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StarTech PCI Express SATA RAID Card

Item No:
210903
MPN:
PEXSAT34RH
$168.87
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Supports HyperDuo SSD, 4 AHCI SATA 3 (6GBPS) Ports

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.

Connector(s)
Connector Type(s)PCI Express x2 Male
Internal PortsSATA (7 pin, Data) Plug
Environmental
Humidity20% ~ 80% RH
Operating Temperature5?C ~ 50?C (41?F ~ 122?F)
Storage Temperature-25?C ~ 70?C (-13?F ~ 158?F)
Hardware
Bus TypePCI Express
Card TypeStandard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset IDMarvell - 88SE9230
Industry StandardsPCI Express 2.0
Serial ATA 3.0 specification
InterfaceSATA
Port StyleIntegrated on Card
Ports4
Packaging Information
Package Quantity1
Shipping (Package) Weight145 g [5.1 oz]
Performance
ATAPI SupportYes
BootableYes
LBA support48-bit
Max Drive CapacityCurrently tested up to 4TB per drive
Number of Drives Supported Through Port Multiplier1 to 4
Number of Ports That Support Port Multiplier4 (can only use 1 PM at a time)
Port MultiplierYes
RAIDYes
Supported RAID ModesJBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)
RAID 0 (Striped Disks)
RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)
RAID 10 (1+0, Striped set of Mirrored Subset)
Type and RateSATA III (6 Gbps)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length70 mm [2.8 in]
Product Weight50 g [1.8 oz]
Product Width120 mm [4.7 in]
Software
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
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.

System and Cable RequirementsAvailable PCI Express x2 slot (backward compatible with x4, x8, and x16 slots)
What's in the Box
Included in PackageDriver CD
Instruction Manual
Low Profile Bracket
PCIe SATA Controller Card

Ports & interfaces

Supported storage drive interfaces
Serial ATA,Serial ATA III
Host interface Interface that enables a host controller to communicate with a driver.
PCI Express
PCI Express slots version
2.0
Internal SATA ports quantity
4

Performance

RAID levels RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
0,1,10,JBOD
Data transfer rate Rate at which data can be transferred. Usually expressed in units per second. May vary with network configurations.
6 Gbit/s
SSD support Solid-state drive (SSD), a type of memory, can be used with this product.
Chipset Set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory and peripherals. It is usually found in the motherboard of a computer. Chipsets are usually designed to work with a specific family of microprocessors. Because it controls communications between the processor and external devices, the chipset plays a crucial role in determining system performance.
Marvell - 88SE9230
Logical block addressing (LBA) support
48 bit
Certification
CE, FCC, RoHS, TAA, REACH

System requirements

Windows operating systems supported Windows vesions wich can be used with the device.
Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64,Windows 8.1,Windows 8.1 Enterprise,Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64,Windows 8.1 Pro,Windows 8.1 Pro x64,Windows 8.1 x64,Windows Vista Business,Windows Vista Business x64,Windows Vista Enterprise,Windows Vista Enterprise x64,Windows Vista Home Basic,Windows Vista Home Basic x64,Windows Vista Home Premium,Windows Vista Home Premium x64,Windows Vista Ultimate,Windows Vista Ultimate x64,Windows XP Home,Windows XP Home x64,Windows XP Professional,Windows XP Professional x64
Mac operating systems supported Mac operating systems e.g. OS X can be used with the device.
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra,Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave,Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Linux operating systems supported 8 RT. Linux (9.4, 9.5), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (supported with a pre-built package); SUSE Linux (10.3, 11.0, 11, 11.1, 11.2), Fedora (9, 9.0, 10, 10.0, 11.0, 11, 12, 12.0), Ubuntu (8.04, 8.04.1, 8.04.2, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04), Debian (5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3)
Compatible operating systems List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 8 (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64) Windows Server 2003 (32/64) Mac OS 10.6-10.8 Linux
Server operating systems supported
Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008 R2,Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2012 R2,Windows Server 2016

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 50 °C
Storage temperature (T-T) The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-25 - 70 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
20 - 80%

Weight & dimensions

Width The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
120 mm
Depth The distance from the front to the back of something.
70 mm
Height The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
20 mm
Weight Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
49 g
Package width The distance from one side of the packaging to the other.
145 mm
Package depth The distance from the front to the back of the packaging.
175 mm
Package height The distance from the top to the bottom of the packaging.
32 mm
Package weight Weight of the packaged product.
141 g

Other features

Manual
Drivers included
PCI Card form factor Design of the PCI Card.
Full-height (low-profile)
Maximum supported storage capacity The maximum capacity of data storage on the device.
4
Specifications
SKU 210903
MPN PEXSAT34RH
Brand Startech
Product Condition Brand New/Unused
Stock Availability Available for Shipping