MEN G503

Hard disk drive or solid state drive shuttle, -40 to +85C, EN50155

Manufacturer: duagon MEN
MEN G503

The G503 is a CompactPCI Serial hard disk drive carrier board for use in a system environment with an x86 processor. It is designed to carry two 2.5" SATA hard disk or solid-state drives. The HDD or SSD are controlled by an onboard SATA RAID Controller supporting RAID 0, 1 and JBOD and hotplug. The RAID level can be set using a hex switch on the board.

The G503 can be used to supplement the RAID functionality provided by the CPU board in order to implement data storage systems with high reliability and capacity. The unit's front panel features six LEDs signalizing board status (Power, Locate, Activity, Hot-Plug/Error and Eject). The board supports a 2 ms HDD power hold-up time for protecting the stored data in case of a power failure, which makes it applicable also for mission-critical tasks. In addition to industrial applications, its compliance with the EN 50155 standard makes the board also suitable for railways applications.


FeaturesSerial ATA (SATA)
• Two ports for two onboard 2.5" hard disk drives or solid state drives
• SATA revision 3.x, compatible to SATA Revision 2.x and 1.x
• Onboard SATA RAID controller supporting RAID 0, 1 and JBOD

• Hot plug button
• Hex switch for selection of the RAID level
• Also available with conduction cooling in MEN CCA frame (on request)
Connections6 LEDs at front panel
• Power, Locate, Activity,Hot-Plug/Error and Eject


ExpansionCompliance with CompactPCI® Serial PICMG CPCI-S.0 Specification
Peripheral slot
Host interface: one SATA revision 3.x uplink (compatible to SATA Revision 2.x and 1.x) and one SGPIO interface
ElectricalSupply voltage
• +12V (9 to 16 V), power consumption depending on HDD/SSD
MechanicalDimensions: conforming to CompactPCI® Serial specification for 3U boards
Hot plug functionality (depending on CPU board)
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
TemperatureTemperature range (operation):
• -40 to +85°C (depending on HDD or SSD; please refer to the HDD/SSD specs for possible limits)
• Airflow: min. 1.5 m/s
Temperature range (storage): -40 to +85°C
HumidityRelative humidity range (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
Relative humidity range (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
Weight125 g (without HDD/SSD)
Vibration(sinusoidal): 2 g/10..150 Hz
Shock15 g/11 ms
MTBF2.353.984 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Safety/CertificationPCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
Warranty2 Years



2x 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD shuttle, RAID support, -40..+85°C with qualified components, conformal coating

2x 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD shuttle, RAID support, -40..+85°C with qualified components, conformal coating
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