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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

Product ID: PCIESATA2I

  • 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
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  • Independent 256-byte FIFOs (32 bit x 64 deep) per SATA channel
  • Integrated PCI DMA engines
  • Includes a low profile/half-height installation bracket
31,99 € EUR exc VAT
34,55 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

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.

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

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

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VT6421
Interface eSATA & SATA
SATA
Ports 2
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 1.5 Gb/sec
Port Multiplier No
RAID No
Type and Rate SATA I (1.5 Gbps)
Connector(s)
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
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length 121 mm [4.8 in]
Product Weight 46.6 g [1.6 oz]
Product Width 54 mm [2.1 in]
Packaging Information
Package Quantity 1
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

Compatibility

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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

Certifications

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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.

Installation

Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. 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:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, right-click the Setup.exe file and click Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in step 2.

  1. 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.

Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. 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).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, double-click the Setup.exe file.
  3. 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.

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. 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.

  1. Back up any data on the hard drive.
  2. 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.
  3. Install the hard drive controller card onto your motherboard.
  4. Plug the hard drive into the controller card.
  5. Turn on your computer and open the operating system install wizard.
  6. Before you select the hard drive that you want to install the operating system onto, select the option to install third-party drivers.
  7. Point the driver installer to the floppy disc, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.
  8. Install the drivers.
  9. Select the hard drive on the hard drive controller card as the location where you want to install the operating system.
  10. Complete the on-screen instructions to finish installing the operating system.

Troubleshooting

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 drives

  • 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:

  1. 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.

  2. Do one of the following:

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.

  1. To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.

  2. 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.