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G501 - SATA HDD/SSD Shuttle

3U CompactPCI Serial

The G501 is a CompactPCI Serial hard disk drive carrier board designed to carry a 2.5" SATA hard disk drive or a solid state drive.

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Main Features

  • Hard disk drive or solid state drive shuttle
  • 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD slot
  • Four status LEDs
  • -40 to +85C with qualified components
  • Compliant with EN 50155 (railways)
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial peripheral card
G501 Product Image

Technical Data

Mass Storage
Serial ATA (SATA)
  • One port for onboard 2.5" hard disk drive or solid state drive
  • Transfer rates depending on HDD/SSD
  • RAID level depends on CPU board
External Interfaces
4 LEDs at front panel
  • 3 for the SGPIO status (for hot plug functionality)
  • 1 for the internal controller's supply voltage status
CompactPCI Serial
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Serial PICMG CPCI-S.0 Specification
  • Peripheral slot
  • Host interface: one SATA and one SGPIO interface
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage
  • +12V (-25%/+10%), power consumption depending on HDD/SSD
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CPCI-S.0 specification for 3U boards
  • Hot plug functionality (depending on CPU board)
  • Weight: 125 g (without HDD/SSD)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C (depending on HDD or SSD; please refer to the HDD/SSD specifications for possible limits)
    • Airflow: min. 1.5 m/s
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to + 3,000 m
  • Shock: 15 g/11 ms
  • Bump: 10 g/16 ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 2 g/10..150 Hz
2.032.578 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers


Operating Temperature
  • Depends on system configuration
  • Maximum: +85°C
  • Minimum: -50°C
Cooling Concept
Also available with conduction cooling in MEN CCA frame
Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.
Please ask our sales staff for more information.

Ordering Information

Standard G501 Models

One 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD shuttle, hot swap, RAID 0, 1 support, -40..+85°C with qualified components (shuttle only)


SSD SATA 256 GB, 2.5" MLC, 0 to +70°C


SSD SATA 160 GB, MLC, 2,5", 0 to +70°C

System Examples

Flight Control System

CompactPCI Serial flight control system for collision avoidance with camera data processing

Rugged RAID Storage System

Digital video recorder for capturing and storing CCTV images and event data.

Rugged Network Attached Storage System (NAS)

CompactPCI Serial rugged network attached storage system (NAS) with multi-processing and RAID functionality

Super Computer

Computer cluster based on standard CompactPCI Serial components consisting of 8 sub-clusters with 9 identical CPU cards

Wireless Service System for Railways

Fanless service system for railways with Intel Core 2 Duo CPU card with dual Ethernet, dual USB and graphics

Train Protection System

Safe electronic interlocking system for train protection

Internet Access in Trains

Application Examples

CPCI Serial Collision Avoidance System

This CompactPCI-Serial-based UAV system is used for optical control of the air space for collision avoidance with civil aircraft.

Oilfield Server Platform & Router

Installed directly on drilling sites, this robust CompactPCI-based IoT system communicates with the operator?s data processing center in real time via GSM.

Advanced Train Management System

The safety-critical computer system is based on a CompactPCI - CompactPCI Serial hybrid configuration and is certifiable up to SIL 4.