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StarTech PCIESATA2I 1 Port eSATA + 1 Port SATA PCI SATA Controller Card
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1 Port eSATA + 1 Port SATA PCI SATA Controller Card w/ LP Bracket

Add an internal SATA port and an external SATA (eSATA) port to your desktop computer through a PCI expansion slot







 




This PCI based SATA Controller Card allows you to turn a PCI slot into one internal SATA and one external SATA (eSATA) connection. Supporting SATA 150 hard drives, and data transfer rates of up to 1.5Gbps, this controller card is the perfect solution if you need an extra SATA port or want to externalize your storage.





Applications:

Upgrade a PCI-based desktop with SATA and eSATA capabilities
Add additional SATA capabilities to a desktop computer
Add SATA capabilities to a low profile/small form factor (SFF) computer







Features:

1 internal SATA port and 1 external eSATA port
Large capacity drive support with 48-bit Logical Block Addressing (LBA)
Fully compliant with the Serial ATA 1.0a specification, with transfer rates up to 1.5Gbps
Independent 256-byte FIFOs (32 bit x 64 deep) per SATA channel
Integrated PCI DMA engines
Includes a low profile/half-height installation bracket







The StarTech.com Advantage:

Supports hard drives larger than 136GB with 48-bit LBA and SATA transfer rates up to 1.5Gbps
Both internal and external SATA ports and full and low profile/half-height installation options for a flexible SATA expansion
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support







Ports & interfaces Internal Yes Port multiplier No eSATA ports quantity 1 Internal SATA ports quantity 1 Host interface PCI

Technical details Chipset VIA/VLI - VT6421 Sustainability certificates RoHS

Weight & dimensions Width 54 mm Height 20 mm Depth 121 mm Weight 46.6 g Full specification and details can be found in the

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StarTech PEX2IDE 1 Port PCI Express IDE Controller Adapter Card
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1 Port PCI Express IDE Controller Adapter Card

Add a 2-channel IDE port to a computer through a PCI Express slot







 




This PCI Express IDE Controller Adapter Card provides a cost-effective way to use legacy drives with modern computers, by converting a PCI Express port into an IDE port.


Providing data burst transfer rates of up to 133MBps and support for PIO 0/1/2/3/4 and UDMA 33/66/100/133 operating modes, the IDE controller card offers an efficient way to add an IDE channel with support for two IDE drives on the same channel.


A complete dual profile solution, the PCI Express IDE controller card provides both standard and low profile brackets for adapting to slimline or small form factor system applications.





Applications:

Add an additional IDE port to a computer system
Replace a failed IDE port
Add an IDE port for connecting legacy ATA devices such as old hard drives and tape drives







Features:

2-channel IDE port supports two drives
48-bit LBA support
Supports ATA/ATAPI commands
Supports UDMA 6 mode which supports transfer rates up to 133 MBps
Includes a low profile installation bracket







The StarTech.com Advantage:

2-channels support two IDE drives simultaneously with support for UDMA 6 transfer mode
Support for 48-bit LBA for compatibility with high capacity hard drives over 137 GB
Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support







Ports & interfaces Internal Yes Output interface IDE/ATA Number of Parallel ATA connectors 1 Host interface PCIe

Technical details Logical block addressing (LBA) support 48 bit Sustainability certificates RoHS

Weight & dimensions Packaging width 165 mm Packaging height 42 mm Packaging depth 230 mm Packaging weight 200 g Full specification and details can be found in the

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StarTech PEXM2SAT32N1 3-Port M.2 SSD (NGFF) Adapter Card
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3-Port M.2 SSD (NGFF) Adapter Card - 1 x PCIe (NVMe) M.2, 2 x SATA III M.2 - PCIe 3.0

Mount both PCIe (NVMe) and SATA based M.2 SSDs inside your computer using this PCI Express adapter card







 




This 3-port M.2 SSD adapter card is one of the only cards that supports both PCIe and SATA-based M.2 SSDs (solid-state drives). It’s a versatile way to expand the overall storage capacity of your desktop PC or server. Plus, because it supports a high-speed PCIe M.2 drive, you can increase the speed and performance of your computer.





