AM4520 AdvancedMC SAS Module - Full-Size / Mid-Size
  • Full-Size / Mid-Size (AMC.0 Rev 2.0*)
  • AMC.3 compliant
  • Up to 146 GB capacity
  • 10,000 rpm, 4.1ms average seek time
  • 8-Mbyte cache buffer for improved performance
  • S.M.A.R.T. technology capable
  • Management through IPMI
  • 1.5 implementation
  • Power On Hour (POH) IPMI counter support to diagnose disk usage in terms of number of hours

  • * Mid-Size version height exceeds component envelope as outlined in the AMC.0 R 2.0 specification.
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High Reliability Storage Medium for Communications

AdvancecdMC modules are the key to extending the value of
AdvancedTCA platforms designed for multiple applications in the wireless / wireline network infrastructure.

The Kontron AM4520 AdvancedMC SAS module is the ideal high performance, highly reliable storage media for open modular communications solutions that need to achieve higher IOPs (input/output per second) performance in space-constrained network infrastructures. Available in either Mid-Size or Full-Size formfactors, the Kontron AM4520 SAS module offers up to 146 GByte storage capacity.

Built in accordance to the AMC.0* and AMC.3 specifications,
the AM4520 features a 10,000 rpm spindle plus the industry’s highest reliability of 1.4M hours MTBF.

As a hot-swappable field replaceable unit (FRU), the AM4520 also follows the same stringent carrier grade RASM feature set, namely - Reliability, Availability, Serviceability, Maintainability. When integrated with AdvancedTCA platforms, the AM4520 SAS module helps conserve valuable system AdvancedTCA system slots, ensuring greater economies of scale and reduced OPEX.


Interface SAS
Capacity 76 GByte or 143 GByte
Form Factor Full-size or mid-size
Access 10,000 RPM, avg seek time 4.1ms
Characteristics 24 hours / 7 days operation
Compliance AMC.0 R2.0 / AMC.3 R1.0



[ am4520_dscs4_1.pdf, 1.18 mb, 2015/01/29 ]


AM4520 Manual
[ am4520_technical_reference_manual_v1_01.pdf, 0.53 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

AM4520 Manual Mid-Size
[ am4520-man-2.2.pdf, 1.78 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Quick Reference Guide

AM4520 Quick Reference Sheet
[ m5503_qr_2-doc-v2.3.pdf, 0.33 mb, 2013/11/27 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 0.37 mb, 2015/11/19 ]


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