CompactPCI® Serial  SATA Drive Carrier Board (2.5-Inch or 1.8-Inch)

The SD8-STEEL is a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI® Serial systems. The SD8-STEEL is provided with a mobile rack, which accommodates a 2.5-inch size SATA drive, either SSD or HDD. Fast swap of the drive can be accomplished via the front panel. A push button opens a door and ejects the drive. The SATA channel is derived from the CompactPCI® Serial backplane connector P1. For optimum signal integrity, the SD8-STEEL is equipped with 6Gbps SATA redrivers. As an alternate, the SD8-STEEL is also available as a carrier for a fixed 2.5-inch drive (half-slim SSD card option), mounted directly to the PCB

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General Information


  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial Standard (CPCI-S.0)
  • Peripheral Slot Card (up to 8 SATA Channels Specified on a CPCI-S Backplane)
  • Mobile Rack Accommodates 2.5-Inch SATA Drive
  • Suitable for HDD/SSD drive with typical dimensions 70mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
  • Fast Swap via Front Panel Door Slot
  • Patented NSS connector – change rate up to 50.000 mating cycles
  • Option Carrier Board for a PCB Mount 2.5-Inch SATA Drive
  • Option Carrier Board for a PCB Mount 2.5-Inch SATA Half-Slim SSD
  • Suitable for CompactPCI® Serial System Slot Controller SC3-LARGO (CPU Board)
  • Suitable for CompactPCI® PlusIO System Slot Controller PC3-ALLEGRO (CPU Board)
  • CompactPCI® Serial Backplanes Available (Hybrid or Native)
  • Rugged Solution (Coating/Sealing Available on Request)
  • Long Term Available
  • RoHS compliant

Simplified Block Diagram

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