PCI-e SATA III Card With Mini-SAS Sff-8087

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Base Price:€71,18€86,13
Part Number: PEXSAT34SFF
Language: UK
Minimum Order Quantity: 1

Product Details


The PEXSAT34SFF PCI Express 2.0 SATA Controller Card enables 4 AHCI SATA III connections to be added to a computer through a single internal Mini-SAS (SFF-8087) port.

The Mini-SAS connector with Port Multiplier support allows for multiple SATA drives (up to 7) to be connected using a single cable. When used with our or (accessories not included, SAS drives not supported), you have a complete internal 6Gbps connectivity solution, all from a single card.

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)

Compliant with SATA revision 3.0, this PCI Express SATA RAID card delivers up to 6Gbps of data bandwidth; ideal for high performance hard drives and solid state drives (SSD). Plus, the 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

The PEXSAT34SFF PCIe SATA 6G card is backed by a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Benefits and Features:

  • Leverage SSD performance and standard HDD capacity with HyperDuo technology
  • Maximize system capability with SATA III connection speeds
  • Eliminate cabling hassles by connecting a single SATA supported Mini-SAS backplane cable
  • Supports HyperDuo SSD auto-tiering
  • 1x Mini-SAS (SFF-8087) port, expandable to 4 SATA III (6Gbps) ports through a breakout cable (purchased separately)
  • Fully compliant with SATA 3.0 specifications and backward compatible with SATA I/II (1.5/3.0Gbps) drives
  • Supports hardware RAID 0, 1, and 1+0 modes configured through BIOS
  • Compliant with PCI Express 2.0 standards
  • Port Multiplier FIS-based and Command-based switching supported
  • Natively supported single chipset design
  • Simple HyperDuo configuration via card-BIOS level or intuitive GUI console (Windows® only)
  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and ATA/ATAPI commands
  • Includes Low Profile/Half-Height installation bracket
  • Supports HDDs/SSDs/Optical/Blu-Ray drives
  • LED headers for HDD activity LED indicators


Connector Type(s)PCI Express x2 Male
Internal PortsSFF-8087 (36 Pin; Internal Mini-SAS) Plug
Humidity20% ~ 80% RH
Operating Temperature5°C ~ 50°C (41°F ~ 122°F)
Storage Temperature-25°C ~ 70°C (-13°F ~ 158°F)
Bus TypePCI Express
Card TypeStandard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset IDMarvell 88SE9230
Industry StandardsPCI Express 2.0
Serial ATA 3.0 specification
Port StyleIntegrated on Card
Package Contents
Included in PackageDriver CD
Instruction Manual
Low Profile Bracket
PCIe SATA Controller Card
Packaging Information
Package Quantity1
Shipping (Package) Weight131 g [4.6 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 Height20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length70 mm [2.8 in]
Product Weight40 g [1.4 oz]
Product Width120 mm [4.7 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 10.10)
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.

Port Multiplier not supported in Mac OS.

Not compatible with SAS drives, only SATA drives are supported.

System and Cable RequirementsAvailable PCI Express x2 slot (backward compatible with x4, x8, and x16 slots)
Mini-SAS SFF-8087 to SATA cable (not included)