The PEXSAT31E1 2-Port PCI Express SATA/eSATA 6 Gbps (SATA 3.0) Controller Card adds one internal SATA 3.0 (6 Gbps) and one external eSATA 3.0 (6 Gbps) port, through a single PCIe slot.
Providing simple connectivity between a host computer and SATA 3.0 internal and external devices, the PCIe SATA/eSATA 3.0 adapter/controller card offers a cost-effective solution for connecting high-speed storage, such as High RPM Hard Drives , Solid State Drives (SSD), and external storage arrays, 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.
Suitable for installation in slimline or small form factor computer cases, the PEXSAT31E1 offers a dual profile solution, including a low profile/half-height bracket for easy installation.
Benefits and Features:
|Connector Type(s)||PCI Express x1 Male|
|External Ports||eSATA (7 pin; Data) Plug|
|Internal Ports||SATA (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|
|Interface||eSATA & SATA|
|Included in Package||Driver CD|
|Low Profile Bracket|
|PCI Express SATA Controller Card|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||180 g [6.4 oz]|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||6 Gbps|
|Supported RAID Modes||JBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)|
|RAID 0 (Striped Disks)|
|RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Product Height||18 mm [0.7 in]|
|Product Length||67 mm [2.6 in]|
|Product Weight||35 g [1.2 oz]|
|Product Width||53 mm [2.1 in]|
|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.