New SATA 3.0 Controller Cards Support Latest SATA 6Gbps Hard Drives and Data Transfer Speeds Exceeding USB 3.0

The new line of StarTech.com SATA 3.0 Controller cards support SATA revision 3.0 hard drives and data transfer speeds up to 6Gbps, exceeding the speeds offered by USB 3.0 technology, while providing a cost-effective solution for connecting high RPM hard drives and Solid State Drives.

Groveport, OH - August 26, 2010 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity and technology parts has announced the availability of four Serial ATA 3.0 controller cards. Each of the adapters support faster data transfer rates than any other type of I/O interface connection, including the recently released USB 3.0 interface, when used with SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid state drives (SSDs).

With the impressive data transfer speeds supported by the new SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) controller cards, connection to high speed (SATA 3.0) storage devices will allow for faster, more efficient backups and archiving of large amounts of data. The controller cards each feature native PCI Express single chipsets, which deliver enhanced compatibility, reliability and performance, in contrast to controller cards that rely on a “bridged” PCI Express chipset.

The new SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) controller cards include:

PEXESAT32: 2 Port SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) PCI Express eSATA Controller Card
PEXSAT32: 2 Port SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) PCI Express SATA Controller Card (internal)
ECESAT32: 2 Port SATA 3.0  (6 Gbps) ExpressCard eSATA Controller Card (for laptops)
PEXSAT31E1: 2 Port (1x eSATA 3.0 external + 1x SATA 3.0 internal)(6Gbps) PCI Express SATA Controller Card

Other features of the SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) controller cards includes:

  • Port multiplier capability with command-based and FIS-based switching for connecting multiple external hard
    drives to a host PC through a single external SATA connection
  • Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1 operating modes

The SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) adapters are currently available directly from StarTech.com as well as through leading technology resellers including CDW, Dell, Newegg.com, TigerDirect.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H and SYNNEX.

For more information about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.
 

About StarTech.com

StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity and technology parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Andrew Stephen, StarTech.com
1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248, astephen@startech.com

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