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StarTech.com 2 Port SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card

CCL Code: CNT1075
Mnfr Code:

PEXSAT32

£23.72 inc VAT

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3.5 / 5 Average Customer Rating

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 Adaptor 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 port multiplier capability with command-based and FIS-based switching for connecting multiple external hard drives to a host PC through a single external SATA connection. A dual profile solution, the SATA 3.0 controller card includes a low profile bracket for installation in slimline or small form factor computer cases.

Main Features:

  • Supports SATA Rev 3.0 transfer speeds up to 6.0Gbps and backwards compatible with SATA I/II at 1.5/3.0Gbps
  • Port Multiplier FIS-based and Command-based switching supported
  • Compliant with PCI Express 2.0 standards
  • Uses existing SATA I/II connectors and cabling
  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and ATA/ ATAPI commands
  • Ships with a full profile bracket install, low profile included
  • LED headers for HDD activity LED indicators

Interfaces/Ports
Internal Connectors 2 x Serial ATA ports
Warranty
Warranty Lifetime Warranty
Physical
Form Factor Controller Card
Width 6.4 cm
Depth 6.7 cm
Height 2.1 cm
Weight 0.035 kg
Item Details
Manufacturer Startech
Part Number PEXSAT32
UPC 065030838955
Condition New

Do you have you a question about the StarTech.com 2 Port SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card?

Q: Can i use this card on a PCI slot as the PCI-e 1x slot is covererd by my graphics card? Heres the motherboard if it helps: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Rev. 5
Answer by Website User on 16th August 2014
This card will only work in a PCI-Express slot and will not fit into a standard PCI. -Danlevan
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Q: My MB's sata controller is failing so i was looking to use this as a reoplacement to boot my OS. Does this card have a boot function?
Answer by Dan@CCL on 9th May 2014
Yes, you would be able to boot from a drive running off this card. -Danlevan
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Q: For Linux, do I have to load a specific module? What's the name of the drivers for Linux distributions?
Answer by Website User on 20th January 2014
We do not offer support for Linux i'm afraid. -* RH
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Q: The SATA 1 connnection on my M/B is damaged (the little pins broke off). If I use this SATA card in a PCI slot, will it allow me to use the SATA connections on the card without any direct connection to the M/B? In other words, will I be able to connect my SATA hard drive to this card and be able to boot up as normal?
Answer by CCL on 24th June 2013
Yes, you can boot from a SATA hard drive connected to this card. -Danlevan
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Q: Does the card support drives of 3TB or 4TB
Answer by CCL on 18th December 2012
This card has no limit on the size of the drives it supports. -MR
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Answer by Website User on 18th December 2012
Although your answer mentions that it doesnt have a limit, does this mean that If I purchase this card I will be able to access hard drives over 3TB on my machine in a single volume. As an answer to another question I raised said that the limit lies on the motherboard bios, so if the motherboard doesnt support HDDs over 3TB then the Cards will not either. But I though the IO cards have thier own Bios, so its irrelevant if the Motherboard supports or not. For e.g. my MB is Asus Sabertooth 58 with i7 processor. So to ask the question again before I purchase this card, will I be able to use this card on My PC to acess hard drives over 3TB in a single volume, without partiton. Quick reply would be Great, so I can buy before christmas.
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Answer by Krzysztof on 16th February 2013
Installed in my Asus P5K WS and now can see all of 4TB space. ICH9R could only see 1.6TB
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Q: Will this card work on my motherboard with the PCI-Ex1 specification?
Answer by CCL on 22nd September 2012
Yes, this will be fine in a PCI-E x1 slot. -Danlevan
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Q: Thanks for the info. As you say, 'Mechanical drives have no speed benefit going from SATA2 to SATA3 either.' what is the point of a SATA3 drive?? Martin
Answer by Website User on 12th December 2011
It is marketing from the drive manufacturers to encourage sales, only current generation SSD drives require SATA-III. There will be cost savings as well, with development time being put into SATA-III controllers on motherboards and drives it reduces cost for the drives that can benefit.
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Answer by CCL on 12th December 2011
SATA 3 is more designed for Solid State Drives, which are able to utilise SATA 3 a lot better than mechanical drives.
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Q: Hi, I recently purchased a SATA3 drive from you, not realizing it was SATA3. My motherboard is an ASUS P5Q-E which supports SATA2. Will this card allow me to use my new SATA3 drive, or is there something else I need?? Thanks Martin PS I am running Ubuntu 10.11 or later, (I think!!!)
Answer by Website User on 9th December 2011
SATA3 drives are backwards compatible to SATA2 so you wouldnt need to buy anything to get the drive to work. :) Mechanical drives have no speed benefit going from SATA2 to SATA3 either.
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Answer by CCL on 9th December 2011
This will allow you to connect SATA devices at 6 GBps. SATA is backwards compatible, however, so a SATA 3 drive will connect to a motherboard with SATA 2 and run at 3 Gbps without problem.
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Q: If I attach an ssd drive using this card can I boot off a windows 7 dvd and install to the ssd attached to it?
Answer by CCL on 23rd July 2011
This can be done however it is reliant on your board and you will have to configure it to do so, for this reason it is not recommended and has a lower reliability. We recommend just using the ports on the board.
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Customer on 29th June 2012
Tiny and works very well with Windows/Linux (2.6+ Kernel)
Website User on 12th December 2011
Thanks loads for the info, as the motherboard is playing up, (it won't retain the BIOS) it might be time to move on..... I'm away for christmas now, until the new year, have a good one, martin

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