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StarTech.com 4 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card with HyperDuo SSD Tiering - PCIe SATA 3 Controller Adapter
Overview
StarTech.com 4 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card with HyperDuo SSD Tiering - PCIe SATA 3 Controller Adapter - RAID Supported - JBOD, 1, 0, 1+0 RAID Level - 4 Total SATA Port(s) - 4 SATA Port(s) Internal - PC, Mac, Linux
Marketing Information
Add 4 Internal SATA III (6Gbps) ports to a computer through a PCI Express x2 slot. 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.

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General Information
Manufacturer: StarTech.com
Manufacturer Part Number: PEXSAT34RH
Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.startech.com/uk
Brand Name: StarTech.com
Product Name: 4 Port PCI Express SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card with Heatsink
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Type: SATA Controller
Technical Information
Host Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x2
Controller Type: Serial ATA/600
RAID Supported: Yes
RAID Levels:
  • JBOD
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1+0
  • Interfaces/Ports
    Total Number of SATA Ports: 4
    Number of SATA Ports (Internal): 4
    Physical Characteristics
    Height: 70 mm
    Width: 120 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Form Factor: Plug-in Card
    Card Height: Low-profile
    Weight (Approximate): 50 g
    Miscellaneous
    Package Contents:
    • 4 Port PCI Express SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card with Heatsink
    • 1 x Low Profile Bracket
    • 1 x Driver CD
    • 1 x Instruction Manual
    Platform Supported:
  • PC
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Additional Information: OS Compatibility:
  • Windows® 10 (32/64), 8 / 8.1 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64)
  • Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003
  • Mac OS® 10.6 and later (tested up to 10.10)
  • Linux
  • Compatibility:

    OS Compatibility:

    • Windows® 10 (32/64), 8 / 8.1 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64)
    • Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003
    • Mac OS® 10.6 and later (tested up to 10.10)
    • Linux
    Environmentally Friendly: Yes
    Environmental Certification: RoHS
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty: 2 Year
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