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2 Port PCI Express eSATA Controller Adapter Card

Add 2 eSATA ports to your desktop computer through a PCI Express expansion slot

Product ID: PEXESATA2

  • 2 external eSATA ports
  • Support for FIS and Command-based Port Multiplier technology
  • Large capacity drive support with 48-bit Logical Block Addressing (LBA)
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  • Drive Hot-Plugging support
  • Support for Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Fully compliant with the Serial ATA 2.5 specifications with transfer rates up to 3.0Gbps
  • Uses native PCI Express single chipset
  • Includes a low profile/half-height installation bracket
25,99 € EUR exc VAT
32,49 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

This 2 Port PCI Express eSATA Controller Adapter Card offers simple connectivity between a host computer and eSATA devices. Providing two eSATA ports the adapter card offers a cost-effective solution for connecting hot-pluggable, high-speed storage, and in turn allows for easier data backups and archiving.

With full support for SATA 300 (SATA II) hard drives and data transfer speeds of up to 3 Gbps, the adapter card features a native PCI Express single chipset that provides enhanced compatibility, reliability and performance for external SATA storage needs.

The PCI Express eSATA controller card also features port multiplier capability with command-based switching for connecting multiple external hard drives to a host Windows® system through a single external SATA connection.

A dual profile solution, the eSATA controller card includes a low profile/half-height bracket for adapting to slimline or small form factor system applications.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Port Multiplier technology supports multi-drive external enclosures over a single eSATA cable at speeds up to 3.0Gbps
  • Supports hard drives larger than 136GB with 48-bit LBA and a native PCI Express chipset instead of a bridge chip, to ensure fast, reliable operation
  • Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support

Applications

Add eSATA capabilities for high speed external storage to a workstation or server

Add Port Multiplier capable eSATA ports for expanded external storage capability

Upgrade from slower external connection methods to native SATA connectivity

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID Silicon Image - SiI3132
Interface eSATA
Ports 2
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 300 MB/sec (3.0 Gigabits/sec)
MTBF 3,141,188 hours
Number of Drives Supported Through Port Multiplier 1 to 5
Number of Ports That Support Port Multiplier 2 (can use 2 PM at a time)
Port Multiplier Yes
RAID No
Supported Protocols FIS Based Switching for an additional 1-5 ports
Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Legacy Command Queuing (LCQ)
Type and Rate SATA II (3 Gbps)
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1 Male
External Ports 2 - eSATA (7 pin, Data) Plug
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.11
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
Note PCI Express 1.1 and is compatible with a PCI Express 2.0 slot
Port Multiplier not supported in Mac OS®
Environmental
Humidity 20~80% RH
Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length 120 mm [4.7 in]
Product Weight 67.9 g [2.4 oz]
Product Width 90 mm [3.5 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.2 kg [0.4 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - eSATA PCI Express Card
1 - Low Profile Bracket
1 - Installation CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.11
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only

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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.