Increase the storage of your desktop PC If you need a simple and discreet way to expand your computer’s storage, then this card can help. The card provides a platform for adding up to three M.2 SSDs to virtually any computer that has a PCIe slot. It supports common M.2 SATA SSDs, as well as newer high-performance M.2 PCIe drives. Now, you have a simple and effective way to expand the storage of your computer, regardless of the M.2 drive types you are using.




Optimize your computer’s performance When you couple this card with a PCI Express based M.2 drive, you can give your computer’s performance a noticeable speed boost. With support for PCI Express 3.0 (up to approximately 40Gbps), you can install the latest high-performance M.2 PCIe SSDs inside your computer. With faster performance, you can get more work done in less time.




Peace of mind, with simple and cost-effective data recovery Due to their performance and size advantages, M.2 drives are commonly used in laptops. If your laptop has failed, but its M.2 drive is still functional, then this card can help with data recovery. Once the M.2 drive is installed and the data recovery is complete, you can continue to use the drive for storage and backup purposes.




Leverage the size and speed of M.2 drives This M.2 card lets you take advantage of the size and performance benefits of NGFF M.2 SSDs. M.2 drives are smaller than typical platter drives or mSATA-based SSDs, so you can install them in small form-factor PCs and servers, or in tighter areas within your computer case.




Supports a wide range of drives You can rest assured that your M.2 SSDs are compatible with the adapter card. It supports the most common drive sizes, including, 2280, 2260, 2242 and 2230.

The PEXM2SAT32N1 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.





Applications:

Increase the internal storage capacity of your standard or small form-factor computer
Access and recover data from almost any M.2 SSD, such as drives pulled from laptops and other computers
Optimize your system for I/O intensive applications such as office suites, photo and video editing, and media players
Install the card as a vital hardware component when upgrading or building your computer







Features:

Expand the storage and improve the performance of your computer, with slots for two M.2 SATA SSDs and one M.2 PCIe SSD
Supports PCI Express 3.0 (x4), ideal for a high-performance M.2 PCIe SSD (NVMe)
SATA slots feature a passthrough design, so your drives can connect to the SATA ports on your host PC
Full bandwidth is available for each M.2 drive simultaneously (up to approximately 40Gbps for M.2 PCIe drives, and up to 6Gbps for M.2 SATA III drives)
Wide installation compatibility, with support for a range of M.2 drives (2280, 2260, 2242, 2230)
Adjustable stand-offs and multiple mounting holes support 80 mm, 60 mm, 42 mm, and 30 mm SSDs
OS independent with no drivers required, for a fast, hassle-free setup
Equipped with a full-profile bracket, includes a low-profile (half-height bracket) for installation in small form-factor computers
Installs into x4, x8, or x16 PCIe slots







Ports & interfaces Internal Yes Port multiplier No Output interface M.2,SATA SATA revision 3.0 Internal SATA ports quantity 2 Host interface PCIe Expansion card form factor Full-height / Low-profile Expansion card standard PCIe 3.0

Technical details Data transfer rate (max) 6 Gbit/s Sustainability certificates RoHS

Design No Mean time between failures (MTBF) 50000 h Internal Yes Certification CE, FCC, TAA, REACH LED indicators Yes

Operational conditions Operating temperature (T-T) 5 - 50 °C Storage temperature (T-T) -25 - 70 °C Operating relative humidity (H-H) 20 - 80%

Weight & dimensions Width 20 mm Height 120 mm Depth 120 mm Weight 65 g Full specification and details can be found in the

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StarTech PEXESAT322I 2 Port PCI Express SATA 6 Gbps eSATA Controller Card
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2 Port PCI Express SATA 6 Gbps eSATA Controller Card - Dual Port PCIe SATA III Card - 2 Int/2 Ext

Add 2 external or internal SATA 6 Gbps ports to a computer, through a PCI Express slot






 




The PEXESAT322I PCI Express SATA III Controller Card (6 Gbps) gives you the option to add 2 internal or external SATA ports to your computer, through a single PCI Express (x1) card slot. The card features on board jumper selection, which enables you to configure the card to provide 2 internal or external SATA III ports, or one of each, as needed.


