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.
|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
The PEXSAT34SFF PCIe SATA 6G 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||SFF-8087 (36 Pin; Internal Mini-SAS) 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||131 g [4.6 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||40 g [1.4 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|
|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 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 Requirements||Available PCI Express x2 slot (backward compatible with x4, x8, and x16 slots)|
|Mini-SAS SFF-8087 to SATA cable (not included)|