12 Port 12G HD SAS Switch

12 Port 12G HD SAS Switch

Part Number: QTL1564

Product Details

NOTE: This is a ‘physical layer switch’, it is not a managed/packet-based switch.

With simple remote commands, you can now reconfigure your entire SAS test rack.

12 Ports of 12Gb SAS are operated by a cross-point switch, allowing physical layer connection and data forwarding.

With simple remote commands, you can now reconfigure your entire SAS test rack.

  • Connect/Disconnect storage enclosures
  • Switch test equipment between multiple ports
  • Forward one port to multiple outputs

The switch uses simple scripted control, or can be run from the TestMonkey GUI. Equipment can be set up without having to visit the rack. This greatly speeds up testing and allows more complex over-night runs.

Operating as a full cross-point switch, any 12Gb SAS port can be connected to any other. In addition, part/all of a port can be forwarded to another 1 or more other ports on a lane-by-lane basis.

Test equipment can now be inserted and removed automatically from the signal path. Signals can also be forwarded simultaneously to both a scope and an analyser with minimal effect on the signal.


  • Automated connection between 12 interconnect ports
  • Signal forwarding, for easy monitoring
  • GUI control or simple Serial/Telnet/ReST automation
  • Automate test rack configuration


  • 12x SFF-8644 Mini SAS HD Ports, configured as 6 1×2 connectors
  • 1.5 / 3 / 6 / 12Gb/s SAS
  • Data signals are redriven with a crosspoint switch
  • Individual lanes may be turned off to emulate link failure
  • Programmable amplitude, equalisation and pre-emphasis on each source port
  • USB and Ethernet (Telnet) control built in
  • Torridon cable to connect to Array Controller or Interface Kit
  • 1U Height and rack mountable with additional kit

The cross-point switch does prevent full 12G link training when used with passive cables which may limit the usable cable length. We recommend evaluating the product before purchase.

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