The SATA III card features Port Multiplier (PM) support on each port, which allows multiple drives to be connected over a single cable when necessary to maximize the number of SATA device connections while reducing the amount of cabling required.


The card is fully compliant with the SATA revision 3.0 specification (up to 6Gbps of data bandwidth), enabling you to utilize the speeds of high performance hard drives and Solid State Drives (SSD), as well as SATA-based optical drives (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Blu-Ray).


The PEXESAT322I SATA III Controller card is backed by our 2-year manufacturer warranty and free lifetime technical support.





Applications:

Upgrade an older PCIe-based system with SATA 6Gbps connectivity, to better utilize faster SATA drives
Add more internal SATA ports to a computer system, for connecting additional storage drives and/or optical drives
Add internal and/or external SATA III ports to a computer through a single PCI Express slot, with the option to change the available connections to external/internal, as needed based on updated system requirements or applications







Features:

Two internal/external switchable SATA ports
Compliant with SATA revision 3.0, which can support up to 6Gbps of bandwidth
Support for SATA-based optical drives (CD/DVD/BD)
Uses existing SATA I/II cabling
Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and ATA/ ATAPI commands
Port Multiplier FIS-based and Command-based switching supported
Compliant with PCI Express 2.0 standards
Includes Low Profile/Half-Height installation bracket







The StarTech.com Advantage:

This PCIe SATA controller card has two SATA channels that can be independently switched between the internal or external (eSATA) ports as needed
This versatile add-in card offers SATA III connectivity (6Gbps), while remaining backward compatible with SATA I (1.5Gbps) and II (3Gbps) device connections, which helps eliminate the expense of having to upgrade drives
Includes both a full and low profile/half-height bracket for installation into any size of desktop computer







Ports & interfaces Internal Yes Port multiplier Yes Output interface SATA SATA revision 3.0 eSATA ports quantity 2 Internal SATA ports quantity 2 Host interface PCIe

Technical details Chipset ASMedia - ASM1061 Logical block addressing (LBA) support 48 bit Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Yes Sustainability certificates RoHS

Operational conditions Operating temperature (T-T) 0 - 50 °C Storage temperature (T-T) -20 - 60 °C Operating relative humidity (H-H) 5 - 85%

Weight & dimensions Width 92 mm Height 20 mm Depth 121 mm Weight 48 g Full specification and details can be found in the

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StarTech PEX2M2 2x M.2 SATA SSD Controller Card - PCIe
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2x M.2 SATA SSD Controller Card - PCIe

Add two Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) M.2 SATA SSDs to your computer through PCI Express







 




This M.2 SSD controller card lets you install two M.2 SATA solid-state drives (SSD) into your PC through PCI Express. You can mount virtually any M.2 drive directly to the card, giving you a convenient and discreet way to improve your computer system performance. Plus, the card is a vital computer add-on if you need to recover data from an existing M.2 drive, or for expanding your overall internal storage.




Leverage the speed and size of M.2 drives This M.2 controller card lets you take full advantage of the performance and size benefits of NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor) SSDs. M.2 drives are smaller than typical platter drives or mSATA-based SSDs, so you can install them in tighter areas within your computer case. By freeing up space within your computer, you'll also have more room for additional hardware upgrades.

When you couple the card with an M.2 drive, you can give your computer's performance a noticeable speed boost, enabling you to replace your platter drive with a faster M.2 SATA III (6Gbps) solid-state drive. By installing an M.2 drive in your desktop computer, you'll have faster access to the files you commonly use, and you can continue to use your higher-capacity platter HDD for bulk storage.




Rest assured, with simple and cost-effective data recovery Due to their performance and size advantages, M.2 drives are commonly used in laptops. If your laptop has failed but its M.2 drive is functional, then this card can help with data recovery. Once the M.2 drive is installed and the data recovery is complete, you can continue to use the drive for storage and backup purposes.




Wide compatibility You can also rest assured that your M.2 SATA drives are compatible with the card. It supports the most common drive sizes, including 22110, 2280, 2260, 2242 and 2230.

The M.2 controller provides additional installation flexibility with a dual-profile design that fits standard or low-profile cases, so it's the perfect solution for small form-factor or full-sized computers.




Get up and running quickly This M.2 SSD controller card is easy to install, with native OS support and no additional drivers or software required.

