CN218241305U - Storage device expansion apparatus - Google Patents

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CN218241305U
CN218241305U CN202221446721.1U CN202221446721U CN218241305U CN 218241305 U CN218241305 U CN 218241305U CN 202221446721 U CN202221446721 U CN 202221446721U CN 218241305 U CN218241305 U CN 218241305U
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The application provides a storage device extension apparatus, including: the receiving module is used for receiving the storage devices and comprises at least one receiving component, each receiving component can at least receive a first storage device or a second storage device, and the first storage device and the second storage device have different interfaces; the connecting module is used for connecting external equipment and is in signal connection with at least one receiving component. The device meets the requirement of being connected with various storage devices.

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Storage device expansion apparatus
Technical Field
The application relates to the technical field of switching, in particular to a storage device expansion device.
Background
At present, electronic equipment uses a USB hard disk box to expand a hard disk, only SATA hard disks can be supported, enterprise SAS hard disks cannot be supported, and the bandwidth of a USB interface is limited, so that the requirement of simultaneously reading and writing a plurality of hard disks at a high speed cannot be met.
In the prior art, in order to solve the above problems, a dedicated expansion cabinet for enterprise-level storage devices is used as a supporting device for storage manufacturers, but only hard disks of models limited by manufacturers can be supported, and the universal requirements cannot be met.
Therefore, how to provide an expansion device supporting multiple hard disks is a problem to be solved urgently.
SUMMERY OF THE UTILITY MODEL
The embodiment of the application aims to provide a storage device expansion device.
In order to solve the above technical problem, an embodiment of the present application provides the following technical solutions:
the application provides a storage device extension apparatus, including:
the receiving module is used for receiving the storage devices and comprises at least one receiving component, each receiving component can at least receive a first storage device or a second storage device, and the first storage device and the second storage device have different interfaces;
the connecting module is used for connecting external equipment and is in signal connection with at least one receiving component.
In some variations of the present application, the receiving component is a connection slot, and the connection slot is used for connecting the storage device or connecting the storage device through a cable.
In some modified embodiments of the present application, the storage device expansion apparatus further includes:
a housing; the receiving module is arranged on the outer surface of the shell; the connecting module is arranged on the outer surface of the shell; the power module comprises a power supply assembly arranged in the shell and a power line interface arranged on the outer surface of the shell; the power supply assembly is electrically connected with the receiving assembly and used for supplying power to the storage device connected with the receiving assembly, and the power line interface is used for being connected with an external power supply.
In some modified embodiments of the present application, the storage device expansion apparatus further includes: the heat dissipation device is arranged on the other surface of the shell, which is opposite to the receiving device, and is used for dissipating heat for the receiving device.
In some modified embodiments of the present application, the storage device expansion apparatus further includes: and the power switch is connected with the power supply assembly and is used for controlling the on and off of power supply.
In some modified embodiments of the present application, the storage device expansion apparatus further includes: the indicator light is electrically connected with the power switch; the indicating lamp is arranged on the power switch and used for indicating that the power supply state is on or off, and/or the indicating lamp is arranged beside the receiving component on the outer surface of the body and used for indicating the working state of the storage device.
In some variations of the present application, the receiving module includes a storage device compartment, the receiving component is disposed in the storage device compartment, and a compartment door lock is configured to a compartment door of the storage device compartment for physically managing the storage device.
In some variations of the present application, the receiving component supports at least a serial connected small computing device system interface protocol.
In some variations of the present application, each of the receiving components may receive at least a SAS hard disk component and a SATA hard disk component.
In some variations of the present application, the connection module is an SAS interface.
Compared with the prior art, the storage device expansion device provided by the application comprises a receiving module and a connecting module, wherein the receiving module comprises at least one receiving assembly, each receiving assembly can at least receive the first storage device or the second storage device, so that the connection between the first storage device and the second storage device can be at least supported through one receiving assembly, the connecting module is in signal connection with at least one receiving assembly, the connecting module can be connected with an external device, and therefore the external device can be at least connected with the first storage device and the second storage device and can perform signal transmission through the arrangement of the storage device expansion device, and the requirement of connection with various storage devices is met. And the storage equipment expanding device provided by the application has small volume and attractive appearance, can be placed on a desktop for use, and is convenient to move.
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The above and other objects, features and advantages of exemplary embodiments of the present application will become readily apparent from the following detailed description read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Several embodiments of the present application are illustrated by way of example and not by way of limitation in the figures of the accompanying drawings and in which like reference numerals refer to similar or corresponding parts and in which:
fig. 1 schematically illustrates a front structure of a storage device expansion apparatus provided in the present application;
FIG. 2 schematically illustrates a back structure of a storage device expansion apparatus provided in the present application;
FIG. 3 schematically illustrates a back entity diagram of a storage device expansion apparatus provided in the present application;
FIG. 4 is a front physical diagram schematically illustrating a storage device expansion apparatus provided in the present application;
fig. 5 schematically illustrates an entity diagram of a signal connection line between a receiving component and a connection module of a storage device expansion apparatus provided in the present application.
