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SATA Dual Hard Drive RAID Adapter - Internal SATA Connector to Dual SATA HDD RAID Controller Card

Connect two SATA Hard Drives to a single internal SATA connection, and build a RAID array for accelerated performance or secure data redundancy

Product ID: S322SAT3R

  • Add dual drive RAID support to a single internal SATA connector
  • Hardware RAID supporting RAID 0 / RAID 1 / BIG / JBOD
  • Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) drives
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  • Space-saving design, mounts directly to your drive
  • No software or drivers required
  • 2 SATA cables included for hassle-free installation
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Overview

The S322SAT3R internal drive-mounted SATA RAID adapter lets you connect two SATA hard drives to a single SATA connector on your motherboard, and build a hardware RAID array.

This versatile RAID adapter features a built-in hardware RAID controller, supporting JBOD, BIG, RAID 0,  and RAID 1 -- to achieve greater drive capacity, secure data redundancy or improved system performance.

With two included SATA cables you'll have everything you need to ensure a hassle-free installation. This plug-and-play HDD adapter is easy to install, mounting directly to your drive without any additional hardware or software installation.

To maximize performance and utilize the full speed potential of your SATA III hard drives, this HDD RAID controller supports SATA III for transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps when paired with a compatible controller.

The S322SAT3R is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Achieve greater drive capacity, secure data redundancy or improved system performance with support for RAID 0 / RAID 1 / BIG / JBOD
  • Hassle-free installation with drive mounted controller, included SATA cables and no software or drivers required
  • Maximize performance with file transfer speeds up to 6Gbps when paired with a SATA III HDD and controller

Applications

Add data redundancy to your computer with a mirrored (RAID 1) RAID array

Increase the capacity of your computer system by adding an additional HDD in a RAID array (BIG) using the same single SATA connector as your existing drive

Increase system performance by internally adding a dual drive RAID 0 array to a single SATA connector

Add additional hard drives in a computer with limited SATA connectors

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Chipset ID JMicron - JMS562
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Interface SATA
Number of Drives 2
Performance
General Specifications For JBOD mode, your SATA controller must support Port Multiplier
Hot Swap Capability No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 7200 RPM hard drives
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 6 Gbps
Port Multiplier Yes
RAID Yes
Supported RAID Modes BIG (Spanning or Concatenation)
JBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)
RAID 0 (Striped Disks)
RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 2 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Plug
Host Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Environmental
Humidity Operating 20% to 80%
Non Operating 15% to 90%
Operating Temperature 5°C - 50°C (41°C to 122°C)
Storage Temperature -25°C - 70°C (-13°C to 158°C)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 23 mm [0.9 in]
Product Length 75 mm [3 in]
Product Weight 11.8 g [0.4 oz]
Product Width 26 mm [1 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 120 g [4.2 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Internal Drive Mounted Dual SATA Hard Drive RAID Adapter
2 - SATA Cables (50cm)
1 - LP4 to SATA Power Adapter
1 - Installation Guide
Ports 2
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

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.

 

Troubleshooting

In order to rebuild a RAID array, you need to replace a physical drive with an identical drive on the same RAID controller. Although standard RAID levels are generally agreed upon throughout the industry, the implementation varies between manufacturers. RAID arrays are typically not accessible when they are moved to another controller, and data may be unrecoverable if the drives are out of order or have been formatted or accessed by another RAID controller.

If a RAID controller has failed, you should get the exact same model of RAID controller.  

Note: If a drive or drives were damaged, it is possible that the RAID array may be permanently unrecoverable.

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

Rebuild a RAID array

With the following RAID modes, recovery is possible using the same StarTech.com product. Refer to the following table for the appropriate method to use to recover your RAID array.

RAID mode Max # of failed drives Procedure
RAID 1 Only one drive is needed for recovery.
  1. Determine which drive is operational by using the RAID management utility (if available) or test each drive individually on a different hard drive controller (for example, a hard drive docking station or SATA controller).

  2. Replace the failed drive with an identical hard drive.

The array will rebuild and is accessible during the rebuilding process.

RAID 3 Single drive failure will rebuild.
  1. Determine which drive is defective by using the RAID management utility (if available) or with diagnosis LEDs on the controller or enclosure.

  2. Replace with an identical hard drive.

Note: Do not change the order of the drives.

  1. The array may be accessible during the rebuild, but you should let the controller rebuild without interruption so that performance is not compromised.

RAID 5 Single drive failure will rebuild.
  1. Determine which drive is defective by using the RAID management utility (if available) or with diagnosis LEDs on the controller or enclosure.

  2. Replace with an identical hard drive.

Note: Do not change the order of the drives.

  1. The array may be accessible during the rebuild, but you should let the controller rebuild without interruption so that performance is not compromised.

RAID 10 Only one drive in a mirrored set can fail.
  1. Determine which drive is defective by using the RAID management utility (if available) or with diagnosis LEDs on the controller or enclosure.

  2. Replace with an identical hard drive.

Note: Do not change the order of the drives.

  1. The array may be accessible during the rebuild, but you should let the controller rebuild without interruption so that performance is not compromised.

 

SATA Dual Hard Drive RAID Adapter - Internal SATA Connector to Dual SATA HDD RAID Controller Card

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