The PEXESAT32 2 Port PCI Express 6Gbps eSATA Controller Card offers simple connectivity between a host computer and eSATA 3.0 devices - a cost-effective solution for connecting high-speed storage, such as High RPM Hard Drives and Solid State Drives (SSD), which in turn allows for easier data backups and archiving.
With full support for SATA 3.0 hard drives and data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps, the adapter card features a native PCI Express single chipset that provides enhanced compatibility, reliability and performance for external SATA 600 MB/s storage needs.
The controller card is backward compatible with SATA 2.0 devices, providing the versatility to use older storage, and features support for RAID 0 and 1 modes as well as port multiplier capability with command-based and FIS-based switching for connecting multiple external hard drives to a host PC through a single external SATA connection.
A dual profile solution, the eSATA controller card includes a low profile/half-height bracket for installation in slimline or small form factor computer cases.
Benefits and Features:
|Connector Type(s)||PCI Express x1 Male|
|External Ports||eSATA (7 pin; Data) Plug|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)|
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|Chipset ID||Marvell - 88SE9128|
|Included in Package||Driver CD|
|eSATA 6Gbps PCI Express Card|
|Low Profile Bracket|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||122 g [4.3 oz]|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||6 Gbps|
|Supported RAID Modes||RAID 0 (Striped Disks)|
|RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Product Height||20 mm [0.8 in]|
|Product Length||70 mm [2.8 in]|
|Product Weight||36 g [1.3 oz]|
|Product Width||120 mm [4.7 in]|
|Microsoft WHQL Certified||Yes|
|OS Compatibility||Windows® 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64)|
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003
Mac OS® 10.6 and up (Tested up to 10.9)
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. If used with PCI Express Gen 1.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 2.5 Gbps. If used with PCI Express Gen 2.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 5 Gbps.
Only one port can use the Port Multiplier feature at a time.