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1, a receiving module; 2, connecting the modules; 3, a shell; 4, a power supply module; 4-1 power supply components; 4-2 power line interface; 5 a heat dissipation device; 6, a power switch; 7, a bin door lock; 8 an indicator light; 9 receiving a port used for plugging the connecting module on a signal connecting line between the assembly and the connecting module; and 10, a port for plugging the receiving component is arranged on a signal connecting line between the receiving component and the connecting module.
Detailed Description
Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure will be described in more detail below with reference to the accompanying drawings. While exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are shown in the drawings, it should be understood that the present disclosure may be embodied in various forms and should not be limited to the embodiments set forth herein. Rather, these embodiments are provided so that this disclosure will be thorough and complete, and will fully convey the scope of the disclosure to those skilled in the art.
As shown in fig. 1 to 5, the present application provides a storage device expansion apparatus, including: the receiving module is used for receiving the storage devices and comprises at least one receiving component, each receiving component can at least receive a first storage device or a second storage device, and the first storage device and the second storage device have different interfaces; and the connecting module is used for connecting external equipment and is in signal connection with at least one receiving component.
The receiving component provided by the embodiment of the application can be connected with the storage devices with at least two interfaces, namely the interface types of the receiving component, which can be adapted to the storage devices with two interface types. The storage device refers to a storage medium, including but not limited to a hard disk, and the storage device is referred to as a hard disk in the following.
In a preferred embodiment of the present application, the receiving component is a Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface (SAS Interface), and the SAS Interface is modified from a SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) Interface, so that the SAS Interface of the receiving component can be used for connecting a hard disk of the SAS Interface (i.e., SAS hard disk) and can also be compatible with a hard disk of the SATA Interface (i.e., SATA hard disk). The SAS hard disk and the SATA hard disk are storage devices of the two different interface types described above.
In the case that the receiving component is an SAS interface, since the connection module is in signal connection with the receiving component, a signal connection line between the connection module and the receiving component is an SAS bus, and the connection module also needs to be an SAS interface.
In a preferred embodiment of the present application, the receiving component is a connection slot, the connection slot is used for connecting the storage device, and the connection slot is generally configured as a female port; or the receiving component is connected with the storage device through a cable.
When the receiving component is a connecting slot, the connecting slot is an SAS interface, and the hard disk is received by the receiving component by being inserted into the connecting slot; if the receiving component is connected with the storage device through a cable, the receiving component can also be similarly supported to be connected with two storage devices with different interface types, such as an SAS hard disk and an SATA hard disk.
In a preferred embodiment, the receiving module is a hot-plug module, which can support hot-plugging of a hard disk.
In an optional implementation manner, since the u.2 interface in the industry is compatible with both the SATA hard disk and the SAS hard disk, the receiving component may also be configured as a u.2 interface, and may be connected to both the SATA hard disk and the SAS hard disk.
Certainly, the interface type of the receiving component in this scheme is not limited to the SAS interface and the u.2 interface, and the interface type configuration may also be other types, so that it is sufficient to support the storage device connected with two different interfaces.
In a preferred embodiment of the present application, the storage device expansion apparatus further comprises a housing (shown in fig. 1, 3); the receiving module (shown in fig. 1) is arranged on the outer surface of the shell; the connection module (shown in fig. 2) is disposed on an outer surface of the housing.
The connecting module is connected with the storage device connected with the receiving assembly through a signal in the shell, and is also connected with an external device through a signal connecting wire through an interface arranged on the outer surface of the shell. Under the condition that the connection module is configured as an SAS interface, a signal connection line between the connection module and the external device is an SAS bus. The external device may be an electronic device such as a computer, a server, etc. that requires an extended storage space. SCSI where an external device is thus required to be able to identify a SAS bus
A Small Computer System Interface (scsi Interface) protocol and identifies the hard disk connected to the SAS Interface for read operations on the expanded storage device. Fig. 5 shows an actual diagram of a signal connection line between a connection module and a receiving component, taking the receiving module including 4 receiving components (that is, capable of receiving mixed insertion of 4 hard disks) as an example, 9 in fig. 5 shows a port for plugging in the connection module on the signal connection line, and 10 in fig. 5 shows a port for plugging in the receiving component on the signal connection line, including 4 ports, which respectively correspond to 4 receiving components.