The PEX2M2 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.





Applications:

Access and recover data from almost any M.2 SSD, such as drives pulled from laptops and other computers
Connect an M.2 drive to your computer through PCI Express
Install fast m.2 storage in a desktop computer, while keeping larger platter drives available for bulk storage
Get the most out of your SSDs by installing two AHCI SATA III drives discreetly inside your computer tower







Features:

Improve system performance, recover data, or create a redundant data backup by adding two M.2 solid-state drives (SSD) to your desktop PC
Wide installation compatibility, with support for virtually all M.2 NGFF drives (22110, 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230)
Two M.2 B-Key onboard sockets that support SATA III transfer speeds up to 6Gbps
Adjustable stand-offs, and multiple mounting holes support 110mm, 80mm, 60mm, 42mm, and 30mm SSDs
Fast, hassle-free setup with native OS support
Compliant with PCI Express 2.0 standards
Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
PCIe bus-powered, or powered by your computer’s power supply using a 4-pin floppy power connector (small drive power)
Equipped with a full-profile bracket, includes a half-height/low-profile bracket for installation in small form-factor computers
Installs into x4, x8, or x16 PCIe slots







Ports & interfaces Internal Yes Port multiplier No Output interface M.2 Peripheral (Molex) power connectors (4-pin) 1 Internal SATA ports quantity 2 Host interface PCIe Expansion card form factor Full-height / Low-profile Expansion card standard PCI 2.0

Technical details Plug and Play Yes Chipset ASMedia - ASM1062 Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Yes Data transfer rate (max) 6 Gbit/s Sustainability certificates RoHS

Operational conditions Operating temperature (T-T) 5 - 50 °C Storage temperature (T-T) -25 - 70 °C Operating relative humidity (H-H) 20 - 80%

Weight & dimensions Width 20 mm Height 120 mm Depth 180 mm Weight 62 g Full specification and details can be found in the

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StarTech PEXSAT34RH 4 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller
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4 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card with HyperDuo SSD Tiering

Add 4 Internal SATA III (6Gbps) ports to a computer through a PCI Express x2 slot







 




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 computers that use a BIOS.)


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.




Throughput Benchmark



Drive configuration

1 x HDD
1 x SSD
1 x HDD + 1 x SSD HyperDuo (Safe Mode)
1 x HDD + 2 x SSD HyperDuo (Safe Mode)






Throughput Drive size

112.81 MB/s 2 TB
490.28 MB/S 120 GB
489.28 MB/s 2 TB
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

This PCIe SATA 6gbps card is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.





Applications:

Use SSD tiering to optimize your system for I/O intensive applications such as Office Suites, Photo/Video Editing and Media Players
Provide optimized off-site back-ups/vaulting, through built-in RAID 1 capability
Perfect for multi-drive internal RAID storage solutions
Upgrade an older PCIe-based system to SATA 6Gbps capability, to better utilize faster SATA drives
Add more internal SATA ports to a computer system, to connect additional storage drives and/or optical drives







Features:

Supports HyperDuo SSD auto-tiering
4 AHCI SATA III (6Gbps) ports through PCI Express x2
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







The StarTech.com Advantage:

Leverage SSD performance and standard HDD capacity with HyperDuo technology
Maximize system capability with SATA III connection speeds
Fit any standard or low profile chassis with included brackets







Ports & interfaces Supported storage drive interfaces Serial ATA, Serial ATA III Host interface PCI Express PCI Express slots version 2.0 PCI Card form factor Full-height (low-profile) Internal SATA ports quantity 4

Performance RAID levels 0,1,10,JBOD SSD support Yes Chipset Marvell - 88SE9230 Logical block addressing (LBA) support 48 bit Data transfer rate 6 Gbit/s Certification CE, FCC, RoHS, TAA, REACH

Operational conditions Operating temperature (T-T) 5 - 50 °C Storage temperature (T-T) -25 - 70 °C Operating relative humidity (H-H) 20 - 80%

Weight & dimensions Width 120 mm Height 20 mm Depth 70 mm Weight 49 g Full specification and details can be found in the

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StarTech PEXM2SAT3422 2x M.2 NGFF SSD RAID Controller Card
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2x M.2 NGFF SSD RAID Controller Card plus 2x SATA III Ports - PCIe

Add two Next Generation Form Factor M.2 SSDs and two SATA ports to your computer through PCI Express







 




This M.2 SSD RAID controller card lets you install two M.2 NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor) drives in your desktop computer. The card also features two SATA III (6Gbps) ports and supports hardware RAID. Now, you can merge the speed and compact size of M.2 solid state drives (SSD) with the storage capacity of traditional hard disk drives (HDD).




