Pcie SATA Card 3port W/ Msata Slot And Hyperduo SSD Tiering

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Part Number: PEXMSATA343
Language: UK
Minimum Order Quantity: 1

Product Details


The PEXMSATA343 3-Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA Card with HyperDuo adds an internal mSATA SSD (Solid State Drive) slot plus three internal SATA III ports to your computer through a PCIe x2 slot, adding multiple 6 Gbps internal connections that enable you to improve the overall speed and storage capacity of your computer by connecting high-performance SSDs and hard drives.

Featuring HyperDuo technology, the SATA card offers SSD auto-tiering which lets you balance the performance advantages of SSD storage with the cost-effectiveness and large capacity of standard hard drives. By combining SSD and HDD drives into a single volume (up to 3 SSD + 1 HDD), HyperDuo discreetly works in the background to identify and move frequently accessed files to the faster SSD drive(s) for improved data throughput - up to 80% of SSD performance! (Note: The HyperDuo automatic storage tiering feature is compatible with Windows® XP, Vista, 7 and 8 only)

The PCIe SATA controller card offers Port Multiplier (PM) support, so multiple SATA drives can be connected over a single cable, for a total of 7 drives (Up to 4 drives through PM on one port, and a single drive to the remaining 2 ports and mSATA slot). Plus, the SATA controller card offers an effective hardware RAID solution, with native RAID (0, 1, 1+0) support.

Throughput Benchmark

Drive configuration Throughput Drive size
1 x HDD 112.81 MB/s 2 TB
1 x SSD 490.28 MB/S 120 GB
1 x HDD + 1 x SSD HyperDuo (Safe Mode) 489.28 MB/s 2 TB
1 x HDD + 2 x SSD HyperDuo (Safe Mode) 715.13 MB/s 2 TB
Drives Used:
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 Series 2.5" 120 GB (VTX3-25SAT3-120G)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 3.5" 2 TB (WD20EARS)

Software Used:
IO Meter, 256KB Sequential Read, queue depth = 10

You can install a SSD directly to the card via a convenient metal latching clip to help relieve the internal space constraints often associated with multiple hard drive configurations. Plus the controller card also includes a low profile/half-height installation bracket for small form factor (SFF) systems. 

Backed by a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Benefits and Features:

  • Get the best of both worlds - combine SSD performance with standard HDD capacity through HyperDuo technology
  • Maximize system capabilities with an internal mSATA SSD slot and SATA III connection speeds
  • Increase the total number of connected hard drives to 7 with Port Multiplier technology
  • Supports HyperDuo SSD auto-tiering
  • 1 mSATA SSD slot and 3 AHCI SATA III (6Gbps) ports through PCI Express x2
  • Supports hardware RAID 0, 1, and 1+0 modes configured through BIOS
  • Fully compliant with SATA 3.0 specifications and backward compatible with SATA I/II (1.5/3.0Gbps) drives
  • Port Multiplier FIS-based and Command-based switching supported
  • Compliant with PCI Express 2.0 standards
  • Simple HyperDuo configuration via card-BIOS level or intuitive GUI console (Windows® only)
  • Supports TRIM command with compatible SSD and Operating System
  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and ATA/ATAPI commands
  • On-board durable, metal latching mSATA clip for SSDs - no screws required
  • Includes Low Profile/Half-Height installation bracket
  • Supports HDDs/SSDs/Optical/Blu-Ray drives


Connector Type(s)PCI Express x2 Male
Internal PortsmSATA (52 pin; Mini SATA) Slot Receptacle
SATA (7 pin; Data) Plug
Humidity20-80% RH
Operating Temperature5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Bus TypePCI Express
Card TypeStandard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset IDMarvell - 88SE9230
Industry StandardsPCI Express 2.0
Serial ATA 3.0 specification
InterfaceMini SATA
Port StyleIntegrated on Card
Package Contents
Included in PackageDriver CD
Instruction Manual
Low Profile Bracket
PCIe SATA Controller Card
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight151 g [5.3 oz]
LBA support48-bit
Max Drive CapacityCurrently tested up to 4TB per drive
Port MultiplierYes
Supported RAID ModesJBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)
RAID 0 (Striped Disks)
RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)
RAID 10 (1+0; Striped set of Mirrored Subset)
Type and RateSATA III (6 Gbps)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height120 mm [4.7 in]
Product Length115 mm [4.5 in]
Product Weight57 g [2 oz]
Product Width18 mm [0.7 in]
OS CompatibilityWindows® 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)
Linux 3.5
Special Notes / Requirements
NoteThe 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 per lane. If used with PCI Express Gen 2.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 5 Gbps per lane. Only one port can use the Port Multiplier feature at a time. Supports up to 4 drives connected via Port Multiplier, 7 drives total. Port Multiplier not supported in Mac OS.
System and Cable RequirementsAvailable PCI Express x2 slot (backward compatible with x4, x8, and x16 slots)