StarTech 2 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card w/ 2 mSATA

StarTech 2 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card w/ 2 mSATA

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StarTech.com 2 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card w/ 2 mSATA Slots and HyperDuo SSD Tiering - Combine SSD performance w/ HDD capacity and create a HyperDuo array with 2 mSATA + 2 SATA drives through your computers PCIe slot - 2 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card w/ 2 mSATA Slots & HyperDuo SSD Tiering - mSATA Adapter MSATA SLOTS & HYPERDUO SSD TIERING

The PEXMSATA3422 PCI Express SATA Card helps you improve the overall speed and storage capacity of your computer by giving you multiple 6 Gbps SATA connections for connecting high-performance SSDs (Solid State Drives) and hard drives in a HyperDuo array. Now, you can easily add two mSATA slots and two SATA III ports to your computer through a single PCIe x4 slot.

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.)

This versatile RAID controller card helps to relieve the internal space constraints often associated with multi-drive configurations by letting you install two mSATA SSDs directly to the card via convenient, latching slots. With dual mSATA slots, as well as two internal SATA ports, the card offers an effective hardware RAID solution, with native RAID (0, 1) support.

The PCIe SATA controller also offers Port Multiplier (PM) support, so you can connect multiple SATA drives to just one port, for a total of 7 drives (up to 4 drives through PM on one port, plus a single drive to the other SATA port and two mSATA slots).

For added versatility, the controller card is equipped with a standard profile bracket and includes a low-profile/half-height bracket for installation in small form-factor computers.

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

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


Warranty
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Interfaces/Ports
Number of mSATA Interfaces 2
Total Number of SATA Ports 2
Number of SATA Ports (Internal) 2
Physical Characteristics
Weight (Approximate) 2.10 oz
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Length 4.9"
Height 4.7"
Width 0.8"
General Information
Product Type SATA Controller
Manufacturer Part Number PEXMSATA3422

Packaged Quantity 1
Manufacturer StarTech.com
Product Name PCIe mSATA/SATA Controller Card
Brand Name StarTech.com
Technical Information
Host Interface PCI Express 2.0 x4
RAID Levels 1
0
JBOD
10
Controller Type Serial ATA/600
RAID Supported Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PCIe mSATA/SATA Controller Card
  • 1 x Low Profile Bracket
  • 1 x Driver CD
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
Platform Supported Mac
PC
Country of Origin Taiwan
Environmentally Friendly Yes
Environmental Certification REACH
RoHS
WEEE
TAA Compliant Yes