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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

Product ID: PEXSAT34RH

  • 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
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  • 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
107,99 € EUR exc VAT
130,67 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

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 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
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.

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

Applications

Use SSD tiering to optimize your system for I/O intensive applications such as Office Suites, Photo/Video Editing and Media Players

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

Provide optimized off-site back-ups/vaulting, through built-in RAID 1 capability

Perfect for multi-drive internal RAID storage solutions

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
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
Interface SATA
Port Style Integrated on Card
Ports 4
Performance
ATAPI Support Yes
Bootable Yes
Hot Swap Capability Yes
LBA support 48-bit
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested up to 4TB per drive
Number of Drives Supported Through Port Multiplier 1 to 4
Number of Ports That Support Port Multiplier 4 (can only use 1 PM at a time)
Port Multiplier Yes
RAID Yes
Supported RAID Modes JBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)
RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)
RAID 0 (Striped Disks)
RAID 10 (1+0, Striped set of Mirrored Subset)
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x2 Male
Internal Ports 4 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Plug
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.13
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only
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, 7 drives total.

Port Multiplier not supported in Mac OS.

Note: Connected drives cannot be used as System / Primary drive in Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016

System and Cable Requirements Available PCI Express x2 slot (backward compatible with x4, x8, and x16 slots)
Environmental
Humidity 20% ~ 80% RH
Operating Temperature 5°C ~ 50°C (41°F ~ 122°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C ~ 70°C (-13°F ~ 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length 70 mm [2.8 in]
Product Weight 49 g [1.7 oz]
Product Width 120 mm [4.7 in]
Packaging Information
Package Quantity 1
Shipping (Package) Weight 141 g [5 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - PCIe SATA Controller Card
1 - Low Profile Bracket
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.13
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only

Certifications

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