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StarTech.com 1x eSATA + 1x SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card Adapter - eSATA Controller - PCIe eSATA

Misco No. : 162840
Manufacturer/No: Startech / PEXSAT31E1
£20.95 Ex VAT
£25.14 Inc VAT
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StarTech SATA III 6Gbps Controller Card

The PEXSAT31E1 2-Port PCI Express SATA/eSATA 6 Gbps (SATA 3.0) Controller Card adds one internal SATA 3.0 (6 Gbps) and one external eSATA 3.0 (6 Gbps) port, through a single PCIe slot.

Providing simple connectivity between a host computer and SATA 3.0 internal and external devices, the PCIe SATA/eSATA 3.0 adapter/controller card offers a cost-effective solution for connecting high-speed storage, such as High RPM Hard Drives , Solid State Drives (SSD), and external storage arrays, 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 adapter 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 support for RAID 0 and 1 modes as well as 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.

Suitable for installation in slimline or small form factor computer cases, the PEXSAT31E1 offers a dual profile solution, including a low profile/half-height bracket for easy installation.

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The StarTech.com Advantage
  • Up to twice the speed of SATA II (3Gbps)
  • Includes optional low profile bracket making this a suitable solution for small form factor computer cases
Product Description StarTech.com 1x eSATA + 1x SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card Adapter
Device Type Storage controller (RAID) - plug-in card - low profile
Bus Interface PCI Express 2.0
Supported Specifications SATA revision 3.0
Chipset ID Marvell 9128
Connectors 1 x 7-pin SATA
1 x 7-pin eSATA
Max Data Transfer Rate SATA: 6Gbps
Supported RAID Modes JBOD (single), 0, 1
Port Multiplier Support Yes
Dimensions (WxLxH) 53 x 67 x 18 mm
Weight 35 g
Manufacturer Warranty Lifetime warranty
OS Required Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008 R2/7 (32/64-bit), Linux

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StarTech SATA III 6Gbps Controller Card
StarTech SATA III 6Gbps Controller Card
StarTech SATA III 6Gbps Controller Card
StarTech SATA III 6Gbps Controller Card


  • 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
  • Supports RAID 0 and 1 modes
  • Compliant with PCI Express 2.0 standards
  • Uses existing SATA/eSATA cabling
  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and ATA/ ATAPI commands
  • Ships with a full profile bracket installed, low profile included
  • LED headers for HDD activity LED indicators

  • Add one internal SATA and one external eSATA 6Gbps port for connecting SATA rev 3.0 (6Gbps) Hard Drives
  • Optimized for offsite backups, this RAID controller can be configure in RAID 1 (Mirrored) so that all information on the internal drive will be immediately copied up to an externally connected eSATA drive
  • High performance internal and external SATA storage solutions
  • Perfect for multi-drive internal raid storage solutions
  • Multimedia streaming or video editing

Package Contents
  • 1 x PEXSAT31E1 card
  • 1 x Low Profile bracket
  • 1 x Driver Installation CD
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
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