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StarTech 2 Port SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card

Web ID: 14388

Add two SATA 6Gbps ports for high speed access to large internal storage solutions - 2 Port SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card
Manufacturer PN: PEXSAT32
GTIN: 65030838955
Warranty: Lifetime
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The PEXSAT32 2-Port PCI Express SATA 6 Gbps (SATA 3.0) Controller Card offers simple connectivity between a host computer and SATA 3.0 devices - a cost-effective solution for connecting high-speed storage, such as High RPM Hard Drives and Solid State Drives (SSD), which in turn allows for easier data backups and archiving.

With full support for SATA 3.0 hard drives and data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps, the adapter card features a native PCI Express single chipset that provides enhanced compatibility, reliability and performance for external SATA 600 MB/s storage needs.

The controller card is backward compatible with SATA 2.0 devices, providing the versatility to use older storage, and features support for RAID 0 and 1 modes as well as port multiplier capability with command-based and FIS-based switching for connecting multiple external hard drives to a host PC through a single SATA connection.

A dual profile solution, the SATA 3.0 controller card includes a low profile/half-height bracket for installation in slimline or small form factor computer cases.

Connector Type(s)PCI Express x1 Male
Internal PortsSATA (7 pin, Data) Plug
Humidity15~90% RH
Operating Temperature5?C to 50?C (41?F to 122?F)
Storage Temperature-25?C to 70?C (-13?F to 158?F)
Bus TypePCI Express
Card TypeStandard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset IDMarvell - 88SE9128
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight180 g [6.4 oz]
ATAPI SupportYes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate6 Gbps
Number of Drives Supported Through Port Multiplier1 to 5
Number of Ports That Support Port Multiplier2 (can only use 1 PM at a time)
Port MultiplierYes
Supported RAID ModesJBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)
RAID 0 (Striped Disks)
RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)
Type and RateSATA III (6 Gbps)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height21.3 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length67.7 mm [2.7 in]
Product Weight35 g [1.2 oz]
Product Width64.5 mm [2.5 in]
Microsoft WHQL CertifiedYes
OS CompatibilityWindows? XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server? 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS? 10.6 to 10.12
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only
Note: Connected drives cannot be used as System / Primary drive in Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Special Notes / Requirements
NoteAlarm function is not supported in MSU software.
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. If used with PCI Express Gen 2.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 5 Gbps.

Only one port can use the Port Multiplier feature at a time.

What's in the Box
Included in PackageDriver CD
Instruction Manual
Low Profile Bracket
SATA 6Gbps PCI Express Card