Leverage the speed and size of M.2 drives This M.2 controller card lets you take advantage of the size and performance benefits of NGFF SSDs. M.2 drives are smaller than typical platter drives or mSATA-based SSDs, so you can install them in small form-factor PCs and servers, or in tighter areas within your computer case.

When you couple the card with an M.2 drive, you can give your computer’s performance a noticeable speed boost. By installing your operating system on the M.2 drive, you'll have faster access to the files you commonly use, and you can continue to use your higher-capacity platter HDD for bulk storage.




Peace of mind, with simple and cost-effective data recovery Due to their performance and size advantages, M.2 drives are commonly used in laptops. If your laptop has failed but its M.2 drive is functional, then this card can help with data recovery. Once the M.2 drive is installed and the data recovery is complete, you can continue to use the drive for storage and backup purposes.




Build a high-performance RAID array If you need a scalable, internal storage solution that you can count on, then this card can help. It supports a range of RAID configurations (RAID 0, 1, and 10), giving you multiple ways to expand your storage, improve your computer’s performance, or to create data redundancy backups.




Connect even more drives with port multiplication Because the M.2 card supports port multiplication, you can connect up to four drives to one of the card’s SATA ports. With a built-in port multiplier, you can install up to seven drives (two M.2 SSDs, five SATA drives) in your computer through this single drive controller.




Supports a wide range of drives You can rest assured that your M.2 SATA drives are compatible with the card. It supports the most common drive sizes, including 22110, 2280, 2260, 2242 and 2230. For more versatility, the card also supports hybrid drives.

The PEXM2SAT3422 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.





Applications:

Increase the internal storage capacity of your standard or small form-factor computer
Create a RAID array and add the security of data redundancy and increased storage to your PC
Access and recover data from almost any M.2 SSD, such as drives pulled from laptops and other computers
Optimize your system for I/O intensive applications such as office suites, photo and video editing, and media players







Features:

Recover data or improve the performance and storage capacity of your desktop, by adding two M.2 solid-state drives (SSD) plus two SATA III drives
Create a high-performance hardware RAID array to protect and back up your data or expand your storage — supports RAID 0, 1, 10 (1+0)
Wide installation compatibility, with support for virtually all M.2 NGFF drives (22110, 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230), as well as hybrid drives
Port multiplier lets you connect up to seven drives total, including two M.2 drives
Two M.2 B-Key onboard sockets that support SATA III transfer speeds up to 6Gbps
Adjustable stand-offs, and multiple mounting holes support 110 mm, 80 mm, 60 mm, 42 mm, and 30 mm SSDs
Fast, hassle-free setup with native support on most operating systems
Compliant with PCI Express 2.0 standards
Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ), as well as ATA and ATAPI commands
PCIe bus-powered, or powered by your computer’s power supply using a 4-pin floppy power connector (small drive power)
Equipped with a full-profile bracket, includes a low-profile (half-height bracket) for installation in small form-factor computers
Installs into x4, x8, or x16 PCIe slots







The StarTech.com Advantage:

Supports hard drives larger than 136GB with 48-bit LBA and SATA transfer rates up to 1.5Gbps
Both internal and external SATA ports and full and low profile/half-height installation options for a flexible SATA expansion
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support







Ports & interfaces Internal Yes Port multiplier Yes Output interface M.2 SATA revision 3.0 Internal SATA ports quantity 2 Host interface PCIe Expansion card form factor Full-height / Low-profile Expansion card standard PCIe 2.0

Technical details Chipset Marvell - 88SE9230 RAID levels 0,1,10,JBOD Data transfer rate (max) 6 Gbit/s Sustainability certificates RoHS