The storage device expansion apparatus further comprises a power supply module (shown in 4 in fig. 2), wherein the power supply module comprises a power supply component (shown in 4-1 in fig. 3) arranged inside the shell and a power line interface (shown in 4-2 in fig. 3) arranged on the outer surface of the shell; the power supply component is electrically connected with the receiving component and used for supplying power to the storage device connected with the receiving component, and an electric connecting wire can be arranged inside the shell; the power line interface is used for connecting an external power supply, and the external power supply can be a 220V power supply.
In a preferred embodiment of the present application, the storage device expansion apparatus further includes a heat dissipation device, preferably disposed on another surface of the housing opposite to the receiving device, for dissipating heat from the receiving device.
In a preferred embodiment of the present application, the storage device expansion apparatus further includes a power switch (shown in fig. 1 at 6, and shown in fig. 4 at 6), connected to the power supply assembly, for controlling on and off of power supply to the storage device.
In a preferred embodiment of the present application, the storage device expansion apparatus further includes an indicator light electrically connected to the power switch, and the indicator light is controlled by the power switch to turn on and off the power supply. The indicator light can be arranged on the power switch and used for indicating that the power supply state is on or off, when the power supply is on, the indicator light is turned on, and meanwhile, the power module starts to supply power for the storage equipment connected to the receiving device; when the power supply is closed, the indicator light is turned off, and meanwhile, the power module stops supplying power for the storage device.
Alternatively, the indicator light is disposed beside the receiving component on the outer surface of the body (as shown in fig. 4, 8) and is used for indicating the working state of the storage device. Preferably, a separate indicator light is provided next to the receiving module of each storage device, and the indicator light flashes when the storage device is in a read-write state.
In a preferred embodiment of the present application, the receiving module of the storage device expansion apparatus includes storage device bins (as shown in fig. 4, the number of the storage device bins is 4 as an example), the receiving module is disposed in the storage device bins, and bin doors of the storage device bins are configured with bin door locks (as shown in fig. 4 and 7) for physically managing the storage devices. When the compartment door lock is opened, the hard disk can be put into or taken out of the storage device compartment. When the bin door lock is locked, the operation of putting in or taking out the storage equipment in the storage equipment bin cannot be carried out.
It should be noted that, if the receiving module includes a storage device bin, a receiving component (for example, a connection slot) for connecting with a storage device may be disposed in the storage device bin, and a hard disk may be inserted into the connection slot of the storage device bin to connect with the receiving component.
The above description is only for the specific embodiments of the present application, but the scope of the present application is not limited thereto, and any person skilled in the art can easily think of the changes or substitutions within the technical scope of the present application, and shall be covered by the scope of the present application. Therefore, the protection scope of the present application shall be subject to the protection scope of the claims.

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1. A storage device expansion apparatus, comprising:
the receiving module is used for receiving the storage devices and comprises at least one receiving component, each receiving component can at least receive a first storage device or a second storage device, and the first storage device and the second storage device are provided with different interfaces;
the connecting module is used for connecting external equipment and is in signal connection with at least one receiving assembly.
2. The storage device expansion apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the receiving component is a connection slot, and the connection slot is used for connecting the storage device or connecting the storage device through a cable.
3. The storage device expansion apparatus of claim 1, further comprising:
a housing;
the receiving module is arranged on the outer surface of the shell; the connecting module is arranged on the outer surface of the shell;
the power module comprises a power supply assembly arranged in the shell and a power line interface arranged on the outer surface of the shell;
the power supply assembly is electrically connected with the receiving assembly and used for supplying power to the storage device connected with the receiving assembly, and the power line interface is used for connecting an external power supply.
4. The storage device expansion apparatus of claim 3, further comprising: and the heat dissipation device is arranged on the other surface of the shell, which is opposite to the receiving module, and is used for dissipating heat of the receiving module.
5. The storage device expansion apparatus of claim 4, further comprising: and the power switch is connected with the power supply assembly and used for controlling the on and off of power supply.
6. The storage device expansion apparatus of claim 5, further comprising: the indicator light is electrically connected with the power switch;
the indicator light is arranged on the power switch and used for indicating the power supply state to be on or off,
and/or the presence of a gas in the atmosphere,
the indicating lamp is arranged beside the receiving module on the outer surface of the shell and used for indicating the working state of the storage device.
7. The storage device expansion apparatus of claim 1, wherein the receiving module comprises a storage device compartment, the receiving component is disposed in the storage device compartment, and a compartment door of the storage device compartment is configured with a compartment door lock for physically managing the storage device.
8. The storage device expansion apparatus of claim 1, wherein the receiving component supports at least a serial attached small computing device system interface protocol.
9. The storage device expansion apparatus of claim 1, wherein each of the receiving components is capable of receiving at least a SAS hard disk component and a SATA hard disk component.
10. The storage device expansion apparatus of claim 1, wherein the connection module is an SAS interface.
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