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
Product ID: PCIESATA2I
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.
- 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
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
|Bus Type||PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|Chipset ID||VIA/VLI - VT6421|
|Interface||eSATA & SATA|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||1.5 Gb/sec|
|Type and Rate||SATA I (1.5 Gbps)|
|Connector Type(s)||1 - PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit) Male|
|External Ports||1 - eSATA (7 pin, Data) Plug|
|Internal Ports||1 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Plug|
|OS Compatibility||Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
|Product Height||2 cm [0.8 in]|
|Product Length||12.1 cm [4.8 in]|
|Product Width||54 mm [2.1 in]|
|Weight of Product||46.6 g [1.6 oz]|
|Package Height||30 mm [1.2 in]|
|Package Length||17.5 cm [6.9 in]|
|Package Width||14.2 cm [5.6 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||135 g [4.8 oz]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - PCI eSATA Card|
|1 - SATA Data Cable|
|1 - Low Profile Bracket|
|1 - Software CD|
|1 - Instruction Manual|
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
Although you can adapt a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drive to connect to a standard SATA controller card, the card must support SAS commands in order to communicate with SAS drives. SAS drives have a different command set that is not present on SATA controllers.
This SATA controller card only supports standard SATA drives.
This device does not support the ATA Packet Interface (ATAPI) protocol. ATAPI is required for optical drives, including CD-ROM drives, DVD-ROM drives, and Blu-ray players. Because this device does not support ATAPI, optical drives are also not supported over any IDE, SATA, or eSATA connections.
For a list of products that do support ATAPI, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_controllers_atapi_support.
Yes. This PCI card uses a universal connector keyed for both 3.3V and 5V that can be used with PCI and PCI-X. This type of connector is identified as having 2 separate notches, instead of just one.
Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).
- Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at http://www.startech.com/Support. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.
Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).
- After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
- In the list of extracted files, double-click the Setup.exe file.
- Complete the instructions to install the device drivers, and restart your computer when prompted to.
Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.
To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:
- Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
- In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it. For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.
Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.
In order to use a hard drive plugged into a hard drive controller card as your operating system, you need to install the operating system onto the hard drive while it is plugged into the expansion card. To do this, complete the following:
Note: Not all hard drive controller cards have drivers that allow you to install the operating system onto the hard drive. All of the hard drive controllers that display this FAQ include this capability.
Before you begin, consult the documentation that came with the motherboard to make sure that the motherboard or BIOS supports booting from an expansion card.
- Back up any data on the hard drive.
- Make a copy of the drivers from the website onto a floppy disc, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive. The drivers that you download depends on the operating system that you want to install.
- Install the hard drive controller card onto your motherboard.
- Plug the hard drive into the controller card.
- Turn on your computer and open the operating system install wizard.
- Before you select the hard drive that you want to install the operating system onto, select the option to install third-party drivers.
- Point the driver installer to the floppy disc, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.
- Install the drivers.
- Select the hard drive on the hard drive controller card as the location where you want to install the operating system.
- Complete the on-screen instructions to finish installing the operating system.
When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive controller card, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
IDE, SATA, and eSATA cables
Hard drive controller card
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the IDE, SATA, or eSATA cable, hard drive, and hard drive controller card in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different IDE, SATA, or eSATA cable, hard drive, and hard drive controller card in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
Test each cable individually.
Use short cables when you are testing.
When you test the hard drive and hard drive controller card, it is recommended that you do the following:
To open the Device Manager, press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers (for IDE) section, or the Storage controllers (for SATA) section.
Do one of the following:
If you do not see the hard drive controller card in Device Manager, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#pci-pcie-cannot-boot-os-or-detect-windows.
If the device is listed with an error, reinstall the drivers by completing the instructions on the website.
If the hard drive is listed with unallocated space, the hard drive needs to be formatted. Right-click unallocated and click New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reformatting.
Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive.
To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.
If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.
Note: A formatted hard drive does not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.
Compliance and Safety
- If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
- If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
- Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
- Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.