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StarTech.com 3 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6 Gbps RAID Controller Card w/ mSATA Slot and HyperDuo SSD Tiering

StarTech.com V933162

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Add 1 internal mSATA slot and 3 internal SATA III 6Gbps ports to a computer through a PCI Express x2 slot
The PEXMSATA343 3-Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA Card with HyperDuo adds an internal mSATA SSD Solid State Drive slot plus three internal SATA III ports to your computer through a PCIe x2 slot, adding multiple 6 Gbps internal connections that enable you to improve the overall speed and storage capacity of your computer by connecting high-performance SSDs and hard drives.
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 drives for improved data throughput – up to 80% of SSD performance! Note: The HyperDuo automatic storage tiering feature is compatible with Windows® XP, Vista, 7 and 8 only
The PCIe SATA controller card offers Port Multiplier PM support, so multiple SATA drives can be connected 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 2 ports and mSATA slot. Plus, the SATA controller card offers an effective hardware RAID solution, with native RAID 0, 1, 10 support.
Throughput Benchmark
Drive configuration
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
You can install a SSD directly to the card via a convenient metal latching clip to help relieve the internal space constraints often associated with multiple hard drive configurations. Plus the controller card also includes a low profile/half-height installation bracket for small form factor SFF systems. 
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Get the best of both worlds - combine SSD performance with standard HDD capacity through HyperDuo technology
- Maximize system capabilities with an internal mSATA SSD slot and SATA III connection speeds
- Increase the total number of connected hard drives to 7 with Port Multiplier technology

Feature list

Supported hard disk drive interfaces: Serial ATA III
Host interface: PCI Express x2
PCI Express slots version: 2.0
Internal SATA ports quantity: 3
RAID levels: 1, 10, JBOD
SSD support: Y
Chipset: Marvell 88SE9230
Logical block addressing LBA support: 48 bit
Data transfer rate: 6 Gbit/s
Windows operating systems supported: Y
Mac operating systems supported: Y
Linux operating systems supported: Y
Operating temperature T-T: 5 - 50 °C
Storage temperature T-T: -25 - 70 °C
Operating relative humidity H-H: 20 - 80 %
Width: 18 mm
Depth: 115 mm
Height: 120 mm
Weight: 57 g
Package weight: 151 g
Connectors: SATA, mSATA

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