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1 Port PCI Express eSATA II Controller Card

Add an eSATA port to a desktop computer through a PCI Express slot

Product ID: PEXESATA1

  • Selectable 1 external eSATA or 1 internal SATA port
  • Support for FIS-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 1.0 specifications with support for transfer rates up to 3.0Gbps
7,99 € EUR exc VAT
7,99 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

This eSATA Controller Card turns a PCI Express (1x) slot into an external SATA port, to provide a quick and hassle-free external storage solution.

Supporting SATA 300 (SATA II) hard drives (backward compatible with SATA /150) and data transfer rates of up to 3Gbps, this PCI Express eSATA Controller Card is the perfect solution for upgrading existing eSATA capability, or simply adding an external SATA port to a PC desktop computer.

Using a native PCI Express single chipset, the controller card provides enhanced compatibility, reliability and performance for your external storage needs. The controller card also features Port Multiplier support with command based switching for connecting multiple external hard drives to a host computer through one eSATA connection.

The PCI Express eSATA Controller Card also features an internal SATA port, which could be used for a conventional (internal) SATA drive installation. Please note that the internal SATA port can not be used at the same time as the external SATA port.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Switchable between an internal or external SATA port and port multiplier support for connecting multiple SATA devices over a single cable provides flexibility for most applications
  • 48-bit LBA supports hard drives larger than 137GB and a native single chipset design instead of a bridge chip leads to a robust, fast and reliable hardware solution
  • Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support

Applications

Provides you with one external eSATA port for connecting SATA devices such as external hard drive storage

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID Silicon Image - SiI3531
Interface eSATA
Ports 1
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 3 Gbps
Port Multiplier Yes
RAID No
Supported RAID Modes JBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)
Type and Rate SATA II (3 Gbps)
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1 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, 8.1
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Linux 2.6.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length 120 mm [4.7 in]
Product Weight 37 g [1.3 oz]
Product Width 70 mm [2.8 in]
Packaging Information
Package Quantity 1
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.3 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - eSATA PCI Express Card
1 - SATA Cable
1 - Low Profile Bracket
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Linux 2.6.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only

Certifications

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Accessories

Product Support

Drivers & Downloads

Driver(s):
  • SiI35xx.zip
    Windows Version: 1.5.20.1
    Linux Version: 1.0.9.2
Manual(s):
Data Sheet(s)

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.

Note: Not all StarTech.com devices support each of the RAID modes described below. For more information on the RAID modes that your device supports, refer to the manual or the StarTech.com product page.

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a virtual disk technology that combines multiple physical drives into one unit. RAID can create redundancy, improve performance, or do both.

RAID should not be considered a replacement for backing up your data. If critical data is going onto a RAID array, it should be backed up to another physical drive or logical set of drives.

The following are terms that are normally used in connection with RAID:

  • Striping: data is split between multiple disks.
  • Mirroring: data is mirrored between multiple disks.
  • Parity: also referred to as a checksum. Parity is a calculated value used to mathematically rebuild data.

Different RAID levels exist for different application requirements.

Refer to the following table for the list of RAID modes offered by some StarTech.com products:

RAID mode Description Operation Advantages Disadvantages Recovery
RAID 0 Striped disks Data is split evenly between two or more disks. Large size and the fastest speed. No redundancy. If one or more drives fails, this results in array failure.
RAID 1 Mirrored disks Two or more drives have identical data on them. A single drive failure will not result in data loss. Speed and size is limited by the slowest and smallest disk. Only one drive is needed for recovery.
RAID 3 Striped set with dedicated parity Data is split evenly between two or more disks, plus a dedicated drive for parity storage. High speeds for sequential read/write operations. Poor performance for multiple simultaneous instructions. A single drive failure will rebuild.
RAID 5 Striped disks with distributed parity Data is split evenly between three or more disks. Parity is split between disks. Large size, fast speed, and redundancy. The total array size is reduced by parity. A single drive failure will rebuild.
RAID 10 1+0; Striped set of Mirrored Subset Four or more drives are made into two mirrors that are striped. Larger size and higher speed than RAID-1, and more redundancy than RAID-0. No parity. Only one drive in a mirrored set can fail.
JBOD Just a Bunch Of Disks Any number of drives are accessed independently by the operating system. Software RAID modes can be used. Hardware RAID may have better performance. N/A
Big Spanning or Concatenation Data is written on one drive until it is full, and then the next drive(s) until it or they are full. Creates a very large and simple array.

No redundancy.

N/A
Clone RAID 1 + Spare

Two drives have identical data, plus one drive is used for rebuilding in case of a primary array failure.

Seamless operation when one drive fails in a RAID-1 array. Spare drive is not accessible to the user. Only one drive is needed for recovery.