results below are achieved by using a Silicon Image 3Gb/s Port Multiplier
and 2--4 Seagate Barracuda 7200.
When a port multiplier
is added to a single SATA port, a single host port can access up to 15 drives.
The new SATA II specification addresses this rising demand with its new Port Multipliers