The PEXSAT34RH 4-Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA Controller Card with HyperDuo adds 4 AHCI SATA III ports to a computer through a PCIe slot (x2), delivering multiple internal 6Gbps connections for high-performance hard drives and Solid State Drives (SSDs).
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 supports Port Multiplier (PM), enabling multiple SATA drives to be connected to one port 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 3 ports). Plus, the SATA controller card offers an effective hardware RAID solution, with native RAID (0, 1, 1+0) support.
|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|
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 Series 2.5" 120 GB (VTX3-25SAT3-120G)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 3.5" 2 TB (WD20EARS)
IO Meter, 256KB Sequential Read, queue depth = 10
This PCIe SATA 6gbps card is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.
Benefits and Features:
|Connector Type(s)||PCI Express x2 Male|
|Internal Ports||SATA (7 pin; Data) Plug|
|Humidity||20% ~ 80% RH|
|Operating Temperature||5°C ~ 50°C (41°F ~ 122°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-25°C ~ 70°C (-13°F ~ 158°F)|
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|Chipset ID||Marvell - 88SE9230|
|Industry Standards||PCI Express 2.0|
|Serial ATA 3.0 specification|
|Port Style||Integrated on Card|
|Included in Package||Driver CD|
|Low Profile Bracket|
|PCIe SATA Controller Card|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||145 g [5.1 oz]|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested up to 4TB per drive|
|Supported RAID Modes||JBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)|
|RAID 0 (Striped Disks)|
|RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)|
|RAID 10 (1+0; Striped set of Mirrored Subset)|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Product Height||20 mm [0.8 in]|
|Product Length||70 mm [2.8 in]|
|Product Weight||50 g [1.8 oz]|
|Product Width||120 mm [4.7 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 10.10)
|Special Notes / Requirements|
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 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 Requirements||Available PCI Express x2 slot (backward compatible with x4, x8, and x16 slots)|