Operational conditions Operating temperature (T-T) 5 - 50 °C Storage temperature (T-T) -25 - 70 °C Operating relative humidity (H-H) 20 - 80%

Weight & dimensions Width 20 mm Height 120 mm Depth 180 mm Weight 68 g Full specification and details can be found in the

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StarTech PEXMSATA3422 2-Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller
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with 2 mSATA Slots and HyperDuo SSD Tiering

2-Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card with 2 mSATA Slots and HyperDuo SSD Tiering

Combine SSD performance with HDD capacity to create a HyperDuo array with 2 x mSATA and 2 x SATA drives through a single PCI Express slot






 




The PEXMSATA3422 PCI Express SATA Card helps you improve the overall speed and storage capacity of your computer by giving you multiple 6 Gbps SATA connections for connecting high-performance SSDs (Solid State Drives) and hard drives in a HyperDuo array. Now, you can easily add two mSATA slots and two SATA III ports to your computer through a single PCIe x4 slot.


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 computers that use a BIOS.)


This versatile RAID controller card helps to relieve the internal space constraints often associated with multi-drive configurations by letting you install two mSATA SSDs directly to the card via convenient, latching slots. With dual mSATA slots, as well as two internal SATA ports, the card offers an effective hardware RAID solution, with native RAID (0, 1) support.


The PCIe SATA controller also offers Port Multiplier (PM) support, so you can connect multiple SATA drives to just one port, for a total of 7 drives (up to 4 drives through PM on one port, plus a single drive to the other SATA port and two mSATA slots).


For added versatility, the controller card is equipped with a standard profile bracket and includes a low-profile/half-height bracket for installation in small form-factor computers.




Throughput Benchmark



Drive configuration

1 x HDD
1 x SSD
1 x HDD + 1 x SSD HyperDuo (Safe Mode)
1 x HDD + 2 x SSD HyperDuo (Safe Mode) 






Throughput Drive size

112.81 MB/s 2 TB
490.28 MB/S 120 GB
489.28 MB/s 2 TB
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

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





Applications:

Use SSD tiering to optimize your system for I/O intensive applications such as office suites, photo/video editing and media players
Install 2 internal SSDs directly to the card, for a simple and discreet solution that improves overall system performance
Upgrade an older PCIe-based system to SATA 6Gbps capability, to better utilize faster SATA drives
Provide optimized off-site back-ups/vaulting, through built-in RAID 1 capability
Perfect for multi-drive internal RAID storage solutions
Add more internal SATA ports to your computer, for connecting additional storage drives and/or optical drives







Features:

Supports HyperDuo SSD auto-tiering, merging SSD performance with HDD capacity
2 mSATA SSD slots and 2 AHCI SATA III (6 Gbps) ports through PCI Express
Supports hardware RAID 0 and 1 modes
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 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 latching mSATA slots - SSD installation with no screws required
Configured with standard profile bracket, low-profile/half-height bracket included
Supports HDDs/SSDs/Optical/Blu-Ray drives







The StarTech.com Advantage:

Get the best of both worlds by combining SSD performance with standard HDD capacity, through HyperDuo technology
Maximize your system capabilities with 2 internal mSATA SSD slots and SATA III connection speeds
Increase your storage capacity and connect up to 7 hard drives through Port Multiplier







Ports & interfaces Supported storage drive interfaces Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III Port multiplier Yes Internal mSATA ports quantity 2 Host interface PCI Express x4 PCI Express slots version 2.0 PCI Card form factor Full-height (low-profile)

Performance RAID levels 0,1,JBOD SSD support Yes Chipset Marvell - 88SE9230 Logical block addressing (LBA) support 48 bit Data transfer rate 6 Gbit/s Certification RoHS, CE, FCC Maximum supported storage capacity 4 TB

Operational conditions Operating temperature (T-T) 5 - 50 °C Storage temperature (T-T) -25 - 70 °C Operating relative humidity (H-H) 20 - 80%

Weight & dimensions Width 20 mm Height 120 mm Depth 125 mm Weight 60 g

Other features Manual Yes Drivers included Yes Internal mSATA ports quantity 2 PCI Card form factor Full-height (low-profile) Maximum supported storage capacity 4 TB Full specification and details can be found in the

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